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No trick: 'Clone Wars' takes a break for Halloween

October 31, 2008 – 9:20 am |
No trick: 'Clone Wars' takes a break for Halloween

A brief programming note: Star Wars: The Clone Wars will NOT air on Cartoon Network tonight. Instead, there will be assorted Halloween programming. TCW will pick up where it left off next Friday with the …

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF makes Halloween a little sweeter

October 30, 2008 – 12:34 am |
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF makes Halloween a little sweeter

It might be too late to order the signature orange collection boxes of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, an annual drive to raise funds for needy children worldwide — but you can still participate. The campaign’s Web …

David Tennant to leave 'Doctor Who'

October 29, 2008 – 5:17 pm |
David Tennant to leave 'Doctor Who'

It’s official, Doctor Who fans: David Tennant will leave the British sci-fi series following a set of TV specials next year.
“I think it’s better to go when there’s a chance that people might miss you, …

Wired.com features ASU research on flexible display tech

October 29, 2008 – 3:33 pm |
Wired.com features ASU research on flexible display tech

Wired’s Gadget Lab blog has posted an article that features the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University. The headline: Flexible Displays Closer to Reality, Thanks to U.S. Army.

It's time to write the not-so-great American novel

October 29, 2008 – 8:00 am |
It's time to write the not-so-great American novel

As always, November is National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, as it’s known to its fervent followers). The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, Nov. 30. Here’s a description from the …

Avengers officially Assembling

October 28, 2008 – 9:38 pm |
Avengers officially Assembling

Marvel announced today that Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle will be appearing in Iron Man 2 as well as 2011′s Avengers movie. Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man, while …

No disturbing lack of faith here: New guests at Phoenix Comicon

October 28, 2008 – 1:19 pm |
No disturbing lack of faith here: New guests at Phoenix Comicon

20TH CENTURY FOX/LUCASFILM

In addition to the hordes of popular talent already announced for Phoenix Comicon 2009 Jan. 23-25 at the Mesa Convention Center, here are some more names that were recently added to the list:

Richard …

Fun with aminals: Five links to amuse, amaze and scarrify

October 26, 2008 – 12:02 am |
Fun with aminals: Five links to amuse, amaze and scarrify

1. Giant spider devours bird — No, really. Be glad you don’t live Down Under.
2. Play with spider — You know you want to.
3. Squirrel Underpants — Don’t let it happen to you!
4. Chipmunk trooper …

LucasArts, BioWare reveal new MMO 'Star Wars: The Old Republic'

October 21, 2008 – 9:33 pm |
LucasArts, BioWare reveal new MMO 'Star Wars: The Old Republic'

Today will be a day long remembered by gamers and Star Wars fans alike. After months of speculation, LucasArts and BioWare today revealed the next big step for the Saga: Star Wars: The Old Republic, …

A big (read: expensive) week for gamers

October 21, 2008 – 12:00 am |
A big (read: expensive) week for gamers

The Video Game Gods have decreed that their followers shall have no money this week. There are just too many quality titles ready to drop.
It’s a good thing the economy’s just roaring …