Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Top 10 tech tricks we're sick of seeing in movies

Filed under
Movies
Sci/Tech
SciFi

Think how awesome it was the first time you saw a lightsaber in action. Or how your mind was officially shredded when Neo mastered the Matrix. Technology in movies is cool. When artfully filmed, gadgets, gizmos, robots, and computers can captivate and amaze audiences.

But for every thrilling example of cool-ass tech, Hollywood seems to produce a tired, dated cliche. There's the obligatory no-cell-phone-service scene in horror flicks. There are robots with ATTITUDE in science fiction. There are impossible user interfaces in action films. The list goes on and on.

Here, then, are the Top 10 tech tricks that are officially played out.

10. Zoom in! (aka enhance!)

You know the scene I'm talking about. Someone (usually a detective) loads a fuzzy photo or video into some sort of software that can manipulate images in implausible ways. Pan left! Zoom in! Bam! There's the clue we were looking for, now clearly visible. This scene was cool in "Blade Runner." Anything after 1982? Not so much. BoingBoing alerted us to this smart montage showing just how cliche this image-mapping tech trick is.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

The Raspberry Pi was given consideration, but Google Research chose the BeagleBone on the strength of its PRUs, which can access all 512MB of the BeagleBone’s system RAM. “This lets us dedicate the PRUs to the time-sensitive and repetitive task of reading each sample out of an external ADC, while the main CPU lets us use the data with the GNU/Linux tools we’re used to,” says Google Research. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Latest KDE Goodies, Linux Kernel 4.7 Coming Soon

Today, July 27, 2016, openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio has informed the Tumbleweed community about the latest software updates that landed recently in the main software repositories of the rolling release operating system. Read more

Antivirus Live CD 19.0-0.99.2 Released Based on 4MLinux 19.0 and ClamAV 0.99.2

Softpedia has been informed by GNU/Linux developer and creator of the 4MLinux project, Mr. Zbigniew Konojacki, about the immediate availability for download of the Antivirus Live CD 19.0-0.99.2 distrolette. Read more