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  • Obsessed Star Trek fan spends £18,000 to transform basement into Starship Enterprise
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    Obsessed Star Trek fan spends £18,000 to transform basement into Starship Enterprise

    By 20 January 2014

    The image above is not of the "real" Starship Enterprise - it's actually a Quebec woman's basement. She's obsessed with the TV show Star Trek, if you couldn't already tell. In an interview with CNET, Lune Rainville admitted that she spent $30,000 (£18,000) to...

  • Turn your bathroom into a Star Trek transporter room, without the messy dematerialisation business
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    Turn your bathroom into a Star Trek transporter room, without the messy dematerialisation business

    By 27 November 2013

    If you don't fancy turning part of your home into a homage to Star Wars using the Death Star tiles Pocket-lint told you about a couple of days ago, how about Star Trek instead? Thanks to ThinkGeek in the US, you can have your own Star Trek transporter...

  • Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made
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    Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made

    By 6 June 2013

    Acer is to put up for auction a limited Star Trek Into Darkness edition of its Aspire R7 notebook. The laptop, which looks more like the Enterprise than a computer, is part of a special limited run of only 25 R7 limited edition notebooks to celebrate...

  • NASA funds 3D pizza-making food printer
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    NASA funds 3D pizza-making food printer

    By 29 May 2013

    The ever-elusive food synthesiser popularized by Star Trek might soon become a reality, thanks to 3D printing.  Systems and Materials Research Corporation recently landed a $125,000 grant for six months from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration,...

  • Klingon language added to Bing translate, Star Trek Into Darkness tie-in
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    Klingon language added to Bing translate, Star Trek Into Darkness tie-in

    By 14 May 2013

    To celebrate the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, Microsoft has partnered with Paramount to add Klingon to the languages available on its Bing translation services. The service will be able to translate any of the 41 available languages into Klingon...

  • Star Trek in real life, the Starfleet gadgets you can buy today
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    Star Trek in real life, the Starfleet gadgets you can buy today

    By 1 May 2013

    Star Trek Into Darkness premieres in London tomorrow, 2 May, and as such, we thought it might be fun to take a look at how some of the classic gadgets from the franchise have made their way into real life. Amazingly, things that seemed light years ahead...

  • Star Trek light display hovers over London to celebrate Earth Hour, LED quadrocopters in formation
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    Star Trek light display hovers over London to celebrate Earth Hour, LED quadrocopters in formation

    By 25 March 2013

    The Star Trek logo hovered in the sky over London on Saturday night as part of the WWF Earth Hour initiative which saw key landmarks in the UK's capital and many other cities across the world go dark. Paramount Pictures partnered with Ars Electonica...

  • Star Trek Into Darkness trailer sets 'net a-blazing (video)
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    Star Trek Into Darkness trailer sets 'net a-blazing (video)

    By 6 December 2012

    As promised by Simon Pegg on Twitter Tuesday, the first teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has been released online, causing work to stop across many internet-connected businesses for the 1.03 minutes it takes to watch. More if, like us, you watch...

  • Star Trek fans to be 'beamed up' by augmented reality app - no need for Scotty
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    Star Trek fans to be 'beamed up' by augmented reality app - no need for Scotty

    By 4 October 2012

    Star Trek fans will be able to follow in their heroes’ footsteps by being “beamed up” at this month’s Destination Star Trek London, with a new free augmented reality app.  The ‘Beam Me Up App’ has been launched by CBS Action specifically...

  • Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize looks for Star Trek health tech now
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    Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize looks for Star Trek health tech now

    By 11 January 2012

    Qualcomm has teamed up with the X Prize foundation to launch a competition to design a working Tricorder-like device, as found in the popular TV show Star Trek. This is looking to happen within the next 3.5 years. "There is a dire need to improve access...

  • Forget iOS - Star Trek PADD puts LCARS on your iPad
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    Forget iOS - Star Trek PADD puts LCARS on your iPad

    By 13 July 2011

    Fanboy trekkies, prepare to to boldly go where no man has gone before - to the App Store to download the new Star Trek iPad app. Actually, the app has been live for a day or so now - so many men have probably gone there but you get the point. The Star...

  • Star Trek Mr. Potato Head toys coming soon
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    Star Trek Mr. Potato Head toys coming soon

    By 2 February 2011

    Captain James T. Kirk famously once said: "Without freedom of choice there is no creativity." So do you choose Star Trek, or Star Wars? And whilst the debate will roll on forever as to which is the best "Star" franchise, one place where the two sci-fi...

  • VIDEO: Custom-built Star Trek computer controls shopping and entertainment
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    VIDEO: Custom-built Star Trek computer controls shopping and entertainment

    By 24 November 2010

    Hand-built by YouTube user klapstoelpiloot, this touchscreen PC is inspired by the LCARS interface from Star Trek, and controls a host of different functions, from grocery shopping to media streaming. Both the computer and the software is handmade,...

  • TomTom Traffic Manifesto: join the collective
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    TomTom Traffic Manifesto: join the collective

    By 30 September 2010

    TomTom has revealed its Traffic Manifesto today, outlining global aims to tackle traffic congestion, based on experience with the HD Traffic system. The Dutch company has laid out its philanthropic plans, with Harold Goddijn, TomTom CEO, delivering a...

  • VIDEO: Official Star Trek pizza cutter
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    VIDEO: Official Star Trek pizza cutter

    By 28 September 2010

    Maybe you saw the recent post on Pocket-lint about the eco friendly pizza box and decided that it wasn't quite "geeky" enough for you. Maybe you like your pizza innovations to have a bit more jazz. If so, then surely you'll like the official Star Trek...

  • Nokia Star Trek Communicator phone unearthed
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    Nokia Star Trek Communicator phone unearthed

    By 16 September 2010

    Back when the JJ Abrams' reimagining of Star Trek was the talk of the town, one of Paramount's promotional partners was Nokia. The Finnish handset manufacturer released a limited Star Trek Edition of the 5800 in Europe, but that was not all. Behind the...

  • Hand hoody turns into Star Trek greeting
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    Hand hoody turns into Star Trek greeting

    By 13 September 2010

    Designer Paulo Bruno has created a hoody design that'll get sci-fi and, specifically, Star Trek fans loosening their zips... On their hoodies, that is. When zipped-up, his Traditional Greeting hooded sweatshirt simply shows a giant hand, palm faced-forward....

  • Star Trek Enterprise webcam launches
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    Star Trek Enterprise webcam launches

    By 15 January 2010

    This novelty webcam will let you talk to your trekkie mates whilst staring lovingly at the Enterprise NCC-1701. Compatible with Skype, MSN and other popular chat software, on both Macs and PCs, its Communicator compatibility is not clear at this stage....

  • Star Trek uniform wetsuits available
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    Star Trek uniform wetsuits available

    By 31 December 2009

    If you fit into both the Trekkie and surfer categories, then we have the perfect wetsuit for you. From Roddenberry, the suits are modeled after the uniforms from the original Star Trek series. With pricing from $435 (about £270) depending on thickness,...

  • Star Trek and new Transformers film see USB drive releases
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    Star Trek and new Transformers film see USB drive releases

    By 16 November 2009

    Hit movies Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are being released as collector's editions on USB drives. From Paramount Digital Entertainment, 20,000 of each movie will be available on a 4GB USB drive (leaving around 3GB free space) with...

  • Win one of five copies of the new Star Trek DVD
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    Win one of five copies of the new Star Trek DVD

    By 12 November 2009

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Paramount to bring you the chance of winning one of five copies of its new re-imagining of the legendary adventure, Star Trek - due for release on 16 November 2009. This visually spectacular, blockbuster prequel from acclaimed...

  • Vulcan salute flash drive available
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    Vulcan salute flash drive available

    By 16 October 2009

    Audio Cubes is offering a flash drive that will appeal to Spock fans as it's shaped after the famous "live long and prosper" Vulcan salute. Perfect for storing your episodes of Star Trek on - although not that many as it's only a 2GB capacity - the drive...

  • Firebox offers Star Trek cologne
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    Firebox offers Star Trek cologne

    By 24 August 2009

    Live long and smell great is the sell for a new range of aftershave and a perfume offered by online retailer Firebox. A new range of Star Trek colognes brings the world of the Enterprise to a new sense for fans of the retro sci-fi series. For the ladies,...

  • R2-D2 turns up in Star Trek
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    R2-D2 turns up in Star Trek

    By 20 May 2009

    Cheeky Star Trek director JJ Abrams has snuck an intergalactic reference of intergalactic proportions into the latest Star Trek it seems. Everyone's favourite feisty droid, R2-D2 is supposedly pulling a Where's Wally moment and according to Paramount,...

  • "Huge" interest in Star Trek toys reported
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    "Huge" interest in Star Trek toys reported

    By 6 May 2009

    Toys R Us is reporting "huge customer interest" in Star Trek toys ahead of the new movie's launch and says it expects the new range of toys to be snapped up by kids and collectors alike. In particular, the toy retailer is tipping its Star Trek Transporter...