Star Trek

Google once made, but never released, a Star Trek-style Communicator badge

Google built its own version of the famous Communicator pin from Star Trek. The revelation came from a Google executive, who also revealed the device never made it past the prototype stage.
Cool Tech

This handheld DNA sequencer could let regular civilians analyze genetic material

A portable handheld DNA sequencing device called MinION will let regular civilians analyze any genetic sample from anywhere in the world, but controversial applications could transition uses from genetic science into dangerous eugenics.
DT Daily

Star Trek returns, giant bridge-making machine, WinPhone hate mail: DT Daily 2:17

A huge machine builds bridges fast, a new Star Trek TV series gets announced, DT writer Andy Boxall hates Windows Phones, and some (many?) people don't agree with him.
Movies & TV

CBS is creating a new Star Trek TV series, but there’s a serious catch

CBS will debut a new Star Trek TV series in January 2017, its first-ever original programming for its streaming service, CBS All Access. The new series will debut the first episode on TV and every subsequent episode will debut on CBS All…

The future ain’t so fancy! 10 sci-fi movie props that are actually real gadgets

Set designers and prop designers often have to get creative to make science fiction gadgets... but they also tend to get a helping hand from real-world technology. Here are a few examples where those out-of-this-world gadgets are closer…
Movies & TV

Paramount Pictures delays Star Trek Beyond release date, much to the dismay of fans

Unfortunately for Star Trek fans, the sci-fi franchise's third film is now coming out two weeks later. Paramount Pictures announced that Star Trek Beyond is now set for release on July 22, 2016.
Movies & TV

Capt. Kirk flashes new duds in captured footage from Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin has already brought a new vibe and some updates to the latest installment in the film franchise. New behind-the-scenes photos captured by Screen Crush show updated uniforms.
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Patrick Stewart is helping conservationists build a fleet of drones to collect whale snot

Ocean Alliance has developed a special set of drones, called SnotBots, that hover in the air above a surfacing whale and collect the blow (or snot) exhaled from its lungs. The Snotbot then returns that sample back to researchers for…

Star Trek enthusiast docks Wi-Fi router into model of the original Enterprise

A clever Star Trek enthusiast has figured out how to stuff Wi-Fi hardware into a model of the original Enterprise, leading to a unique and surprisingly functional router.