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June 2005

Galactica In 5 Minutes

Via the Unofficial Battlestar Galactica Blog comes the very funny condensed version of the Battlestar Galactica Miniseries. Much like the Book A Minute people, Kira at 5 [...]

June 30, 2005 // 0 Comments


Sling Media is rolling out the SlingBox today, a device that allows you “placeshift” your TV viewing in the same way that Tivo (or any Digial Video Recorder) [...]

June 30, 2005 // 3 Comments

Tor/SciFi Channel Cross-Promotion

Tor, the world’s largest publisher of sf/f, will be cross-marketing one book every month with the SciFi Channel. Each book chosen will receive the “SCI FI [...]

June 29, 2005 // 2 Comments

July is Free eBook Month

July is Free eBook Month at eReader. Everyday in July, we are featuring a different eBook as a completely free download. There is something for everyone from mysteries and [...]

June 28, 2005 // 1 Comment

King Kong trailer

As I am preparing to do my workout last night, I am flipping channels on the TV and I see this trailer with Jack Black and a woman who looks remarkably like Fay Wray. I am [...]

June 28, 2005 // 1 Comment

Now Hear This: A Princess of Mars

An audio version of Edgar Rice Burrough’s A Princess of Mars is downloadable in three parts (so far) from Voice of America, a U.S. government funded international [...]

June 28, 2005 // 2 Comments

Man’s Best (Zombie) Friend

In a creepy story that presages the eventual collapse of civilization due to the zombie hordes, scientists in the US have created zombie dogs. One wonders whether the dogs [...]

June 27, 2005 // 3 Comments

Supreme Court Rules Against File Swapping

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that peer-to-peer companies such as Grokster could be held responsible for the copyright piracy on their networks. This is a big win for the [...]

June 27, 2005 // 11 Comments

POLL RESULTS: Life Beyond Earth

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION When do you think that humans will discover life beyond the Earth? RESULTS (29 total votes) Just in case it [...]

June 27, 2005 // 1 Comment

Still More Tidbits

I’m catching up on some newsfeed minutia and found some interesting tidbits from around the web: There’s a new podcast in town called The Signal (Hmmmm… [...]

June 26, 2005 // 3 Comments

Why Some Publishers Are Going Digital

The Book Standard article Buying the Cow, Though the Milk Is Free: Why Some Publishers Are Digitizing Themselves talks about digital publishing and its relationship to book [...]

June 26, 2005 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Star of Gypsies by Robert Silverberg

REVIEW SUMMARY: An immensely enjoyable read. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The story of Yakoub, the King of the Gypsy race known as the Rom, chronicles his rise to power (from [...]

June 25, 2005 // 1 Comment

LEGO +MAKE = Cool Magazine

BrickJournal is toutted as the magazine for Adult Fans of LEGO. Its sort of like MAKE magazine, but for LEGO fans. The first issue is available for download (PDF). Now we [...]

June 24, 2005 // 1 Comment


Get ready for some cool futurama panoramas. A bunch of panaromas stitched together (I’m assuming) from frames of the show. Cool any way you slice it. No related [...]

June 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

Gigapixel digital cameras

You think you’re the man with your new 8- or 16-megapixel digital camera? Bah, I say – you got nothin’! These folks have a 4-gigapixel digital camera with 4 [...]

June 24, 2005 // 2 Comments

Who’s Got Rocket Feet? InfraMan!

Here’s a 3 minute movie trailer for InfraMan. “The man beyond bionics, six million light years beyond believability. Is he man or machine? Electronic circuits [...]

June 23, 2005 // 4 Comments

2 Women in Bed Read SF/Fantasy

This one should be right up Pete’s alley. As it were. There’s a public-access TV show called Fantasy Bedtime Hour (Do I need to say NSFW?) in which two women read [...]

June 23, 2005 // 2 Comments

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