Douglas Trumbull, Effects Wizard Behind 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, Has Died

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Science fiction cinema would not be what it is today without the work of Douglas Trumbull. Trumbull helped drive effects on films like 2 001: A Space Odyssey , Blade Runner , and Close Encounters of the Third Kind , each time changing the field in ways that would resonate for decades.

The Transformation Of The Apple iPod From 2001 To 2022


The iPod revolutionized how we listen to music, and it evolved greatly during its relatively brief history. Here is the most complete story of the technology. Technology

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The iconic spacesuit from 2001: A Space Odyssey is up for auction

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News 2001 A Space Odyssey auctionAt an asking price in the six figures, the prop is sure to command sky-high bids.

These Matrix, Alien, and 2001 Claymation Scenes Are Perfection

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Not one, not two, but three all-time sci-fi classics : 2001: A Space … Read more. Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed an uptick in io9 posts featuring short claymation scenes recreating iconic moments from famous sci-fi movies.

Unexplained Monolith Discovered in Rural Utah's Red Rock Country

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The monolith has drawn comparisons to the black monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey , and the helicopter crew… Read more. aliens utah utah department of public safety bureau of land management 2001 a space odyssey 2001

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Utah's Mystery Monolith Appeared Around 2016 Near Site of Old Movie and TV Locations

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50 Years Later, Silent Running Is More Relevant Than Ever

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The Gorillaz Go to the Moon

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Sega Tipped To Revive Crazy Taxi And Jet Set Radio With Big-Budget Reboots


The iconic video game company hasn't released hardware since 2001, but fans could be in for a treat with reboots of some of its classics. Gaming News

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iPod hack puts 50 million Spotify songs in your pocket

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When Apple launched the iPod in 2001, it went with the slogan, “1,000 songs in your pocket.” Now someone has rebuilt it to increase that number to 50 million. Apple Music News hack iPod music streaming Spotify streaming music

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AR Time Capsule Explores The Hidden History Of The September 11th Attacks


On the morning of September 11th, 2001, a series of terrorist attacks were conducted against the United States, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths, 25,000 injuries, and numerous long-term health consequences. ReplayAR shines a spotlight on Ground Zero in honor of 9/11.

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20 Years Later, Pulse Is Still the Creepiest Horror Movie About Internet Ghosts

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At the time of its release in 2001, however, that sound signified a new form of communication that had already begun to change the world. Pulse begins with an ancient sound: the screech of a dial-up internet connection.

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What Your Favorite iPod Says About You

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23, 2001, let’s look back on some notable iPod models and what they say about you as an early tech consumer. In honor of the launch of the original scroll wheel iPod on Oct. Every iPod tells a story, and some of the stories they told were pretty darn rough. Read more. apple ipod

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The Original Segway Is Officially Being Retired on July 15

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When first revealed to the world back in December of 2001 Dean Kamen’s Segway promised to revolutionize urban mobility. But sticker shock, and cities quickly banning the self-balancing standing scooter, meant the Segway never came to close to realizing that dream.


The Making of Ellen DeGeneres, the Nicest Person on Television

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Ellen DeGeneres was supposed to host the 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2001. But in the wake of September 11, the awards show was canceled twice, until finally, on November 4, DeGeneres hosted a more casual ceremony , to a seemingly reluctant crowd.


Now You Can Narrate Your Friend's Lives Like Morgan Freeman With Augmented Voice

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It turns out, I actually sound better as the vague approximation of the demented artificial intelligence from 2001: A Space Odyssey than either HAL’s actor Douglas Rain or my normal, human voice.

Halo Infinite In VR Looks Like A Pretty Fun Time


Beginning with the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001, the video game series has since expanded into a billion-dollar franchise, and with a new television series currently airing on Paramount+, now would be an ideal time to expand into the VR realm.

Angelina Jolie Initially Said No to Starring in Simon West's Tomb Raider

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Before Charlize Theron took the mantle as the queen of action cinema, that title belonged to Angelina Jolie , starting with the role of Lara Croft in Simon West’s Tomb Raider (2001).

A Pandemic-Induced Bankruptcy Killed the HAL-9000 Smart Speaker

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If you need another reminder that it’s an especially risky time to back crowdfunded products on sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, Master Replicas Group, who introduced a smart speaker version of the HAL 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey , is shutting down, and unless a minor miracle occurs (space babies?)… Read more.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Remaster's First Trailer Boldly Goes to Ultra HD

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Way back in 2001, Star Trek fans were delighted to receive a director’s cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture , with enhanced visual effects, on DVD.

What Will Smartphones Be Like in 10 years?

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Recall that in 2001 the biggest thing in cell phone technology was the Nokia 8250, the chief selling point of which was its colorful display. If you’d asked a panel of experts 10 years ago what smartphones would look like in a decade, you’d have gotten all kinds of wild responses.

Stanley Kubrick’s Daughter Fell Down the QAnon Rabbit Hole

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The daughter of late, legendary film director Stanley Kubrick— The Shining , Space Odyssey: 2001 , Dr. Strangelove , etc—is on board with extremist groups like the Proud Boys, Boogaloo, and QAnon, according to a Wednesday report in the Daily Beast.

Brotherhood of the Wolf Is Still the Greatest French Historical Epic Martial Arts Monster Movie Ever Made

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Yet 2001’s Brotherhood of the Wolf has the audacity to take these wildly incohesive elements, along with… Read more. Martial arts movies that double as historical epics are supposed to be set in Asia.

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Halo's Trailer Bring Master Chief's Sci-fi Odyssey to Live Action

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Since the original Halo released in 2001, Microsoft has been trying for a long time to get Bungie and 343 Industries’ sci-fi shooter into live action beyond excellent commercials and webseries tie-ins.

The New Cinderella Trailer Gives Us Big Knight's Tale Vibes

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Maybe it’s just us, but when we see people in period clothing singing catchy modern pop songs, we’re instantly transported back to 2001.

A Classic Hellboy Novel Is Becoming a Comic

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In 2001, Hellboy’s second novel, The Bones of Giants , took us on an adventure of Nordic mythological mayhem, as everyone’s favorite paranormal investigator found himself on the trail of giant’s corpse and a certain mysterious hammer.

‘Return To Castle Wolfenstein’ VR Port Heading To Oculus Quest


ID Software’s 2001 first-person shooter Return to Castle Wolfenstein is heading to the Oculus Quest with full 6DoF support thanks to the efforts of popular modder DrBeef. 6DoF grenade throwing and motion triggered knife stabbing included.

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The Amazing Maurice Adds David Tennant to Its Star-Studded Cast

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The animated adaptation of Terry Pratchett ’s Carnegie Medal-winning 2001 children’s book The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents has already commandeered a huge celebrity voice cast, but apparently there’s always room for more.

PSVR 2 Could Include Tech from the Biggest Name in Eye Tracking

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Founded in 2001, Tobii has become well known in the industry for its eye-tracking hardware and software stacks. Tobii, a global leader in eye-tracking, announced it’s currently in talks with Sony to include its tech in the upcoming PlayStation VR2.

Colin Firth and Toni Colette face off in tense trailer for 'The Staircase'

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In 2001, Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of a staircase. The Staircase is back. In 2003, her husband Michael Peterson was convicted of her murder.


10 Spectacularly Silly Depictions of the Moon in Sci-Fi Movies

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Not the semi-plausible or at least seriously considered depictions seen in movies like Moon , 2001: A Space Odyssey , or Ad Astra , but the full-on goofy treatments that put the “fiction” in “science fiction.”

s-CRY-ed's Peculiar Power Sets and Stunning Fights Must Be Seen in HD

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In Sunrise ’s anime s-CRY-ed , which originally aired on TV Tokyo back in 2001, the future is a chaotic time—the world is still reeling from a mysterious geological phenomenon known as “The Great Uprising” that absolutely devastates a chunk of Japan.

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‘Blacktop Hoops’ is Like ‘NBA Street’ in VR, Coming to Quest 2 & PC VR Next Year

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Blacktop Hoops is an upcoming multiplayer streetball game that puts you on realistic amateur courts where you chain together epic moves that all look straight out of NBA Street (2001).

EON Reality and the American School of Bombay Announce Partnership for Latest Knowledge Metaverse Hub


The American School of Bombay has been a leader in technology-based learning since becoming a “laptop school” in 2001. The partnership includes groundbreaking EON-XR solutions for American School of Bombay students and faculty.

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Nintendo Partners With Niantic for Multiple New AR Games, Starting This Year with ‘Pikmin’

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Now the studio says it has entered into a partnership with Nintendo to develop multiple new AR titles , starting with the Pikmin franchise, which got its start in 2001 on GameCube as an RTS puzzle game where players command hordes of little plant characters.

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12 Movies That Will Make You Love Hand-Drawn Animation

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In the 20 years since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, a hand-drawn movie has claimed the award only once —Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 masterpiece Spirited Away.

‘Tetris Effect’ Landing on PS4 & PSVR Next Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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The game, which includes 30+ stages and 10+ modes, was created by Monstars and Enhance , the minds behind Rez Infinite (2001) and its more recent VR adaptations. Tetris Effect is a single-player adaptation of Tetris for the modern era, boasting support for both PS4 Pro and PSVR. Sony now says the game is heading to the PlayStation store on November 9th, 2018. Tetris Effect pre-orders are also now available , retailing at a 10% discount off the full MSRP of $40.

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