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Techfiction: The Falcon Soars In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I was lucky enough to see a free screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and the movie is full of awesome tech. There are three highly techciting key elements to the story that I will refrain from going into, as they would be massive spoilers. We’ve previously covered Cap’s shield and the Black […]

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The Google Glass Backlash Has Officially Begun

If you were paying any attention last week, you may have heard the tale of one Sarah Slocum. It’s a story that has landed on Gawker, the UK’s Daily Mail, Mashable, SF Chronicle, The Examiner, LA Times, CBS, CNBC, and SFist. The story of how a young woman was attacked  and robbed for wearing Google Glass, and […]

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PC Sales Took Deepest Dive Ever In 2013 – And That’s A Good Thing

IDC’s latest report on Personal Computer sales (and yes, that includes Macs)  is out and it’s a grim read. Sales of traditional desktop computers dropped a steep -9.8%. The good news is, IDC was expecting sales to drop -10.1%. So um, yay? iCharts IDC expects the downward trend to continue, due to a multitude of […]

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A DIY Phone Could Be On The Way

Being a tech blogger means your friends are always sending you emails with a subject line similar to “Have you seen this?” Sometimes, it’s news to us. Sometimes, it’s old hat. What’s interesting is when multiple people send us the same information over and over. That’s usually a good sign that something has captured the […]

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Nest Protect Rethinks Smoke Detectors

Makers of the Nest Thermostat have announced a follow-up product in the Nest Protect, which combines the functionality of a traditional household smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector with internet connectivity and more intelligent alerts. When Nest Protect detects smoke or carbon monoxide, it lights up yellow and a recorded human voice announces the nature of […]

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Seven Alfred Hitchcock Movies Ruined By Modern Technology

Alfred Hitchcock was a master of filmmaking techniques and showed expertise at getting exactly what was desired out of audiences. Born in 1899 in Essex, England, the director went on to be famous for his psychological thrillers with their original twists and suspenseful atmospheres. What Hitchcock’s movies focused on primarily was the story, almost to […]

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Just Because You’re Paranoid… Part 1: Securing Your Email

The news has been awash with stories lately of how the National Security Agency has the ability to access the telephone records and internet usage patterns of Americans and possibly others around the globe. Our own website featured an article on this subject when the story first broke over a week ago. While bringing down a […]

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High Five, Bro! The Xbox One Is A Michael Bay Movie

Nobody that plays video games can pretend for a second that they weren’t excited about the unveiling of Microsoft’s next generation of consoles. Or at least curious. Ever since Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement and press conference earlier this year, everyone with an ear to the ground in the gaming world has been waiting with bated […]

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Unimpressive 3D Printed Zip Gun Drives Internet Insane

I’ve got to admit that I’m not nearly as impressed with crypto-anarchist Cody Wilson, his Defense Distributed organization, or its 3D printable handgun, the Liberator, as the rest of the internet seems to be. Most everywhere I’ve looked for the last several days I’ve seen headline after overwrought headline claiming that this new handgun design is a radical game changer […]

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Boldly Going Where No Techfiction Has Gone Before With Star Trek

It’s hard to imagine a television show that has had more examples of techfiction becomie techfact than the original Star Trek series. The multimedia franchise has a grip on the collective unconsciousness of geeks on the level of few other things. While the movies and spin-offs have their own assortment of impressive gadgetry made real, the original […]

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