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Disney Researchers found a way to make faster RFID toys

Disney Researchers found a way to make faster RFID toys

Disney might have officially called it quits in publishing its own digital games, but it isn't completely throwing in the towel in researching the best ways to make those. Either that or the researchers at Disney got the memo too late. Teaming up with researchers from Carnegie Mellon and MIT, Disney Researchers have come across a solution that would make RFID-based toys and games faster but also more efficient, by doing away with the need to even include batteries just to keep track of objects.

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Disney Infinity shuttered as Disney exits game publishing biz

Disney Infinity shuttered as Disney exits game publishing biz

If you've been wondering about the lack of major updates on Disney Infinity, or why Apple said it won't update Infinity 3.0 on the Apple TV, now we all know why. Disney has formerly announced that it will soon be shutting down the relatively successful Disney Infinity game, though not before one last batch of updates. This is in line with the company's decision to pull out from the game publishing business, falling back instead on licensing its properties to external game studios and publishers.

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Alden Ehrenreich cast as young Han Solo for Star Wars spin-off

Alden Ehrenreich cast as young Han Solo for Star Wars spin-off

Star Wars fans, you now have a face for the younger version of series hero Han Solo. 26-year-old actor Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as the character, according to several Hollywood media outlets. Until now, Han Solo has been played by Harrison Ford, including last year's The Force Awakens, but 2018 is set to see Disney release a Star Wars spin-off movie that will tell the origin story of the character.

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Disney Research team uses electromagnetic signals to identify gadgets

Disney Research team uses electromagnetic signals to identify gadgets

Disney researchers have created a system for identifying different gadgets based on radio frequency emission (“system noise”); the system is precise enough that it can tell apart two visually identical items. Called EM-ID, the name references electromagnetic signals produced by smartphones, laptops, and similar electronic devices; the identification process is also able to tell the difference between classes of items, such as distinguishing power tools from computers.

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Nokia OZO camera will produce Disney’s upcoming VR content

Nokia OZO camera will produce Disney’s upcoming VR content

Nokia’z OZO virtual reality camera will soon be used by Disney to create VR content for its movies and more. This comes via a new partnership between Nokia and Disney announced today, which will have Nokia supplying its VR software and equipment to Disney for what it describes as “special VR content." This isn’t the companies’ first instance of working together, though — Disney used Nokia’s tech to produce a pair of 360-degree videos for The Jungle Book.

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Comcast, Disney team to offer ‘The Force Awakens’ on Xfinity TV store

Comcast, Disney team to offer ‘The Force Awakens’ on Xfinity TV store

Comcast and Walt Disney Studios have teamed up for a new content licensing deal that brings top movies to the Xfinity On Demand TV store, the biggest of which is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Under the agreement, Comcast subscribers will be able to download the new Star Wars movie, Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean and more directly from their television using the service provider’s set-top box.

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Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

The hit mobile game Crossy Road may not have answered why the chicken wanted to cross the road, but at least now we can ponder why Mickey Mouse wants to do the same. Revealed at GDC 2016 earlier this week, Disney Crossy Road will see the world's most famous mouse, along with over 100 other Pixar and Disney characters, running into traffic on iOS and Android in the near future.

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The Force Awakens Blu-ray release date leaked

The Force Awakens Blu-ray release date leaked

If you have any interest in the movie, you've probably gone to see The Force Awakens by now. If you haven't, perhaps you're just waiting for it to release on Blu-ray. After all, theaters are expensive, and not everyone feels like sitting in a room full of strangers for a couple of hours. Disney still hasn't made any official announcements regarding the release date, but thanks to a certain bunny, we have a pretty good idea.

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Mickeyphon is a music visualizer that looks like Disney

Mickeyphon is a music visualizer that looks like Disney

If Daft Punk and Mickey Mouse had a love child, it would be the Mickeyphon. The Mickeyphon device is an orb with big mouse ears attached that looks like Disney's famous mouse. It does appear to be affiliated with Disney and the mouse Disney made famous inspires it.

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No extended cut for The Force Awakens on Blu-ray

No extended cut for The Force Awakens on Blu-ray

The Force Awakens is still smashing through box-office records, but after nearly a month, people are starting to set their sights on the DVD/Blu-ray release. After all, while the movie is an incredible experience in theaters, it will be nice to pop it in and watch it whenever you want. Plus, with the home video release, there's the chance to see some extra footage that isn't shown in theaters.

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Disney’s VertiGo robot will drive you up a wall

Disney’s VertiGo robot will drive you up a wall

We've seen a lot of upgrades to remote-controlled flying machines over the last few years. So much so, that it seems like everyone has a drone or a quadcopter these days. However, the RC car seems to have been left in the dust. After all, who wants a toy that is limited to driving on the ground? Well, Disney is working on a new car that will take you to new heights.

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Disney launches $125 DisneyLife streaming device in China

Disney launches $125 DisneyLife streaming device in China

Disney has announced its own streaming device, however it's only heading to China at this time. The device, which features the iconic shape of Mickey Mouse's head, is specifically tied to a new subscription service called DisneyLife, which is the result of a new licensing agreement between The Walt Disney Company and Alibaba, one of China's largest online retailers. DisneyLife allows users to stream various forms of Disney content, including movies, cartoons, e-books, and music.

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