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Film Trailer: Check out Seventh Son

Film Trailer: Check out Seventh Son

via Dave McNary Jeff Bridges’ wizard is taking on a multitude of evil forces, including a witch portrayed by Julianne Moore, in the first U.K. trailer for  Warner Bros.’ fantasy action film “The Seventh Son.” The film also stars Ben Barnes as an apprentice and the titular seventh son of a seventh son. “Seventh Son” also […]

Wired Danger Room: Exclusive Pics: The Navy’s Unmanned, Autonomous ‘UFO’

Wired Danger Room: Exclusive Pics: The Navy’s Unmanned, Autonomous ‘UFO’

File this under #WTF and #IThoughtIToldja.   Source: Wired; Danger Room Exclusive Pics: The Navy’s Unmanned, Autonomous ‘UFO’ By Spencer Ackerman NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland — If you saw it in person, you’d probably think it was a UFO, too. That’s what happened when the Navy trucked its batwing-shaped drone of the future […]

Sight: AI is for Awkward Intelligence

Sight: AI is for Awkward Intelligence

Sight, by Sight Systems, is a short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo that was submitted as a grad project for the Bezaleal Academy of Arts.  I couldn’t take my eyes of this clip and now my mind is racing.  Is it me or does this video signal AI’s entrance into the Awkward? […]


#Seattle - Icons of Science Fiction Exhibit

#Seattle – Icons of Science Fiction Exhibit

I can’t think of a better reason to head Northwest toward Seattle than the awesomeness on display at the EMP Museum, beginning June 9 2012. ICONS OF SCIENCE FICTION will feature rare bits of science fiction history sure to capture the minds and hearts of every sci fi lover. Artifacts on display will feature iconic […]

Ready for the Ride of Your Life? Meet the Detonator

Ready for the Ride of Your Life? Meet the Detonator

It’s almost the holidays again, and every good boy and girl will want to add The Detonator to their list this year.  The folks at  Parker Brothers Choppers want you to own their latest and best in electric motorcycles, and have built up from the world famous replica of the Tron Light Cycle and a […]

Sneak Peek - Men In Black 3 Trailer

Sneak Peek – Men In Black 3 Trailer

I know it’s cheesy, but I’m a super fan of the Men In Black franchise, and I am super geeked for the return of  Agents J & K this Memorial Day for MIB3 (3D) Will Smith has a little more age setting in on his face – and something has definitely happened to Tommy Lee […]


Stuff We Like: Zombie Wine Bottle Stoppers

Stuff We Like: Zombie Wine Bottle Stoppers

Coolest stuff we’ve seen all day… Zombie Wine Bottle Stopper Wine bottle cork or bottle stopper shaped like a zombie hand rising from the ground Exquisite level of gory details – handcrafted by local indie artists Material: tough urethane resin and cork Unique: no two are exactly alike – paint details may vary as it […]

Teaser Trailer - JOHN CARTER

Teaser Trailer – JOHN CARTER

Check out the teaser for John Carter – due in theaters March 2012.  It’s the latest effort by Disney Pictures and is an adaptation of Edgar Rich Burrough’s classic sci-fi literature series.

First Look: Will and Jaden Smith Set Scenes From M. Night Shyamalan's - After Earth

First Look: Will and Jaden Smith Set Scenes From M. Night Shyamalan’s – After Earth

Fresh off the presses, are new photos from the Costa Rican set of M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming offering to the Sci Fi Gods – After Earth.  Shots are of director, crew and stars, Will Smith and his son Jaden, who last wowed the world in The Karate Kid. According to plot notes, the story is […]


IBM's "5 in 5": Predictions in Innovation

IBM’s “5 in 5″: Predictions in Innovation

Hot off the wires comes this release from the IBM Newsroom: Every year IBM predicts the future of technology via the IBM 5 in 5 initiative–our forecast of five innovations that will help transform aspects of modern life, making the planet smarter, within the next five years. We assess not just the availability of a […]

First Look: The Dark Knight Rises trailer

First Look: The Dark Knight Rises trailer

Do you really need a setup for a Dark Knight Rises trailer? The trailer is impressive…and on point with the times. #letsgo We are impressed, Mr. Nolan.

OmniTouch - One Step Closer to Science Fiction

OmniTouch – One Step Closer to Science Fiction

  It’s time again to talk about touchscreens on every surface imaginable, this time through Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University. These groups have brought forth a solution for the age-old first-world problem of how a person who wants dial their phone using only the surface of their hand might do so. The solution is […]


Robot PackMule? Stomping with the AlphaDogs

Robot PackMule? Stomping with the AlphaDogs

AlphaDog can carry 400 pounds across rough terrain for 20 miles, and looks absolutely terrifying. If you’ve been following military-funded research and development over the last decade, you’ve likely heard of BigDog, the robot designed by researchers at Boston Dynamics to serve as a mobile packmule for soldiers in the field. Ideally, the robot would […]

Hey Buster, We've Found Your Dream Job:  Asteroid Landing

Hey Buster, We’ve Found Your Dream Job: Asteroid Landing

In the Hollywood film Armageddon, Bruce Willis and a roughneck band of oil-rig workers were sent to destroy an asteroid on a deadly collision course with Earth. The catastrophic scenes depicted in the film just may be less fiction…and more science reality; especially the rover-craft carried by the Space Shuttles, which were used for surface […]

First Glance - The New Superman

First Glance – The New Superman

Just when you thought all the updates had been complete for the Man of Steel – another one appears like a bird or a plane (sorry…had to) Enter Zack Snyder’s epic update of Lois Lane’s main boy toy and humanity’s last real hero – so they say. We’ll have to wait until the new Superman […]


Flicks We Like - Another Earth

Flicks We Like – Another Earth

Imagine one day a planet that looks just like ours – suddenly appears in the sky as if its a reflection in a mirror larger than anything you could imagine. Now imagine being a young woman named Rhoda, who despite being on a high enough tier academically, does something extremely stupid that ruins the lives […]

NPR Presents: Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels of all time

NPR Presents: Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels of all time

NPR took a poll of more than 5,000 of its subscribers and culled down a list of 100 of the top choices for Sci-Fi/Fantasy reading. We love that they created this list – but we know they probably suffered knock down drag out debates to finalize this list. How could anyone decide which is number […]

Becoming Borg, Beautifully: Part 1

Becoming Borg, Beautifully: Part 1

  I wake up, check my Blackberry, respond to an email and put it back onto the pillow. Return to sleep. It’s 5:23AM. 8:30AM, the boss calls to inquire if I were already awake when I responded to the email. No, I wasn’t. Knocked out as a matter of fact. Yes, I am completely aware […]


Sci-Fi Flicks: Same Plot - Darker Hour

Sci-Fi Flicks: Same Plot – Darker Hour

We’ve seen it before – a group of mild to medium hot looking young people having a carefree time of their lives – until they discover and must fight THE alien invasion. ENTER – THE DARKEST HOUR (in 3D AND 2D no doubt) For this one, we find ourselves in Russia, with said group of […]

First Pictures - The Dark Knight Rises

First Pictures – The Dark Knight Rises

New Photos from the set of The Dark Knight Rises…   Christian Bale in his element in Batman garb, filming The Dark Knight Rises, the last in the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman trilogy.       Batman elbows villian Bane, played by Tom Hardy during the filming of the new Batman: Dark Knight Rises movie at […]

Curious Things on the Web: Vol. 1:1

Curious Things on the Web: Vol. 1:1

File this under Effin’ Disgusting and Possible Hoax: Several blogs around the web have been reporting an “amazing” finding by scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda, from Okayama Lab in Tokyo. What’s the finding? Seems Mr. Ikeda has created “delicious, healthy steak” made from (wait for it…) Human Feces. (pause) Let’s let Jason Mick from The Daily Tech […]


GAMING: HARD RESET - Teaser

GAMING: HARD RESET – Teaser

My geek – she’s tweaking… this game looks freakin’ awesome. September 2011 brings HARD RESET – a very dark sci-fi driven game to the game world. This is the debut game from Polish developer, Flying Wild Hog and is a first-person cyberpunk shooter. Just in time for those gamers with birthdays in September. (hint hint) […]

ROBO Storm Camp brings science fiction to life

ROBO Storm Camp brings science fiction to life

A two day camp, hosted by NCTC in East Grand Forks, exposes students to new technologies. Robots, ultrasonic sensors and sumo wrestling. It sounds like elements for a terrible science fiction movie, but they actually are encouraging students to learn. Hosted on Wednesday and Thursday by Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, […]

Sensor Me This: The Future

Sensor Me This: The Future

(Via NanoWerk news) Modern man is surrounded by a multitude of sensors. Today’s sensors are simple and made for specific purposes, like measuring temperature, balance, build-up of smoke, or tyre pressure. The common trait of the sensors is that they are all embedded in a closed system. Now researchers at the Department of Informatics, University […]