Computers, gadgets, and other pieces of technology shown in movies. Does not include technology used to make movies.

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What is the best way to get BBC America (Who and Top Gear) in the US? [on hold]

I've got FIOS and I'm on the ExtremeHD plan. PrimeHD, the next step down is $38 cheaper a month, and has all the channels I want, except BBCA. I could use Amazon and get episodes the next day, buy all ...
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First use of on-screen text messages, like in Sherlock and House of Cards

The BBC's Sherlock (July 2010-) uses a novel visual trick to show the contents of an SMS message directly on the television screen, so we can all read it without having to look at a dull phone screen. ...
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Movie that uses USB-Holo Table interface?

I'm trying to remember all the uses of Quantum of Solace 'Holo Tables' (alá Pixelsense) in recent movies, and there is one example that (whilst I can recall the imagery) I can't locate what movie it's ...
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What operating system run on M's computer? [closed]

This is a snapshot taken from the beginning of Skyfall, when M was writing Bond's obituary Is this a fictional operating system? If so, is there anything close to it?
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Why does James Bond's car not have wheel spikes in Die Another Day? [closed]

Why does James Bond's car not have wheel spikes in Die Another Day?
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How could the Vengeance fire phasers at warp?

In Star Trek into Darkness you see several shots of the phasers being fired while at warp. It's my understanding that phasers are beams of light (I don't believe they could in classic trek - they only ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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Can JARVIS be for real?

I know how naive I seem asking this question but was far too fascinated by the character JARVIS in the Iron Man movies to not ask this. Well JARVIS is nothing but Tony Stark's personal assistant ...
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What operating system does Tony Stark use on his office desktop?

I've been stumbling upon this problem for quite sometime now. What kind of Operating System (or what is it branching from (ex: Linux, Windows ...)) is Tony Stark using on his suite and Framework ...
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What software and web sites are portrayed in Dexter?

I noticed while watching Dexter series that absolutely nothing that happens on a computer screen looks even remotely familiar. Operating systems are not Windows, OSX or Linux, nor are they reskins of ...
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How far advanced are todays robots with respect to those shown in Real Steel?

Several high-tech robots are shown in the movie Real Steel. Robots that can follow voice and even having shadow recognition and voice recognition there. I was wondering: Do these types of robots ...
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Is the electric track the tour vehicles follow on in Jurassic Park actually possible?

Based on the image above and examination while viewing Jurassic Park, it appears there is no physical connection between truck and track (though there may be). Is the proposed method of moving the ...