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Sphero BB-8 Review: This Is The Coolest Star Wars Toy Ever

For the past 38 years there hasn’t been a robot more loved by fans than Star Wars‘ R2-D2. But that could all soon change when The Force Awakens hits theatres, especially now that anyone can own a tiny working version of the movie’s BB-8 droid that can roll and balance all by itself.

Samsung Gear S2: Australian Hands On

Samsung’s new Gear S2 smartwatch has been officially introduced to the world, and it’s actually pretty damn impressive. Google’s Android Wear ecosystem is about to get its first true competitor outside of the Apple Watch — it’s going to be a hell of a fight.

Pottery Barn Is Making This Sweet Millennium Falcon Bed, But Only For Kids

The saddest Star Wars news revealed today isn’t that you’ll have to wait until midnight to get your hands on all the new toys. It’s that Pottery Barn is making this awesome Millennium Falcon bed (complete with a dashboard full of controls in the nose cone) but only in kid sizes.

There's Too Much Gender Variation For Our Brains To (Easily) Deal With 

We think in binaries: plant/animal, day/night, edible/disgusting, safe/dangerous. Breaking the world into discrete chunks helps us make rapid decisions about how to behave, but can also make us uneasy when we’re faced with things that don’t easily fit into one of our mental boxes.

Kylo Ren's Hot Wheels Car Is Cooler Than His Spaceship

There are no cars in the Star Wars universe — at least as we know them — but Hot Wheels makes a strong case for the next three sequels to consider swapping spaceships for hot rods. Because Kylo Ren’s Hot Wheels character car actually looks way cooler than his spaceship does.

Drone Captures Hikers' Near Death In Hawaii Flash Flood

Flash floods are one of the most powerful and therefore most dangerous things you can encounter outdoors. In this terrifying video, a group of hikers in Maui’s jungle is swept away.

The Scientific Art Of Sound When Making A Guitar

Video: The Art of Sound is a short documentary by Rodgers Townsend that reveals a bit of the genius of Tom Bills and the painstaking precision that goes into his making of guitars. Equal parts science and art, every decision of every carving of every shape of every guitar is motivated by making the instrument sound as good as it can.

Awesome Video Seamlessly Edits All Your Favourite Movie Characters Into One Scene

This is so much fun to watch. Hell’s Club by Antonio Maria da Silva of AMDS Films takes so many of your favourite characters from different movies and blends them all together into one coherent scene in a fictional club. The editing is really, really well done! And it’s great because you see the same actors in different roles react to one another and to each other that it basically blurs your movie memory into one thing.

Why Did 60,000 Antelope Drop Dead Over Four Days?

When 60,000 critically endangered saiga antelope dropped dead in central Kazakhstan in June, it had to have been a major bummer for the veterinarians who had just arrived to study the herd. Those wildlife vets have since become detectives, trying to unravel an Agatha Christie-worthy puzzle. Now they think they have a culprit, but it’s a baffling one.

A Secret Blaster On Hasbro's Battle Action Millennium Falcon Fires Nerf Darts

A Star Wars film without the Millennium Falcon just isn’t a Star Wars film. That’s why those prequels felt so weird, and why The Force Awakens made sure to include that bucket of space bolts. The same applies to Star Wars toy lines, so here’s Hasbro’s latest take on Solo’s ship.

Gizmodo Movie Night: Impress Your Friends With The Most Underrated And Underappreciated Movies And TV Shows

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, polish your pince-nez, un-bend the corners of your copy of That Movie Book, and settle in front of the screen with a glass of wine and a plate of fine cheeses — these are the most underrated movies and TV shows streaming online right now.

These Cards Look Like They're Floating On Their Own And Destroying Gravity

Video: Zach Mueller has mastered the art of cardistry and in doing so probably destroyed the laws of gravity. The Fontaine cards he’s using seem to have a mind of their own with special rules that don’t apply to other objects on this planet. It’s not so much that his hands are controlling the card but the card is controlling his hands. Cool trick!

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