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If there’s anything nerdier than Star Wars, it’s John Williams’ legendary Star Wars theme played on the “Floppotron 2.0”.

As you’ll see in the video below, the “computer hardware orchestra” consists of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners, and will surely result in flashbacks to 8-bit games of yore.

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In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.

Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.

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Okay, this hovering StarWars Death Star Bluetooth speaker is pretty fantastic, providing you with about six hours of streaming along with the novelty of Star Wars, levitation and glow-in-the-dark effects.

But that’s not the whole story. Oh no, not in the least. Some of these Photoshopped product photos are pretty bloody spectacular. Check them out below.

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OK Go is known for their amazing music videos, but this…THIS! They’ve really outdone themselves.

The video for “Upside Down & Inside Out” was shot entirely in zero gravity over the course of 21 flights thanks to Russia’s S7 Airlines. They used a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes of weightlessness to pull off some amazing shots.

Check out the video below…

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, Notorious B.I.G. wandered into a little cantina and a Star Wars/Biggie mashup was born.

Well, sort of. In this case, it’s Solar Slim and Richie Branson who’ve mashed up music by Notorious B.I.G. and the music of Star Wars to create an album called Life After Death Star.

The Big Poppa/Duel of the Fates mashup is fan-frickin’tastic. Take a listen to a few tracks below.

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Man, this is perfect for a Friday. Put your feet up, grab a drink and chill out to the smooth jazz stylings of Sara Niemietz as she brilliantly covers the Pokémon Theme.

Check out the video after the break…

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The music of John Williams will sound extra sweet through these Star Wars Bluetooth speakers. Wirelessly stream music from four different characters including Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Captain Phasma.

They’re small and portable, and they work with basically any audio device out there. They’re wireless speakers with one-touch connectivity to your Bluetooth device, but they also have a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

Check out the Chewbacca and Captain Phasma versions after the break.

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These officially licensed My Little Pony Rainbow Dash earbuds will let everyone know you believe that friendship is magic. They include 3 different sizes of ear tips for a perfect fit and are sure to be the envy of everyone else with their boring Apple earbuds.

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The Doctor Who anniversary news just keeps coming with the announcement of The Light at the End, an all new 100-minute story featuring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. They’ll be reprising their roles as the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors who team up to fight the Master (Geoffrey Beevers). The Doctors will also be joined by some of their companions and additional not yet announced characters from the television series.

“We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion,” says writer, director and executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “and it’s wonderful that all the surviving Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically. That’s not to say the first three Doctors don’t appear – we wanted to pay homage to the whole history of the classic series.”

The production will be available as a 5-disc limited edition that includes two hour-long documentaries and a Companion Chronicles tale called The Revenants or as a standard 2-disc edition. You can preorder now with a release date sometime in November.

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Blast audio of of the back of Batman’s head with this fully rechargeable POP! audio figure that packs 32mm speaker drivers in a regular POP!-sized package.

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