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ESPN’s (possible) future: direct subscriptions, no cable required

ESPN’s (possible) future: direct subscriptions, no cable required

The television industry is in a state of limbo -- viewers are moving en masse to so-called cord cutting options like Netflix, Sling TV, and on-demand streaming services. Networks have been slow to accept these services, however, having a careful juggling act to maintain in regards to things like advertisers and DVD sales. Report after report has shown that consumers are moving on regardless of industry resistance, and this year has been particularly kind with the advent of things like Sling TV and Showtime's new streaming option. The future looks even brighter.

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Star Wars trailer coming tonight, so says this $10k guarantee

Star Wars trailer coming tonight, so says this $10k guarantee

Tonight a presentation at San Diego Comic Con promises to be the birthplace of a brand new bit of footage from the future of Star Wars. Whether or not it'll be from The Force Awakens or an "Anthology" film like Rogue One is still up for debate. What's not up for debate, according to filmmaker Kevin Smith, is whether or not they'll be showing any new footage to the public. Smith just last night made a $10,000 bet that Disney would show new Star Wars video at their presentation tonight.

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Aaron Paul teases his role as Han Solo [UPDATE: Jawa]

Aaron Paul teases his role as Han Solo [UPDATE: Jawa]

Jesse Pinkman may have let the cat out of the bag - sort of - again. This evening the actor best known for his role on the TV series mega-hit Breaking Bad sent out a bit of a convoluted set of messages that, together, point toward him being cast as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Anthology film. Approximately 30 minutes before the article you're reading now is set to be published, Paul released an Tweet of an Instagram of a screenshot. This screenshot was of the official Star Wars Twitter handle having just followed him. He attached the words: "My dreams are coming true."

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Disney issues an all encompassing ban on selfie sticks

Disney issues an all encompassing ban on selfie sticks

Disney is joining the ever-growing list of places where selfie sticks are forbidden. If you are touring the "Happiest Place on Earth" solo and your arms aren't long enough for a good selfie, you can always ask a park employee to take the photo. They will gladly oblige. The new policy goes into effect on Tuesday at its Orlando Disney World location. Soon after, the policy will extend to Disneyland in California, Euro Disney, and Tokyo Disney. Disney isn't taking a stance on whether the tastelessness of selfie sticks outweighs their usefulness--its decision comes down to safety.

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SMS Audio headphones tap into Black Widow, Cap, Iron Man

SMS Audio headphones tap into Black Widow, Cap, Iron Man

This week the folks at SMS Audio have revealed their next collection of headphones - Marvel Comics style. This set will have the same quality sound and feel to the previous releases of SMS Audio Sport headphones - of which these are models in the family - but here will have unique designs based on the characters they represent. The first three headphones revealed in this collection are Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Widow. Embellishments are not only color-accurate with the characters they represent, they're boosted up in full 3D.

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Disney Playmation: wearables make Star Wars and Marvel come to life

Disney Playmation: wearables make Star Wars and Marvel come to life

Disney Playmation revealed with wearable toys, projectors, and wireless technology creating a whole new kind of gaming experience. What you're about to see is the Avengers collection, the first set of Playmation technology that'll hit stores this October. Disney is aiming to change the way children and children-at-heart play games in the real world - getting up and taking action, wearing toys that transform them into their favorite superheroes. Smart Figures, Repulsor Gear, and an optional connection between the lot of them in AvengersNet.

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No TRON 3, say insider sources

No TRON 3, say insider sources

Now we will never know if Flynn really (still) lives. Barely two months since it seemed almost guaranteed that there will be a third film from the geek favorite TRON franchise, Disney suddenly pulls the rug from under it, at least according to anonymous sources. Just as TRON 3, for lack of a better way to call it, has never really been official, it is now also unofficially dead. And while no definite reason has been handed out, some fingers are being pointed in the direction of Disney's most recent sci-fi flick, Tomorrowland.

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Disney turns 3D animation into a walking robot

Disney turns 3D animation into a walking robot

In the future, when you see your favorite characters walking around Disney World, they might not be actors inside thick, stuffy character suits, but could be automated robots, instead. The scientific arm of Disney has just created a new method of bringing its animated characters to life. A team of engineers from Disney Research in Pittsburgh and the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a bipedal, walking robot that moves just like specified 3D animation.

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R2-D2 Galaxy S6 Edge SkinIt Review

R2-D2 Galaxy S6 Edge SkinIt Review

In the wake of the preview announcement of the Iron Man Edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge, SlashGear turns its eye to the Poor Techie's Solution. Here we're taking a peek at another SkinIt skin for our device. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved front display glass, and therefor presents a bit of a challenge for case makers and accessory creators alike. How does SkinIt solve this problem? As it turns out, they didn't have to do much of anything different from their normal methods of application.

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Disney to open Indiana Jones-themed restaurant this fall

Disney to open Indiana Jones-themed restaurant this fall

Ah, the Indiana Jones series, that other Harrison Ford-starring franchise from Lucasfilm that has a special place in so many fans' hearts. Now that it's owned by Disney, the company has announced a new special release featuring the character. No, it's not a new trilogy of films (although one has been confirmed), but it is a restaurant! Disney Parks has said that this fall they will be opening an Indiana Jones-themed restaurant in Orlando, Florida.

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