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Ronald Griffis 2019-06-08
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The convention showcases books of all kinds—fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction, YA, graphic novels, comics, and everything in between—making it an excellent opportunity to learn more about already anticipated titles and discover new releases debuting in the coming months.

As a young boy, Takei didn't understand the meaning behind his family's sudden "vacation" to a place called Arkansas.

Speaking to a crowd at Book Expo, Takei recalled how terrifying and angering that time was for his father.

They Called Us Enemy promises to be both a sobering look into a difficult period in American history and an enlightening glimpse into Takei's early life.

The Lesson follows the residents of Water Island who have been living with a mysterious alien race called the Ynaa for the past five years.

The aliens are mostly benevolent, but any overstepping of boundaries is met with furious anger—thus complicating the relationship between Water Island's inhabitants and their new neighbors.

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Thomas Cann 2020-08-11
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Big stars including William Shatner, George Takei, Chris Rock, Richard Branson and Jewel, will help the Apple co-founder celebrate and raise money for charity.
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Bill Brown 2020-10-05
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Star Trek star George Takei appears to have started the online campaign to reclaim the label Proud Boys from the far-right group.
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Robert Russo 2016-07-08
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It s been a bit of a rollercoaster ever since the news that Hikaru Sulu, the character originally portrayed by George Takei in the original Star Trek show and played in the current movies by John Cho, would be gay in Star Trek Beyond.

And now, the writer of the film, Simon Pegg, has his say.

Takei further told the Hollywood Reporter that he argued for creating a new gay character, rather than change Sulu.

Simon Pegg who not only plays Scotty in the movie, but wrote the script respectfully disagrees that they should have done that instead.

The Guardian printed a response from Pegg, and here s everything of his it printed, in the order it presented it:

I have huge love and respect for George Takei, his heart, courage and humour are an inspiration.

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Mary Condie 2016-09-13
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Microsoft has shown up a bit now the software by the name of Actiongram to its Mixed Reality-headset Hololens.

Actiongram is a filmapplikation that allows the user to place the various holograms that can move and do other fun things in order to make your movie a bit more enjoyable.

Above you can see the video where George Takei plays with herself in the Actiongram.

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Gladys Wiggins 2017-11-12
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“This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it,’ he told the Hollywood Reporter.

Now the 80-year-old actor has responded, saying the events “simply did not occur” and denies even knowing the former model, in a series of tweets posted on Saturday.

“Friends, I’m writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton.

I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do.

“Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago.

But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful.”

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Robert Massaro 2020-07-22

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which came out as Yakuza 7 in Japan early this year, is getting a Western release in November. While every core game in the series since Yakuza 2 had Japanese voice acting and English subtitles for its Western release, Yakuza 7 is getting a full English dub like last year’s spin-off title Judgment. The cast is headed by George Takei, who plays yakuza patriarch Masumi Arakawa.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a departure for the series in many ways, which perhaps explains why Sega isn’t calling it a numbered entry in the West. (“Like a dragon” is a translation of Ryu ga Gotoku, the series’ Japanese title.) It features a new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, after Yakuza 6 marked the end of Kazuma Kiryu’s story, and the setting...

Continue reading…

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Alfred Borrow 2019-06-10

We’re headed for a revolution in computer-generated speech, and a voice clone of Microsoft founder Bill Gates demonstrates exactly why.

In the clips embedded below, you can listen to what seems to be Gates reeling off a series of innocuous phrases.

“A cramp is no small danger on a swim,” he cautions.

“Write a fond note to the friend you cherish,” he advises.

Others, including, George Takei, Jane Goodall, and Stephen Hawking, can be heard here under the heading “Selected Speakers.”

Well, the simple answer is that one of the resources used to train MelNet was a 452-hour dataset of TED talks.

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Scott Mayle 2017-06-20
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Jam City has announced that it will launch its big deal mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow on June 29.

The Los Angeles company made the announcement of the free-to-play iOS and Android game in a video that featured four science talking heads: Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Jam City’s TinyCo and FoxNext Games created the game with the classic Futurama sense of humor.

All four celebrities will be featured as playable characters in the game.

Each will have his own unique storyline.

The Futurama TV show ran from 1999 to 2003 on Fox and then returned on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013.

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James Mccullough 2016-07-30
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View photosMore"Star Trek" actor George Takei left and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin participated in a special salute to Apollo 11's 47th anniversary July 23 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – A convergence of reality and science fiction took center stage here July 23 during a salute to the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the 50th anniversary of the iconic "Star Trek" television show and follow-on franchise.

An audience of some 250 people took part in the evening event, which was dominated by a huge Saturn 5 moon rocket perched overhead.

The occasion raised funds for Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children to be passionate about science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.

The Evolution of 'Star Trek' Infographic

The famous Apollo 11 moon landing occurred on July 20, 1969, and the first "Star Trek" TV episode aired on Sept. 8, 1966.

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Ronald Gibson 2016-07-07
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Image: Star Trek Beyond poster, Paramount

Or, at least, Star Trek Beyond is presenting it like it s not a big deal and praying fans follow suit.

The news comes from the Australian paper the Herald Sun, which says that the movie—rightfully—treats Sulu s private life, in which he has a male partner and a child, as no big deal.

This daughter had better be Demora, is all I m saying.

Because Demora is awesome and deserves to exist in the alternate universe, too.

According to John Cho, the decision was of course a nod to the original Sulu, everyone s favorite Facebooking dad, George Takei.

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Melvin Bailey 2017-11-11
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‘Star Trek’ star George Takei has been accused of sexually assaulting a former model.

Scott R. Brunton alleges that the actor, who played Sulu in the classic sci-fi TV series, groped him at his apartment in 1981 when he was a 23-year-old aspiring model and actor.

He told The Hollywood Reporter that the incident happened when he turned to the actor for advice and support during a break-up with his then boyfriend.

“It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up.

I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it.”

After meeting at a bar, the pair reportedly exchanged numbers and kept in touch.

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Charles Gilbert 2016-07-01
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Amazon retailers sometimes go to extreme lengths to guarantee good reviews, as security developer Matthew Garrett recently discovered when he wrote a one-star review of an internet-connected electric socket.

When Garrett politely pointed out that the socket in question was woefully insecure, he received emails from the manufacturer claiming that the review would get employees fired and that other reviewers were campaigning to get Garrett s review taken down.

The AuYou Switch works whether or not you re home — so you can switch your lights on in your apartment while you re still in your office.

But like so many Internet of Things devices, the AuYou switch seems to have a serious security flaw.

The result is that the unique network ID of your socket is transported in an unencrypted form to the Chinese server — and anyone who gets their hands on the ID can then control the socket.

The only way Garrett could prevent his socket from being compromised was to block the server, which would keep anyone, including him, from controlling the socket remotely.

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Eddie Waldo 2018-07-19
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It's no secret actor and activist George Takei, known as Sulu on Star Trek, is an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump.

He has now cemented his reputation as a Trump critic with the introduction of House of Cats, an offbeat augmented-reality app.

The app imagines Trump as a tubby orange tabby cat named Trumpy Cat.

You can watched him deliver classic Trump sound clips or have him repeat words you say.

The augmented-reality feature lets you place the cat into your environment and take pictures and capture video with him.

Trumpy Cat is joined by a cast of animated characters named Meowlania, Vladdy Putin and Lil' Rocket Pug.

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Issac Pierce 2016-07-08
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Image: Star Trek Beyond, Paramount

It s been a bit of a rollercoaster ever since the news that Hikaru Sulu, the character originally portrayed by George Takei in the original Star Trek show and played in the current movies by John Cho, would be gay in Star Trek Beyond.

And now, the writer of the film, Simon Pegg, has his say.

Takei further told the Hollywood Reporter that he argued for creating a new gay character, rather than change Sulu.

Simon Pegg who not only plays Scotty in the movie, but wrote the script respectfully disagrees that they should have done that instead.

The Guardian printed a response from Pegg, and here s everything of his it printed, in the order it presented it:

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Warren Edwards 2018-07-18

Anyone who follows George Takei on Twitter can tell you that Star Trek‘s original Sulu is not a fan of President Donald Trump.

But he’s found a new way to express that criticism — not just in tweets, interviews and op-eds, but also in an augmented reality app called House of Cats.

The app was built in partnership with Montreal-based development company BMAD, and it allows users to interact animated animal characters like Trumpy Cat, Meowlania, Vladdy Putin and Lil’ Rocket Pug.

They can add their own voice recordings, superimpose the animals on real environments and take photos with them — Takei suggested including Trumpy Cat in photos of real-world protests.

When I asked where the idea came from, Takei had a simple explanation : “The Internet loves the combination of politics and cats.”

While the app looks pretty silly, Takei made the by-now-commonplace observation that satire is having a hard time keeping up with the daily news.

collect
0
Ronald Griffis 2019-06-08
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The convention showcases books of all kinds—fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction, YA, graphic novels, comics, and everything in between—making it an excellent opportunity to learn more about already anticipated titles and discover new releases debuting in the coming months.

As a young boy, Takei didn't understand the meaning behind his family's sudden "vacation" to a place called Arkansas.

Speaking to a crowd at Book Expo, Takei recalled how terrifying and angering that time was for his father.

They Called Us Enemy promises to be both a sobering look into a difficult period in American history and an enlightening glimpse into Takei's early life.

The Lesson follows the residents of Water Island who have been living with a mysterious alien race called the Ynaa for the past five years.

The aliens are mostly benevolent, but any overstepping of boundaries is met with furious anger—thus complicating the relationship between Water Island's inhabitants and their new neighbors.

Bill Brown 2020-10-05
img
Star Trek star George Takei appears to have started the online campaign to reclaim the label Proud Boys from the far-right group.
Mary Condie 2016-09-13
img

Microsoft has shown up a bit now the software by the name of Actiongram to its Mixed Reality-headset Hololens.

Actiongram is a filmapplikation that allows the user to place the various holograms that can move and do other fun things in order to make your movie a bit more enjoyable.

Above you can see the video where George Takei plays with herself in the Actiongram.

Robert Massaro 2020-07-22

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which came out as Yakuza 7 in Japan early this year, is getting a Western release in November. While every core game in the series since Yakuza 2 had Japanese voice acting and English subtitles for its Western release, Yakuza 7 is getting a full English dub like last year’s spin-off title Judgment. The cast is headed by George Takei, who plays yakuza patriarch Masumi Arakawa.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a departure for the series in many ways, which perhaps explains why Sega isn’t calling it a numbered entry in the West. (“Like a dragon” is a translation of Ryu ga Gotoku, the series’ Japanese title.) It features a new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, after Yakuza 6 marked the end of Kazuma Kiryu’s story, and the setting...

Continue reading…

Scott Mayle 2017-06-20
img

Jam City has announced that it will launch its big deal mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow on June 29.

The Los Angeles company made the announcement of the free-to-play iOS and Android game in a video that featured four science talking heads: Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Jam City’s TinyCo and FoxNext Games created the game with the classic Futurama sense of humor.

All four celebrities will be featured as playable characters in the game.

Each will have his own unique storyline.

The Futurama TV show ran from 1999 to 2003 on Fox and then returned on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013.

Ronald Gibson 2016-07-07
img

Image: Star Trek Beyond poster, Paramount

Or, at least, Star Trek Beyond is presenting it like it s not a big deal and praying fans follow suit.

The news comes from the Australian paper the Herald Sun, which says that the movie—rightfully—treats Sulu s private life, in which he has a male partner and a child, as no big deal.

This daughter had better be Demora, is all I m saying.

Because Demora is awesome and deserves to exist in the alternate universe, too.

According to John Cho, the decision was of course a nod to the original Sulu, everyone s favorite Facebooking dad, George Takei.

Charles Gilbert 2016-07-01
img

Amazon retailers sometimes go to extreme lengths to guarantee good reviews, as security developer Matthew Garrett recently discovered when he wrote a one-star review of an internet-connected electric socket.

When Garrett politely pointed out that the socket in question was woefully insecure, he received emails from the manufacturer claiming that the review would get employees fired and that other reviewers were campaigning to get Garrett s review taken down.

The AuYou Switch works whether or not you re home — so you can switch your lights on in your apartment while you re still in your office.

But like so many Internet of Things devices, the AuYou switch seems to have a serious security flaw.

The result is that the unique network ID of your socket is transported in an unencrypted form to the Chinese server — and anyone who gets their hands on the ID can then control the socket.

The only way Garrett could prevent his socket from being compromised was to block the server, which would keep anyone, including him, from controlling the socket remotely.

Issac Pierce 2016-07-08
img

Image: Star Trek Beyond, Paramount

It s been a bit of a rollercoaster ever since the news that Hikaru Sulu, the character originally portrayed by George Takei in the original Star Trek show and played in the current movies by John Cho, would be gay in Star Trek Beyond.

And now, the writer of the film, Simon Pegg, has his say.

Takei further told the Hollywood Reporter that he argued for creating a new gay character, rather than change Sulu.

Simon Pegg who not only plays Scotty in the movie, but wrote the script respectfully disagrees that they should have done that instead.

The Guardian printed a response from Pegg, and here s everything of his it printed, in the order it presented it:

Thomas Cann 2020-08-11
img
Big stars including William Shatner, George Takei, Chris Rock, Richard Branson and Jewel, will help the Apple co-founder celebrate and raise money for charity.
Robert Russo 2016-07-08
img

It s been a bit of a rollercoaster ever since the news that Hikaru Sulu, the character originally portrayed by George Takei in the original Star Trek show and played in the current movies by John Cho, would be gay in Star Trek Beyond.

And now, the writer of the film, Simon Pegg, has his say.

Takei further told the Hollywood Reporter that he argued for creating a new gay character, rather than change Sulu.

Simon Pegg who not only plays Scotty in the movie, but wrote the script respectfully disagrees that they should have done that instead.

The Guardian printed a response from Pegg, and here s everything of his it printed, in the order it presented it:

I have huge love and respect for George Takei, his heart, courage and humour are an inspiration.

Gladys Wiggins 2017-11-12
img

“This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it,’ he told the Hollywood Reporter.

Now the 80-year-old actor has responded, saying the events “simply did not occur” and denies even knowing the former model, in a series of tweets posted on Saturday.

“Friends, I’m writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton.

I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do.

“Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago.

But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful.”

Alfred Borrow 2019-06-10

We’re headed for a revolution in computer-generated speech, and a voice clone of Microsoft founder Bill Gates demonstrates exactly why.

In the clips embedded below, you can listen to what seems to be Gates reeling off a series of innocuous phrases.

“A cramp is no small danger on a swim,” he cautions.

“Write a fond note to the friend you cherish,” he advises.

Others, including, George Takei, Jane Goodall, and Stephen Hawking, can be heard here under the heading “Selected Speakers.”

Well, the simple answer is that one of the resources used to train MelNet was a 452-hour dataset of TED talks.

James Mccullough 2016-07-30
img

View photosMore"Star Trek" actor George Takei left and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin participated in a special salute to Apollo 11's 47th anniversary July 23 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – A convergence of reality and science fiction took center stage here July 23 during a salute to the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the 50th anniversary of the iconic "Star Trek" television show and follow-on franchise.

An audience of some 250 people took part in the evening event, which was dominated by a huge Saturn 5 moon rocket perched overhead.

The occasion raised funds for Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children to be passionate about science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.

The Evolution of 'Star Trek' Infographic

The famous Apollo 11 moon landing occurred on July 20, 1969, and the first "Star Trek" TV episode aired on Sept. 8, 1966.

Melvin Bailey 2017-11-11
img

‘Star Trek’ star George Takei has been accused of sexually assaulting a former model.

Scott R. Brunton alleges that the actor, who played Sulu in the classic sci-fi TV series, groped him at his apartment in 1981 when he was a 23-year-old aspiring model and actor.

He told The Hollywood Reporter that the incident happened when he turned to the actor for advice and support during a break-up with his then boyfriend.

“It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up.

I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it.”

After meeting at a bar, the pair reportedly exchanged numbers and kept in touch.

Eddie Waldo 2018-07-19
img

It's no secret actor and activist George Takei, known as Sulu on Star Trek, is an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump.

He has now cemented his reputation as a Trump critic with the introduction of House of Cats, an offbeat augmented-reality app.

The app imagines Trump as a tubby orange tabby cat named Trumpy Cat.

You can watched him deliver classic Trump sound clips or have him repeat words you say.

The augmented-reality feature lets you place the cat into your environment and take pictures and capture video with him.

Trumpy Cat is joined by a cast of animated characters named Meowlania, Vladdy Putin and Lil' Rocket Pug.

Warren Edwards 2018-07-18

Anyone who follows George Takei on Twitter can tell you that Star Trek‘s original Sulu is not a fan of President Donald Trump.

But he’s found a new way to express that criticism — not just in tweets, interviews and op-eds, but also in an augmented reality app called House of Cats.

The app was built in partnership with Montreal-based development company BMAD, and it allows users to interact animated animal characters like Trumpy Cat, Meowlania, Vladdy Putin and Lil’ Rocket Pug.

They can add their own voice recordings, superimpose the animals on real environments and take photos with them — Takei suggested including Trumpy Cat in photos of real-world protests.

When I asked where the idea came from, Takei had a simple explanation : “The Internet loves the combination of politics and cats.”

While the app looks pretty silly, Takei made the by-now-commonplace observation that satire is having a hard time keeping up with the daily news.