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Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

It looks like the first real marketing blitz for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, will begin next week. Disney has announced that starting Thursday, September 3rd, an 18-hour live toy unboxing event will take place across the globe, with 15 different cities around the world revealing the first look at new Star Wars merchandise. The event is described as a "New Year's Eve style celebration," with 12 countries each participating at local times on September 3rd, starting in Australia.

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Captain America: Civil War teaser leaked from Disney D23 [Update: it’s fake]

Captain America: Civil War teaser leaked from Disney D23 [Update: it’s fake]

UPDATE: Looks like we got hosed. Turns out this "teaser" is nothing more than a fake, fan-made clip. We've heard from several people who attended Disney's D23 event, and they say this was nothing like what was really shown. We'll leave the video below incase anyone is still curious to see it, but just know it's 100% not real.

Those following Marvel's rapidly expanding cinematic universe are already well aware that the third Captain America film is in production, with a release date already confirmed for May 6th, 2016. Over the weekend, Disney held its annual D23 fan club expo in Anaheim, California, and a few lucky attendees got to see a special Marvel presentation. Turns out, these people were treated to one of the very first showings of the teaser trailer for the new Captain America. As should be expected in age of smartphones and internet, a portion of it was recorded and shared on YouTube.

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Disney to build two 14-acre Star Wars themed lands

Disney to build two 14-acre Star Wars themed lands

If you're anything of a Star Wars fan, that has probably already gotten you jumping up and down. But the good news doesn't end there. At D23, Disney unloaded a bunch of exciting news about the franchise. At the center of it all, to appeal to both old and new fans, will be the largest single theme land expansion that Disneyland will ever undertake to date, giving visitors an authentic Star Wars experience. Plus, Disney also teased details on both the upcoming The Force Awakens theme as well as the next installment.

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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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