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Star Wars droid BB-8 is real, powered by Sphero

Get ready for rolling BB-8 toys. The droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a real robot, based on the technology in Sphero's toy robotic balls. And in a galaxy not so far away, SpaceX delivers an espresso machine to the International Space Station.

The rolling-ball droid spotted in the latest Star Wars teaser trailer is a real robot prop. In this CNET Update, learn how the Sphero toy helped bring BB-8 to life. (And just imagine the future toy possibilities!)

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If you want a little BB-8 in your life now, Twitter has Star Wars emojis. But meanwhile, in real space, astronauts on the International Space Station have an actual espresso machine -- the ISSpresso.

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