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Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

Famed science fiction author Ray Bradbury has died, his family has confirmed, with the much-loved writer of Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes passing this week at the age of 91. Best known for his foreboding 1953 novel on a dystopian future, Fahrenheit 451, which spawned a feature film in 1966, Bradbury was in fact responsible for eleven novels, over 400 novelettes and short stories, not to mention screenplays and children's books.

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Fujifilm 3D printing kiosks might become reality

Fujifilm 3D printing kiosks might become reality

So what does a company that was built around the market of film cameras do when the very basis of its founding is now completely irrelevant? In some cases (read: Kodak) you go into chapter 11 bankruptcy. But in other cases, you turn to the latest explosive trend in emerging technology - enter Fujifilm and the idea of 3D printer kiosks.

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World record skydiving attempt still has questions

World record skydiving attempt still has questions

The medical director for daredevil Felix Baumgartner's attempt at breaking the world record for highest skydive admits that when he encounters the shockwaves that will occur when he breaks the speed of sound, it's unclear what will happen since it is a groundbreaking feat. "Until you do it, it's still an unknown," medical director Jonathan Clark said. A very special capsule has been created specifically for the event.

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Amazing Spider-Man goes mobile before big premiere

Amazing Spider-Man goes mobile before big premiere

This week the folks at Gameloft have revealed that they will be taking part in the run-up to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie premiering later this month. Gameloft will be releasing a video game for mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, Android devices of all kinds, and - believe it or not - feature phones! How on earth they'll be doing such an amazing feat, we do not yet know, but what we do know is that Gameloft has a history of creating fabulous superhero games, not least of all Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, a mobile classic released well before its time.

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Prometheus: SlashGear meets Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green

Prometheus: SlashGear meets Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green

The alien creatures in Prometheus might arguably steal the show, but whether they're antagonist, host or just plain meat, the human cast is equally important. SlashGear sat down with stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green after the Prometheus world premiere to talk post-curtain rumors, working in the shadow of Ripley, and how the whole film might actually be a robot love story.

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Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with SlashGear: Candid & Uncut

Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with SlashGear: Candid & Uncut

Director Ridley Scott is a man who needs little introduction: the genius behind Gladiator, the original Alien and, of course, Prometheus. SlashGear sat down with Scott - along with Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof - shortly after the movie's worldwide premiere, to talk director's cuts, the difficult balance of religion and science, and to find out about "The F*cking Cappuccino Theory of Astrophysics."

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Star Wars 1313 is LucasArts next big visual powerhouse

Star Wars 1313 is LucasArts next big visual powerhouse

This time around, it's personal, Star Wars fans - with no less than input from LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd., and Skywalker Sound, "1313" is set to be a video game of epic preportions. This game is set to be revealed next week in earnest at E3 while today LucasArts lets us know that it's about to go big. Star Wars 1313 will bring you in to a third person cinematic action adventure like you've never experienced before, complete with bounty hunters, the Coruscant underworld, and next-level media from all directions.

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R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks up for pre-order

R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks up for pre-order

A brand new pair of R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks are proving today that just because Star Wars themed technology can be cute, it doesn't mean it's going to be cheap. Silver plated with enamel, 2GB of storage on each cufflink, and made with an engravable whale back closure, these links will set you back $200 USD a pair. Should you just happen to be in the market for a pair of these lovely little droids, you'll be getting free shipping as a bonus.

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Prometheus: We talk Alien and tech with Ridley’s writer duo

Prometheus: We talk Alien and tech with Ridley’s writer duo

Prometheus has arrived with a bang, Ridley Scott's expansive Alien prequel, and SlashGear sat down with writers Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts to talk Quadrilogy canon, SpaceX and angry androids. Jointly responsible for a screenplay that has spawned intense debate and no small amount of controversy, both Lindelof and Spaihts have a history of creating science-fiction that's as cerebral as it is explosive.

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Chewbacca MIMOMICRO microSD Card Reader Review

Chewbacca MIMOMICRO microSD Card Reader Review

The Mimoco Chewbacca MIMOMICRO microSD Card Reader may well be the tiniest piece of hardware we've ever reviewed here on SlashGear, and I do dare say the cutest as well. What we've got here is a Star Wars inspired microSD Card Reader coming straight from the folks who are now famous for creating the most excitingly vibrant USB flashdrives on the planet. Here instead of calling them Mimobots, they've called them MIMOMICRO due to their slightly changed functionality - and wouldn't you know it, they world just as fabulous!

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