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Comcast Fox bid puts Disney on notice: $65 billion all-cash in play

Comcast Fox bid puts Disney on notice: $65 billion all-cash in play

Following a report alleging as much yesterday, Comcast has officially placed a bid for 21st Century Fox, countering Disney's own effort to acquire the assets. The company doesn't shy away from calling its offer "superior" to Disney's, pointing out that it is putting forward straight cash versus Disney's own all-stock offer. The business decision was reportedly spurred by the recent favorable AT&T - Time Warner merger ruling.

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The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

After years and years of waiting, The Incredibles 2 is very nearly here. The Incredibles is widely considered to be one of the best Pixar movies ever created, so you can bet fans are looking forward to this follow up. We still have a few weeks to wait for The Incredibles 2 to premiere, but in the meantime, you can keep the hype train going with a set of new AR emoji for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

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Disneyland Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge expansion opening really soon

Disneyland Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge expansion opening really soon

You don't need to travel back to the distant past or wait for light speed travel to take you to an unnamed galaxy far, far away to get your space opera fix. If you're lucky enough to be living near or have access to either the Disneyland or Disney World Resorts, then all you have to do is wait and hope that the Force is strong with you. Disney has finally given a solid date, more or less, to the opening of its most ambitious Star Wars attraction ever: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

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Disney shows acrobatic Stickman robot doing a mid-air somersault

Disney shows acrobatic Stickman robot doing a mid-air somersault

Researchers with Disney Research have been exploring the possibility of creating robots that can perform acrobatics, the company has revealed. During the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the team introduced Stickman, a robot shaped like a "z" that can perform select acrobatic tricks. Joining that is a newly published video showing the robot in action.

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OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition: Rad, but you can’t have it

OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition: Rad, but you can’t have it

The most radical version of the OnePlus 6 was revealed this morning in semi-secret. That's the Avengers Edition, a version of the phone not coming to the United States - hence the semi-secrecy. Why spend time on launch PR in a country where you're not going to be able to sell the device? Those USA-based OnePlus/Avengers fans out there in the audience might want to take a closer peek - this phone is pretty neat.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds head-to-head lightsaber duels

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds head-to-head lightsaber duels

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is getting the mode fans of the movies have been desperate for, with Lightsaber Versus Mode allowing two AR headset wearers to battle each other. The update, released today somewhat fittingly on May 4th, is the first time two lightsaber-wielding participants have been able to battle in augmented reality.

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Star Wars Resistance animated show arrives on Disney Channel this fall

Star Wars Resistance animated show arrives on Disney Channel this fall

Disney has announced plans to launch an animated Star Wars series called Star Wars Resistance this fall. The show is "anime-inspired," according to the company, and set before The Force Awakens. Production is now underway, and the series is ultimately set to premiere on Disney Channel in the United States. Other regions will get access to Resistance soon after.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer shows off old school mini games

Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer shows off old school mini games

It's been a little bit since we last heard from Kingdom Hearts 3, but over the weekend, Square Enix debuted a new trailer for the game. You should temper your expectations going in, however, because this trailer doesn't show off much gameplay or give away any real plot details. Instead, this new trailer is almost entirely centered around mini games you'll be able to play during your adventure.

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TRON LEGO Light Cycles set ready for release at last

TRON LEGO Light Cycles set ready for release at last

Details on the official first LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set have arrived. Behold! This is the first major connection between Disney's most retro-futuristic science fiction property and the most well-connected toy line of all: LEGO. The set revealed today was made real thanks to the LEGO Ideas crowdsourcing platform, a place from whens originated some of the most excellent LEGO sets of the past half-decade.

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Pokemon GO should cross-brand with Disney characters

Pokemon GO should cross-brand with Disney characters

As we reach a point in Pokemon GO where we're well over a few hundred unique monsters, it's time to think cross-branding. Expanding beyond the borders of the Pokemon universe. At the rate Niantic's been going with Pokemon generations, it wont be long before they've got all 800+ types and variations. It's time to think expansion beyond The Pokemon Company's borders.

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Disney’s AR Emoji for Galaxy S9 are thankfully less creepy

Disney’s AR Emoji for Galaxy S9 are thankfully less creepy

Disney's Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have arrived on the Galaxy S9, and the good news is that - unless you're musophobic - they're a lot less creepy than Samsung's AR Emoji. The Disney tie-in launched today, kicking off with America's favorite mouse couple as free downloads for the facial-tracking AR Emoji feature on the newly-shipping Android smartphone.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movies Anywhere Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movies Anywhere Review

Today we're having a peek at what's included with the digital purchase of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Movies Anywhere. This service is like a central hub for multiple connected streaming video services like VUDU, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, and Fandango Now. With Movies Anywhere, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released with a version of the film not available with any other service.

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