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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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Star Trek Enterprise coffee table is the stuff of geek dreams

Star Trek Enterprise coffee table is the stuff of geek dreams

I would wager that there are a bunch of you out there that like Star Trek as much as I do. I'm not dressing up in pointy ears or anything, but I can appreciate some awesome Star Trek gear when I see it. Take this coffee table for instance. If there was ever a cooler project for a geek with a wood working background, I haven't seen it.

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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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Star Trek Mr. Potato Heads Coming Summer 2011

Star Trek Mr. Potato Heads Coming Summer 2011

Mr. Potato Head is going trekkie this summer. The first set of the Star Trek Potato Head series will feature Captain Kirk and his Klingon nemesis--Kor. The set should be perfect for play or display as it will include a variety of components to mix and match and should be well designed and detailed.

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Atari and Cryptic Studios launch Star Trek Online Season Three: Genesis contest

Atari and Cryptic Studios launch Star Trek Online Season Three: Genesis contest

If you are a big fan of games, sci fi and Star Trek, you are probably already familiar with the really cool Star Trek MMO game called Star Trek Online. The game is a MMO that is set in the Star Trek universe and lets the player build his or her own starship and crew for some adventuring in space. Atari and Cryptic Studios along with Intel and Alienware are having a cool new contest for gamers called the "Design the Next Enterprise" contest.

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Thing-O-Matic is Inexpensive Star Trek Replicator

Thing-O-Matic is Inexpensive Star Trek Replicator

Sort of! This is MakerBot Industries' Thing-O-Matic, a home 3D printer for just over a thousand dollars ($1,225.00). Holy crap that's awesome. It's approximately 12 inches by 12 inches by 16 inches and can print 3D objects that you design on your desktop "continuously for hours at a time." This is the same sort of machine we had (probably still have) at my alma mater the Minneapolis College of Art and Design - last I checked they were using it to carve 3D replicas of human heads. All this stuff gets cut down from MakerBot ABS Plastic, which you get 1 pound of to work with for starters when you buy the Thing-O-Matic kit. Make a thousand rabbits!

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The Daily Slash: November 5 2010

The Daily Slash: November 5 2010

Today it is one gigantic batch of little gadgets and fun items for loving and gifting if that's your deal because guess what, the season for giving these things as gifts is soon approaching. All of these things, Overclocked Radeon HD 6850 video card, Multimedia Color Book IO52 eReader, ApplePeel 520 for iPad, Cobra PhoneLynx, Explorer Camera & Video Recorder for kids, Sharp BD-HP90 3D Blu-ray Player, Puppy Tweets Medallion, Tiny LED Push Pin Lights, Tactile+Plus Stickers, FLEXiT Light Flexible Sheet of LEDs, all of them, they are wild. Then we've got a myTouch 4G review, a column by the name of iVote Therefore I Am, and a column on some Motorola DEFY first-impressions. Read em ALL.

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ThinkGeek boldly cuts where no man has cut before

ThinkGeek boldly cuts where no man has cut before

I like Star Trek and I like pizza, not the overacted original series, but Piccard and Number Two mind you. ThinkGeek really has my attention with its latest product with is a pizza cutter that looks like the Enterprise NCC-1701.

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eFX to offer Star Trek collectibles for geeks with money to burn

eFX to offer Star Trek collectibles for geeks with money to burn

When I was a kid, I didn’t like reruns of the original Star Trek series. I did enjoy watching the feature films with my dad though and I really liked Star Trek: The Next Generation when it was on the air. Most all of the movies and episodes of the varied series have a tricorder involved in some way.

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Star Trek colognes smell like Vulcan sex

Star Trek colognes smell like Vulcan sex

I may lose some of my geek cred for saying this, but I never liked the original Star Trek series. Kirk even bothered me in the films with the original cast that I did watch when I was a kid. I much preferred Piccard and Number One to Kirk and Spock.

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