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You Built What?!: A Compact Mechanical Crossbow With the Precision of a Laser

Last October, after hurting his knee playing hockey, Patrick Priebe was holed up in his apartment near Cologne, Germany, with nothing to do. He was sitting at his computer, staring at his keyboard, when the “Y” key caught h...
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DirecTV iPad app adds (some) TV and movie streaming ‘Everywhere’ (Update: beta)

After adding live TV streaming features to the DirecTV iPad app last fall, the company is expanding the feature today by pushing an upgrade that lets viewers watch video (but no live TV, yet) even when they’re away from h...
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Interactive Game of Thrones content comes to HBO Go iPad app

ENGAGE ON THE GO WITH GAME OF THRONES® SEASON 2 GROUNDBREAKING INTERACTIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO GO® LAUNCHES FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE iPAD®, APRIL 1 New York, N.Y., March 29, 2012 – On April 1, ...
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Test Drive: The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat says its catchphrase “small but wicked,” applied frequently to the new 500 Abarth, was coined for the Abarths of the 1960s, and while we think that may be apocrypha, it definitely holds true for the 2012 model. This ca...
by Geek Staff
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G is for geek: kids get ABC for today’s world Alpha-beta learning

JESSICA SUTTON A Palmerston North couple’s “geeky” children’s alphabet book is getting international attention, with more than 1500 copies sold and 2000 iPad and iPhone apps downloaded. A for apple and B...
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Prometheus Blu-ray Details Revealed

Disc 4 (Alien): Audio commentary by Ridley Scott, Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett (prod. exec.), Terry Rawlings (assembly), Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt Audio commentary b...
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Guillermo del Toro Talks Pacific Rim 2 and More

Even though Pacific Rim will be Guillermo del Toro‘s first film in five years, he has attached himself to numerous projects both for movies and television.  Just to name a few that are still in development hell, he’s attac...
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The Greatest Heists In History [Infographic]

Well-executed heists make for good stories, but history’s greatest heists, as this infographic shows, are so unbelievable they’re almost art. Take, for example, this: a man on board a Portland-to-Seattle flight in 1...
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: JJ Abrams’ film to open December 18, 2015 – Los Angeles Times

J.J. Abrams, who has made a name for himself writing, directing and producing such hits as “Lost” and “Star Trek,” was tapped in January to direct “Star Wars: Episode VII.” (Tracey Nearmy / E...
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Man of Steel 2 cast rumors: Stephen Amell as Green Arrow, Josh Holloway as … – ChristianToday

Casting rumors for the upcoming Man of Steel 2 movie (aka Batman vs Superman) have been rife, with the latest pointing to Josh Holloway for the role of Aquaman. The former Lost actor recently responded to thos...
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Star Trek Continues: Lolani – Trek Today

To this day, I don’t understand why Star Trek fans get so nasty with each other. Especially all of the time. Let alone fans who make fan films. One would think that fans who shared a common interest would find some common gro...
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iPhone case makes Star Trek’s tricorder a reality – Telegraph.co.uk

It is hoped that people will use the device to keep track of vital signs and use the data collected by an accompanying app to change their lifestyle and make healthier diet and exercise choices. According to the World Health Or...
by Geek Staff
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Classic ‘Star Trek’ episode revisited as a comic book using… – The Verge

One of the most beloved episodes of the original Star Trek series is getting a remake — only this time, it’ll be a comic book. The award-winning episode “City on the Edge of Forever,” written by Harlan Ellis...
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Verkauf von Loewe an Stargate Capital unter Dach und Fach – inFranken.de

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Star Trek Online gets a new season of content on April 22 – Polygon

Star Trek Online is launching its next major content update, Season 9: A New Accord on April 22, developer Perfect World announced. Season 9 continues where the story left off in the last episode, A Step Between Stars. T...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks about Working with Sylvester Stallone on THE TOMB, THE EXPENDABLES, THE EXPENDABLES 2 and More

At the ESPN portion of the TCA Press Tour, Arnold Schwarzenegger was there to talk about the first installment of the 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series, premiering online.  Focusing on his teenage years in the Austrian Army,...
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Why Alastair Reynolds Doesn’t Do Star Trek Physics

Alastair Reynolds likes to keep his sci-fi grounded in reality. Photo: Barbara Bells British author Alastair Reynolds is at the vanguard of the current generation of hard science fiction authors — writers whose fabulous adven...
by Geek Staff
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Is Homeopathy Really As Implausible As It Sounds?

The new British minister of health has recently become the target of scorn and mockery, after a science writer with The Telegraph noted that he supports homeopathy, a branch of alternative medicine most health experts view as q...
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Today’s other news: Left 4 Dead 3 could happen, no one’s working on Borderlands 3

On the list today is word from Valve’s Chet Faliszek that he’d like to make Left 4 Dead 3, word from Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford that the focus remains on Borderlands 2, and – surprise – another example of Gearbox-brand...
by Geek Staff
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Dota 2 Diary: How to learn a hero in two hours

Water: essential I’ve played 183 hours of Dota 2. Some of you will be saying “Whoa dude, that’s time you could have spent making a mean batch of marmalade.” Others will be saying “Rofl, l2play noob.” But Dota 2′s ...
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NASA’s Newest Engineering Challenge: How To Change A Light Bulb

Astronaut insomnia is somewhat legendary at NASA, with astronauts popping sleep pills with regularity and averaging only six hours of sleep a night, far less than the eight and a half hours they’re technically allotted. This ...
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Robert Pattinson Talks THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2; Watch the 20 Minute Press Conference or Read the Transcript

Since the release of the first film, the Twilight phenomenon has just continued to grow exponentially.  With the highly anticipated final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, hitting theaters on November 1...
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Star Trek’s Klingon goes boldly into pop culture

LOS ANGELES — Why learn French when you could learn Klingon? The language created more than 30 years ago for the Star Trek race of long-haired warriors has moved boldly into pop culture where few other alien tongues have...
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