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The Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay | The Independent "Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia. Anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member…

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William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

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It's Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a "singer" — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he's not backward in…

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Now you can buy a Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control

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Online retailer Firebox has just put on sale a Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser, that can be used not for shooting aliens, but for changing the channel. Unfortunately the press release has already done the best pun available: "Turn it up, Scotty". The replica, which will be officially unveiled next week at San Diego…

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How Star Trek predicted the future

Stuart O'Connor Augmented reality, Biotechnology, Computers, Crazy Future Stuff, Features, Gadgets, Home Appliances, iPad, iPhone, Mobile phones, PDAs, Phablets, Round ups, Science, Smartphones, Space, Tablet, Tablet PC, TVs, Wearables Leave a Comment

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary man. He foresaw a future in which humanity had learned to live together in peace and harmony. A future in which the people of Earth had joined forces with alien races to…

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