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It's Star Trek, Jim, but not as we know it: the bizarre story of Turkey's 1973 Star Trek rip-off

As Star Trek celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first edition of the series proper, one aspect of the franchise’s history is still being overlooked. Many Trekkies claim that the first cinema adventure of the Enterprise’s crew was released in 1979 – but six years earlier there was Turkish …

Two Person Tent Playfully Designed as Star Trek Shuttlecraft

Geeky designer Dave Delisle has created a playful concept for <i>Star Trek</i> fans who want to go on their own away missions. Although intergalactic travel is not yet possible, it can still exist in our imaginations thanks to his tent modeled after the Federation shuttlecraft from the legendary …

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USS Enterprise Conservation Begins Phase II

The <i>Star Trek</i> starship <i>Enterprise</i> model seperated into its component parts.<p>Stardate 1601.28: After a year of extensive research, conservation work on …

The 'World's Biggest Beer Garden' Opens in Raleigh

Head to North Carolina to sample some of the 366 beers on tap at this world-record-making beer garden.<p>Craft beer is exploding in North Carolina and there’s no better place to sample it than at a new beer garden opening this week in Raleigh, the state’s capital city. Aptly named Raleigh Beer Garden, …

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Touch ID not working for you post iOS 8.3? Here's the fix!

We've not been able to duplicate the problem on any of our devices, but after helping several people, we have come across what looks to be a working …

App Store

Apple Watch: everything you need to know

The Apple Watch is due for release in April, and will be further showcased at the company's March 9 event. Read on for everything you need to know about specs, pricing, features and release date<p>Cometh the hour, cometh the Watch, and Apple are finally on the verge of releasing theirs following years …

Long and prosperous life: Leonard Nimoy dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.<p>Nimoy died this morning in Bel Air, California, his son Adam Nimoy told CNN.<p>According to his granddaughter, Madeleine Nimoy, the …

Pop Culture

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Science Fiction

Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

How to AirDrop Photos & Other Files from iPhone to Mac (or Transfer Them via iTunes

As a writer, I appreciate being able to bring my work with me wherever I go. I can write an article on my Mac, and then transfer it to my iPhone to polish it up while I’m waiting to pick the kids up from school. While there are many ways in which to save files between devices, I’ve found that using …

Apps

Bios Urn - The Biodegradable Urn Designed to Grow a Tree

Bios Urn is the world’s first biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after life. The Bios Urn is a return to life through nature.

Biodegradation

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

How to create a second iTunes library for Apple Music and iCloud Music

Quit iTunes on your Mac.<p>Re-open iTunes and hold down the option key.<p>In the Choose iTunes Library screen, select <b>Create Library</b>.<p><b>Name your new iTunes</b> …

Apple Music

Apple Updates the Mac mini

At today’s Apple event in Cupertino, the tech giant unveiled an upgraded Mac mini.<p>The new and improved tiny computer sports 4th-gen Intel core processors and Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000 for pushing all those pixels. It touts PCIe-based flash storage available in 500GB, 1TB and 1TB Fusion …