Netflix Flixtape

Last year, Netflix came up with some strange technological innovations such as a real Netflix and chill button and toasty socks that pause whatever you’re watching if you fall asleep. Sadly, they didn’t sell these items, but they provided detailed instructions for the more engineering savvy users out there to craft themselves. But now they’ve finally delivered something we can all use very easily.

Netflix has announced a new feature called Flixtape. Inspired by the mixtapes that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s before burning CDs and creating MP3 playlists was ever possible, the new Flixtape feature allows users to create their own custom playlist of TV shows so you can finally get your friend on the same page as you. Find out more about the Netflix Flixtape feature after the jump. Read More »

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Star Wars VR

In the technology world, a lot more attention is being paid to virtual reality, and some of the biggest franchises from film, television, comics and more are starting to take advantage of it. Perhaps one of the most anticipated uses of VR technology is coming with Industrial Light & Magic’s ILMxLAB projects that will be bringing franchises like Star Wars into your living room with VR technology. And today, Lucasfilm announced some cool news regarding Star Wars VR projects.

First of all, screenwriter David Goyer is teaming up with ILMxLAB for a new project that will focus on a certain iconic Sith Lord, and the company’s Trials on Tatooine VR experience will be available to try for free starting next week. Get details on both of the Star Wars VR announcements after the jump. Read More »

IMAX Home Theater

For many cinephiles, their home theater is a source of pride. From the flatscreen television to the surround sound system, it’s important to experience your movies in the best way possible. Now IMAX wants to help you achieve that goal, at least if you happen to have about a half a million dollars lying around.

IMAX will now build you a private home theater, one that will allow people to pay a premium price to watch theatrical releases from the comfort of their very own expensive movie theater quality home theater. But it’s not going to be cheap, and paying for those theatrical releases is pretty damn pricey too. Hit the jump to find out more about the IMAX home theater. Read More »

Real Captain America Shield

If you’ve seen Captain America: Civil War, then you know that Spider-Man takes notice of how Cap’s shield doesn’t really follow the rules of physics. The shield effortlessly bounces off walls and foes and somehow always manages to make it right back into the hands of Steve Rogers. And now one fan has made some of the magic of Captain America’s shield a reality with the use of electromagnets.

Find out how electromagnets help complete a real Captain America shield below. Read More »

BB-8 Car Charger

Since we’re on our phones so much each and everyday, it’s only practical and convenient to have some sort of USB charger in your car to keep your phone juiced up on those long road trips with your favorite allies. But wouldn’t it be great if that car charger was also your favorite new droid from the Star Wars universe?

ThinkGeek is here to serve both your desires with a BB-8 car charger that will fit adorably in your car’s cupholder and charges a couple of USB devices. However, don’t count on getting a look at that map to Luke Skywalker. Read More »

Popcorn Helmet

Most people like having a tasty snack when they go to the movies. That’s why movie theater chains charge an arm and a leg for M&M’s, nachos, pretzels and the classic movie snack popcorn. Even at home people like popping their own popcorn to enjoy a flick from the comfort of their own couch. The only downside is you get your hands all salty and buttery, and who has the time for napkins, washing hands or being a decent human being?

That’s why Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage teamed up with Swedish inventor Simone Giertz to create a popcorn helmet that automatically dispenses popcorn and feeds it into your mouth. After all, you’re trying to watch a movie, you don’t have time to feed yourself with the hands you were born with, right?

See the popcorn helmet in action after the jump. Read More »

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Death Star Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re the kind of person who likes to display your nerdiness at every turn, even in the way you listen to music from your mobile device, then we have some good news. Advancements in technology now allow for you to listen to music from a Death Star Bluetooth speaker that actually levitates and spins around while blasting the Star Wars score from John Williams (or any music for that matter). That thing’s operational!

Check out the floating Death Star Bluetooth speaker after the jump. Read More »

R2-D2 Lamp

There’s plenty of Star Wars stuff out there to clutter your house with, but it’s always nice when some of those items are also functional as well as representative of the sci-fi saga you love. That brings us to this cool new R2-D2 desk lamp that’s now on sale. Basically, it looks like Luxo from Pixar Animation had a baby with R2-D2. We almost said Luxo Jr., but that lamp is just a child and doesn’t need to be having any droid/lamp babies.

Anyway, check out the R2-D2 desk lamp after the jump. Read More »

Nike Self-Lacing Shoes

You might recall that late last year on Back to the Future Day (October 22nd 2015) it was revealed that Nike’s Tinker Hatfield was hard at work making sure at least one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions came true. The shoe designer hand-delivered a prototype of self-tying Nike Mags to Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox , with the promise that the real sneakers would be released in spring 2016. Now Nike has released a trailer for their self-lacing sneakers. Watch it now, after the jump.

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