2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker

Few things have been more chilling than the monotone voice of HAL 9000 defying his programming and becoming the ultimate artificially intelligent threat to the crew of the Discovery One in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now you can bring the voice of Douglas Rain to your home in the form of a HAL 9000 prop replica that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. This is probably the coolest Bluetooth speaker we’ve ever seen, and it’s a stunning prop replica too. Check out the HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker below. Read More »

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Walt Disney Animation is well known for its work in both traditional and CG animation, and now the company is breaking new ground (at least for them). The animation studio will premiere its first virtual reality short film, Cycles, next month at the SIGGRAPH 2018, a conference dedicated to VR, augmented reality, and mixed reality.

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Dick Tracy Watch

For the longest time, Dick Tracy had one of the most iconic gadgets in pop culture. Whenever there was trouble, the yellow jacket-clad detective could be summoned on his radio watch. But for the longest time, even through modern times, this watch was just a pipe dream. Nowadays we have the likes of the Apple Watch to satisfy our affinity for wrist gadgets, but for those who are still dreaming of specifically having the watch Dick Tracy wore on his wrist, it’s no longer a dream.

Brothers Nick and Charlie Mathis have teamed up with the Longio Watch Co. and Elite Manufacturing to create an official Dick Tracy watch that uses bluetooth technology to connect to your phone and operate like the real gadget from the 1930s comic strip. Find out how you can get it below. Read More »

Apple TV 4K

Soon, nearly every single streaming video subscription will be available at the tap of the finger. Or at the click of the Apple TV remote.

Apple plans to start selling subscriptions to popular services like Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Now, Showtime, and others through its Apple TV app, following in the footsteps of Amazon.

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jay and silent bob vr series

Jay and Silent Bob are striking back, again. But this time, you can see them in virtual reality. Writer-director Kevin Smith is reviving his iconic cinematic slacker duo for 2018 in a Jay and Silent Bob VR series.

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Update: In an interview with Wired, MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe says he was just joking about the notion of the company tracking its users’ locations. “I was just being in a funny mood and just said it sarcastically. We are not tracking people.” But this official statement from the company seems to tell a different story:

“Today, MoviePass released a new app update, including the removal of some unused app location capabilities. While part of our vision includes using location-based marketing to enhance the moviegoing experience for our members, we aren’t using some of that functionality today. Our members will always have the option to choose the location-based services that are right for them today and in the future.”

That reads as if they actually were tracking users (beyond a one-time check to confirm you’re in range of a theater when you try to buy a ticket), but they’ve now removed some of that functionality. The drama continues. Our original article follows.

A day after MoviePass announced that it would be taking steps to improve its customer service, the ticket-buying subscription service is here to remind you that it’s still a little sketchy.

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe reportedly boasted that the app has been collecting data about its users’ locations before and after they enter a movie theater. Yes, that app you’re using to get free movie tickets is watching you.

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Jurassic World Alive

Hold onto your butts: the Jurassic Park franchise is the latest pop culture juggernaut to jump on the augmented reality bandwagon. A new report says Universal has teamed with mobile game developer Ludia to create Jurassic World Alive, a new AR game that’s similar to Pokemon Go. That game was a global sensation a couple of years ago; will Alive be able to take a bite out of that same market?
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claude lelouch cellphone movie

Claude Lelouch is the latest director to turn to smartphones as the next step in cinema.

The Oscar-winning French director of the 1967 film A Man and a Woman will shoot a film entirely on his cellphone. But that’s not the only selling point. The Claude Lelouch cellphone movie will be a retelling of the recent theft of the director’s latest screenplay and 50 years worth of handwritten notes.

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Amazon Prime Video Finally Available on Apple TV

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Good news for Apple TV users who long for the warm embrace of Amazon Prime Video: six months after Apple CEO Tim Cook assured users it would happen, Amazon Prime Video is now available on Apple TV. Yes, that’s correct: Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV is finally a reality. This decision will hopefully end a feud between Apple and Amazon, with Amazon refusing to sell Apple’s streaming box unless Apple TV made Prime Video available.

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Back to the Future Mr. Fusion Car Charger

When Doc Brown barrels into Marty McFly’s driveway at the end of Back to the Future, not only does he come with concerns about the future, but he has a new piece of technology.

While the original Back to the Future time machine needed plutonium to create a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity necessary to charge the flux capacitor, an upgrade allows Doc Brown to use everyday trash to create the nuclear reaction. That upgrade is called Mr. Fusion, and now you can pick up one of your own to charge your cell phone from your own time machine.

Check out the Back to the Future Mr. Fusion car charger below. Read More »