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Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR game

While we wait for No Man's Sky to be released in VR, Ubisoft has shown off a new Star Trek based virtual reality experience at the E3 gaming conference in the US. Star Trek: Bridge...
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No Man’s Sky: 18 quintillion science fiction worlds ready for VR

If you're a science fiction reader, the visuals generated by the upcoming computer game No Man's Sky look hauntingly familiar. The trailers and screenshots released so far are striking reminders of the covers of science...
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Marvel’s Doctor Strange trailer impresses

Having been disappointed by Marvel's Captian America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and only mildly amused by Dead Pool, I'm hoping for a distinct improvement when Doctor Strange hits theatres 4 November this year. With...
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Elon Musk sending people to Mars in 2024

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has outlined SpaceX's ambitious plans to send people to Mars as early as 2024. Speaking at the 2016 Recode Conference, he explained he intends to start regular cargo runs to...
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Onboard SpaceX footage of rocket’s first stage landing

SpaceX has now managed to land the first stage of its satellite-launching rocket, the Falcon 9, four times in a row. Three of those landings amazingly have been on barges floating in the ocean....
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Neal Stephenson reading guide

US science fiction writer Neal Stephenson is perhaps best known for his outstanding novel Cryptonomicon, an epic science fiction tale that switches between Allied codebreakers working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War,...
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Star Wars Rogue One trailer does not disappoint

Star Wars: Rogue One will be the second Star Wars film to be released since George Lucas sold the franchise rights to Disney for four billion, which after the reception of The Force Awakens, seems like a bargain. Instead...
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Jeff Goldblum’s back in new Independence Day 2 trailer

What I like about the first trailers for Independence Day 2: Resurgence is Jeff Goldblum. One of my favorite actors, he seemed to have almost disappeared after starring in a string of classic science fiction movies in the 80s and 90s, from...

Best virtual reality and augmented reality gear

The science fiction devices and virtual landscapes described in books like Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and William Gibson's Neuromancer are edging closer to reality. With the consumer editions of the Oculus Rift, Gear VR,...