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Science meets sci-fi in new ILM retrospective

"Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill narrates a new special -- "Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM" -- with interviews of George Lucas, Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr. and more. It airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT today on the Science Channel.

By July 19, 2015


Lucas, Spielberg, Abrams grace Wired cover to honor ILM at 40

Noted filmmakers pose with memorable movie characters like Yoda, E.T. and the Hulk on Wired's June cover to honor George Lucas' movie effects studio Industrial Light & Magic.

By May 19, 2015


TV for people who use their minds: Why losing 'MythBusters' won't be easy

Commentary: The popular series will say goodbye in 2016. CNET's Bonnie Burton, a longtime fan and science nerd, explains why she's "already feeling empty inside" -- and why TV will never be the same.

By October 23, 2015


Princess Leia's slave costume could fetch $120,000 at auction

You might have to bid against Jabba the Hutt for the right to own a set-used Princess Leia costume from "Return of the Jedi."

By September 17, 2015


'Star Wars' getting a virtual-reality experience

The folks at Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound and Lucasfilm announce a project to bring virtual- and augmented-reality experiences to "Star Wars" and other movie franchises.

By June 12, 2015


How I was almost a Steve Jobs movie extra

CNET's Shara Tibken had on her finest '80s garb, but she didn't take into account the Apple fan fervor when she signed up to be an extra in the new Aaron Sorkin film.

By February 3, 2015


eBay acquires PhiSix, which lets users try on 3D clothes virtually

The e-commerce giant may soon let online shoppers virtually "try on" jeans, dresses, shirts, and other clothing to see how they fit and move.

By February 19, 2014


For 'Star Trek' VFX team, Oscars are the final frontier

ILM visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett is up for his third nomination, in large part because of helping to build surprising shots like the Enterprise suddenly rising from the sea.

By January 16, 2014


Microsoft's Xbox One to support eight concurrent controllers

The Xbox 360 supports only four controllers at the same time, indicating that the new console will be more group-gaming friendly.

By September 3, 2013


Sci-fi fans, get every Cinefex issue on your iPad

With the coolest covers in the world, this bible of visual effects looks gorgeous on an iPad. And it weighs a lot less.

By July 22, 2013