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Meet the megabots – how scientists turned robots into a swarm

Researchers have discovered how to make one robot “the brain” of the others.<p>Alexa is an automated butler that tells you what the weather is like and …

Robots

Star Wars director Rian Johnson prays for upcoming film’s success at scenic Kyoto temple

Unveils an <b>incredibly cool Japanese ink painting</b> that we all want to adorn in our rooms.<p>The wildly successful <i>Star Wars</i> franchise has spawned a huge …

Star Wars

Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars #36

This review of <i>Star Wars</i> #36 contains minor spoilers.<p>There’s a certain dynamic between R2-D2 and C-3PO that we may never truly understand and that’s …

Star Wars

The Buy Pile: R2-D2 Is the Honey Badger of the Star Wars Universe

R2-D2 is the galaxy's honey badger in <i>Star Wars</i> #36.<p><b>WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?</b><p><i>Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent</i> …

Comics

The Latest Star Wars Comic Is All About What an Unbelievable Badass R2-D2 Is

The droids of the <i>Star Wars</i> galaxy do not fuck around—they might look cute, but they will mess you up if the need arises. There are some truly, …

Star Wars

This Incredible R2-D2 Droid Is Gonna Sell Out. Fast.

Easily one of the coolest new toys on Toys 'R' Us' 50 Hottest Holiday list.<p>Which toys are parents going to be brawling over this Black Friday? We’re …

Shopping

The 15 Most Expensive Star Wars Toys (You Wished You Owned)

Odds are, if you’re reading this, you own at least one <i>Star Wars</i> toy. Maybe it’s a wind-up pod racer from a Taco Bell kids meal, a Jango Fett lovingly …

Star Wars

Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

When I reviewed <b>BB-8 by Sphero</b>, I didn’t expect the company would go back and create an R2-D2, too. They built their name on the original remotely …

Star Wars

Europe's biggest tech show finally delivered

As we wind down after trawling IFA's labyrinthine halls, covering everything from phones to washing machines, wearables to haunted pianos, we wanted to point out the most notable things to come out of Europe's biggest tech show -- and it was quite the show this year. If you don't read anything …

Long-form Journalism

Sphero BB-8, BB-9E, and R2-D2: Are they worth it?

What exactly are you spending $129 on?<p>While undeniably cute and the perfect size for any collector to add to a shelf, the app-controlled Star Wars …

Cantina Canteen: 15 Stellar Star Wars Kitchen Utensils and Gift Ideas

Prepare yourself for <i>The Last Jedi</i> with these galactic kitchen utensils and houseware items. They make great gift ideas for housewarmings, dorm rooms, …

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BB-9E Makes His Star Wars Blips Debut and More Porg Mayhem

<i>Star Wars</i> blips! These bite-sized animations feature the cutest <i>Star Wars</i> mascots in unbearably adorable situations, and over the long weekend, the …

Star Wars

Watch How R2-D2 Became a Hero Among Droids

We no longer have May the Fourth as an excuse for the release of delightful “Star Wars Blips” animated shorts, but thankfully they just keep on …

The Latest Star Wars Animated Short Spotlight's R2-D2's Adoring Fans

Just a day after posting an animated short about BB-8 and his beyond precious evil twin, the <i>Star Wars</i> Twitter is back with another, this one about …

Star Wars

MOTY 2018 ENTRY R2-D2 & C-3PO

Jason Gares has entered his Bandai 1:12 scale R2-D2 and C-3PO.<p>These plastic models are produced by Ban-Dai and are 1/12th scale (C-3PO is around 5 …

WATCH: Star Wars: R2-D2, BB-8 Get the Spotlight in Official Animated Shorts

With just over three months left until the release of the highly anticipated eighth chapter in the main <i>Star Wars</i> saga, two of the fan-favorite droids …

Star Wars

How Well Do You Actually Remember The First 30 Minutes Of The Original "Star Wars"?

A long time ago in a memory far, far away.

Star Wars

The best Force Friday toys - all our favourite new Star Wars: The Last Jedi merch

These are the toys you are looking for.<p>Today is Force Friday, the day when merchandisers unveil their newest <i>Star Wars</i>-themed toys. This includes …

Star Wars

Could Evil R2-D2 in the DARTH VADER Comic Be an Inspiration for Evil BB-8?

Force Friday is upon us, and with it comes a mountain of exciting reveals about <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. As we wade through the plastic wrapping and …

Star Wars

New Star Wars Toys Added to Apple's Online Store, Including R2-D2 and BB-9E Droids

A collection of Star Wars toys, including Sphero's new R2-D2 and BB-9E droids, are now available to purchase from Apple's online store.<p>R2-D2 and BB-9E can be controlled with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. More details can be found in our earlier coverage of the droids.<p>BB-9E App-Enabled Droid by …

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New Sphero Star Wars R2-D2 Droid Unveiled

We have already seen the new BB-9E droid from Star Wars the Last Jedi and now Sphero has unveiled another new today, although this one if of …

Star Wars

Who Wants to Build Their Own R2-D2?

"Star Wars" characters have always been tinkerers, building and customizing their own things. Whether that's Luke cleaning droids and souping up his …

Entertainment

Toy maker reveals a preview of Star Wars: The Last Jedi early

WORKING in the Star Wars universe comes with a lot of pressure ... even if you’re not actually wielding a Lightsaber yourself.<p>Toy maker Sphero …

Star Wars

Build your own R2-D2 with littleBits’ & Star Wars’ Droid Inventor Kit

littleBits has launched their latest offering to help teach kids technology by partnering with Star Wars with the Droid Inventor Kit for just $99.99. littleBits has been helping kids learn how to program and build technological things for years, and the Droid Inventor Kit is just their latest foray …

Gear & Gadgets

This Is the R2-D2 Robot Toy I've Dreamed About Since I Was a Kid

Like millions of other kids around the world, after seeing the original trilogy, R2-D2 instantly became my favorite <i>Star Wars</i> character. He seemed …

Cool Stuff

Sphero's new droids bring a galaxy far, far away a bit closer

Sphero’s latest Star Wars iPhone-controlled droids include R2-D2 and BB-8

Sphero has announced at IFA 2017 that it is expanding its Star Wars-focused lineup today with two new droids. With <i>The Last Jedi</i> set to hit theaters on December 15th, Sphero is looking to cash in on this year’s latest release. Today’s announcement delivers R2-D2 and BB-9E remote control droids with …

Star Wars

Meet BB-9E, the evil new 'Star Wars' droid that will be in 'The Last Jedi'

When "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hits theaters this December, the forces of the dark side will have a new ally.<p>Meet BB-9E — a droid that looks to be the evil opposite of BB-8, the breakout hit character of 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The existence of BB-9E was leaked earlier this year, …

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Playgrounds for iPad gains new Swift courses with Sphero & R2-D2

Earlier this summer Apple updated its Playgrounds iPad app with the ability to control drones and robots through coding courses that help users learn Apple’s Swift software development language. Today two new accessories have been added as Swift coding courses: Sphero Template and R2-D2 by …

Star Wars

Sphero’s new Star Wars toy droids will watch the movies with you–and react

A new toy from robotics firm Sphero offers a hint of the drama in the upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> (set for release on December 15). The new walking, talking droid, BB-9E, is the evil twin of BB-8, the adorable breakout star of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> two years ago.<p>The startup, which has …

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