technology

Portal – An Original Scripted Drama Premiere

I belong to several online groups through Facebook and other various media, as I’m sure many of you do, too. I came across in one of these groups dedicated to those of us who feel we are a bit socially awkward and are into cons and all that goes along with them. The group is […]

The Wrong Gadgets

Science Fiction is frequently accused of being a genre that’s too much about gadgets. I tend to think that we focus on the wrong gadgets, and that’s why that generalization is made.

Good Versus Evil

Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do not fear for your personal safety, as I will take great care to observe the rules of hospitality during your visit.  As I am a certifiable Tech Geek, I will spend […]

What’s the Deal with 3D Printing?

3D printing has popped up in science fiction for ages: recall the Star Trek crew materializing food in the microwave-like “replicator” or Neal Stephenson’s “matter compilers” in The Diamond Age. The appeal of creating whatever one wants at the simple press of a button excites the inventor in all of us. But, like most pined-for […]

Traffic

First of all, I must apologize for the interrupted service on this blog – I have been in and out of hospital for the best part of last month, and eventually had to say goodbye to my gallbladder, so I had to skip last fortnight’s edition. I’m now well on the way to recovery, and […]

Will the Real Tony Stark Please Stand Up

Over the past few decades the uber rich have had an increasing influence on our technological future: Peter Diamandis funds various space-oriented X-Prizes, one of which saw the development and successful flight of SpaceShip One.  Soon, very soon, SpaceShipTwo will be taking tourists on sub-orbital flights – backed by another billionaire – Sir Richard Branson. […]

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Kristina Grifantini

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the opportunity to peek inside the minds of the ASM bloggers to […]

Where is My Augmented Reality Vision?

The blogosphere has been abuzz with Google Glass. In case you haven’t seen what this is, check out Google’s page on it here. Looks cool/nerdy, right? The idea is that you can constantly monitor a box of visual information to the left of your vision, currently accessible through voice control. Google says that it will […]

Calling All Space Cadets!

Ever wanted to travel to outer space? Now’s your chance… for real. Lynx Apollo antiperspirant have launched a competition to win a trip flying 103km up into space. How do you do it? First, potential candidates sign up on the competition website and write a profile explaining why they should get a seat on board. […]

Burn Your Books

Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do not fear for your personal safety, as I will take great care to observe the rules of hospitality during your visit.  As I am a certifiable Tech Geek, I will spend […]