Items tagged with Star Wars

A rare exoplanet that orbits two suns like the planet Tatooine in Star Wars has been detected by an unusual method for the first time. Specifically, Kepler-16b has been detected by a ground-based telescope. If someone were to mention a planet with two suns, Star Wars fans may recall a scene where Luke Skywalker... Read more...
If you bought Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to play on previous generation consoles, a major update is now available to those who upgraded to next-gen Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles. As promised, Electronic Arts and developer Respawn Entertainment announced that the free cross-generation upgrade is now... Read more...
Today is May 4th, better known as Star Wars Day. With this in mind, Disney dropped a bombshell on us this morning in the form of the first official look at the “real life” lightsaber that it’s been developing in [relative] secret. Although we doubt this realistic prop will sever limbs of cocky Jedi Knights that don’t... Read more...
Star Wars fans have a new video game to look forward to from EA called Star Wars: Squadrons. Recently EA showed off a nearly 6-minute long gameplay video that gives a glimpse at the beautiful graphics and starfighter action that players can expect. The game is a first-person space dogfighting title that will allow... Read more...
One of the key selling points of the Disney+ streaming service is The Mandalorian, a new series based in the Star Wars universe set 25 years prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is a remarkable epic, and as you might imagine, computer graphics play heavily into its creation. Fortunately for geeks... Read more...
You have to hand it to Google, despite any misgivings you might have towards the company as a whole, it delivers some interesting products and services. One of them is Google Maps. I personally think it is an underappreciated service, though Google continues to improve it all the time. It also sprinkles in some fun... Read more...
Fortnite fans who missed out on the special "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" event can now catch a look at what the Fortnite X Star Wars gameplay will include. The big draw here is that players get to duke it out with lightsabers in melee combat and shoot enemies with First Order blasters. The gameplay video seen... Read more...
Although Star War Jedi: Fallen Order was first announced back at E3 2018, we're getting our first real in-depth look at the game thanks to footage that Electronic Arts delivered today at E3 2019. As we already,Jedi: Fallen Order was developed by Respawn -- the same development studio being Titanfall and Apex... Read more...
The holidays are almost here, and we want to do our part to get you all worked up and in the holiday spirit. We thought there’s no better way to do that than to give away some HOT new tech gear brought you by Lenovo! Up for grabs in our latest HOT Holiday giveaway are two Lenovo Smart Displays with Google Assistant... Read more...
It's May 4th and at least one person near you has said "May the 4th Be With You Today" which is the official catchphrase of Star Wars Day. If you are a Star Wars fan and want to celebrate the day by spending some money, Google Play has a sale for you. To celebrate the day all sorts of audio books, comics, TV shows... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, we chat about our results with NVIDIA's monstrous Titan V and what could be coming next for consumers. We also talk about the Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges in AR kit, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in Samsung's Galaxy S9 rumor, storage advancements... Read more...
NVIDIA caused a great disturbance in the Force recently, as if millions of gamers suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. We fear something terrible has happened, and they might not be able to get their hands on the glorious Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector’s Edition cards that were announced a few days... Read more...
Microtransactions, for better or worse, have become a big business in the world of gaming. Ubisoft recently announced that its revenue from microtransactions now exceeds that of actual game sales. Electronic Arts isn't immune to this practice either, and has come under fire for nickel and diming customers to unlock... Read more...
Disney certainly isn't letting its Star Wars IP go to waste, not after purchasing Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and gaining the distribution rights to all subsequent Star Wars movies, in 2012. And to Disney's credit, it has done a phenomenal job with the Star Wars universe. To keep the good times rolling, Disney... Read more...
Late last week, NVIDIA released a rather cryptic teaser trailer for an upcoming enthusiast graphics card. All that we could make out from the video were a dueling theme with red versus green (which we assumed to be AMD versus NVIDIA) and the name TITAN X Collector's Edition, which was emblazoned on the card. Today... Read more...
There's a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, and Electronic Arts (EA) is looking to leverage the hype surrounding that film to fuel a spectacular launch for Star Wars Battlefront II. Battlefront II is the follow-up to its 2015 predecessor, and EA wants you to know that this game is bigger, badder and loaded to the... Read more...
Hardcore geeks are typically split into two factions—Star Trek and Star Wars fans. If you fall into the latter category, we have good news. Disney has released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which picks up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off. It is the eighth episode in the Star Wars saga... Read more...
What was simply known as Episode VIII is now Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm announced the official name for the next Star Wars movie in the ongoing Skywalker saga, though stopped way short of providing any details about the plot or who exactly is being referenced in the title. In other words, Lucasfilm answered... Read more...
Like a massive army of Storm Troopers willing to follow devious commands, a pair of researchers from the University College London warn that a "large number of Twitter users are bots" that are ready to "contaminate the Twitter API stream." There are more than 350,000 in all, comprising what the researchers have named... Read more...
“I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art”. I remember the first time I saw Star Wars: A New Hope. I was six years old and watching the re-releases in a Southern Californian theater. At this point in time, there were not a ton of strong, female characters in science fiction and fantasy for me... Read more...
It does not matter what your political affiliation is, if any, we should all be able to agree that more can be done to take care of our military veterans. That is why DARPA (Defense Advanced Researched Projects Agency) deserves major kudos this holiday season. DARPA has developed a sophisticated bionic arm and is... Read more...
Have you ever dreamed of racing through the forests of Endor on a top-of-the-line speeder bike? YouTuber Devinsupertramp has made this childhood dream into a reality -- sort of. The vlogger refashioned hydro-powered Jetovators into the iconic Star Wars speeders from Return of the Jedi. The video was filmed on the... Read more...
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