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Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher reportedly suffers heart attack [updated]

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher reportedly suffers heart attack [updated]

Just days after the release of Star Wars Rogue One comes news that Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, is reportedly in critical condition following a major heart attack suffered aboard a flight bound for Los Angeles. The actress reportedly went into 'full cardiac arrest' during the flight, and while details are still forthcoming, one police officer responding to the scene reportedly stated that her condition is 'not good.'

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Tech’s 8 biggest winners of 2016

Tech’s 8 biggest winners of 2016

The biggest winners of the year this year really shine a light on where our priorities are as a collective unconscious. This list is not based on the "most popular stories" or "most searched topics" or anything scientific like that - instead it's based on my perception of the tech world as a reporter and a participant. It's also important to note that I consider "tech" to include technology, science, and science fiction entertainment, as well - so those that have any items to add, please, by all means speak up.

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Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit puts the Swiss Army knife to shame

Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit puts the Swiss Army knife to shame

There’s a new Millennium Falcon on the block, and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket. The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit is exactly what it sounds like — a multi-tool in the shape and style of the Millennium Falcon. With it, you can tweak and tinker small things: the loose screw on the kitchen cabinet, the little piece of plastic that keeps rattling in your car’s dash, and the phone battery that never pops out easily.

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Star Wars 8 without trailers? Let’s do it!

Star Wars 8 without trailers? Let’s do it!

What if Star Wars Episode VIII were to be released in theaters with absolutely no trailers between now and then? What if this film were to rely solely on the power of Star Wars fandom to do its promotion? Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver thinks it's a good idea, saying "I think that'd be bold. I'd love it, yeah - then no one would know anything."

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Star Wars: Battlefront goes free on Xbox One for EA Access members

Star Wars: Battlefront goes free on Xbox One for EA Access members

Rogue One hits theaters this week, and so the currently most popular Star Wars game, Battlefront, is getting all the perks ahead of time. Game owners just got access to the Rogue One DLC on December 6th, and now some Xbox One owners are getting another special perk: free access to the game, assuming they have an EA Access subscription. The subscription, of course, provides access to the EA Access game vault.

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Uber, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story bring the Force to your ride

Uber, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story bring the Force to your ride

That’s no moon, that’s your Uber ride. OK, so you won’t exactly be riding the Death Star (can that thing even travel?), but you can hop on an X-Wing fighter en route to your work or whatever destination you have in mind. That is, with a little bit of imagination and this update to the Uber app. Joining the craze for the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie, Uber is making available an optional feature that will make you feel one with the Force.

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BB-8 alarm clock rolls, beeps and plays music when it’s time to wake up

BB-8 alarm clock rolls, beeps and plays music when it’s time to wake up

What better way to wake up than having a small BB-8 rolling around on your nightstand, beeping at your sleep face and playing music? Such is the method used by a newly introduced BB-8 alarm clock that will be rolling out in Japan soon. The clock looks similar to the BB-8 by Sphero we reviewed last year, though it includes a small display showing the current time and buttons for managing the alarms. The item is made by Rhythm.

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The 10 best Star Wars gifts for girls and boys, men and women (2016 edition)

The 10 best Star Wars gifts for girls and boys, men and women (2016 edition)

Today we've got a gift guide for Star Wars fans for the holiday season, for men and women, girls and boys alike. This gift guide is golden for Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Life Day, and whatever else includes the giving of presents galore. We've got a list of the most awesome Star Wars products we've discovered and tested ourselves over the past 12 months - the lot of which we recommend personally.

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Limited-edition Star Wars jackets are the best Rogue One gear so far

Limited-edition Star Wars jackets are the best Rogue One gear so far

Forget trinkets and figurines and backside-illuminated posters — Columbia has just taken the wraps off a new line of jackets inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and they're the best Rogue One gear launched so far. The jackets are designed based on three notable rebel garments, with the Rebel Jacket perhaps being the most eye-catching of the bunch. The jackets will launch on December 9, giving you just enough time to get one before the movie's theatrical premiere.

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Will Rogue One ruin Star Wars? [POLL]

Will Rogue One ruin Star Wars? [POLL]

Will the next Star Wars movie be the straw that broke the camel's back in Star Wars fandom? This month the second in an infinitely-long line of Disney-backed Star Wars films will debut with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. What we're discussing today is whether the release of this film will prove to Disney and Lucasfilm that they've made a mistake by continuing to milk the cow what is George Lucas' Star Wars universe.

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See the latest Rogue One trailer and buy movie tickets on Monday

See the latest Rogue One trailer and buy movie tickets on Monday

The December 16th release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is quickly approaching, and Disney has one last new trailer for us to feast our eyes on before hitting the theater. Fans looking to remain spoiler-free, or at least go in with as little story info as possible, might want to skip this one, however, as it appears to lay out the movie's entire arc. However, before you turn away, jump down to the last paragraph for info picking up early tickets.

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Japan is getting new Star Wars smartphones from SoftBank

Japan is getting new Star Wars smartphones from SoftBank

A new Star Wars movie is coming out soon, so that means lots of tie-in merchandise. And few countries love big-name brands and media properties more than Japan. Put the two together and it means Japan is getting exclusive Star Wars-themed smartphones in celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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