Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader in the Disney Plus series Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced today. Christensen will star opposite his former Star Wars prequel colleague Ewan McGregor, whose reprising his role as the titular character.

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Disney Plus is getting two new Star Wars shows: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka

Disney Plus is getting two new Star Wars shows: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka

Lucasfilm has announced two new Star Wars TV shows: Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic, and Star Wars: Ahsoka, both of which will be spinoffs from The Mandalorian. Ahsoka, a new Original Series, starring @RosarioDawson and set within the timeline of @TheMandalorian, is coming to @DisneyPlus.

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Microsoft will let parents block kids from playing Xbox until their homework is done

Microsoft will let parents block kids from playing Xbox until their homework is done

Microsoft is adding new screen time and game purchasing controls to its Xbox Family Settings app in anticipation of a gaming-filled holiday at home. Microsoft originally launched the app in preview during the summer, and it released the final version in September.

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Disney Plus hits 86 million subscribers in a little over one year

Disney Plus hits 86 million subscribers in a little over one year

Disney Plus has amassed more than 86 million subscribers since launching in November 2019, CEO Bob Chapek announced. Disney Plus’ latest batch of subscribers came amidst its expansion into parts of Latin America in late November.

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How governors are fighting for clean energy jobs

How governors are fighting for clean energy jobs

A coalition of 25 governors today renewed calls for a green recovery to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. They also called on Congress to pass a stimulus package that bolsters clean energy job growth.

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is riddled with bugs and rogue penises

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is riddled with bugs and rogue penises

Warning: this post includes NSWF images. There’s plenty of junk on show in Cyberpunk 2077 and we’re not only talking about the garbage strewn around Night City. Now that players finally have their hands on the long-awaited RPG, a ton of images and videos of glitches have popped up.

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Young Ravens Rival Adult Chimps in a Big Test of General Intelligence

Young Ravens Rival Adult Chimps in a Big Test of General Intelligence

Scientists and casual observers alike have known for years that ravens and their corvid relatives are extremely smart. But most studies use single experiments that provide a limited view of their overall intelligence.

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Amazon boosts renewable energy purchases

Amazon boosts renewable energy purchases

Amazon now claims that it is the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. The company’s investment in wind and solar projects grew to 6.5 GW, enough to power 1.7 million homes in the US for a year.

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