TechRepublic Member | September 21, 2012
Geek Trivia: What is the only major Emmy award the Star Trek franchise ever won?
In the nearly 50 years that Star Trek has been on the air, only once has any Star Trek show won a non-technical Emmy award. Read more
Dragon*Con 2012: Cutest costumes
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TechLines: Join Larry Dignan, NASA, Ford, IBM & T-Mobile LIVE In NYC
Drowning in big data? Join Larry Dignan, Editor-in-Chief of ZDNet, live in our studio audience as NASA, Ford, IBM and T-Mobile debate in "TechLines: Big Data Debunked - Finding The Data Signals", New York City on October 4, 2012.
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Deconstruct for GOOD contest turns electronic detritus into treasure
Ken Swallow, the first place winner of this year's Deconstruct for GOOD e-waste recycling contest, rebuilt an old laptop and PC into the Millennium Falcon. Read about the other winning entries. Read more
October 2012 Geekend movie rundown
The seven sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and generally geek-related flicks that will hit U.S. cinemas in October of 2012. Read more
Kindle Fire HD teardown reveals repair-ready tablet with minor annoyances
Bill Detwiler disassembles the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and shows you why it's easy to crack open and how it compares to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Read more
Raspberry Pi and Beer: A match made in heaven
Bought a Raspberry Pi? Like beer? Then you have to check out this Pi-powered attempt to apply science to the dark art of brewing. View on site
Dragon*Con 2012: Most unusual costumes
Dragon*Con was held in Atlanta, GA, on Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2012. Take a look at some of the most unusual costumes from this year's event. View on site
Tech Troopers: Recreating iconic images from the life of Bill Gates
Star Wars fans, check out the Tech Troopers as they recreate iconic images from the life of Bill Gates. View on site
MakerBot unveils Manhattan store, new Replicator 2 3D printer (pictures)
Brooklyn, NY-based MakerBot has a new 3D printer on sale, and a new store to sell it in. View on site
Today's recommended downloads
Why Native Windows Defragmentation Isn't Enough (Condusiv Technologies)
Charting the Course to a Customer-Centric Business (IBM)
On-demand Webcast: Discover Application Performance Management Practices of 400 Leading Companies (Quest Software)
Troubleshoot Real-Life Network Performance Monitoring Issues in the SolarWinds Demo Challenge! (SolarWinds)
Unlocking the enterprise cloud (Rackspace)
Geekend perennial favorites
Sci-fi rant: When did Star Wars jump the shark?
Sci-fi rant: When did Star Trek jump the shark?
Sci-fi rant: Why giant mecha robots are stupid
Counter-rant: Why science fiction will never go extinct
Apple iPhone 5 will fend off the pack, but for how long?
CIO Jury: Apple's latest handset is good enough to fight off the competition for the time being but the gap is narrowing, according to tech chiefs.
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