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All five Star Trek captains on hand at October fan event in London

All five Star Trek captains on hand at October fan event in London

Growing up I tried to watch the original Star Trek on many occasions because it always seemed to be on during the summer. I just couldn't watch it, the show was too cheesy. When Star Trek: TNG hit the air with Picard at the helm, I really liked that show and Picard is the Star Trek captain for me. If you're a Trekkie, you need book your tickets to London for this October to attend the "Destination Star Track London" fan event.

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Lost original Star Trek script to be published as an e-book

Lost original Star Trek script to be published as an e-book

I was never a big fan of the original Star Trek series. It seemed like during the summers a kid it was on TV all the time, and I couldn't get past how cheesy it seemed. I am much more camp Piccard than camp Kirk. This is an interesting story about the original Star Trek, and if you're a fan of the original series, you may remember "The Doomsday Machine" episode. That episode was apparently one of the more popular episodes of the original series and was written by Norman Spinrad.

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3D printing may explode at rate incomparable to its 2D predecessor

3D printing may explode at rate incomparable to its 2D predecessor

If 3D printing advances as fast as 2D printing advanced, we'll be working with our own Replicators from Star Trek by the year 2080. It took just 40 years for the original printing press to turn over from the single Gutenberg press to get to a mass production scale across Europe, and much, much less time for computers to advance from massive machines to teeny-tiny chips. With advances like home-bound do it yourself printers and the fact that pirate sites across the web are now sharing model files so that you might print your own objects at home without effort, we've not got much time at all before advances are made to the tune of Earl Gray, Hot.

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Star Trek apartment costs $150K, gets ruined in divorce

Star Trek apartment costs $150K, gets ruined in divorce

If we told you that a man who was able to create a replica of the Star Trek Voyager starship in his apartment ended up being served divorce papers by his wife, you probably wouldn't be that surprised. But if we told you that same amazing apartment was going to be destroyed by said wife, you'd probably at least be disappointed. That is the story of a poor unfortunate nerd named Tony Alleyne.

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Google Android Siri opponent codename Majel, aka Star Trek Computer

Google Android Siri opponent codename Majel, aka Star Trek Computer

If you track this story all the way back to the source, you might find the actual factual bits to be less than brick solid, but just like the codename on which this Android-based Siri opponent is based, the reality of the situation might be much less important than what COULD be should the future unfold how this story reads. What we're to understand here is that Google's propensity to select much better codenames than the manufacturers who create phones based on their mobile OS Android continues here with "Majel," a voice controlled assistant made to compete against Apple's iPhone 4S-based Siri. Majel is short for Majel Barrett, both Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's wife and the voice of the computer on the starship Enterprise*.

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Google says Siri like Star Wars, Android more like Star Trek

Google says Siri like Star Wars, Android more like Star Trek

While the rest of the world was running around crashing its head into a wall in excitement over the just-revealed Galaxy Nexus and finalized Ice Cream Sandwich from Google, we had a sit-down with several Android authorities, one of whom, Matias Duarte to be exact, had a rather interesting take on the difference between voice controls in Android and Apple's Siri. As you well know, one of the biggest features on the newest set of Apple mobile hardware and software is Siri, a voice-controlled assistant, where Android still totes several voice-activated features across the board. What we heard from Duarte in Hong Kong was that he's thought long and hard about this situation and has come up with the nerdiest explanation of all.

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Star Trek theme park coming to Aqaba, Jordan in 2014

Star Trek theme park coming to Aqaba, Jordan in 2014

Apparently, there are Star Trek geeks in all parts of the world as evidenced by the pending launch of a Star Trek theme park in Aqaba, Jordan. The park is set to open in 2014 and will be part of the Red Sea Astrarium. The entertainment resort will be built on 184 acres and the Star Trek park will be among the attractions.

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