Commentary: Stormtroopers, wizards, heroes...CNET's Anthony Domanico attends his first Comic Con, and he's pretty sure he'll be back in a full Chewbacca costume in 2016.
From Groot swings to jetpacks, 2014 goosed our geeky hearts with zombie-proof cabins, comets, "Star Wars" and delicious crowdfunded potato salad.
Christmas trees enjoy a little cosplay, too. Deck your holiday pine with ornaments ranging from "Star Trek" ships to entire planets made from glass.
If there's anything we've always wanted (but never realized we did), it's RoBoHoN. Sharp's robot-slash-smartphone can take calls, snap pictures, project images, dance, and melt our hearts into puddles of warm, squishy happiness.
Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's hit novel is nerdy fun but lacks the dramatic rocket fuel to really blast off.
Technically Incorrect: He might pose as a tech expert. But even the best make mistakes. Having signed up for Twitter, Edward Snowden gets buried in e-mail notifications from followers.
The ad campaign, which has kicked off in the San Francisco Bay Area, aims to dispel the tech-professional stereotype.
Technically Incorrect: After being arrested for making his own digital clock, the newest science celebrity shows humor during a press conference and an appearance on MSNBC. He says he's transferring schools.
Technically Incorrect: Even President Obama tweets support for the young science enthusiast, inviting him to bring his clock to the White House.
Technically Incorrect: Apple took inspiration from Microsoft in several areas for its new tablet. But why couldn't Redmond make its own ideas sing?