Last month, Apple sued French tax activist group „Attac“ for occupying its flagship Parisian store during a protest of what Attac called „wide-scale tax evasion.“ Today, Apple has asked the court in Paris to ban the group from its French stores and prevent any further stunts from happening.
In response to the court filing, Attac today mobilized in front of the court in further protest, sporting a Star Wars theme that equates Apple to The Empire and Tim Cook to Emperor Palpatine (via The Guardian and MacGeneration).
Image via @attac_fr The court will rule later in February on the case, and Apple is said to hope for a full ban to prevent any [...]
Writer/director Rian Johnson did an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, discussing his favorite tech essentials that he uses both casually and professionally, including for the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In regards to the scripting process of The Last Jedi, Johnson said that he wrote the entire film on an air-gapped MacBook Air.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi official title via starwars.com An air-gapped computer is never connected to the internet, ensuring that the device is completely isolated from other, potentially non-secure networks. Johnson explained that this prevented secrets within The Last Jedi’s script from ever getting out, and he [...]
Disney and accessory maker HEX have teamed up to release official Star Wars cases for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, ahead of the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15.
The genuine leather cases are debossed with Star Wars art and iconic characters such as Darth Vader, R2-D2, and stormtroopers, with styles including snap-on cases, folio wallets, and zipper wallets with slots for cards, IDs, and cash.
The cases are available now on HEX’s website and at select retailers for between $49.95 and $69.95 each in the United States.Tag: Star Wars
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Robotics company Sphero skyrocketed to popularity in 2015 with the release of BB-8, a miniature iPhone-controlled toy droid modeled after the BB-8 character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
As the release of the The Last Jedi approaches this December, Sphero has introduced two new Star Wars-themed robotic toys, BB-9E and R2-D2.
R2-D2 is a well-known classic droid that’s starred in Star Wars movies since the original trilogy in the 1970s, while BB-9E, an Astromech droid that serves in the First Order (aka evil BB-8), is a newcomer that will appear in The Last Jedi.
Like BB-8, both of Sphero’s new droids are exquisitely accurate in design [...]