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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer will be online on Friday too

You won't have to head to the movies to see the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday. Star Wars' official Twitter account sent out a message this afternoon saying that the trailer...

Watch the first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

It's finally here: a first look at the new Star Wars. The teaser trailer runs 88-seconds long and is available to watch online and in theaters starting today. Here's all you need to know: it looks...

New trailer for 'The Peanuts Movie' brings Snoopy into the 21st century

The thought of a new Peanuts animated film so many years after the death of creator Charles Schulz may have initially felt like a crass cash grab, but the first look we got at the movie earlier...

Watch the first official 'Jurassic World' trailer

It's here! The Jurassic World trailer has dropped, two days ahead of the promised Thanksgiving debut. Here, we finally see the park open to the public. However, the scientists running the park made...

Watch The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Right Here

If you aren't heading to the movies today, you still won't miss out on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer - it's available now over at iTunes to watch. The highly-anticipated sequel to the...

Ridley Scott won't direct 'Blade Runner' sequel

A sequel to Blade Runner has been in the works for a few years now, but it appears that Ridley Scott no longer plans to direct it. In comments to Variety, Scott is reported to have said that he...

The world's largest solar power plant is now up and running

Solar power just hit one of its biggest milestones, in more ways than one. First Solar recently finished building Topaz, a 550-megawatt plant that represents the largest active solar farm on the...

This Kanye West / Sam Smith mashup is a must-listen

In case you forgot, Kanye West's 2007 hit "Can't Tell Me Nothing" is a classic, steeped in some moody, hard-hitting braggadocio. But take out the thumping bass and Young Jeezy and replace them with...

I don't care if you landed a spacecraft on a comet, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing

Yesterday the European Space Agency landed the Philae spacecraft on a comet , a powerful step forward for humanity and science alike. However, slightly before the big moment, coverage of the event...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer to debut Friday in theaters

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be debuting in a small number of theaters across the US on Friday. Regal Cinemas announced that the trailer will play before all movies...

Sony's e-paper watch is a thing of minimalist beauty

Two days ago, we heard of Sony's plans to build a watch made entirely of e-paper one where the band and the watch face would both change in response to the user's wrist gestures. It sounded wild...

Guillermo Del Toro has finished the script for DC Comics' 'Justice League: Dark' movie

Guillermo Del Toro has reportedly finished writing the script for a film interpretation of DC Comics' Justice League: Dark, the comic book series that combines the talents of heroes such as Swamp...

'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer reminds world 'Pitch Perfect' is brilliant and should be seen by...

Pitch Perfect 2's first trailer is available on YouTube, finally. Now, let me explain that there are two types of people in this world: People who love Pitch Perfect, the a cappella comedy starring...

Here's every scene from the first 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer

It's here everywhere, in fact. The first official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gone live in theaters and online. The 88-second teaser is full of actual footage and surprise reveals...

James Cameron says the 'Avatar' sequels will make you 'shit yourself with your mouth wide...

Prolific documentary filmmaker James Cameron has only directed three feature-length films in the last 20 years: True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). Before that, he made The Abyss,...

New teaser gives us our first look at 'Jurassic World'

The first Jurassic World trailer isn't set to arrive until Thanksgiving, but Universal is giving us our first taste of the film right now. The latest teaser includes the very first footage from the...

The first official Batmobile ever built is headed to auction

If you're a fan of old-school Batman comics, there's really only one Batmobile for you. It's not Zack Snyder's brand new model, nor is it Christopher Nolan's tank. Not even Tim Burton's slick...

We deserve better excuses for killing people in video games

First-person shooters are notorious for the paper-thin motivations of their heroes typically, muscular bald men who will execute an entire continent if someone puts their country in danger or...

T-Mobile agrees to help users accurately test for reduced data speeds

T-Mobile will begin giving its customers clearer information about when they're placed on reduced data speeds. Under a new agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, T-Mobile will...

'Game of Thrones' teasers begin with Arya Stark's darkness

We're still months away from the debut of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, but the tantalizing hints about what's to come have already begun. First up is a brief video snippet featuring Arya...

British people are fighting over Polaroid TVs

Black Friday is officially a thing in the UK this year, and it s turning normally mild-mannered Brits into maniacs. While retailers across the pond have attempted to woo Black Friday shoppers over...

'Jurassic World' brings the Galaxy Gear back to life

Evolution is a brutal and unforgiving mistress. The Jurassic Park movies have always offered a brief escape from its clutches for a few select dinosaur species, but the new Jurassic World is...

HBO is going after Scientology with a new documentary

The tell-all book about the Church of Scientology Going Clear has reportedly been made into a HBO documentary that could premiere as soon as the Sundance Film Festival in January. According to The...

The first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is coming to iTunes tomorrow

After angering fans earlier this week, Lucasfilm has confirmed the first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie will be available online this Friday. The studio previously announced that an...

GoPro reportedly planning to launch consumer drones next year

GoPro will soon be manufacturing drones. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company, known for its hugely popular line of action video cameras, will release consumer drones "late next year."...

This is the new Nokia

"Don t write Nokia off just yet" was the message coming out of Helsinki this morning as the Nokia N1 tablet was being unveiled. In spite of selling its device business to Microsoft earlier this...

Windows 10 will play your .MKV and .FLAC files all on its own

High-end audio enthusiasts love FLAC since it promises to preserve everything just as it was heard in the studio. Unfortunately, it isn't the most widely-supported of formats, but it appears as if...

OnePlus' Black Friday deal: you can actually buy the damn phone

OnePlus has just let it be known that you'll finally be able to buy its $299 One phone sans invitation for Black Friday. The "deal" starts today and lasts all weekend, with the 16GB white model up...

The stunning 'Lumino City' is a video game made of paper instead of polygons

For the past three years, State of Play, a small studio in London, has been building a 10-foot-tall miniature city out of paper, cardboard, and lots of little lights. There are houses and gardens,...

How Apple Becomes A $1 Trillion Company

Apple's stock is once again on a tear. It's up 48% this year, surging past a $700 billion valuation. It's a stunning reversal for the company. In April 2013, Wall Street had given up on Apple. The...

The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid Camera

Hot off of their Haxlr8r demo day presentation last week, hardware startup Prynt was nice enough to drop by TechCrunch HQ to show off the latest prototypes of their smartphones cases, which contain...

Obama signs E-Label act so your next phone can drop the ugly logos

Your next phone might drop the ugly logos on the back altogether, with President Barack Obama officially signing the E-Label act into law today. The E-Label act means that most of those logos on...

BlackBerry offers up to $550 if you ditch your iPhone for a Passport

If the industry based its grades solely on effort, there's no doubt BlackBerry would be among the first top spots. Now, whether or not those efforts are actually effective, well, that's a...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' is called 'The Force Awakens'

Star Wars Episode: VII finally has a subtitle: The Force Awakens. Disney quietly announced the title on Twitter this morning, a somewhat strange approach to what is easily the biggest film in...

The Nokia N1 will be among the first devices with a reversible USB connector

The Nokia name lives on in the newly announced N1 tablet, whose spec sheet includes a highlight we haven't yet seen on any other device: a reversible USB Type-C connector. The specification for the...

'The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness' reveals the tortured genius of Studio Ghibli

If you imagined Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary animation director behind movies as enchanting as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Kiki s Delivery Service, as a lovable grandfather all eyes...

I spent a weekend on a cruise ship staffed by robot bartenders

The two robots are perfectly efficient, fast bartenders. They always select the perfect amounts of Bulleit borboun, ice, and lime, and shake it just so before dumping it carefully into my plastic...

Sony Pictures paralyzed by massive security compromise

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with the strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been...

Mark Cuban made billions from an open internet. Now he wants to kill it

Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with The Washington Post yesterday, Cuban...

These Are The Highest Paying Programming Languages You Should Learn, Ranked By Salary

Computer programming has quickly become one of the most lucrative industries in the United States. In fact, the average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches...

It Would Take Bill Gates 218 Years To Spend All His Money

At a spending rate of $1 million a day, most people would blow through their entire life savings in less than a week. But for billionaire Bill Gates, it would take 218 years to spend his...

After seven years, you can finally own The Keyboard Waffle Iron

Seven years ago, we brought you the story of a waffle iron that shaped the tasty treats into a keyboard. Plenty of you saw it and wished that you could have one of your very own, and it turns out...

New trailers: 'Star Wars,' 'Jurassic World,' 'The Interview,' 'Pan,' and more

There may only be one trailer that really matters this week, but every other movie still has to try. In fact, we still got a bunch of great trailers this week in particular, a first glimpse at...

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge coming to the US on November 14th

Following closely after the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge will launch in the United States on November 14th, the company announced today. On AT&T, it'll retail for $399 with a new...

Chevrolet built a futuristic, spaceship-inspired concept car for 'Gran Turismo 6'

The latest concept car designed for Gran Turismo 6 is a futuristic supercar from Chevrolet. The car, dubbed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT), will be available as downloadable content in...

Three of the most beautiful animated films ever made come to Blu-ray tomorrow

Three of the best animated films by arguably the greatest animated film director will be released on Blu-Ray tomorrow. Disney will finally make available Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke,...

Nokia's first device after Microsoft is an iPad mini clone that runs Android

Nokia is back in the devices business just under seven months after selling its devices and services unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Nokia is unveiling its N1 Android tablet today, days after...

Microsoft reaches 10 million Xbox One shipments three months after the PS4

Microsoft is revealing today that it will "shortly" have shipped 10 million Xbox One consoles to retailers. The significant milestone comes exactly three months after Sony first revealed it had hit...

Microsoft: all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will be upgraded to Windows 10

Microsoft doesn't plan on making the same mistake twice: the company has made a public pledge that all of Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will be upgraded to the mobile version of Windows 10...

Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 10 event for January

Microsoft will hold an event this January to show off the new features of Windows 10, according to The Verge. Although January is traditionally dominated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES),...

Obama says FCC should reclassify internet as a utility

President Obama has come out in support of reclassifying internet service as a utility, a move that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to enforce more robust regulations and protect...

Yoozon hosts CMS sites using Dropbox, no FTP required

If you re building a website with WordPress or a similar CMS, you ll find it relatively easy to use and update but what about setting it up in the first place? Webmasters still have to set up their...

This is the simplest company logo generator you ll ever use

If you re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a...

Your developers aren t slow, your process is

Justin Jackson is a Product Marketing Manager at Sprintly. This post originally appeared on the Sprintly blog. Why didn t we ship last week? As managers, it s easy for us to blame our team for...

Michael Brown's family: 'ensure that every police officer working the streets in this...

Ferguson, Missouri has been the center of a broad conversation about racially biased policing, police militarization, and the US justice system since August 9th, when Michael Brown, an unarmed...

Watch a supercut of Stanley Kubrick's obsession with the color red

From the budding supercut master who brought you ROYGBIV: A Pixar Supercut comes this short (and wildly re-watchable) exploration of Stanley Kubrick's use of the color red. Aptly set to Beethoven's...

Europe votes in favor of breaking up Google

The European Parliament has today approved a non-binding resolution calling for the "unbundling of search engines from other commercial services" in order to ensure "competitive conditions within...

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' review: let's talk about shooting people

An unexpected thing happens early in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the latest in the military shooter franchise in which the player kills hundreds of human goons to the rhythm of...

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you're going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don't get a photo of yourself remote controlling...

Nokia looks to resurrect its valuable brand on future devices

Although Microsoft is removing the Nokia name from its upcoming Lumia smartphones, the brand will live on. Nokia is now planning to license its brand, allowing third-party manufacturers to create...

China's Google will launch a smart bike later this year

What's the next hot connected gadget category? Forget watches, we're thinking bikes, judging by the overwhelming interest in crazy, innovative new models like Teague's 'Denny' e-bike. Chinese...

At least three more 'Fast & Furious' movies are likely

At a Hollywood Reporter roundtable, Universal's Donna Langley has apparently promised the Fast & Furious franchise a long life beyond next year's Furious 7, saying "We think there's at least three...

Game controller takes your real blood whenever you lose

Forget playing games for cash -- if you really want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded...

Terrifying Black Seadevil makes its video debut 3 miles below the surface

Researchers in California have recorded rare images and video of a Black Seadevil a mysterious and rather hideous female anglerfish that lives in some of the deepest corners of the ocean. The fish...

Intel merging mobile and PC groups as line between phone and computer blurs

Chip-making giant Intel is set to merge its mobile and tablet division together with the part of the company that makes processors for personal computers. The company's chief executive, Brian...

Eminem releases massive free mixtape online

Do you want 66 free songs from Eminem's label, Shady Records? Of course you do. You can now download Shady Classics, a 66-track mixtape put together by DJ Whoo Kid that represents some of the...

Sex Pistols singer John Lydon blew over $15,000 on iPad apps

Hot news from the celebrity world: former Sex Pistols singer, current PiL frontman, and esteemed butter salesman John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon has revealed his battle with a crippling iPad app...

Facebook gives UK users more control over ads

Facebook might be busy making changes to its terms of service, but buried away in its latest announcement is news of another new feature coming to the UK. After it began allowing US users to have...

Nokia's simple yet smart Android launcher reaches Google Play

If you've been eager to put Nokia's adaptive Z Launcher home screen on your Android phone, you'll be glad to hear that you don't have to jump through quite so many hoops to give it a try. The...

Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The...

With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world's largest social network by some margin, but when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a...

San Francisco's public defecation map highlights a shitty situation

Wondering what that smell near the Civic Center is, San Francisco resident? As far as serious interactive maps go, Human Wasteland is one of the strangest we've seen. Created by...

This is Google's massive Android billboard in Times Square

Google staked a claim in one of the most ad-saturated neighborhoods in the world this week with a billboard the width of a city block. After signing a long-term deal with Vornado Realty Trust...

Obama just did the right thing for the internet and made life hell for the FCC

Some very basic initial thoughts on President Obama's announcement today that he supports "the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality," including reclassifying broadband as a common...

Ebay's new 'smart stores' feel like the future of shopping

Over the last year eBay s brand has struggled a bit. It was hit with a massive security breach and announced that it was spinning out Paypal, a divorce precipitated by the overwhelming investor...

Adobe's got Photoshop running in Chrome, but it won't be available soon

Using Photoshop usually requires lugging a typically cumbersome, expensive computer around, and changing that experience has been the dream of many creatives for years. As we found out back in...

You can order Taco Bell from a smartphone starting today

Get ready to order FourthMeal with your smartphone. Taco Bell will today announce a new app that lets customers nationwide order food ahead of time and pick up their meal via drive-thru or by...

Why did Steven Spielberg invent a new dinosaur for Jurassic World?

I am an unabashed Jurassic Park fan. I vividly remembering jumping out of the car and running into the theater when the first movie came out in 1993, and I vividly remember jumping into my car and...

Sony Pictures hacked, entire computer system reportedly unusable

Reports that Sony Pictures has been hacked have been trickling in this morning, after a thread appeared on Reddit claiming all computers at the company were offline due to a hack. According to the...

Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted: WSJ

A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations. The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale;...

Apple could ditch Google for Bing or Yahoo next year

Google risks losing its spot as the default search provider in Apple's Safari browser next year, according to a report from The Information. The latest extension of a deal that's put Google Search...

Nintendo is remastering 'The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask' for 3DS

Oh, so a head-scratching leak from Target wasn't enough to convince you? That's fair, how about something a bit more concrete? Nintendo just revealed in its most recent Nintendo Direct stream that...

Mattel Pulls Sexist Barbie Book I Can Be A Computer Engineer Off Amazon

The makers of Barbie seem to apologize A LOT for underestimating young women. This time the Internet's buzzing over a pretty cringe-worthy Barbie book, "I Can Be A Computer Engineer," published out...

Sony's pulled PS Vita ad is embarrassing for everyone

The Remote Play feature the PS4 shares with the PS Vita and Xperia Z series smartphones is a fun, if imperfect, little addition to the hardware's capabilities, especially when your TV needs some...

Netflix picks up fourth season of popular A&E series 'Longmire'

Fans of A&E's Longmire were pretty vocal when the network announced it would part ways with the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3. Well, the show will live on at the hands...

'Game of Thrones' stars sign for seventh season

It looks like HBO wants a seventh season of Game of Thrones. The series has already been ordered through its sixth season, and now The Hollywood Reporter says that HBO has reworked its stars'...

Britain's first 'poo bus' hits the streets

Thanks to a range of new technologies, Britain's buses are steadily swapping traditional fuel for greener alternatives. Over in Bristol, however, Wessex Water believes more can be done with the...

New York City is building 10,000 internet pylons for free public Wi-Fi

Say goodbye to New York's public pay phones and hello to one of the largest public Wi-Fi experiments ever. A new city plan dubbed LinkNYC will replace public pay telephones with a console that...

Audi says an EV sedan with Tesla-like range is coming in 2017

An all-electric car is in the works at Audi that will rival Tesla's Model S. The car will borrow technology from Audi's made-to-order R8 e-tron, and Audi says it's shooting for a range of 450...

'Interstellar' co-writer Jonathan Nolan is adapting Asimov's 'Foundation' for HBO

Jonathan Nolan, brother of director Christopher Nolan (and co-writer of most of his films, including Interstellar) is turning Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy into an HBO series, according to The...

Buy a OnePlus One Smartphone online without an invite for the next 72 hours

Just in time for Black Friday, the OnePlus One is now available for purchase without an invite for the next 72 hours, across all the markets it currently ships to. This sale is similar to one the...

The DJI Inspire One is the coolest drone I've ever seen

The drone game has changed. That may sound like hyperbole, but that was my first impression when experiencing the DJI Inspire One. This is a unit that anyone could pick up and learn to fly quickly,...

The 50 Best Law Schools In America

If you go to the right law school, you've got a direct line to high-paying and prestigious jobs. If you go to the wrong one, you may come away with too much debt and too few opportunities. We've...

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get...

12-year-old's online life brings an abductor to her doorstep

Aurich Lawson On November 10, a 12-year-old girl left her home in the Baltimore suburb of Nottingham at 7:30am, heading to her middle school. She never returned home. When her mother called the...

Elon Musk Testing X-Wing Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing...

Let's face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution. The inventor and entrepreneur issued a minor tweet storm...

Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo

Today, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a five-year partnership that would make Yahoo the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser on mobile and desktop. The agreement also sets the stage for...

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They Ever Got

Building a successful business from the ground up isn't easy, and no one does it alone. For the entrepreneurs who make it, the difference between giving up and persisting through the toughest times...

12 new Netflix movies to stream on Thanksgiving

Netflix no longer has every movie you can dream of: instead, it offers a curated selection, with new movies usually being added by the month. The trouble is, it isn't always obvious what good films...

The physics of productivity: Newton's laws for getting stuff done

James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post...

Facebook translates its privacy policy back into plain English

Facebook is changing its privacy policies yet again, but this time it's using language regular people might be able to understand. A new initiative called Privacy Basics attempts to inform Facebook...

Canada just joined Twitter, eh

Canada joined Twitter today, and it did it in the best way possible. Whoever's running the official @Canada account could have said "sorry" for being late to the party, but instead the country that...

Warner Bros. is turning Stephen King's 'The Stand' into a four-part epic

The Stand is one of Stephen King's best regarded works, and it's only natural that Hollywood should want to adapt it for the screen. Now, though, it looks like the book is getting the Hobbit...