From director Justin Lin and producer J.J. Abrams comes STAR TREK BEYOND starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban. In theaters July 22nd, 2016. Continue reading ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Trailer
Scanadu (yes, I know what it sounds like) is creating a device that is essentially the real-life manifestation of the classic Star Trek tricorder. The device, called ‘SCOUT’, would analyze, record, and present your vitals — temperature, respiratory rate, ECG, blood pressure (systolic or diastolic), stress and oximetry levels — within 10 seconds of direct contact with your left temple. To financially support the SCOUT, Scanadu is launching an IndieGOGO campaign with the goal of $100,000. SCOUT is set to cost about $200, however if you’re one of the first thousand backers you’ll only have to spend $150 with a projected Q1 2014 shipping timeframe. Currently, the SCOUT has not been approved by the FDA yet, but Scanadu hopes that the fundraising campaign and its early adopters will aid in their quest for approval via testing and useful data feedback. Also, one of the perks for being an early adopter includes a trip to NASA as a “citizen astronaut for a space medicine workshop”. YAY!!!! Continue reading “Scanadu’s SCOUT is a REAL Star Trek-style Tricorder…Almost..”
This week on WIRed, Architect Florian Idenburg stops by Texas A&M, How tech in sci-fi influences graphic user interfaces, what about the Wii U, and remembering “Latino Heat” Eddie Guerrero. Continue reading “Idenburg’s Sci-Fi GUI’s on Wii U with Eddie Guerrero – WIRed #21”
Aloha, fellow gamers!! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” This year, the conference takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. As with CES 2012 and the AIA 2012 Convention, I will be doing this for the rest of E3, and now that day two of E3 2012 is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about my five favorite stories made today at the show.
There’s going to be a new video game based on H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds?!”
And it’s going to be based on the original novel’s setting AND the 1953 movie’s time period?!
So it’s NOT based on the 2005 Tom Cruise version?!? Praise the Lord!!!
ANNNNNND it will be narrated by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a.k.a. Professor Charles Xavier, a.k.a. MacBeth, a.k.a. “American Dad’s” Avery Bullock himself?! SIGN ME UP!!!!