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Teleportation is murder: Old trope gets new twist in The Punch...

Already optioned for film, this smart, hard sci-fi thriller checks off a lot of boxes.

Possibly most intense Star Wars v. Star Trek argument ever ends...

Two roommates fight over sci-fi; one ends up in jail.

New Star Trek series will abandon Gene Roddenberry’s cardinal rule

For the first time, a Trek series will show main characters in a negative light.

Ars enters VR and destroys multiple starships in Star Trek: Bridge...

Wherein we don our Vives and Rifts, hit record, and set phasers to "ridiculous."

Patent-holding company can’t avoid paying attorneys’ fees, appeals court rules

Security company's response to a patent lawsuit: How about you pay us $43,000?

First Star Trek: Discovery trailer goes where many Treks have gone...

Oft-delayed series comes to CBS All Access this fall.

Doctor Who: Oxygen review

Will the Doctorrsquo;s increasingly cavalier attitude cause him to lose his senses?

Underdog team wins millions in competition to make real-life tricorder

Family-based team’s design beat out tough competition for Star Trek-inspired win.

Star Trek-Themed Ransomware Demands New Crypto-Currency

Kirk ransomware comes in guise of stress-testing tool and demands 50 Monero ($1,100) to unlock.

Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world

Live long and (don't) prosper Audacious cybercriminals have created an Star Trek-themed strain of ransomware.…

IBM’s new Q program will include a 50-qubit quantum computer

Characters named Q in film and TV have been portrayed as being exceptional. Q in the James Bond movies served up futuristic gadgets, and Q in Star Trek was omnipotent.A new quantum computing program called Q at IBM will be remarkable in its own right.
In a few years, IBM plans to create a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap.[ Docker, Amazon, TensorFlow, Windows 10, and more: See InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

BrandPost: Precision Medicine: Who Will Live Forever?

Will medical advances using Big Data finally yield a Fountain of Youth unlike anything found in the legendary quests of Ponce de León?  Will someone eventually be able to live forever?For me, the term “Precision Medicine” evokes the image of the tricorder,which rapidly and accurately diagnosed many ailments on Star Trek.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes Precision Medicine as “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here