Items tagged with communicator

Back in July, we brought you the news of a “real life” Star Trek Communicator that was patterned after the prop used in Star Trek: The Original Series. Produced by The Wand Company, the Communicator is little more than a glorified Bluetooth handset, but it damn sure does look good in the process. It should come as no surprise that Google engineers are also big fans of Star Trek, and there is likely no bigger fan on campus than Google Chief Software Engineer Amit Singhal. Singhal describes himself as a Trekkie at heart; one that is even able to recite several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation line-for-line from memory. And given his penchant for all things Star Trek, he and his team even... Read more...
When it comes to science fiction, Star Trek has inspired many types of technology. There are those who are trying to create tricorders, tractor beams, and even attempting to build a Star Trek-like computer. Now you can add Star Trek communicators to the list. While we have already seen flip-open cellphones that are reminiscent of Captain Kirk’s communicator, even in Star Trek, the device had evolved to a push-to-talk commbadge that Picard and his crew employed. Now, a company called OnBeep has created a push-to-talk communications device that works just like a commbadge by simply touching it to talk to someone. Image Credit: OnBeep Designated Onyx, the clip-on device connects to your smartphone... Read more...