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Every Star Wars Project Featured on Make: So Far (Over 100!)

You can never have too much Star Wars. This year alone, we’ve seen dozens of projects related to <i>The Force Awakens</i>, and since this is the big weekend, we thought you should have access to all of them in one place. But why stop at just one movie? <i>Make:</i> has been covering Star Wars since our second …

Darth Vader

Meet Daisy Ridley, the 23-year-old who snagged a lead role in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

She plays Rey, a mysterious scavenger in "The Force Awakens."<p>Prior to joining the film's cast, Ridley's credits consisted of a couple guest appearances on television shows and shorts.<p>With "The Force Awakens" set for two more sequels, Ridley won't be leaving the "Star Wars" world anytime soon and …

J.J. Abrams reveals Obi-Wan and Yoda are secretly in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

There were more old friends in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> than we may have realized.<p>Those who saw the film this weekend (and those who haven’t may …

This theory about who Rey's parents are in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' makes perfect sense

And since Star Wars is going to unveil two more sequels, the latest film left a lot of unanswered questions for cinemagoers in order to keep a juicy story arc going for the next couple of movies.<p>The biggest question being asked? Who are Rey's parents?<p><b>***The rest of this article contains major</b> …

Report: Exec from Swiss watch maker joins Apple

Apple reportedly tapped the sales director from Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer as chatter over the tech giant's potential jump into the smartwatch business continues to build.<p>According to CNBC, the new hire will help with the launch of Apple's smartwatch, which has been reported to launch this fall. …

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.<p>If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.<p>The German vehicle maker sent an 18-wheeler barreling down the Autobahn recently, while the driver surfed the Internet for food recipes on …

It’s getting harder to tell what’s a real Silicon Valley startup and what’s a parody

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Maybe it’s the foolish amounts of venture capital swirling around Silicon Valley, but it often seems as though we are all …

900,000 Danish Social Security Numbers Leaked

It seems that there is something is rotten in the state of Denmark. I’m sorry, I just could not resist pulling a line from Hamlet in this case. Over the last couple months there have been a lot of stories coming out of Denmark about data security breaches. I’m not entirely certain why there has …

The Big Picture: NASA flies massive SOFIA telescope to the stratosphere

It's a catch-22: the lenses of ground-based telescopes can be made huge, but are hamstrung by distortion from the atmosphere. Hubble-type telescopes don't have that issue, but must be small to be launched into space, and good luck fixing them. That's where NASA's SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory …

Privacy group to FTC: Facebook 'purposefully messed with people’s minds'

EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed a formal complaint today with the Federal Trade Commission over Facebook's 'emotional …

Russian MPs back law on internet data storage

<b>Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country.</b><p>The Kremlin says the move is for data protection but critics fear it is aimed at muzzling social networks like Twitter and Facebook.<p>The Russian government is …

Privacy

Google finds right to be forgotten 'difficult', but says it's 'learning'

A Google spokesperson confronted by the BBC over the removal of articles from search results admits it is in a "learning process."<p>Google is finding the right to be forgotten "difficult" and admits, "We are learning as we go."<p>The " right to be forgotten" has been enshrined in law by the European …

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Eminem, Odd Future, The Libertines: this week’s new live music

Eminem, Odd Future, London<p>Controversy is their middle name. Though a generation apart, it unites them: Odd Future, a Los Angeles collective of erratic personnel, and Eminem, an accomplished MC who became, in short order, notorious and finally neurotic. Duly, if they have anything else in common …

EA charges for FIFA 14 and EA Sports UFC demos on Xbox One caused by system error

The charges a majority of Xbox One users are discovering with the usually free playable demos for <i>FIFA 14</i> and <i>EA Sports UFC</i> are the result of an "error in the system," an EA Australia representative told Polygon, and should reset back to free within the next 24 hours.<p>Spotted by NeoGAF user WarpathDC, …

Two Dots on the App Store

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Android user sues Apple for not delivering texts after she ditched her iPhone

A former iPhone user is suing Apple for not delivering her text messages after switching to a competitor’s smartphone.<p>The lawsuit follows similar complaints by ex-iPhone users, in which they claim they aren’t receiving text messages after leaving iOS for Android.<p>While this appears to be a technical …

Apple App Store 'freemium' apps being investigated by Italian regulator

The investigation is being carried out by the Italy Antitrust and Competition Authority after the EU earlier this year called on companies to reform …

Deal of the Day: Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for iPhone 5C

For today only, purchase the Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for iPhone 5C and save 44% off the list price!<p>This iPhone 5C case is tough. Not just in …

Don't Forget Dad! The Best iDevice Accessories for Father's Day

Do you have a gadget-loving iDad? Does he get excited to show you all of his new accessories for his iPhone and iPad? If so, we have a few gift ideas for every budget that'll make you Dad's favorite this year on Father's Day!<p>These STREET by 50 on-ear wired headphones from SMS Audio (owned by rapper …

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Get your game on with The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Mac Bundle [Deals]

The weekend is upon us and there’s no better time than the weekend to get your game on. Luckily, Cult of Mac Deals has a package in store that will help you with that mission, not only for this weekend…but many weekends to come.<p><b>The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Mac Bundle</b> features three iterations of …

Grand Theft Auto

Apple: iTunes 11.2 /Users folder disappeared because of file permission problem

A file permissions exploit like that is a pretty big security hole. But Apple's first reaction was to make the /Users directory disappear all …

iOS does this but OS X does that: Tracking the inconsistencies between Apple’s two OSes

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>With each new release of iOS and OS X, there are always feature inconsistencies between the two platforms that leave you …

Angry Birds Epic: Top 5 tips, hints, and cheats to rescue eggs from ne'er-do-well piggies

Angry Birds Epic strategy guide: Rake in the resources, earn your stars, and most importantly, slay some piggies with these top tips<p>Angry Birds Epic …

EA and Apple test out a promotion for free in-app purchases

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Apple’s(s appl) App Store is a crowded market for games, and even gaming giants like EA(s EA) have a tough time getting …

Apple tells AppleSeed folks they’ll soon be testing OS X 10.9.4

Shocker. Now that OS X 10.9.3 has <i>finally</i> been released publicly, Apple has told its AppleSeed testing group (Apple’s customer software seeding program) that they will automatically be enrolled in the testing phase for the upcoming OS X 10.9.4:<p>We reported a few weeks ago that Apple has begun …

Google acquires Word Lens app recently featured in Apple’s iPhone ad “Powerful”

Google just bought the company behind a smartphone app called Word Lens that visually translates text in real life scenarios right on your device using the camera and some behind-the-scenes intelligence.<p>With Word Lens, we’ve seen the beginnings of what’s possible when we harness the power of mobile …

Apple details new 4K display support in OS X 10.9.3

Following the release of OS X 10.9.3 yesterday with improvements for driving 4K displays, Apple has updated its support document detailing the new features and what hardware is officially supported. It also outlined how to optimize Macs that support 4K displays to get the best experience.<p>Apple …

Apple and Google agree to settle patent litigation, but will not cross license

According to a court filing discovered by Reuters, Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle their ongoing smartphone patent litigation battle against each other. In a statement, the two companies said that this agreement does not include the ability cross license each other’s …

Apple releases quick iTunes 11.2.1 bug fix to address hidden Users folder

Apple released a minor bug fix for iTunes 11.2.1 tonight following yesterday’s release of iTunes 11.2 alongside OS X 10.9.3. The release notes echo yesterday’s updated features, but installing the update does indeed fix the hidden “/Users” folder many users were experiencing.<p>Apple has since shared …