Star Trek

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The new 'Star Trek Beyond' trailer looks promising

I have to say that up until now I wasn't particularly looking forward to new Star Trek movie. Even though I loved the previous two films, the first trailer for this next chapter of the Star Trek saga looked too much like The Fast and the Furious and not enough like Star Trek.

I realise that the new movies are more heavily focussed on action and entertainment—and I'm all for that—but it'd be sad to see the legacy of what made Star Trek such an amazing universe be ignored to create another action flick.

This second trailer gives me hope because we see a few glimpses of the character development the movie might bring with it, some manner of violent commentary about the Federation's expansion, and a plot that appears less straight-forward than the first trailer made it seem.

Take a look for yourself.

A working bluetooth Star Trek communicator

Yes, this is soon going to be a reality.

Star Trek The Original Series Communicator Bluetooth Handset. Image courtesy of shop.startrek.com

The Wand Company’s Star Trek Original Series Communicator is the most accurate replica ever made, designed using the first ever structured-light 3D scans taken of the Alpha Hero Prop, crammed full of advanced technology, bringing new levels of action and immersion for Star Trek fans of all ages. • First fully working wireless Communicator • Bluetooth® Handset for pairing with Bluetooth® enabled mobile cellular phones • Made in response to countless requests from Star Trek fans all over the world. • Constructed from pressed metal, die cast metal, machined aluminum and textured ABS to replicate the original hero prop • Magnetic stand, with metal base and multi-colour LED charge status illumination • Built-in lithium polymer battery with wireless charging, just place on stand to automatically charge the power cell • High quality molded polyurethane foam-lined transit case • High quality speaker, great for hands-free calls and even playing music streaming from any bluetooth enabled audio player • high quality MEMS microphone for crystal clear call quality.

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Found on: The Mac Observer

Cards Against Humanity: Aisha Tyler, Laina Morris, & Ali Spagnola join Wil Wheaton (NSFW, seriously.)

I've known about Cards Against Humanity since the crowdfunding campaign started. The first time I actually played it was in 2014, during an evening of pizza, beer, and wine with colleagues/friends in Toronto prior to a company conference (where we played some more).

It's one of the funniest and tummy-ache inducing games I know of and I can't wait for the opportunity to play it again.

A friend told me that there's a 'Cards Against Humanity' episode of Tabletop — a show hosted by Wil Wheaton, where he and various guests play various tabletop games. I watched it a few days ago and it's glorious.

If you want to get a sense of the game and see just what a filthy mouth old Ensign Crusher has, I encourage your to watch the video below :)