All you need to celebrate Star Wars Day in the UK

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“May the 4th be with you”. 

It’s May 4th and that can only mean one thing….Star Wars Day. 

The first known use of “May the 4th” goes back to 1979, when Margaret Tatcher’s team ordered a half-page newspaper advertisement to celebrate her becoming the first woman prime minister in the UK. The message read “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations”. 

Star Wars fans were quick to spot the resemblance to the popular quote “may the force be with you”. And the rest is history. 

Despite the fact the idea did not originate with Lucasfilm, it has fully embraced the fan-made holiday.

There are so many unique products, and exclusive offers on both officially licensed and unofficial Star Wars merchandise.  We’ve hand-picked some of the best for the day that’s in it.  Read more…

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Harrison Ford was quietly advising on 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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It’s still kinda weird imagining Han Solo without Harrison Ford at the helm.

Yet that’s what’s happening in the forthcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Alden Ehrenreich stepping into big shoes as the iconic rogue smuggler.

But according to an Entertainment Weekly report, Ford has been quietly involved with the film — giving advice to Ehrenreich about how to approach the character.

“Tell them I told you everything you needed to know, and that you can’t tell anyone,” Fold reportedly said. 

While Ford kept his distance, he met Ehrenreich over lunch during production of the film, giving a few insights into playing Solo. Oh, if we could only know what these tips were. Read more…

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Thanks to a Jedi mind trick, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition returns in India

To sort of quote a line from Star Wars, “Sales must be strong with this OnePlus model.”  The phone in question is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition in Sandstone white, which sold out quickly after being launched last month in India for 38,999 rupees ($615 USD). Indian consumers paid an extra 1,000 rupees ($15 USD) for the limited edition handset, which was equipped with 128GB of native storage.

Those who missed out on purchasing the phone when it was first available, collectively used a Jedi mind trick to get OnePlus to return to the Indian marketplace with the 5T Star Wars edition. …

The Clone Wars continue: Samsung phones were the most copied in 2017, according to benchmark stats

So, it’s a well-known fact that there are a number of nameless manufacturers over in China that make complete copies of well-known smartphones. Not your average “borrowing of ideas”, but an actual clone, usually with a weak hardware and super-cheap price to draw as much attention as it can.

Popular benchmark company AnTuTu has released an interesting statistic for 2017. It combed through all devices that held the AnTuTu tests from January through to December and concluded that 2.64% of all phones tested were clones or counterfeits.

Of these, the Galaxy S7 …

Disney announces new Star Wars: Rivals action shooter for Android and iOS

Disney continues to capitalize on the Star Wars franchise and what better way to keep fans entertained than another Star Wars mobile game. Lucasfilm and Disney have just announced the upcoming availability of Star Wars: Rivals, the “first real-time Star Wars competitive action shooter for mobile devices.”

The game seems to have been built on the same pay-to-win system that currently plagues Star Wars Battlefront 2 game, but if you haven’t played it yet, here’s how Star Wars: Rivals will work.

So, you can compete in PvP arenas by challenging players …

OnePlus rewards customers who bought the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition is a love letter to Star Wars and OnePlus fans alike, so those who bought the smartphone should already feel special. Well, if you’re the proud owner of such a device, you’ll probably feel even more special knowing that OnePlus will name a star after you.

The Chinese company has just announced it will reward the first 37 customers who purchased the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition by naming a star after each of them. The initiative is possible thanks to OnePlus’ partnership with Star Register, world’s largest and most recognized commercial …

Carrie Fisher wrote some of her own lines in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

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Carrie Fisher did more than reprise her role as General Leia Organa in the newest installment of the Star Wars franchise.

Before her death at age 60 last year, she brought her own wit and humor with her into The Last Jedi — and director Rian Johnson was all about it. He included some one-liners that have that characteristic Fisher bite, which she wrote herself.

In an interview with PEOPLE, Johnson credited Fisher with at least two quippy lines. The first was a line about her new hairstyle she makes to Mark Hamill’s character, Luke Skywalker. Read more…

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Sony launches Star Wars Battlefront II Xperia Theme in the Google Play Store

Sony is well-known for keeping close to its Xperia customers by delivering lots of extra content for many of its products. If you’ve been running an Xperia smartphone as your daily driver, then you already know that you have lots of Xperia Themes at your disposal, which can be downloaded via Google Play Store.

In celebration of the recent release of the Star Wars Battlefront II video game, Sony has decided to allow Xperia users to customize their smartphones with a Star Wars theme.

The new Star Wars Battlefront II Xperia Theme includes a couple of nice icons, …

You can now download Star Wars: The Last Jedi wallpapers from the special edition OnePlus 5T

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to make its US premiere tomorrow, and if you want to get yourself themed up and in the mood for the newest Star Wars movie, these Star Wars-themed wallpapers for the special edition 5T that was launched in India will definitely help.
The wallpapers were extracted from a system update for the regular OnePlus 5T by XDA Developers member Quinny899, and look stunning. Originally, these wallpapers are created for the special edition, Star Wars-themed OnePlus 5T. The handset has a white back and a black front, and …

10 awesome smartphone related gadgets for Star Wars fans

The latest saga in the Star Wars universe is in theaters this week, so there’s definitely going to be a ton of buzz surrounding it! All the hype leading to this latest installment will have hardcore fans coming out in droves to see it in theaters, along with all of their Star Wars related paraphernalia. Sure, you might see some people decked out in full costume acting like one of their favorite characters in the series, but hardcore fans are sure to showcase their undying love with some cool Star Wars inspired tech gear.

For the gadget geeks out there, we thought it’d be a great …