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This photo provided by the Dan Smalley Lab at Brigham Young University in January 2018 shows projected image of the Earth above a finger tip. (Associated Press)

Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature.

This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." (Frank Masi / Associated Press)

‘Jumanji,’ ‘Insidious’ top ‘Star Wars’ in its fourth weekend

Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: The Last Key” opened in second, pushing “The Last Jedi” into third place.
This image released by Lucasfilm shows BB-8 in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” (AP)

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ still dominating the movie galaxy

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga is expected to add another nearly $69 million to its coffers over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Star Wars fans line up to see the new movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at the AMC theaters in River Park Square. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ boasts $45 million opening night

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney said Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings.

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Curley: Baseball, Star Wars go glove in hand

Which do you like more, Star Wars or baseball? CH As a longtime leader in the Spokane Indians baseball team’s front office, the senior vice president has a pretty good idea when something is as American as apple pie. Or Father’s Day. Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.
Darth Vader makes his entrance in the 1977 movie “Star Wars.” Director George Lucas did more than make history. (Associated Press)

Star Wars at 40

It doesn’t seem capitalistically feasible to imagine a world without “Star Wars” in it, selling us stuff like the now-faded “Star Wars” pillowcase in one of the upstairs bedrooms, or the long-broken lightsabers littering the nether regions of the basement closet. Favorite Star Wars movie?
FILE- In this 1997 file photo, Carrie Fisher meets with the media at the library in the Spokane Club. Fisher was in town as the guest speaker at the Women Helping Women Luncheon. (Liz Kishimoto / The Spokesman-Review)

RIP Carrie Fisher

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who rose to global fame as the trail-blazing intergalactic heroine Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise and later went on to establish herself as an author and screenwriter with an acerbic comic flair, has died. My sons are sooo sad this morning. All of them had a Princess Leia crush.

This photo provided by Disney/Lucasfilm shows a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. The movie releases in the U.S. on Dec. 18, 2015. (Film Frame/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP) ORG XMIT: CAET498 (Film Frame / Disney/lucasfilm)

‘Force Awakens’ becomes fastest movie to $1 billion

My youngest bought he and his brothers tix to this movie for Christmas and they saw it on opening night. We're all going on New Year's Eve, so NO SPOILERS but... have you seen "The Force Awakens" yet?
Epic boss fight 2 (Andrew Smith)

Writing an Epic Campaign – Part 2

Just because you have a game that runs for awhile does not necessarily mean it’s a campaign. It needs some glue. In this post I’ll talk about some of my past campaigns as well as some examples from movies and books.

The Ten Best Licensed Games of the Eighth Console Generation

Licensed video games have garnered a universally low quality standard; their rushed development cycles to meet narrow release windows result, more often than not, in products that are middling at best. An argument could be made that this trend changed at some point during the...

Darth Vader runs for President of Ukraine

Out of all the news coming out the the Ukraine, I bet this wasn't a story you were expecting. The Guardian is reporting that the Ukrainian Internet party (UIP) has put forth a new candidate for President. Darth "I am your father" Vader, Sith Lord....

Jailed thief hides jewelry in Star Wars model, cellmate says

Thomas Clement decided not to hide diamond rings stolen from a Spokane jewelry store in a galaxy far, far away, according to a cellmate. The convicted thief told a fellow inmate he secreted the spoils of a string of burglaries in the basement of his...

Star Wars .gifs

I'm going to start a new feature here on the Tech Deck. Every Monday I'll post my favorite Star Wars .gifs. Because the world needs someone to recognize some of the greatest pop art in the world. And because the world needs more of this:...

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