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Siri Is Only The Beginning

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Dag Kittlaus was co-founder and CEO at Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010. For decades, Hollywood has been portraying machines that humans can converse with, delegate tasks to, and command. Remember the HAL 9000, KITT the car, COMPUTER from Star Trek, or even the brilliantly conceived and visualized...
Siri Is Only The Beginning

We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility

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The phones in our pockets have become supercomputers that are changing the way we live. It’s now possible to do things we used to think were magic, or only possible on Star Trek--like get directions right from where we are standing; watch a video on YouTube; or take a picture...
We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility

Google's mysterious 'Solve for X' launching today? (video)

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Google's X Lab is the search giant's top-secret facility even its own employees didn't know about. It's believed to be working on driverless cars, internet connected appliances and Majel: a Star Trek-inspired rebuttal to Siri. It's also apparently behind the Solve for X website, which hints at a TED-style...
Google's mysterious 'Solve for X' launching today? (video)
SpaceX rocket carries the ashes of Scotty from 'Star Trek' and 307 others into space

Fandom matters: writers must respect their followers or pay with their careers

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Science fiction authors have long understood the power of a solid fanbase that knows how to connect and grow through new technology. Mainstream writers, take noteOne of the notable features of science fiction and fantasy fandom is that it exists around five to 10 years ahead of the curve when...
Fandom matters: writers must respect their followers or pay with their careers

The Management Team - Guest Post From Joel Spolsky

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Today's guest blogger needs no introduction. Joel Spolsky one of the best bloggers out there. He also runs one of our portfolio companies, Stack. And his approach to management is unorthodox at times but amazingly effective. I asked him to tell us a little about how he does it. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
The Management Team - Guest Post From Joel Spolsky
Revealed: the scrapped plan for a life-sized Starship Enterprise in downtown Las Vegas
Researcher publishes specs for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder
Reading Rainbow Might Stop the iPad From Ruining the Brains of All Children

'Star Trek' in the White House: Obama and Uhura go Vulcan

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Actress Nichelle Nichols of Lt. Uhura fame posts a photo of she and the president flashing the Vulcan salute in the Oval Office. [Read more]...
'Star Trek' in the White House: Obama and Uhura go Vulcan

The future of online video meetings

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This post is sponsored by Citrix® GoToMeeting®. Attend your meetings from anywhere. Try GoToMeeting today for Free! Interacting with people online has progressed over the years in many ways. Back in the day, chatting with someone over a computer who was thousands of miles away was state-of-the-art. As with...
The future of online video meetings

Google Closes Acquisition Of Motorola: Woodside To Lead; Page Focuses On Mobile Announcing Deal

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As we reported would happen yesterday, Google has today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, buying the Illinois-based device maker for $40 per share in cash for a total of $12.5 billion. As widely expected, Sanjay Jha is stepping down as CEO and Dennis Woodside, Google’s...
Google Closes Acquisition Of Motorola: Woodside To Lead; Page Focuses On Mobile Announcing Deal

Hilarious take on Star Wars vs. Star Trek

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The Graham Norton Show hosts an unexpected battle between Liam Neeson and Patrick Stewart's sci-fi characters....
Hilarious take on Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Google adds Esperanto as its 64th machine translatable language

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Esperanto isn't just something Microsoft uses to tease Google for abandoning video codecs, it's a legitimate, manufactured language. Created in the late 1800's by Dr. Ludwig L. Zamenhof, Esperanto was designed to be an easy to learn language that would help folks from all over the world understand each...
Google adds Esperanto as its 64th machine translatable language

Minority Report at 10: a look at technology from today to 2054

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Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, opened in North American theaters 10 years ago today. It was preceded by the director's A.I. a year earlier, which was famously a pet project of Stanley Kubrick's for decades prior, and was followed up by Spielberg's...
Minority Report at 10: a look at technology from today to 2054
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why the original USS Enterprise is the best starship ever
Scientist designs and shares open-source plans for real-world Tricorders

Amazon Partners With Paramount, Brings Hundreds More Movies To Prime Instant Video Service

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Amazon is continuing to grow its collection of streaming video titles at Amazon Prime Instant Video, and is today announcing another new agreement with Paramount Pictures bringing “hundreds” of new movies to the service. This deal isn’t as large as March’s partnership with Discovery, which saw some 3,000 new titles...
Amazon Partners With Paramount, Brings Hundreds More Movies To Prime Instant Video Service

iPhone case turns you into a Vulcan

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Need a little more "Star Trek" in your life? This phone case will make any Trekkie do a double take. [Read more]...
iPhone case turns you into a Vulcan

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One Blu-ray beams down July 24th

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After a teaser release of three episodes earlier this, CBS Home Entertainment has set a date for the complete first season Star Trek: The Next Generation to arrive on Blu-ray, just in time for its 25th anniversary this year. June 24th the six-disc set hits shelves featuring all of...
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One Blu-ray beams down July 24th

Google wants to serve you ads based on the background noise of your phone calls

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Just when you think that we’re pretty tech savvy, companies like Google and Nokia file outlandish “forward-thinking” patents that make you feel like we’re all in a Star Trek episode. In the case of Google’s latest patent, it makes us feel like we’re in a police state. The patent discusses...
Google wants to serve you ads based on the background noise of your phone calls

Fujitsu app analyzes zits and skin tone, delivers professional advice to your phone

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That's right, you can finally get rid of that Tamagotchi you've been using to pick those perfect skincare products. Fujitsu is teasing a new app that's capable of measuring specific characteristics of the skin, even with less-than-ideal lighting conditions. We normally have to put up with the hassle of...
Fujitsu app analyzes zits and skin tone, delivers professional advice to your phone

George Takei Fires His Phaser at Facebook

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Facebook’s recent efforts to make money might appease investors but the moves are frustrating one famous user: former Star Trek actor and social media supernova George Takei....
George Takei Fires His Phaser at Facebook

Google Now Officially Owns Motorola (MMI, GOOG)

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Google has officially acquired Motorola Mobility as of today. Sanjay Jha, Motorola's former CEO, has stepped down. He'll be replaced by Google's Dennis Woodside. Here's the official announcement from Larry Page, Google's CEO: The phones in our pockets have become supercomputers that are changing the way we live. It’s now...
Google Now Officially Owns Motorola (MMI, GOOG)

Inflatable 'Star Trek' Captain's Chair: Sit long and prosper

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Live the dream of sitting in Captain Kirk's chair on the cheap. ThinkGeek's Inflatable Captain's Chair will cradle your behind on a cushion of air. [Read more]...
Inflatable 'Star Trek' Captain's Chair: Sit long and prosper

How terahertz laser scanners will spy on you in airports

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It seems like every time I set foot in an airport, there is some new machine I need to stand in, walk through, or put my shoes on. The argument can be made that much of this is security theater — an effort to just make things look safe. However,...
How terahertz laser scanners will spy on you in airports

Great Startups Need Founders' Heart, Mind and Soul

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Everyone's heard startup advice about the importance of having a balanced management team. For instance, a tech whiz with no sales skills needs to have a strong salesperson on board to land investors. But a new book argues that startup management teams need a balance not only of job experience...
Great Startups Need Founders' Heart, Mind and Soul

Hey Google — your G+ desperation is showing

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When Google launched its Google+ social network, the company made it clear that it wasn’t just another Buzz-style experiment — director of product Bradley Horowitz said Google+ would become “part of everything” the company did. And over the past year or so we have seen a bit of what...
Hey Google — your G+ desperation is showing
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' first full Blu-ray season arrives July 24th
Lookout and T-Mobile bring you phones that will scream if lost
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