Star Wars’ creators pay tribute to the fans and Carrie Fisher

Earlier today, the annual Star Wars Celebration fan gathering kicked off with a huge panel called 40 Years of Star Wars. Moderated by Star Wars film series regular Warwick Davis, the event came with plenty of surprises: George Lucas showed up to talk about the origins of the franchise and reframe his legacy with the series, while Harrison Ford dropped in to joke about sneaking in on his own plane. But the real focus of the panel was to appreciate the fans, reminisce about the films’ productions, and pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016.

The panel kicked off with a short video highlighting the moviegoers who lined up for Star Wars’ original 1977 release, cosplayers who dress up as characters, and fans who pass the films…

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April 13, 2017 at 11:53PM

from Andrew Liptak

Watch Star Wars Celebration’s Touching Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Cry All the Tears

Today, Star Wars Celebration kicked off in Orlando—but one very special member of the Star Wars cast, the dearly missed Carrie Fisher, could not be there to stand alongside her fellow actors. Instead, we have this beautiful tribute to a mother, a princess, a general, and a hero beloved by all.

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April 13, 2017 at 11:52PM

from James Whitbrook on io9, shared by Sophie Kleeman to Gizmodo

Back to the future: Honda’s new electric car can go an incredible 80 miles!

Carmaker apparently convinced it has a found a low-mileage niche market

Honda’s new electric car, the Clarity, is garnering a lot of attention – for all the wrong reasons.…

April 13, 2017 at 11:49PM

from Kieren McCarthy

Facebook cracks down on 30,000 fake accounts in France
LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook said on Thursday it is taking action against tens of thousands of fake accounts in France as the social network giant seeks to demonstrate it is doing more to halt the spread of spam as well as fake news, hoaxes and misinformation.

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April 13, 2017 at 11:48PM


NASA finds evidence of life-supporting conditions on Saturn’s moon Enceladus
 NASA held a press conference on Thursday to reveal some exciting new discoveries about ocean worlds within our solar system: It has found evidence that suggest a type of chemical energy that can support life exists on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s 62 confirmed moons. The new evidence comes from the Cassini spacecraft, which has been probing Saturn and its natural satellites since 2004… Read More

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April 13, 2017 at 11:47PM

from Darrell Etherington

Google Allo update appears to carry hidden features that have yet to go live

Version 9.0 of Google’s AI-powered chat app has gone live this week for Android users and carries references to interesting new features that have yet to be released, according to 9to5 Google.

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April 13, 2017 at 11:46PM

from Adam Ismail