Ways to avoid spoilers before seeing 'The Force Awakens'
You better work on your light saber skills before The Force Awakens.
I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNET Update.
The force is And the hype train is on hyper drive.
Early reviews for the new Star Wars movie are now all over the web.
But you may not want to read anything to avoid spoilers and go in for a pure experience.
Instead of browsing the web like this You can distract yourself in a few ways.
Google has a new game to test your lightsaber wielding skills.
It's called Lightsaber Escape.
You log in to the game from a laptop or desktop on a Chrome browser and it gives you instructions On how to sync up your phone as a controller for the game.
Your phone becomes a light saber that you swing to deflect blaster fire from storm troopers.
But dodging all those pew pew rays, which is the scientific term.
Is not easy.
Also, you may have some trouble playing this on a work internet connection because a workplace may have extra security settings that can lag up the syncing between your phone and the computer.
You can also spend time creating animated gifs with Star Wars flair, on the new Giphy cam app, where Maybe you call it the giphy cam app.
It's been updated with six Star Wars filters, and it's only for a limited time to promote the movie.
You record a little looping video clip and then you can make the millennium falcon fly by, or BB8 can just roll into your shot among other effects.
I'm sure Hollywood has a good feeling about ticket sales for this movie after the online rush To buy advanced tickets.
The Hollywood Reporter has sources saying that advanced ticket sales reached $100 million in North America.
It's an unheard of number, which means it's gonna be very hard to avoid accidental online spoilers if you're not among the first to see it.
There is a tool that can help if you're really worried.
Force Block is a Star Wars spoiler blocker that you can download for the Chrome browser.
Before you load up a website it's checking if there are a critical mass of keywords related to Star Wars.
So if there are too many terms or certain really serious spoilers, you're gonna see a variety of warnings popping up Stopping you from visiting.
Someone on the team saw an early screening and the engineers programmed super spoiler keywords into the blocker, so this team means business.
That's it for this tech news update and there's always more to explore at cnet.com, from our studios in New York, I'm Bridgette Kerry.