Tech Talk Thursday: TREK Talk – Real Trek-nology from Star Trek

For a futuristic show that aired in 1966, Star Trek was ironically ahead of its time. Along with being one of the most popular and long running Sci-Fi TV series, multi-million dollar movie franchises, and widely versed references in popular culture, Star Trek seems to have had the ability to predict the future. Arguably, there is technology in existence today that made its appearance in Star Trek’s mythology long before it became reality. Some devices are popular today, while other things are still being worked on. But undeniably, Star Trek definitely had a premeditative pulse on the tech community.

Here’s a look at the technology Star Trek predicted that is now here, and some soon to come. You might ask: Did Star Trek creators see into the future, or are we just using the past as inspiration?

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Tech Talk Thursday: Mobile Devices Battle it Out to See Who is Toughest

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If you have ever messed up your smartphone or tablet by dropping it in water (we won’t ask) or even on the floor, you might be wondering what other devices are out there that can withstand such beatings.

Consumer Reports has the answer. The products rating experts have compiled a list of mobile devices that survive even after taking a licking. Here is a summary of the toughest of the tough.

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