Showing posts with label Star Trek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Trek. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Joke of the Year

I know it's early, but as a follow-up to yesterday's post about addressing your Amazon Echo as "Computer," I cracked up reading this fantastic comment:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Computer

I've been toying with the idea of buying an Amazon Echo.

They've made the wake word configurable, so you can say "computer" and Alexa will respond.

I'm definitely going to order one now.

For those that don't get the reference (the fun starts around the 1 minute mark):


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Star Trek Floppy Disks

Gene Roddenberry left behind 200 floppy disks and the data has been recovered. No one is saying what is on the disks, but I think we finally find out that Captain "Red" Janeway and Pavel Chekov are cousins.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Let It Snow

In case you are tired of all the Frozen "Let it go" songs, I present a change of pace.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

OnBeep Onyx

I've think I've seen these before... OnBeep Onyx:

"The idea behind Onyx was born from Greg & my experiences as emergency responders. During an incident, an emergency responder needs to be able to communicate with the rest of the team without losing focus. The last thing you want is to have your attention pulled away from the scene in an emergency. To make that possible, we rely on two-way radios. They’re bulky, ungainly and cumbersome, but they’re reliable — and that’s what matters when you’re working in life-or-death situations."

The versions I've seen look like this:




Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Wil Wheaton Project

Evil Wil Wheaton is doing his own show starting May 27th. The Will Wheaton Project:
"a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen. It’s sort of like Talk Soup for geeks, with a heavy focus on those hilariously bad paranormal reality shows (in fact, that’s where the whole thing started a year ago, but as we worked on the show more and more, we discovered that there were lots of scripted paranormal shows that provided a ton of comedic material. When we expanded to cover the scripted shows, we discovered that nobody was doing a show like this that was just focused on the genre shows that nerds like us love, and we decided that we’d make that show because of reasons.)"
Via Slashdot

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Underwear

My five year-old was asking me if I had any fun underwear when I was a kid. She's got princess, My Little Pony, and Hello Kitty underwear. I told her about my Underoos. I think I had the Flash and maybe Batman. Soon after that conversation, I came across these:


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Captain Kirk's Guide to Fighting

andrewchen Captain Kirk's guide to fighting - Imgur bit.ly/16WwaPzWed, Apr 17 23:07:16 from Buffer


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Friday, April 12, 2013

Google TNG

google The destiny of Google Search is to become that Star Trek computer. @Slate looks at how we're getting it done goo.gl/12gGF
 "What does it mean that Google really is trying to build the Star Trek computer? I take it as a cue to stop thinking about Google as a “search engine.” That term conjures a staid image: a small box on a page in which you type keywords. A search engine has several key problems. First, most of the time it doesn’t give you an answer—it gives you links to an answer. Second, it doesn’t understand natural language; when you search, you’ve got to adopt the search engine’s curious, keyword-laden patois. Third, and perhaps most importantly, a search engine needs for you to ask it questions—it doesn’t pipe in with information when you need it, without your having to ask."

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Open Source Death Star

Resistance is futile.
arrington Open Source Death Star Hits Kickstarter After Government Foolishly Refuses To Build One techcrunch.com/2013/02/05/ope… via @techcrunchTue, Feb 05 15:58:39 from Tweet Button

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Majel

My wife just got an iPhone and we love playing with the Siri app. It has been surprisingly good at voice recognition and the results have been both fun and useful. (Although Siri did have a fit when were asking "what color is Paddington Bear's hat?")

I can only image that competition will make the tools even more useful in the near future. Bonus points to Google for using Majel as the name for their app. It has immediate geek cred and works on several levels.

Sunday, November 13, 2011