Boeing Star Wars Force Fields

Boeing’s crazy plan to use Star Wars-like force fields to protect vehicles from explosions

By on March 24, 2015 at 8:05 PM.

Boeing’s crazy plan to use Star Wars-like force fields to protect vehicles from explosions

We’re a long way from having to develop technology capable of fending off alien attacks like we see in sci-fi movies. All the same, Boeing has already patented a technology that seems to be inspired by Star Wars-like stories and that could bring actual force fields to current military vehicles in order to protect them from nearby explosions. More →

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Star Wars Tie Fighter Animated Short

Insanely cool Star Wars animated short will help tide you over until the movies

By on March 24, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Insanely cool Star Wars animated short will help tide you over until the movies

It’s going to be a long, excruciating wait for the next Star Wars movie, but some very creative fans are doing their best to make this difficult stretch as entertaining as possible for the rest of us.

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Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay Debut

First footage of EA’s hugely anticipated Star Wars Battlefront will be revealed next month

By on March 19, 2015 at 2:50 PM.

First footage of EA’s hugely anticipated Star Wars Battlefront will be revealed next month

There are plenty of games worth getting excited about in the coming months, but none have quite as much impact as the reboot of Star Wars: Battlefront. At E3 last year, EA unveiled that the series would be returning soon, and promised to share more in the spring. Well, spring has arrived, and it looks like we’ll finally get to see Battlefront in action next month. More →

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Star Wars Stormtrooper

Watch: A Star Wars Stormtrooper rides a modified quadcopter drone

By on March 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Watch: A Star Wars Stormtrooper rides a modified quadcopter drone

Given how unbelievably cool drones are, what with many being equipped with HD cameras and all, it’s hard to imagine how one might make a drone that much more compelling.

Well, Star Wars hobbyist and full-time Google engineer Adam Woodworth figured out how to do just that. Woodworth not too long ago placed a Star Wars Stormtrooper figurine atop of a heavily modified quadcopter drone, transforming it into an awesome 74-Z speeder bike, otherwise known as an Imperial Speeder Bike.

The result speaks for itself.

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Star Wars Episode VIII Rogue One Details

Disney announces major details about future Star Wars films

By on March 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Disney announces major details about future Star Wars films

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hasn’t even been released yet but that’s not stopping Disney from revealing some key details about future Star Wars films. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday revealed that not only is his company producing the newest Star Wars trilogy but it’s also working on the world’s first-ever standalone Star Wars film that’s called Rogue One. More →

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Jony Ive Star Wars Lightsaber Design

Like the new lightsabers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Thank Jony Ive

By on February 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Like the new lightsabers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Thank Jony Ive

While Jony Ive has never designed a futuristic space weapon before that didn’t stop J.J. Abrams from asking his advice for how lightsabers should look in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The New Yorker’s huge profile of Ive contains a section where it’s revealed that Ive gave Abrams some feedback for how to improve the design of lightsabers and we can see that Abrams seems to have taken some of his advice. More →

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Star Wars Humble Bundle

Save over $100 on 9 of the best Star Wars games of all time with the latest Humble Bundle

By on February 5, 2015 at 5:20 PM.

Save over $100 on 9 of the best Star Wars games of all time with the latest Humble Bundle

Earlier this week, Humble Bundle launched one of its most exciting bundles so far, featuring nine of the best Star Wars games to ever launch on PC. In just two days, the company has already sold over 215,000 bundles, raising nearly $2.5 million for the developers and for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. More →

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Character Names

Disney just revealed crucial new details about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By on December 11, 2014 at 4:53 PM.

Disney just revealed crucial new details about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Disney has just lifted a bit of the mysterious shroud it’s put over the story details of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on some of the key characters we can expect to see in the film, including R2D2 successor BB-8, X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron, light saber-wielding bad guy Kylo Ren, speeder rider Rey, and Finn, a character played by John Boyega who appeared in the film’s trailer dressed in an Imperial storm trooper suit. For what it’s worth, all of these characters appeared in the first trailer for the movie that launched in late November. More →

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Star Wars Light Saber Stephen Colbert

Watch Stephen Colbert’s hilarious take on Star Wars’ controversial new light saber

By on December 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Watch Stephen Colbert’s hilarious take on Star Wars’ controversial new light saber

It’s been less than a week since the exciting new Star Wars trailer came out but fans who still feel understandably burned by Jar-Jar Binks have already found something to whine about: The major redesign of the films’ iconic light sabers. You see, instead of being a straight-up light saber as in the old movies, the new films show a contraption that looks more like a light bastard sword with two extra little light sabers that stick out from the sword’s main hilt, as you can see in the photo above. More →

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Go watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens right now

By on November 28, 2014 at 10:17 AM.

Go watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens right now

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for: The first 90-second trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the new trailer will be available in theaters starting today, it’s also just been posted over at Apple’s iTunes movie trailers page. You’ll need QuickTime to watch it, of course, so make sure you either have it installed or just open it up in Safari. More →

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Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens

Finally: We now know the full title of Star Wars Episode VII

By on November 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM.

Finally: We now know the full title of Star Wars Episode VII

To say the new J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars films are highly anticipated would be an understatement and now we at long last know a crucial piece of the puzzle for their first installment. Entertainment Weekly reports that the first film in the new trilogy will be called Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. More →

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Star Wars Retribution Fan Movie

Forget Star Wars VII, this is the Star Wars flick you need to watch

By on July 9, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Forget Star Wars VII, this is the Star Wars flick you need to watch

It’ll be a while until Star Wars Episode VII hits theaters, so in the meantime Star Wars fans can watch a half-hour movie created by… a college football player. Called Retribution, the film was written and directed by Georgia University student Chris Conley, who started work on the short video last November. More →

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