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The end of an era, a sad reporting from The Guardian:

Erik Bauersfeld, who turned three words from a minor acting role – “It’s a trap!” – into one of the most beloved lines of the Star Wars series, has died.

His manager, Derek Maki, says the performer died Sunday at his home in Berkeley, California, at the age of 93.

Bauersfeld stayed in radio for much of his life. He stumbled into the Star Wars series while working on a radio project at Lucasfilm.

Never forget.

Once again Randall Munroe is giving us a masterpiece in the form of the latest xkcd entry.

Make sure to check out Hoverboard and remember:

Looks to be small, however, when you realize that boundaries are made to be broken, A massive world opens up to be explored.

Via Boing Boing.

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The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

Frank Miller is back. You don’t need to know anything else. Insta-buy.

As shared by Federico Viticci:

Fortunately, great things do happen in the third-party iOS ecosystem. Today’s update to Workflow (version 1.4.2) adds, among more actions, a brand new WordPress action to publish posts and pages to configured WordPress blogs (both wordpress.com and self-hosted ones) and which can be combined with any other existing action or workflow for deeper automaton.

This is simply amazing and something that I’ve been looking forward in a long time!

I’ve always admired and greatly appreciated the work done by the people at Workflow and this update just strenghten those feelings and makes my iPad Pro my go-to device.

Kids love crashing toy cars. Adults in the real thing, not so much. That’s the angle behind Mercedes’ latest ad, crafted to promote the company’s latest safety systems.

The video clip humorously posits what would happen if Mercedes gave out sets of toy cars with strong magnets in them that would prevent kids from crashing them into each other. Needless to say, the kids depicted are not amused by the endeavor. And neither would we have been when we were that age. But the point is nevertheless made.

This is the kind of clever advertising that we would like to see more of.

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Charlie Jane Anders was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the next Pixar blockbuster, The Good Dinosaur.

Even for a studio known for taking risks and breaking new ground, The Good Dinosaur is an odd duck. And the more you learn about it, the stranger it appears. We spent a day and a half at Pixar’s campus in Emeryville, CA with a group of other reporters from online outlets, and we saw a big chunk of the film. And director Peter Sohn and his whole crew explained to us how they threw out the rulebook to make The Good Dinosaur, and basically came up with a whole different way of creating a world.

It’s a lengthy article but it’s worth every word since it’ll give you a brand new insight into how Pixar works its magic.

Asked during an interview if he could imagine making another James Bond movie, the actor told Time Out London: “ I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists … I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
 
He later clarified: “For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it … If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”

It definitely sounds like he’s having the time of his life playing James Bond.

Next.

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When Pepsi managed to get its brand of sugar water in 1985’s classic Back to the Future II, it surely wasn’t anticipating being able to cash in on that product placement 30 years later. But that’s exactly what’s happening this month, as the company featured in Marty McFly’s fictional 2015 is releasing a real product based on the movie: the Pepsi Perfect bottle. Limited to a release of 6,500 and set to go on sale on October 21st, 2015 — the date to which Marty and Doc Brown traveled forward in time — the Perfect bottles will cost $20.15 each.

This is so great. Now all we need are the self-lacing Nike. Oh wait.