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Meet Finn, Rey, BB-8 and Kylo Ren: 'Star Wars' character names revealed

Retro trading cards introduce the newcomers of "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" -- but one crucial surname is still a secret...

By December 12, 2014


'Chewie, we're home': New 'Force Awakens' trailer lands

The second teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has arrived. Plus, we've got more information about the mysterious new characters, including the newest member of the droid family.

By April 16, 2015


Collect and trade digital 'Star Wars' cards with iOS app

Trading card company Topps has a new iOS app that lets "Star Wars" fans collect and trade digital trading cards of their favorite characters with anyone in the world.

By March 12, 2015


Design your own crazy 'Star Wars' lightsaber

Are the new lightsabers in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" not impressing you? Make your own with Hasbro's Bladebuilders, debuting this fall.

By February 23, 2015


New 'Star Wars' lightsaber meets its match

Kylo Ren's unusual lightsaber in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may not be the coolest new weapon if Chewbacca, Jar Jar, Darth Maul and other characters have something to say about it.

By December 28, 2014


Controlling your phone with motion

Hillcrest Labs developed motion technology for everything from Roku remotes to LG TVs. Now it's looking to bring its gesture controls to your smartphone.

By May 22, 2012


Kylo, the Web browser for your TV, gets geeky

Hillcrest Labs is making some useful additions to its TV-oriented Kylo Web browser, but will it be enough to compete with Google TV?

By May 25, 2010


Make your dumb TV smart: use your laptop to get it online

Just like 3D, the TV industry is hoping that smart TVs — that is, TVs that can connect to the internet — will halt the price slide and reinvigorate the flat panel market.

By June 24, 2011


Video directory Clicker gets a set-top version

Clicker, a good site for finding mainstream video content, gets a "10-foot" site for TVs to complement its computer-friendly site.

By May 19, 2010


Next-gen Web TV apps focus on the browser

Demonstrated at the DemoSpring conference, new couch-friendly browsers aim to make surfing the Web from your living room less of a pain.

By March 23, 2010