Shot mostly in Tunisia, England, and Guatemala, Star Wars IV: A New Hope was met with numerous problems during production, including bad weather conditions, malfunctioning equipment, and financial difficulties. The script underwent numerous changes, and Lucas founded Industrial Light & Magic specifically to create the groundbreaking visual effects needed for the film. Here's how they filmed some of the famous trench run scene using models at Industrial Light & Magic's former warehouse in Van Nuys, California. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus VFX video.
Here's a first look at the purported Veyron successor, codenamed "Chiron". This $2.5-million hypercar will be powered by an 8.0L W-16 engine with direct injection, increased boost pressure, and at least two of its four turbochargers electrically powered, boosting output from 1200-horsepower to 1500-horsepower and 1106 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Chassis wise, the existing Veyron's carbon-fiber structure remains, but is modified to reduce weight. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how difficult it is to eat with a cat around.
The official trailer for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice has leaked, as it was originally slated for release next week during special IMAX-only screenings. It begins directly after the revelation of Superman, and his unveiling to the world. We see the inspirations from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," including an armored Batman going toe-to-toe with Superman in the rain. Continue reading to watch.
Apple fanatics already know that the Apple Watch will officially become available for pre-order come this Friday, April 10th, at 12:01am PST, but apparently Florence Santrot of Metronews has already gotten their hands on one. The unboxing video you're about to see shows exactly what each Apple Watch will come with, including the strange-looking charger. Continue reading to see more.
Did you know that R2-D2 has been played by English actor Kenny Baker in all 6 original Star Wars films and is due to reprise the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first installment of the upcoming sequel trilogy? This makes him one of just two characters/actors along with C-3PO - portrayed by Anthony Daniels - to appear in all seven films. Continue reading for more rare behind-the-scenes photos that will forever change how your favorite films are seen.
A video leaked ahead of Mobile World Congress purportedly shows the all-new HTC One M9, which sports an all-metal "dual-finish" frame, with the back being silver and the edges gold. The main difference is that the M8's rear-facing dual-camera has been replaced with a 20-megapixel camera on the back, and a single, 4-megapixel camera with "Ultrapixel" technology for better low-light selfies, on the front. No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - don't miss the hypnotic ink shot in ultra slow motion.
In the latest 007 installment, a cryptic message from an unlikely source sets James Bond navigating the layers of a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. As M continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond draws closer to uncovering a hidden truth that threatens to destroy everything he has fought to protect. If you're wondering how they'll record Daniel Craig driving the ultra sleek Aston Martin DB10, these images should give you somewhat of an idea. Continue reading for more pictures.
Here are some rarely seen pictures show how engineers in 1960s California secretly developed the SR-71 Blackbird for the US Air Force, currently still the fastest unclassified aircraft. These rarely seen once classified photos reveal how Lockheed built three types of Blackbird - A, B and C in Burbank, California. All of the SR-71 models were built by American aerospace company Lockheed under a 'black project'. The SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft with a record speed of 2,193.2mph, since July 28, 1976. To withstand the high temperatures generated by friction due to sustained Mach 3 flight in the upper atmosphere, the SR-71 required an array of specially developed materials including high temperature fuel, sealants, lubricants, wiring and other components. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five more popular viral videos of today.
Here's a first look at the Canon EOS 5Ds, a 50.6-megapixel, photo-centric shooter that will be released in the first half of 2015. It will be priced at $4,000 and feature a 100% field of view viewfinder, an electronic level, 1/8000s max shutter speed, a 3.2-inch 1.04-million-dot LCD screen, mini HDMI out, and external microphone output. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
You've seen the 12-inch MacBook Air spy shots, now check out a few renders by the very talented Martin Hajek of the laptop in all three colors: champagne gold, slate gray, and silver. While new information has been sparse, it's most likely that this ultra slim laptop will have only a single USB-C port, along with a headphone jack. There are rumors that Apple may offer a 16GB RAM option and / or a Retina Display, but we'll probably have to wait until WWDC in June to see if any of those are true. Let's just hope there isn't a waiting list for the gold model, like there was for Apple's iPhone 6 / 6 Plus at launch. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ten things you didn't know a microwave could do.