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NASA Wants To Make Star Trek Tractor Beams A Reality

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You know the cool thing about science fiction? Some of that stuff actually turns into science fact eventually. And the latest geeky endeavor by the folks at NASA is the development of a tractor beam. Yes, just like you see in the Star Trek and Star Wars universes.

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Hacked floppy drives repurposed to play Star Wars Imperial March

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Uber Star Wars fans from the days of Galactic Federations and light sabers will enjoy this mod - if it's real. A pair of 3.5" floppy disk drives have been finally, after over a decade of obsolescence been put to good use.

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Jedibot engages in real lightsaber battle with you via Kinect

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The Jedibot is a mechanized arm with a foam lightsaber at the end of it. What's cool is that it has several different articulated attack motions and when it detects contact with your foam lightsaber, it'll recoil and prepare for the next attack. They say that it can unleash an attack every 2-3 seconds.

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Galaxy S promoted by Darth Vader in Japan

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Sith Lord promoted a smartphone ironically called the Galaxy. It almost sounds like a match made in heaven, but Darth Vader has somehow become the spokesperson for the Samsung Galaxy S phone in Japan.

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DROID R2-D2 edition available Sept 30 on Verizon

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The limited edition DROID R2-D2 by Motorola has just been announced and will ship starting September 30 from Verizon Wireless. That's this Thursday.

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Apple iPhone gets official R2-D2 Star Wars case, with no head

The headless R2-D2 case for the Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS (iPhone 4 model will have a head?)

Just last week we caught a glimpse of the "special" Motorola DROID R2-D2 Edition. As it turns out, that bleep-blooping bot gets around. He's found his way over to Cupertino for the iPhone, or at least tried to.

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Say hello to the Motorola DROID 2 R2D2 edition, no sign of Cee Threepio just yet

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Earlier this week, Verizon Wireless officially confirmed the pending release of the Motorola Droid 2<, but we also heard that a special R2-D2 edition was in the works too. Now, we can see the Star Wars inspired smartphone.

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Verizon confirms Motorola Droid 2, plus R2-D2 special edition

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After all kinds of rumors, leaks, and hearsay, the official word has finally been slammed down by Big Red. The Motorola Droid 2 is indeed a real phone and it is indeed making its way over to Verizon Wireless, and it's coming real soon too.

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Review: Star Wars Lightsaber Duels for iPhone

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Every young fan of Star Wars has at one point dreamed of having their own light saber. Not necessarily for battling storm troopers, but just to wave around to hear that rad humming voooooooov sound. When the Light Saber Unleashed for iPhone was released, we all came one step closer to that dream. It made for a virtual light saber that had the look and sound effects on screen.Star Wars: Lightsaber Duel is an enhanced version of the original Lightsaber app. It allows you to use the Lightsaber of several popular Star Wars Characters.

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C-3PO Gets Resurrected as USB Flash Drive

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We’ve seen quite a few unique USB flash drives. Some are shaped like pieces of sushi. Some have been made to look like severed fingers. And who can forget about the USB humping dog that later gained some flash storage of its own. While I don’t expect this bot to do anything more than store a document or three, the ...

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