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How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

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'Deadpool' IMAX Trailer Sells R-Rated Action To 'Star Wars' Fans Of All Ages

I actually did that whole “watch the IMAX trailer reel” thing for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> yesterday. Short version: the <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> and <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> trailers are vastly improved when seeing them on a big movie screen. Seeing the Universal/Comcast Corp.</i> …

Film Industry

Cammed copies of Star Wars: The Force Awakens circulate on torrent sites

Despite unprecedented copyright enforcement measures from Disney, at least one cammed version of the new Star Wars movie has circulated online, less …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Easter Eggs

<b>Thomas Brodie-Sangster Cameo</b><p><b>Thomas Brodie-Sangster</b>, who played Jojen Reed in <i>Game of Thrones</i> appears in the film very briefly 20 or so minutes into …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is the Last Great Monument of the Baby Boomers

The latest installment in the Star Wars franchise is more than just a movie, it's a nostalgia trip meant to be consumed by generations of fans primed to love it. But what about the non-fans?<p>I've spent the better part of 20 years being alienated by Star Wars. I don't say that out loud, of course. I …

Star Wars

A Gallery of Jaw-Dropping Concept Art From Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Now that <i>The Force Awakens</i> has hit theaters, Lucasfilm has started slowly revealing a treasure trove of concept art for the film, giving us a look at …

The 15 Most Important Men's Style Moments of 2015

Ralph steps down as CEO, the world hits peak Chelsea boot, and more.<p>No end-of-year reflection is complete without a look at the brands, trends, and clothes that we'll look at a few Decembers from now and remember fondly (and some, not so fondly). In addition to several interesting corporate …

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This Is the Burlesque 'Star Wars' Parody You're Looking For

The iconic sci-fi characters get sexy.<p>A parody of a scantily-clad C-3PO, Storm Trooper, Darth Vader and more make the lineup of the LA-based Devil's Playground Burlesque's groundbreaking tribute to the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise. Staging performances since 2010, the first-ever "cosplay burlesque and …

The Force Awakens: all the unanswered questions and mysteries

<i>Spoiler warning: This piece contains major spoilers for</i> The Force Awakens.<p>The trailers for <i>Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens</i> kicked off a frenzy of fan speculation, but the film answers virtually none of the big questions it raises. As satisfying a thrill-ride as the movie is — and it is …

J.J. Abrams Wants You to See Star Wars in IMAX

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 12.11.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>If early ticket sales are …

'Cooking for Geeks' Serves Up a Second Helping of the Popular Science-Based Cookbook

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>When it first came out, I took a close look at Jeff Potter’s <i>Cooking for Geeks</i>. It checked all the boxes for me: science, …

A First Look at Colony, the New Show From Lost’s Co-Creator

Author: Peter Rubin. Peter Rubin Culture<p>Date of Publication: 12.11.15.<p>Time of Publication: 3:51 pm. 3:51 pm<p>Carlton Cuse is a busy man. The writer and …

The Expanse Is the New Battlestar Galactica

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 12.12.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Syfy’s new …

How BB-8—A Rolling Robot in a Galaxy Far, Far Away—Changed Everything for Sphero

Adam Wilson almost didn't go to LA. Before he was responsible for building the BB-8 toy to accompany <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, before his life and …

The 7 Best Screens in the US to Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The wait for <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> is nearly over. But with a film this highly anticipated, just heading down to the local …

The Best Star Wars References in the History of Rap Music

When Han shot first, a small, green bounty hunter met his ignominious end. But Greedo lives on in rap lyrics—along with Mace Windu, Qui-Gon, and that …

NFL Films Embraces Digital Cameras to Keep Nostalgia Alive

The 2014 season was much like any other for NFL fans. The Buccaneers stank, the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Pretty typical, at least for this …

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The Secret History of World War II-Era Drones

Drones are the hallmark of tech-y modern warfare, but weapons piloted from afar have been around for more than a century. These long-gone systems …

All the Obscure Star Wars Facts You Need to Be a Superfan

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> hits theaters this week. (Duh.) And what that means for movie buffs is that pretty much every theater in America will …

Star Wars Nerd Designs Killer Flags for More Than 100 of the Saga's Planets

If you were to tally every planet ever mentioned in <i>Star Wars</i>—we’re talking movies, comics, video games, and animated series—you’d end up with a …

How to Recreate Howard Hughes' Legendary Movie Screening Room

Long before Zuck, Bezos, and the rest of the nouveau riche oligarchs made their dot-com fortunes, there was only one tech billionaire: Howard Hughes. …

The Greatest Hits of Samy Kamkar, YouTube's Favorite Hacker

In an age when hackers hire themselves out to organized crime schemes and sell secret intrusion techniques to spy agencies, Samy Kamkar takes a more …

For Soldiers of the Future, Brain Training May Be as Vital as Pushups

The controversial idea that you can “train” a human brain to get smarter or faster has spread through the worlds of elite athletics and brain-trauma …

'Jedi Academy' Continues With 'A New Class'

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>If you’re unfamiliar with Jeffrey Brown’s <i>Jedi Academy</i> series of young adult books, please go rectify that situation …

Perfect Gifts for the Science Nerd in Your Life

Nerds are so annoying! (To buy gifts for! We love and/or are nerds.) They tend to be practical to the point of persnicketiness, and picky to boot. …

The Photos Behind Norman Rockwell's Iconic Holiday Paintings

During his lifetime, Norman Rockwell created more than 4,000 paintings and illustrations, including 321 covers for <i>The Saturday Evening Post.</i> His …

The Biggest Physics Moments of 2015

Author: Danielle Venton. Danielle Venton Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.21.15.<p>Time of Publication: 2:00 pm. 2:00 pm<p>In 2015, physics is standing on a …