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Star Trek PADD for iPad

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The Official Star TrekTM PADD (Personal Access Display Device) immerses fans in a rich interactive database of Star TrekTM information and images with an authentic reproduction of the LCARS style interface introduced in the Star Trek: The Next GenerationTM series.

The PADD provides access to the official Star TrekTM database from StarTrek.com of aliens, ships, places, technologies, and episode guide. The app includes a true reproduction of LCARS, the computer interface commonly used in Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets during the 24th century, and includes familiar computer sound effects and voice, making it enjoyable to everyone.

It’s a shame that the first page of reviews are all negative, seems like they could have really done something nice here.

via Star Trek PADD for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

X-Prize reveals plans for tricorder competition

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The most recent addition to the ambitious X-Prize stable is aimed at producing a mobile medical device, similar to those used on Star Trek, that can “diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians.” Said device would allow regular folks to “quickly and effectively assess health conditions, determine if they need professional help,” and then decide on a plan of action. The Tricorder X-Prize competition is still in the planning stages and should be ready to launch sometime in 2012.

Engagdet says that it’s a tricorder competition, but it really sounds more like the medical beds than a tricorder.

via Engadget.