Reviewing the latest and greatest science fiction gadgets, tech, and accessories.
The Future and You Podcast
The Future and You audio podcast was started by the host Stephen E. Cobb back in 2005. The show is a weekly podcast exploring how the future will be different than it is today. The host uses interviews, panel discussions, and commentary to accomplish his goals. The topics on the show are very wide ranging and on the cutting edge of technology. Topics include AI, nanotech, genetic engineering, exoplanets, cryonics, futurism, and transhumanism. Mr. Cobb has produced some 400 shows, interviewed 350 people, and moderated panel discussions at 30 or more conventions. In 2006 Mr. Cobb won the newly created Parsec Award for podcasters for the category of Best News Podcast. The Parsecs are awarded annually for Speculative Fiction Podcasting by Farpoint Media. Mr. Cob is also an editor to Jim Bean's Universe Magazine, Space and Time Magazine, and to Robot Magazine. Finally, he is also on the advisory board of The Lifeboat Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive various problems and guarding against the misuse of technology.
Full Disclosure, Please
It's time for me to get something off my chest, even if it means stigma and ridicule from many people. I have always tried to be as skeptical as possible and endeavor to research everything thoroughly if I don't have first-hand experience with a certain topic. There are certain things in our society that have been consistently viewed as laughable or the stuff of fiction, and what I want to talk about is thankfully starting to shed some of these judgments.
The Best Novel You Likely Never Heard Of
Right, it's not one of my mine. And I do this every few years — blog about a novel that's not only one of the best you likely never heard of, but, for what it's worth, is one of the best I've ever read. I guess I should also mention that the novel is science fiction — which means, it's not competing with Austen or Dickens or Tolstoy or Hemingway.
Doctor Who: Spare Parts Revisited
When it comes to Doctor Who, few monsters are quite as iconic as the Cybermen, the half-human/half-machine race originally hailing from Earth's long lost twin planet Mondas.
Top Bezel-less Technology Smartphones
Nowadays, smartphones are manufactured using technologies such as enhanced fast processor, slim design, metal unibody, fingerprint scanner and iris scanner. The latest to the party is the integration of a bezel-less display, which helps you to view the content without bezels on the sides. Moreover, handsets designed using bezel-less display will be on a lighter side when it comes to the weight.
Are These The Most Underrated Science Fiction Books or Not?
We always root for the underdog, if we ever see one. But how can you cheer them on if you've never heard of 'em? That's why--voilà!--our latest list of underrated sci-fi-related things--in this case, the Most Underrated Science Fiction Books!
The Sound of Tomorrow
Though best known for their prolific output of audio dramas based on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, the British company Big Finish Productions has been branching out for several years now. One of their more intriguing ranges has been a series of adaptations based on the works of H.G. Wells, the man who is in many ways the father of British science fiction. Following on their adaptations of The Invisible Man (which starred the late Sir John Hurt) and The First Men in the Moon, the company this month released its adaptation of another of Wells' works: The Shape of Things to Come.
Tricorders for All
Look at us! All together again, chatting about things and stuff. Well, one-way chatting. Which is actually less chatting than—What? Oh, ok. Dave says I’m rambling.
Through the Latest Looking Glasses
When Snap Inc., creators of Snapchat, announced in September its plans to roll out its first actual product, the video-enhanced Spectacles eyewear, speculation was strong that the product would be a game-changer in the world of wearable technology.
HTC Bolt Review
A couple weeks ago I was out running errands when everyone’s biggest anxiety happened. I unlocked my phone screen and everything froze before going black. Rest in peace, HTC M8 Harmon-Kardon edition. We barely knew ya'. My phone had shuffled off it’s mortal Otter-Box and joined the network invisible. Luckily, I was right next to a Sprint store and popped in to see what they had. Having worked in electronics and telecom for several years, I’m a gear snob. Not just any phone or tablet will do.
Life in 360°
Technology is growing and shaping the way we take photographs. We even capture and create memories using our cell phones, so it's not surprising that photography is still an evolving industry. Videos and photographs are about to change our point of view that will have us seeing the world in 360° degrees.
Most Unnecessary 'Star Wars' Gifts Every Fan Needs
These are the gifts you're looking for. Some Star Wars gifts may seem unnecessary to those who aren't true fans, but every real Jedi needs these items. The best unnecessary Star Wars gifts will please even the most discerning Jedi knights.