Our first look at the next chapter in EA's Star Wars: Battlefront series is here, a little earlier than expected. We'll take it. The short, 30-second commercial clip crams in quite a few details if you look closely — as Star Wars fans are already doing, naturally. First, we have the protagonist of the single-player campaign, who appears to be an Imperial soldier whose story unfolds after the events of Return of the Jedi. This is an era rarely touched in the new, post-Disney Star Wars canon. As this unnamed character reflects on her "last orders" after Emperor Palpatine's death, you can see the second Death Star exploding in the sky above Endor. Read more... More about Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront Ii, Gaming, and Entertainment
Developed by ‘GEN Corporation,’ the ‘GEN H-4’ is a personal helicopter that's steered using a control bar. It reaches speeds up to 55 mph, and can fly for up to an hour. Read more... More about Real Time Video, Japanese, Japan, Skies, and Sky
Welcome to part two of our three-part trek across Middle-earth. The Fellowship splits into two parts but Peter Jackson's film depicts both of them very differently from J.R.R. Tolkien's book. With no restraint on spoilers, it's time to ask (in the common tongue of course): what's the difference? Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more... More about Adaptation, Book To Movie, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, and Lord Of The Rings The Two Towers
Here's one way to curb phone addiction. A Japanese company has created an iPhone case to help parents stop their kids from becoming too addicted to their phones. SEE ALSO: iPhone App Shrinks Your Data & Your Monthly Bill The case, called the Otomos, is fixed to the phone and cannot be removed without a special screw. Otomos pairs up with an app that allows parents to limit the child's daily phone usage. If the child exceeds their daily limit, the phone will automatically enter sleep mode. A prototype of the Otomos Image: Momo ltd/facebook Motion detectors built into the case are also able to deactivate the phone automatically while the child is walking. Read more... More about Japan, Iphone, Smartphone Addiction, Smartphone Case, and Smartphone
Marketing data is everywhere. With so many new consumer touchpoints – from chatbots, to in-store beacons and virtual assistants – the sheer variety and volume of data is exploding. Beyond your out-of-the box product dashboards, custom Excel spreadsheets, and basic data visualizations – are you... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
There may be no Friends reunion in sight for the present, but the characters of NBC's beloved breakout comedy will reunite on stage for a musical parody. The team behind parody musicals based on Full House and Keeping up with the Kardashians has its eyes set on those kooky, coffee-drinking twenty-somethings who were always there for each other. SEE ALSO: That's so fetch: The 'Mean Girls' musical is coming “It only makes sense to set our sights on the hit TV show Friends after creating parody musicals about Saved by the Bell, Full House, and Beverley Hills, 90210," co-writer Tobly McSmith told Entertainment Weekly. "Not only do we poke fun and celebrate the show, we also get some jokes in about the actor’s lives.” Read more... More about Musicals, Friends, and Entertainment
The Fate of the Furious careens wildly into theaters this weekend, and Clint and Ti got a sneak peak! Is the "Family" in for more of the same awesome action? Or is it time for a Family course correction? And if you're into more mindless action flicks, be sure to stick around for the recommendations in the second half of the video. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more... More about Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson
The fax machine isn't dead. In fact, it's the latest tool of the resistance. A new campaign called Artifax is encouraging artists, designers, and activists to get the attention of lawmakers by faxing protest art to congressional offices. The goal is to boldly and vocally demand support for national arts funding. The Artifax slogan is simple: "Protect the arts. Fax Congress." SEE ALSO: This photographer is documenting the resistance — and donating the pictures Artists can donate work to Artifax that embodies "freedom of expression." Any supporter can then use an online form to choose their favorite art, personalize the fax with a message about the importance of arts funding, and select their local lawmaker. Once they submit the form, Artifax will send the fax to that lawmaker, encouraging them to vote against proposed cuts. Read more... More about Protest, Activists, Representatives, Fax, and Social Good