The surreal fantasy paintings of Jakub Rebelka

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Jakub Rebelka’s work is like a cross between a stained-glass window and a colorful manga — it’s timeless, in a way, with a flat, intricately detailed style, but it also blurs the line between science fiction and fantasy in a way that’s absolutely gorgeous. Drawing is about the only thing he ever imagined doing; Rebelka’s illustrations have been featured in comic books and video games, but he says his favorite piece is whatever he’s working on at the moment.

“I am experiencing my…

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New trailers: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘The Interview,’ ‘Pan,’ and more

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There may only be one trailer that really matters this week, but every other movie still has to try. In fact, we still got a bunch of great trailers this week — in particular, a first glimpse at Jurassic World and some new looks at a couple big comedies. Head down below to see seven of the best that came out this week.

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New Yorkers don’t care about ‘Star Wars’ teasers

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Lincoln Center on Black Friday might as well be a wasteland. That’s understandable enough; most of us are either out shopping or still in bed, recovering from last night’s Thanksgiving dinner. But when Disney opts to tease the upcoming Star Wars film in just a handful of theaters, you’d expect more than a few superfans waiting in line for a chance to see the Millennium Falcon again. But that’s not what happened. At 9:00 in the morning on what might be the biggest day for the franchise in years, most of New York City’s Star Wars fans stayed home.

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Let’s Make Bitcoin The Biggest Humanitarian Tool The World Has Ever Seen

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bitcoin-mountain-rise News junkies of the world may be forgiven for becoming the latest tech skeptics: 2014 has been a year of global mayhem. Instead of creating a connected civic safety net, it seems like tech platforms simply amplified messages and images from ungovernable parts of the world. Boko Haram kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and we fought back with mostly futile hashtags. ISIS broadcast its brutality… Read More

Watch the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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It’s finally here: a first look at the new Star Wars. The teaser trailer runs 88-seconds long and is available to watch online and in theaters starting today. Here’s all you need to know: it looks really, really good. The trailer gives a first glimpse at a lot of the new and returning stars, but it also shows just how great a job director J.J. Abrams’ appears to have done in putting back together the Star Wars universe. This isn’t much for now, but it ought to get fans’ hopes way up.

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While this is only a short glimpse at The Force Awakens, this is the first look that we’ve gotten at all. That’s partly because Disney has been incredibly secretive about the production of Episode VII,…

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Watch The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Right Here

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Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens If you aren’t heading to the movies today, you still won’t miss out on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer – it’s available now over at iTunes to watch. The highly-anticipated sequel to the sci-fi trilogy from the late 70s and early 80s (and maybe also a decade or so ago, if you happen to count those) comes out December 15, 2015, so know that when you’re… Read More

Nintendo Patents Game Boy Emulation For Use In Mobile Devices, In-Flight Entertainment

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4972254414_b1dd09053f_o A new patent published by the USPTO yesterday details an invention by Nintendo that would allow it to emulate its mobile game consoles, including the Game Boy line of devices specifically, in other settings, including on seat-back displays in airplanes and trains, and on mobile devices including cell phones. The patent is an updated take on an older piece of IP, so it’s not an entirely… Read More

Sony E-ink Watch Aims To Make Low–Power Screens The Next Big Thing In Fashion Fabric

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fes-watch Almost every tech hardware maker is basically racing smart watches out the door, but Sony is looking at how it can re-invent the basic timekeeping device itself with a new special project that was only just now revealed to be associated with the Japanese electronics giant, despite popping up on a crowdfunding site months ago. The so-called FES Watch, which uses e-paper for both the face and… Read More

Sony’s e-paper watch is a thing of minimalist beauty

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Two days ago, we heard of Sony’s plans to build a watch made entirely of e-paper — one where the band and the watch face would both change in response to the user’s wrist gestures. It sounded wild and provocatively different, but what we really wanted to know was what it looked like. As it turns out, that watch is already in the public eye, though Sony’s involvement had until now been kept clandestine so as to judge the product on its own merits. Say hello to the FES Watch.

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