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Great design requires inspiration and preparation. Sitting at a desk for long hours can cramp muscles and distract the brain from inspiring thoughts. So Techsnoop has a great solution for you inspired by the perennial geek favorite, Star Wars.

If you have been spending too much time at the keyboard or desk and need a break, try this great Tai Chi routine led by none other than the great former Jedi Darth Vader himself. And while you are getting your geek exercise, maybe the great animation will inspire you.

Thanks to John Leo for the great work on this animation project. Techsnoop feels inspired already.

Star Wars Tai Chi from John Leo on Vimeo.

Transforming Feathers

The birds from Rovio are back at it. This time partnering with the long-running franchise of Transformers for a fresh take on a fan favorite. While no official release date has been listed, matching up with the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie on June 27 would be a good bet.

While recent title sales have fallen off from the original smash=hit numbers, Angry Birds titles are still popular. And the games are still addicting. The physics based Angry Birds Space launched a new type of play where strategy is just as important as aim. If Rovio sticks to the formula, there are many possibilities offered by the mash up with transforming robots, cars and planes.

Tell Techsnoop what your favorite Angry Birds title is in the comments.

Angry Birds Transformers

Get a Taste of Geek

If you don’t understand the geek trend, May is a great month to test run your inner Geek. Try out some comics, movies or dress up as your favorite super hero.

Free Comic Book Day

Wonderworld ComicsIf you missed Free Comic Book Day, stop into your local comic store and talk to the staff. Chances are they still have some free stuff and some deals on popular story lines. As a newbie, they will be happy to catch you up on the latest. Techsnoop’s favorite store is Wonderworld Comics, located on Ecorse Road in Taylor, Michigan. The staff is ultra friendly and knows everything comic-related. Click here to find a store near you. As a bonus, most comic shops are small businesses and supporting local small business is great for everyone.

May The Fourth Be With You

Finally, celebrate today with a marathon of Star Wars movies. They were all released in May and the tag line is catchy. Here’s a salute from Techsnoop’s pal #SmuttyCat.

SmuttyCat Jedi

 

 

Tony Stark is the ultimate geek.  He has the brains to consistently come up with the uber-coolest tech, and the money to make his designs come to production life.  What’s not to love?  Although he is arrogant and snarky, he pulls both off with such panache, you have to root for him.

In Iron Man 3, Tony appears to be grappling with the results of his hubris and trying to come to terms with the concept of consequences.  Robert Downey, Jr. excels at this type of “tortured genius” conflict so the character should prove compelling.  The movie also brings in the concept of “extremis” the nano-technology from the comic series that allows Tony Stark to control the Iron Man armor with his brain.  And it also seems they are bringing in the Iron Patriot who I hate.

But if they kill off Pepper, I’m going to be looking for my own suit of armor to start fighting.  Marvel/Disney, I hope you learned from X-Men 3, don’t kill off all the popular characters.

Techsnoop had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the HTC EVO 4G LTE recently.  The reviews don’t do this phone justice.

It can be argued that the original EVO kicked off the serious smartphone wars.  This phone was worthy competition that put Android on the playing field as a great OS.  Yahoo lists this as one of the best smartphones to buy and it truly is.

Weight; the new EVO is incredibly thin and light, but has a larger screen than the original.  This alone makes it worth changing if, like me, you still have the older model.  It is also very thin, but still feels like it will hold up over time.  Some of the recent thin smartphones seem like they will break if you hold them too tight.

Screen; the screen resolution is so crisp, you feel like you can walk into the picture.  The HTC Sense UI is intuitive and easy to use.  Navigation is speedy and multi-tasking is the whole point of this interface.

Camera; the 8MP camera on the original EVO spoiled me for all others.  The new EVO does not disappoint here.  An 8MP camera that takes HD video and allows rapid fire photo taking while in video mode is a game-changer.  This model also has built in photo filters that allow you to change angles without adding a lens.

Overall, all the things you loved about the original EVO are here on steroids.  Take a look from the Sprint launch event.  And of course, all this comes in an unlimited data package available only from Sprint.

If you watched Avengers, you had to notice all the cool tech available to Tony Stark and SHIELD.  Glass slab computers and holographic interfaces responding to gestures were all over the place.

Now technology brings us one step closer to this being a reality with David Holz, creator of Leap Motion a motion sensing controller for all PCs and Macs.  Business Week’s profile describes Mr. Holz as a genius level inventor with impressive credentials for someone only According to CNET, the device will retail for about $70.

Let me know what you think.  See you in the Future!