Neo-Noir Alternate-Reality Detective Show Charlie Jade Comes To The U.S.

Even in the midst of the summer lull, there are a few TV programs that are well worth checking out — and which could actually change your life. The Sci Fi Channel is finally showing Charlie Jade, the Blade Runner-esque show about evil corporations and alternate universes. There's a new documentary series about how… » 6/02/08 9:00am 6/02/08 9:00am

Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer Is The Black Cat!

The promo frenzy for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull kicks into high gear this week, with Shia LaBoeuf appearing all over the airwaves to explain his Fonzie-esque character Mutt, plus a new Sci Fi Channel special about the real-life crystal skulls. But if you're not obsessing about Indy and his… » 5/12/08 9:00am 5/12/08 9:00am

Earthquake in Progress: Your Laptop Can Save You!

The Quake Catcher Network is the latest effort in distributed computing that aims to turn your computer into a node in a vast, distributed earthquake detection network. Developed by University of California seismologists and computer scientists, Quake Catcher uses accelerometers already built into many laptops to… » 4/04/08 9:33am 4/04/08 9:33am