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12. Paycheck

A peculiar one this, for Paycheck stalled the Hollywood career of a major director despite having everything going for it (on paper at least). A …

Ben Affleck

Star Trek actor Bruce Hyde dead: George Takei leads tributes to original cast member

George Takei has led tributes to Bruce Hyde, one of the original <i>Star Trek</i> cast members who died aged 74 from throat cancer.<p>Born in Dallas, Texas, …

Doctor Who and Arya Stark are an amazing combo

He's made a huge mistake...<p>This week on <i>Doctor Who</i>: Vikings, fake gods, a terrible decision by the Doctor and finally the answer to why the Time Lord chose this face for this regeneration. If all of that sounds like a lot to pack in and thus a reason to panic; don't. This is actually a really good …

The utopian future of 'Star Trek' doesn't work without extreme inequality and some slavery

The 10th edition of New York Comic Con boldly went where no one has gone before by hosting a panel discussion on the economic issues of "Star Trek."<p>Held on Sunday, October 11, "The Amazing Economics of Star Trek" panel examined the concepts of scarcity and post-scarcity as portrayed in the classic …

Science Fiction

Star Trek Moments That Left the Fans Wanting More Space Adventures

Star Trek is a phenomenon. One of the greatest TV shows and movie franchises and the brain child of Gene Roddenberry follows a team of intrepid …

Science Fiction

The io9 Guide To Star Trek

A new NASA website offers daily images of Earth taken from space

NASA has teased us with a few stunning images of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite — but now we'll be able feast on the spacecraft's photographs daily. The space agency launched a new website today that will post a dozen new images from DSCOVR each day, showing …

Space

Google giving out instant Project Fi invites for the next 24 hours

Still waiting for your Project Fi invitation? There’s no need to wait any longer, because Google is now giving out instant invites for anyone who wants them for the next 24 hours. This is to celebrate the fact that the Nexus 5X is now available for purchase from select retailers around the globe.<p>At …

Mobile

Stanford researchers using Google Glass to help diagnose and treat autism

Google, as we’ve reported several times, has been redirecting its Glass efforts to have more of a focus on the enterprise market and a large part of that comes in the health field. TechCrunch today reports that researchers at Stanford University are using Google Glass to aid children with autism. …

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P review roundup: impressive Android flagships

Early reviewers praise cameras, fingerprint sensors and stock Android experience of Huawei and LG smartphones<p>Google’s latest flagship Android smartphones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, have been met with a warm welcome from early reviewers as they go on sale to the general public.<p>The handsets, made by …

Phones

Google’s delivery drone takes to the skies

Latest test caught on camera as company’s Project Wing morphs into new quadcopter drone shape for smooth package drop<p>Amazon isn’t the only company working on drone delivery, Google’s Project Wing aims to beat the retailer to the punch with a drone that will fly five miles in five minutes.<p>The drone …

Drones

Google launches beta testing program for Search app on Android

If you're the type to sign up for beta testing programs to get first access to upcoming features, then Google wants your help. Mountain View is looking for beta testers for Android's Google Search app -- <i>Droid Life</i> says the company has released a Now card looking for volunteers, but you can also …

Google takes minor stake in Mobvoi, a Chinese artificial intelligence company

Google’s focus on building its presence the Chinese market shows no sign of letting up. Mobvoi, a Chinese company which develops advanced, natural voice detection and AI-based technology, announced this morning that Google has taken a minority stake in the company. Although the exact amount Google …