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IKEA parodies Apple with a ‘Holmes-Ginsbook Device’

Here’s a funny video from IKEA, introducing “a device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar”. The “device”? The IKEA catalogue. It comes with no cables and “eternal” battery life. The navigation is based on “tactile touch technology”- and there’s no lag. “Each crystal-clear page loads instantaneously, no matter how fast you scroll”. Isaac […]

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Geektastic Traceroute Gives Star Wars

If you’re not a geek you probably won’t appreciate this .. A Sysadmin who obviously likes Star Wars and had a bit of free time has put together a pretty neat hack which you can see via traceroute: traceroute -m 100 traceroute to (, 100 hops max, 60 byte packets 1  202-194.ge0-0-2.acc-r01.bk2.39122.as (  […]

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Science Fiction Movie Supermix

If you’re a sci-fi fan you’ll probably appreciate this video which features clips from over 100 movies. Everything from some of the earliest black and white silent movies through to Planet of the Apes (the latest iteration) It took them about a month of editing.. Enjoy! [youtube]http://youtu.be/w2gXF72Ie-4[/youtube]

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Video: Disney Turning Plants Into Interactive Interfaces

No, this isn’t science fiction or fantasy. Disney is experimenting with using  plants as interfaces to computers. The concept may sound a little different, so here’s a couple of videos to demonstrate the technology in action. [youtube]http://youtu.be/_uTJiEYI1ik[/youtube] From the description: The visitors communicate with living and artificial plants by reaching to and touching them and […]

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Patrick Ruddell - Founder & Editor in Chief of ScienceFiction.com

Cooking with Patrick [Podcast #26]

This week’s guest is Patrick Ruddell, a domainer, and the owner of sciencefiction.com.  With a background in real estate, he became interested in domains as an investment career when the property slowdown hit in the US.  But he’s quick to point out that the real-estate analogy for web domains is over-used and not very accurate. […]

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