Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Future of Wearables Isn’t a Connected Watch


At Intel’s big Make It Wearable competition in San Francisco late last year, the theme of the day was “no way.” As a parade of entrepreneurs took the stage to promote their Next Big Things, the phrase erupted in my brain again and again.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Marvel Studios Into The Amazing World Of Spider-Man


Marvel's Kevin Feige to Produce Next Installment of the Spider-Man Franchise with Amy Pascal (Culver City, California, and Burbank, California February 09, 2015) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Paper Books Will Never Die


After eight years of writing about past visions of the future, I've learned to never make predictions of my own. But I'm about to break my own rule because I'm just so damn confident in my prediction: Paper books will never completely disappear.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Oscar Warrior : What We Learned from The 87th Oscars


Oscar season is officially over for another year with a ceremony last night that went on for longer than pretty much all of the movies being honored. At nearly three hours and ten minutes, it was longer than most of the movies that have ever been nominated for an Oscar.

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The ‘Winners’ of the 35th Annual Razzie Awards


For the 35th year in a row, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has awarded their Razzie Awards for best of the worst of 2014. You can check out the ‘winners’ and nominations below. Do you agree with the ‘winners’?

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Neill Blomkamp Confirms His ALIEN Film is Happening


In short: After posting some concept art for an unofficial Alien project that he'd been working on, FOX has agreed and is willing to make the fund the film as Blomkamp's next work. So, there you go, internet. You did it.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Man Who Invented The Science Fiction Paperback


Many of science fiction's greatest classics were published as paperback originals — and the genre might never have gotten so much widespread appeal without the cheap paperback format. As a new article in Investor's Business Daily explains, this was the brainchild of publisher Ian Ballantine.

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This Gorgeous Art Show Celebrates Our Favourite Space-Bound Heroes


I think it's safe to say we're all fans of sci-fi in a variety of forms around here - we love not just the majesty of space, but all the heroes who trek out into the black in pursuit of adventure.

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This cool flying Millennium Falcon needs a full scale version ASAP


There's no reason why a full size version of this RC quadcopter Millennium Falcon wouldn't work. We just need a good titanium frame, a carbon fiber hull, the twin turboshaft engines from four Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawks, a light cockpit from a Sikorsky Schweizer, and we are in business. Punch it!

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With Microsoft's HoloLens, the future of reality is augmented


Prepare to open your wallets, ladies and gentlemen: Microsoft has announced the release of an augmented reality (AR) headset called HoloLens. Although having been announced only a fortnight ago, tech media are already dreaming feverishly of the potential applications for such a device.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?


Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our culture, and we will inevitably try to control AI and teach it our ways, for better or worse.

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The February Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss


2015 is already off to a crazy start, as far as science fiction and fantasy books are concerned. And your to-read pile is about to get much bigger. February brings new Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Claire North and Joe Abercrombie. Plus tons more.

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The Rise Of Slipstream: "The Audience Is Weirder Than It Used To Be"


Remember Slipstream? It was a huge catchphrase among science fiction authors and readers back in the 1990s, denoting strange works of fiction that blend realism and fantastical elements.

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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Syfy's THE EXPANSE Features Hats and Zero G Sex [Trailer]


Syfy recently admitted that since Battlestar Galactica wrapped they've kind of dropped the ball in terms of developing serious genre TV. Now with shows like Ascension, Helix and The Expanse, they are hoping to get back to more dense storytelling.

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Outcast Seriously Looks Like The Ultimate Nic Cage Movie


Nic Cage has pushed the limits of acting in the past — but with Outcast, his new movie coming out next week, he's redefining acting completely. Just watch the Shatnerian delivery of "I AM the White Ghost!" and the bizarre line-reading of "Their blood will be ON OUR BLADES!" It's just... sublime.

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Trailer for Aussie Zombie Actioner WYRMWOOD is Truly Kick Ass!


You could say Wyrmwood is a ton of fun compared to so much dire zombie fare out there these days.

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Holy Crap, This Jaw-Dropping Star Destroyer Is Over Three Feet Long


This mahoosive model of the Eclipse-Class Super Star Destroyer from Dark Horse's Star Wars: Dark Empire comics more than lives up to the excessive grandeur of the Imperial Navy. Just as it was ridiculously oversized in the comic, it's ridiculously (and awesomely) oversized here.

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Friday, 6 February 2015

The Winds Of Winter Will Not Blow in 2015


In an announcement that may temper your excitement from the new Game of Thrones season 5 trailer released earlier, HarperCollins has confirmed that the sixth book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series will not be published in 2015. Which is kind of funny, because it blows.

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper


This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper.

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The First Demonstration Of Self-Propelled Nanobots In A Living Animal


Researchers from the University of California have developed acid-fueled micro-machines capable of traveling and delivering cargo directly inside a living creature. It's a breakthrough that's expected to significantly advance the field of medical nano-robotics.

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