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Action-packed Total Recall with great slick sci-fi feel opens this August Action-packed Total Recall with great slick sci-fi feel opens this August
By Rohina @ 07 Jun 2012 :: Article Rating
First announced in 2009, Total Recall is based on the story-line of Dick's “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. Unlike the original, the remake takes place on Earth, instead of Mars - where the outcome of a global power struggle between New Shanghai and Euromerica depends on a factory worker. The remake is directed by Len Wiseman and has stars like Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Ethan Hawke.




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Blockbusters to Hit Theaters this Summer Blockbusters to Hit Theaters this Summer
By Rohina @ 02 Jun 2012 :: Article Rating
This summer prepare yourself for super-heroes, remakes, follow-ups, comedies and mega-budget projects promising tons of entertainment. Full-size Hollywood titles to the likes of Rock of Ages, Snow White and the Huntsman, Safe Haven, Madagascar 3 and Prometheus. Along with Adam Sandler-starrer That’s My Boy, Jack the Giant Killer, Men In Black 3, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pixar’s Brave.
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NASA unveils giant rocket design for future odysseys with a powerful lunch vehicle NASA unveils giant rocket design for future odysseys with a powerful lunch vehicle
By Salar Golestanian @ 14 Sep 2011 :: Article Rating
According to BBC, The Space Launch System (SLS), as it is currently known, will be the most powerful launcher ever built - more potent even than the Saturn V rockets that put men on the Moon. The design for NASA's newest behemoth of a rocket hearkens back to the massive workhorse liquid rockets that propelled men to the moon. But this time the destinations will be much farther and the rocket even more powerful.
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The Evolution of 'Star Trek'  - 45 years in the making The Evolution of 'Star Trek' - 45 years in the making
By Salar Golestanian @ 09 Sep 2011 :: Article Rating
Found this great article about the first 45 years of Star Trek with TV producer Gene Roddenberry's optimistic vision of the future that has captivated fans for nearly 1/2 a century. There has been Six Television Series and 11 movies depicting humanity hundreds of years in the future. Exploring the stars and battling alien enemies of all kinds that include races like Klingons, Romulans and the Borg.
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What lie within "bubbles" of space and time? What lie within "bubbles" of space and time?
By Salar Golestanian @ 04 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
Questions like this was the main reason prompting me to do Physics at University. This week the idea that other universes - as well as our own - lie within "bubbles" of space and time has received a boost. This is realized by the studies of the low-temperature glow left from the Big Bang suggest that several of these "bubble universes" may have left marks on our own.
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Is the world tiring of 3D cinema/TV? Box Office takings suggest so... Is the world tiring of 3D cinema/TV? Box Office takings suggest so...
By Salar Golestanian @ 09 Jun 2011 :: Article Rating
Yesterday I was excited to go and see the brand new Panasonic 50 Inch TV that my neighbour has just bought. I went in to check out the 3D experience and found that he just purchased 2D version to save 500 GBP. Steve next door is 45 years old and quite techi so I was very surprised as I know he could afford the extra £500 GBP. Yet he opted for 2D as after a lot of deliberation he does not think that at any one time, his whole family is likely to be Waring the glasses to watch a movie.
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Humanity took a beating from the IBM's 'Watson' - Researcher explains why? Humanity took a beating from the IBM's 'Watson' - Researcher explains why?
By Salar Golestanian @ 18 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
The world’s best US Jeopardy player is no longer from the human race and rather an IBM’s Watson supercomputer. Sadly the match wasn’t close with machine way ahead of the best that humans can muster. When all was said and done, Watson won $77,147, far more than Brad Rutter  @ $21,600 and the 74-time champion Ken Jennings @ $24,000. This was due to Watson's ability to dissect complex human language and return correct responses far faster than Brad and Ken.  Just a couple of years ago, Watson could not even answer 20% of questions asked.
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Who's Smarter, a Human or a Computer? Does Watson Prove We’ve Reached the Singularity? Who's Smarter, a Human or a Computer? Does Watson Prove We’ve Reached the Singularity?
By Salar Golestanian @ 17 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
I was fascinated with this article at TechCrunch about IBM's Watson. I have not been following the recent achievements by IBM supper computer statues recently. Jeopardy champions Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings are locked in an epic battle with Watson--an IBM supercomputer--for the fate of humanity and the future of planet Earth. OK, they're actually only battling over trivia game show bragging rights, but what does it say about the future of humanity if Watson wins? It gives a whole new meaning to "final Jeopardy.
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James Cameron Announces - Avatar sequels get confirmed release dates James Cameron Announces - Avatar sequels get confirmed release dates
By Salar Golestanian @ 25 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
Audience members yearning to return to the exotically extraterrestrial locale of Pandora will have to wait for at least three more years, as James Cameron has confirmed that the first of his back-to-back Avatar sequels won’t arrive until Christmas of 2014.
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Arguments For And Against 3D - Murch And Ebert Vs Coldewey Arguments For And Against 3D - Murch And Ebert Vs Coldewey
By Salar Golestanian @ 25 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
An article is making its way around the net today, a letter written to Roger Ebert by an Oscar-winning editor and sound engineer, Walter Murch, decrying a fundamental flaw in 3D filmmaking that he assures us ruins the entire idea. The author David Coldeway thinks that Roger was off the mark in this assessment. And he goes on to dispel some of the information he’s spreading via Ebert’s blog.
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Google Translate Goes Star Trek; only for earth's popular Languages Google Translate Goes Star Trek; only for earth's popular Languages
By Salar Golestanian @ 18 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
Last Year, Google launched the Translate application for Android devices, able to allow translation of text for over 50 different languages, with the results delivered using the text-to-speech function of the phone. Now Google Translate brings us closer to the dream of a Star Trek-esque Universal Translator.
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Stargazing Live needs you this week! - BBC Two, 3-5 Jan, 2011 Stargazing Live needs you this week! - BBC Two, 3-5 Jan, 2011
By Salar Golestanian @ 03 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
Professor Brian Cox made astrophysics sexy in Wonders of the Solar System, and now he is back for this three-night live show exploring the stars. From their eyrie in the University of Manchester's Lovell Telescope, Brian gives co-host Dara O Briain (a self-confessed frustrated astronomer) a crash course in astronomy, while gadget-obsessed Jonathan Ross goes back to basics as he learns to navigate the night sky using a pencil and paper. 
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iPad, Android or Slate Tablets for 2011/2012 iPad, Android or Slate Tablets for 2011/2012
By Salar Golestanian @ 23 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
Having chosen my top gadget of the year being my much loved iPad, I have given in to accepting the title with grace for being branded as "AppleFanBoy". I thought I might as well do my own forecast for the tablet world in 2011/2012. In doing so, I have been noticing that a lot of article coming out of the Tech World these days are doing their best for downgrading Apple's success with iPad. I don’t understand this love and hate relationship people have with Apple. For example the recent forecast by IDC and Forester is that "Android Tablets" going to catch-up with iPad in 2012. These are borrowed from Salar Golestanian Blogs
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Technology of the Year for me: Apple's iPad & Microsoft Hyper-V R2 Technology of the Year for me: Apple's iPad & Microsoft Hyper-V R2
By Salar Golestanian @ 19 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
Today I was going to say something about what was the most attractive product during the 2010. But then I thought it better be something I have actually invested in rather than what just grabbed my attention but was not compelling enough for me or my family to buy and use. For me two product stands out last year and you may argue that one of them came about actually in 2008, but at least for me, I discovered it this year:- This blog was originally posted at Salar Golestanian Blogs
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3 New Online Services Perfect for Small Businesses,  Qwiki, Sortify and Hashable 3 New Online Services Perfect for Small Businesses, Qwiki, Sortify and Hashable
By Salar Golestanian @ 15 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
Doing web business in the last 5 years has been challenging, and more complexities are added to our daily routine, and it is likely to get even more complex in the future. It seems to me that these days I need to spend a quality time focussing on small things; yet very critical that was normally missed. We focus so much time on the stuff that needs to go out today that we sometimes forget the little things we should also consider.
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Mobile OS & Browser Landscape is changing, should we change too? Mobile OS & Browser Landscape is changing, should we change too?
By Salar Golestanian @ 10 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
For more than 3 years we have been producing mobile specific modules and skins/templates for the DotNetNuke platform and occasionally for other platforms. When we first started this path the king of mobile devices that was used for browsing was just Apple iPhone and other devices were still in WAP mode and therefore, were not man enough to even consider them. Original blog post at Salar Golestanian .com
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Open Source Film Making: Star Wreck builds permanent community for collaborative movie making  Open Source Film Making: Star Wreck builds permanent community for collaborative movie making
By Salar Golestanian @ 06 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
This is going to sound a little like New Windows 7 Ads - "That was my Idea!" About 3 years ago I had an idea that I can use DotNetNuke in a collaborative approach to allow people to get together based on an idea of a movie and slowly gain traction and find people that can contribute and make the movie. Original post at Salar Golestanian blogs.
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More on Apple's Granted Patent for a Complicated 3D Display Method More on Apple's Granted Patent for a Complicated 3D Display Method
By Salar Golestanian @ 02 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
For couple of years now or so I have been watching Apple with their ever growing number of patent applications for 3D Desktop technology. A lot of these are for glassless 3D display and 3D desktop of a sort. Not all of Apple's research is visible to outside world for obvious reasons. This kind of research is what is going to change our desktops sometime soon. Original post at Salar Golestanian blogs.
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Iceland Volcano Might be the cause of coldest November in UK! Iceland Volcano Might be the cause of coldest November in UK!
By Salar Golestanian @ 30 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
This morning I got up to see snow for the first time in November. And because I was not thinking of preparing my car for the winter, during the night the 3 years old battery in my car gave up because it is so cold, and the car alarm went off because the battery was low so I started asking myself what could be the cause. Original post at Salar Golestanian blogs.
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Finally Google Chrome Extension that can Exports Your Facebook Contacts Finally Google Chrome Extension that can Exports Your Facebook Contacts
By Salar Golestanian @ 26 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
Facebook Doesn't Own My Friends so FB-Exporter is a Chrome extension to export your Facebook friends' contact data.  A few weeks ago I wanted to send a personal email to all my friends in FaceBook for the Movember Charity Cause through outlook. and I could not do this as I had to scraping and exporting your contacts into both Gmail and CSV files even though it might take awhile and multiple tries if you’ve got hundreds of friends. And while the extension is not officially affiliated with Google (or Facebook), Original post at Salar Golestanian blogs.
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Can Open Source Stop The Facebook Juggernaut? Can Open Source Stop The Facebook Juggernaut?
By Salar Golestanian @ 25 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
Facebook has become to the social web what Microsoft was to the desktop. Like Microsoft twenty years ago, they will probably succeed because a bad standard is better than none. $35 billion valuation; 600 million users; 25% of all US internet traffic estimated 10% of world Internet traffic. And now they plan Email and other tools to follow to add to their grip on their version of the Walled Garden Internet. FB has fewer employees than Google has job openings. Original post at Salar Golestanian blogs.
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About Scifiwood News Reviews and Blogs
These are various short and long News Articles, Reviews and Blogs by Salar Golestanian and employees of SalarO.com as well as contributors of Scifiwood.com. The subject matter are mixed topics with Pure Science to Science Fiction as well as general topics on Web Trends, Technology, Software Engineering genre, or whatever subject that can affect the convergence of today's technology with Science Fiction in any shape or form.  These Blogs and Reviews don't have commercial or corporate aspiration, so they are indeed completely independent views. Some of these entries may be short and just link you to the actual news or site that can expand further on the subject of interest.  In Phase II we plan to incorporate some Social Networking applications within the portal.