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How Disney Might Update Star Wars Characters

How Disney Might Update Star Wars Characters
Now that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm, you might be wondering what sort of stuff we might expect from this $4 billion marriage. While there’s word of Episode VII (and possibly VIII and IX) finally going into production, there are also some less-than-exciting possibilities – like these reimagined, Disnified versions of Star Wars characters by illustrator John Martz.

Disney Super Robot Chogokin: Defender of the Magic Kingdom

Disney Super Robot Chogokin: Defender of the Magic Kingdom
As if hanging out with videogame characters wasn’t cool enough, Mickey Mouse and his Disney pals are connecting with geeks even more with the introduction of this awesome Bandai Chogokin action figure.
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Disney’s 3D Printed Optics Could Change the Way We View Light

Disney’s 3D Printed Optics Could Change the Way We View Light
While theme parks and animation come to mind when we think of Disney, it’s clear that the company is investing significant time, money and effort into cool new technologies as well. We’ve already seen Disney’s interactive food concept, and their cool touch interaction system.

Nastily Ever After: What Would’ve Happened If These Villains Got Their Way

Nastily Ever After: What Would’ve Happened If These Villains Got Their Way
Not every fairy tale ends in happily ever after. You’d be surprised at how many Disney stories actually ended in tragedy. Did you know that the Little Mermaid actually turned into foam because the prince married someone else?

Disney Awarded Patent for Interactive Cakes

Disney Awarded Patent for Interactive Cakes
Over the years, we’ve featured some pretty incredible cakes (and cupcakes) here on Technabob, but to date, we’ve never seen one that had projected, interactive images on it. Well, Disney, being Disney, has been working on the idea for a few years now, and recently was awarded a patent for the technology. The patent abstract reads as follows: A method for digitally augmenting or enhancing a food product such as the surface or top of a cake or other edible object.

The Walking Dead Infects Disney Princesses

The Walking Dead Infects Disney Princesses
Warning: Before scrolling down, we recommend that you move to a place where there are no kids (both young and old) nearby, because the consequences and ramifications might be serious. If you grew up reading fairy tales and watching Disney’s cartoons, then you know that they’ll usually end in happily ever after.

Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero

Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero
Not content with turning inanimate objects into touch sensitive interfaces, Disney Research is now developing a noninvasive technology they call Botanicus Interacticus, which turns plants into touch sensitive input devices.

Mickey Mouse Found on the Surface of Mercury [Mercury Mouse?]

Mickey Mouse Found on the Surface of Mercury [Mercury Mouse?]
MIC…KEY….MER…CU…RY. Yep, that stinking song is gonna be stuck in my head all day long now. NASA’s Messenger probe went into orbit around Mercury last March and has shot over 100,000 images of the planet since its mission began.

Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle

Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle
Disney’s Research Hub recently presented a new technology that can make a variety of materials touch-sensitive. I wasn’t even aware that Disney had a network of research labs, but after seeing what their team of nerds are capable of I’m never going to forget about them.

Modern Mickey Watch: Who’s the Leader of the Club That’s Made for L.E.D.?

Modern Mickey Watch: Who’s the Leader of the Club That’s Made for L.E.D.?
Geeks who also happen to be fans of Mickey Mouse might enjoy telling time with this modern watch, which uses the head and ears of the famous cartoon mouse to display the time.

Disney Cars ‘Appmates’ Toys Will Work With Your iPad, Vroom Vroom

Disney Cars ‘Appmates’ Toys Will Work With Your iPad, Vroom Vroom
Our iPads do everything these days and now kids will have an extra reason to own one for themselves or use yours. Disney is combining their physical toys with the iPad.

The Happiest Place in Middle Earth

The Happiest Place in Middle Earth
Come to the magical world of Mordor! Marvel at the surrounding mountains – Ered Lithui in the north, Ephel Dúath in the west, and that other one in the south. Stare in awe at the colossal Black Gate, and then wail in despair as it shuts, locking you in forever.

Cars PC Casemod: Lightning McMod

Cars PC Casemod: Lightning McMod
The son of Highflow forum member and PC casemod enthusiast Kier loves the Disney animated movie Cars. So when the time came for his son to have his own computer, Kier took the opportunity to give his kid an extra special gift – a Lightning McQueen PC which he calls Lightning McMod.

Disney Tactile Brush Seat to Add Realism to Games and Movies

Disney Tactile Brush Seat to Add Realism to Games and Movies
I like a lot of realism in my games – and movies to a point. I would love to have a chair that allows me to feel the forces exerted on the body during a real car race for instance.

Disney Characters Get TRON-ified

Disney Characters Get TRON-ified
CalArts’ Character Animation students started a TRON meme of their own, rendering Disney characters with the silhouettes and neon outlines popularized by their fellow Disney property.

Discs of TRON Get Real

Discs of TRON Get Real
Boy, the TRON: Legacy merchandising team has kicked into full force. Whether you’re looking for some trashy high-heels, a lightcycle USB drive or some Daft Punk headphones, they’ve got something for you. Here’s another fun TRON gizmo – it’s a little toy that lets you play with the movie’s famous discs. With such a high-falootin’ product name as the TRON Legacy: Coliseum Disc Battle Play Set, you’d think this thing would actually feature glowing discs that could derezz (or is it derez) your friends in a second.
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