January 27, 2022

Gadget of the week

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Researchers have built a 1,000-watt ‘super laser’ By Andrew Tarantola From engadget Eat your heart out, Death Star. A team of British and Czech researchers have announced that they’ve constructed and fired a 1000-watt “high peak power laser”. It’s dubbed the “Bivoj”, after a Herculean-like Czech mythical hero. This laser is reportedly ten times more […]

What’s going on in China right now reminds us of a great Princess Leia quote from Star Wars

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By Linette Lopez From Business Insider In the beginning of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” rebel leader Princess Leia (RIP the great Carrie Fisher) was captured by the evil Empire. The rebels had managed to steal the plans for the Empire’s secret weapon, the Death Star, and so the Empire’s agents were ruthlessly hunting […]

Disney, with enough lawyers to fill a Death Star, prepares for piracy

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By Julie Triedman, From The Am Law Daily The Walt Disney Co. is working overtime to ensure that digital pirates and counterfeiters don’t steal its profits ahead of the Dec. 18 release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the seventh movie in the storied space saga. Disney, which acquired the Star Wars franchise through its […]