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A Bitter George Lucas Says He Sold Star Wars to 'the White Slavers'

He releases all his anger in a new interview.<p>You almost feel bad for George Lucas: He has to sit back and watch Disney take over his beloved franchise and crank out the biggest movie in the world right now. Critics and fans alike heap praise on a film that he has nothing to do with. Since he likens …

Star Wars

A founder who's taking on Amazon explains why it makes total sense for his 6-month-old startup to spend $20 million per month on advertising

<i> co-founder Marc Lore is no stranger to Amazon. He was an Amazon executive after he sold his company Quidsi—known for brands and—to Amazon. At Business Insider's IGNITION 2015 conference, Lore sat down with deputy editor Alyson Shontell.</i><p><b>Alyson Shontell:</b> The big promise …


Vaporware...or not? 16 gadgets from CES 2015 that disappeared

Gear & Gadgets

Opinion: Samsung may be #1 in the USA, but they are still on a downward slope

Despite Samsung’s recent onslaught of bad fortune, the latest smartphone data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech puts the popular phone maker back in the #1 spot in the USA. This is good news for Sammy, as they have finally taken back the crown they once held so dearly. The sad news is that chances are …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Tesla's Powerwall Is Just Another Toy For Rich Green People

All the breathless coverage of Elon Musk’s Powerwall battery brouhaha last night is missing the most important thing: a sober discussion of real-world costs. So let’s take a look at the costs and see if this world-shaking, game-changing innovation really makes any sense.<p>Musk said Tesla’s 7 kwh …

Clean Energy

Nikola Labs Launches iPhone 6 Case Which Harvests Electricity From The Air

Nikola Tesla pioneered the transmission of electricity over wires. Heinrich Hertz proved it could be transmitted wirelessly. But we still use 19th centre technology to power 21st century devices.<p>Nikola Labs — which pitched today on stage after being selected by TechCrunch editorial team and the …


Drumi cleans clothes with no power and little water

In most homes, a significant amount of water and electricity is allotted to operating washing machines and drying clothes. That’s all fine and good …


Create a wireless network from any outlet on your electrical system

Our kitchen is a Wifi deadspot. I've tried using wireless extenders, but I think my walls have chicken wire in them, turning every room into a …


4 Productivity Books That Can Help You Get More Done

From proper procrastination to better distractions, these books will teach you how to be more efficient.<p>If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched …

Time Management

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …


IKEA's new wireless charging line-up includes an iPhone 6 adapter

Last month we reported on IKEA's move to release a range of furniture with the ability to wirelessly charge your devices, and now we have more …