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J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' sequel to tell 'personal, intimate, and emotional' story

Custom clock pays homage to CPU, separates geeks from the squares (video)

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Pop quiz: Can you tell what the device pictured above is? If you answered "a clock that represents the essential building blocks of a CPU while using binary and HEX numerals to display time," then you're certifiably crazy -- and correct. The brainchild of tinkerer extraordinaire Lior Elazary, the...
Custom clock pays homage to CPU, separates geeks from the squares (video)
1927 'Metropolis' theater program offers a look behind Fritz Lang's sci-fi classic

How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

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The promise of modern medical technology is everyday miracles; bringing innovations to the average person that might greatly improve their lives is the goal. And happily that promise is being met by products heading to the market right now. CNN released an amazing clip recently that shows off a man...
How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

Google: Here's Why We Pre-Announced Our Ridiculous Sci-Fi Glasses (GOOG)

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Google has taken a lot of heat for releasing a fantasy video of what it hopes to accomplish with its Google Glasses. For instance, John Gruber at Daring Fireball wrote, "Google’s transition into the new Microsoft is now complete: fancy-pants sci-fi concept video to promote stunningly awkward augmented reality...
Google: Here's Why We Pre-Announced Our Ridiculous Sci-Fi Glasses (GOOG)
Good Deal: 'Hotline Miami' is $5 on Steam this weekend

Another Macmillan imprint drops DRM

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Pan Macmillan Australia’s digital-only imprint Momentum will remove DRM from all its titles by August, the company announced today. Last month, Macmillan sci-fi/fantasy imprint Tor/Forge announced it will drop DRM by early July. “The problem is that DRM restricts users from legitimate copying — such as between different e-reading devices,”...
Another Macmillan imprint drops DRM

William Shatner takes on Facebook

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The "Star Trek" actor has created his own social network, MyOuterSpace.com, a "sci-fi social network for those with a passion for the arts."...
William Shatner takes on Facebook
'Mass Effect 3'-branded Razer peripherals and accessories unlock in-game items
Why 'My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant' is 'the gayest game ever made'
BioSole shoe sensors can ID you after just three steps

New IBM DB2 Database Adds "Time Travel" for Projecting Past, Future Data

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It's been the case for every SQL database in practical use since E. F. Codd first came up with the concept: Records either exist or they don't. When you run a SELECT statement, you're querying the current state of the data. A state is either true or false. As far...
New IBM DB2 Database Adds "Time Travel" for Projecting Past, Future Data

Geneva Preview: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style a sneak peek at next CLS-Class

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Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Sedan, Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz, Design/Style, Electric, Luxury Mercedes-Benz F800 Style - Click above for high-res image gallery The Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept car that'll debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month is highly-touted by Mercedes-benz's press release scribes for its green-car tech, but...
Geneva Preview: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style a sneak peek at next CLS-Class

The 'Blade Runner' Guide to Designing a Believable Flying Car

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As we approach the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi classic, this gem is essential viewing for any fan: a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1982, originally intended for audiences at conventions. Ridley Scott and his production team discuss how they approached designing the grimy, yet high tech, universe of the film. The...
The 'Blade Runner' Guide to Designing a Believable Flying Car

Classic science fiction movies – in pictures

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We're asking readers to suggest scientific themes for the Sci-Fi London 48-hour filmmaking challenge. Here's a selection of classics to get your sci-fi juices oozing...
Classic science fiction movies – in pictures
By teaming with the mouse, has Star Wars officially joined the dark side?

Shadowrun Returns raises $1.8M in Kickstarter campaign

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Game developer Harebrained Schemes scored $1.8 million for Shadowrun Returns from more than 36,000 backers in one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, which has become a huge platform for raising money for independent games. The campaign headed by game veteran Jordan Weisman closed its 30-day run tonight....
Shadowrun Returns raises $1.8M in Kickstarter campaign

The World's Largest X-Ray Generator, the Z Machine, Inspires Art

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Used to study the physical properties of dense stars like white dwarfs, Sandia National Laboratory's Z Machine looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. The technology became the muse of an artist, Leah Flippen, when she took an astronomy class with Don Winget, a professor working with the machine....
The World's Largest X-Ray Generator, the Z Machine, Inspires Art

YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales

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MYO, the gesture control armband from Y Combinator-backed Waterloo startup Thalmic Labs, has managed to rack up over 10,000 pre-orders over the course of its first two days of pre-order availability. At $149 a pop, that means the young company has already managed to secure around $1.5 million in gross...
YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales
Don't Panic! Today's Google Doodle Honors Douglas Adams' 61st Birthday

IEEE Spectrum magazine unleashes an app that is prime reading for the robot uprising

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OMG robots – right? Well if the robot uprising does come about, it might be sensible to do your homework before we have to answer to an army of mech masters. Tech magazine, IEEE Spectrum is helping us out on that with an iPad app that is all about the robots. With...
IEEE Spectrum magazine unleashes an app that is prime reading for the robot uprising

Play Gameloft titles with the Duo Gamer controller

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Duo Gamer is a new Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller for iOS devices. Manufactured by mobile device accessory company Discovery Bay Games, Duo Gamer is designed to work only with mobile game publisher Gameloft games. It’s available starting today for $79.99 from Amazon.com, Apple Stores, Best Buy and Target. Mobile games may...
Play Gameloft titles with the Duo Gamer controller
'EVE Online' getting a TV show based on real player stories

Will one man control Star Wars and Star Trek?

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Reports from Hollywood suggest J.J. Abrams may direct the forthcoming Star Wars film, and he's already got the next Star Trek coming out this fall. This is like crossing the sci-fi streams. [Read more]...
Will one man control Star Wars and Star Trek?
'Before Midnight' review: an unlikely trilogy gets better with age

Engadget Expand wrap-up: Google, Kinect, electric cars, robots, makers and more!

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Not all that long ago, we were staring at spreadsheets, table layouts and sketch-ups, squinting our eyes and attempting to wrap our brains around all of it. On Friday, we popped by Fort Mason in San Francisco, to test drive ZBoard's latest and greatest electric skateboard, and things were...
Engadget Expand wrap-up: Google, Kinect, electric cars, robots, makers and more!

One giant leap for science fiction: how Gollancz has gone digital

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SF publisher Gollancz is positioning itself at the forefront of digital innovation, funding tie-ins with the game industry online and striking a five-figure book deal via TwitterPublishing used to be a simple process. A writer would send in three chapters of their book, a synopsis and a stamped, self-addressed envelope....
One giant leap for science fiction: how Gollancz has gone digital
'The Twilight Zone' could re-enter our dimension with upcoming CBS TV Studios remake
Blip launches studio focused on branded content

Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space

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Even great game franchises fall prey to mergers, acquisitions, and the vagaries of the game business. Such was the fate of FreeSpace 2, a space simulator originally released in 1999 to great critical acclaim, as part of the Descent and FreeSpace franchise. Due to business circumstances, it was the...
Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space
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