Best Tech-o-Lanterns 2014

We've updated our collection of cool, scary and fun pumpkin carvings from around the web, with social media and other topics trending hot.

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Techie pumpkins

Leave it to techies to show off their passions on their pumpkins, whether it’s paying homage to tech innovators, products or companies. Enjoy!

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Trust your neighbors?

Just don’t recommend leaving your $500 tablet on the doorstep unless you really trust your neighbors.

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Laser pumpkin

A bright idea

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Cisco pumpkin

C’mon Juniper, where is yours?

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Old school pumpkin computer

Loving the disk drive

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Minion pumpkin

Not so Despicable

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R2-D2

C-3P0 might be too tall for a pumpkin tribute

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Spooky

Social media-themed jack-o-lanterns are all the rage, so we start you off with a few of these.

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Face-kin

Do you like?

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140 scary characters

Good Twitter.

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A whale of a pumpkin

Bad Twitter.

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Creative Commons.

Surprised we didn’t find more of these.

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A new sub Reddit?

Reddit gets some credit.

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Blog about it!

WordPress pumpkin

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Wi-Fi pumpkin

No wires needed.

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Pac-pumpkin

Going retro arcade games.

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Scrabble and Pi.

Not sure what one has to do with the other.

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Onto Windows 10

Couldn’t find a Windows 8 one…not sure what that says. Though we couldn’t find a Windows XP one either, which is probably good.

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A window to the past OS

One more Windows. 7.

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Emotional pumpkin

OK, you avoid emoticons while texting, but you can’t avoid them on Halloween.

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A bit pixelated?

Minecraft pumpkin

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Yoda

Cool pumpkin, you have

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Old school

Space Invader

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Cylon-o-lantern

Old-school Cylon-o-lantern

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Pac a pumpkin

Pac-Man-o-lanterns

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Woot-woot

Woot-flavored pumpkin

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Credit: Hil's opml blog: "A bit of nonsense for Halloween."
RSS pumpkin

The great RSS pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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HP

The Hewlit Pumputer

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XML pumpkin

This entry comes from "dretblog" -- Erik Wilde's Web and Information Architecture Musings. In his blog, Erik noted he had other coded-pumpkin ideas brewing: "We briefly discussed creating an isomorphic JSON pumpkin, but then dropped the idea because the curly braces would have stretched our carving skills too far."

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Ubuntu

Pump-ubuntu-kin patch

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Smiley

Emot-o-lantern: Smiley

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Happy Halloween...O RLY?

Our favorite sarcastic Snowy Owl is honored here. For those not in the Internet-know, the phrase "O RLY?" is typically used in a sardonic manner, often in response to a statement that the speaker feels is obvious, or blatantly false and/or self-contradictory. Often "O RLY?" is used in response to a lengthy or overly detailed post. Like this slideshow?

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Pi

A slice of pumpkin Pi

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Darth-o-lantern

Speaking of Darth Vader, we had to throw this one in from Geeks of Doom's Pumpkin o' Doom.

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The Pumpkinator

Hard to say what this is.

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IE

IE fright light

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Firefox

One Firefoxy pumpkin

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The Death Star

Okay, this entry is not technically techie and more geeky -- but come on, this just rocks. And I dare any true techie out there who hasn't gone tricker-treating as Darth Vader.

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The Office

Dwight-o-lantern

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If Scott Fahlman carved a pumpkin

Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Scott Fahlman, creator of the emoticon, would be honoured by Cooking for Engineers' pumpkin entry.