New technology capabilities as seen in the movie

May 7, 2008
“Iron Man” IT
IT World Canada
Sharky recaps some technology instances as seen in the now-playing movie “Iron Man.”

“In ‘Iron Man,’ USB technology has made espionage easy: in one scene, the intrepid Pepper Potts simply sticks a ‘ghost drive’ in the USB port and downloads all the secret files she needs for her boss, Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man). More futuristic technology is showcased when she’s viewing a secret video. It’s in a Middle Eastern tongue, so she simply presses the ‘Translate’ button for an instant decoding of what they’re saying (surprisingly, the translated voice sounds just like the non-translated one).”

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Cargo laptop sleeves with added pockets
Wired
Charlie Sorrel details Built’s cargo sleeves which are designed to keep notebooks and other little knick-knacks safe.

“Some people, though, mistake the simple (notebook) slipcases for full-fledged luggage. You’ve seen them, cramming in the power supply, the mouse and the thumb drive as if it were a holdall. To save these people from the inevitable cracked screen and scratched case, you might point them to these cargo sleeves from Built. The neoprene slip-covers have three pockets to hold the gubbins you need to run a laptop for more than a few hours.”

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Video games don’t hurt movie sales if you make good movies
Techdirt
Mike Masnick comments on the popularity of the game, Grand Theft Auto IV and the movie, “Iron Man.”

“There was some buzz over the idea that the release of Grand Theft Auto IV might hurt opening weekend box office revenues for the movie Iron Man. We were skeptical that it would have a noticeable impact — and, indeed, the movie received tremendously positive reviews and did much better at the box office than almost everyone expected, making over $100 million. So, rather than whining about the competition so much, perhaps the industry should take that same effort and use it to… make better movies.”

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