harry potter

  • Mischief managed: 5 hackathon hacks for Potter fans inspired by the Marauder’s Map

    Mischief managed: 5 hackathon hacks for Potter fans inspired by the Marauder’s Map

    Great news, Potter fans: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is no longer the only place in the world where you can find a working Marauder’s Map, the magical piece of parchment that let Harry Potter and others track the movements of people as they went around the Hogwarts campus and its many public and secret passageways. This weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More

  • Yer A Wizard, Sony: PlayStation Introduces Wonderbook, The AR Ebook For Kids Complete With Harry Potter Content

    Yer A Wizard, Sony: PlayStation Introduces Wonderbook, The AR Ebook For Kids Complete With Harry Potter Content

    Although the vast majority of Sony gaming content is focused on adult/teen titles, a new title called Wonderbook is particularly interesting. Using an augmented-reality book, kids can turn pages and watch themselves and the book animated on the screen. They’re creating educational and gaming content, including unique science and history stories. Read More

  • Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

    Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

    A milestone today in the world of publishing, as Pottermore.com, the site dedicated to all digital things Harry Potter, opened for business as the exclusive distributor of Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks. This marks the first time that a major author has ventured forth to offer e-books directly to the public, bypassing publishers’ sites and online bookstores in the process, to… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Harry Potter HD DVD Gift Set for $25

    You may want to pull your HD DVD player’s Craigslist ad if you’re a Harry Potter fan. For only $25, you can get the first five Harry Potter films in glorous high definition with free shipping. And did you see the spectacular gift box? Why wouldn’t you spend $25 on this? Really, tell me one good reason… Deep Discount via dealnews Read More

  • Researchers at Berkley create invisibility cloak

    There have been talks about a Harry Potter-like invisibility cloak for years and now a group of researchers at Berkley have constructed a material that can bend light around 3D objects. The disappearing act (light bending effect) is essentially the same effect (reversing refraction) that makes straws in water appear as though they are bent. The material, which doesn’t occur in nature… Read More

  • ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ trailer

    Wow, for the first time I’ve found that Twitter can actually be useful. Here’s a new trailer for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” that I wouldn’t have known about if it weren’t for someone I happen to be following on the big blue machine. The film will be in theaters November 21st, if you’re into watching young wizards battle the awkwardness… Read More

  • Video: Our reality is augmented

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F728082&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Biggs and I both thought this was some magical display, but we soon realized it wasn’t Harry Potter whipping up magical spells from somewhere. Read More

  • HD DVD slips into Blu-ray box set of Harry Potter

    Good job, Warner Brothers. You certainly made my day. According to reports floating around the Web, the limited edition Blu-ray collection of the first five movies in the Harry Potter saga includes an HD DVD version of The Goblet of Fire. It really is a limited edition now isn’t it? Heh. No word on whether WB will be issuing replacements or sending out discs, but some consumers have… Read More

  • New Harry Potter DVD to include digital files for PC and portable devices

    All you crazy Harry Potter fans who like their content to go are in luck. Warner Bros. will be including iPod-friendly (or Zune-friendly) versions of Order of the Phoenix with the standard DVD when it’s released in early December. This is notable as it means the movie business is cluing in to how people enjoy their legally-purchased content. Superman Returns featured a similar idea… Read More

  • Hell Hath No Fury Like A Potter Fan Scorned

    Looking to download a pirated copy of “Evan Almighty”? Better hope you don’t care about what happens to Harry Potter and friends in the final book of the series. Some guy named Len sparked a wildfire of internet nerd rage when he sprinkled the story’s spoilers into the scenes of the “Evan Almighty” download. Now he’s receiving death threats from… Read More

  • Dark Army of Pirates Transcribing Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's Land Rover and Nice House Outside of London, TechCrunch Gets MoM Lawyer-Gram

    TorrentFreak is reporting that Harry Potter lovers are currently transcribing the entire Harry Potter photo PDF set, slaving over keyboards like a band of iterate monks illuminating a massive manuscript involving an evil one, a young savior, and the ultimate sacrifice — not the Bible, silly, but the secularist, witchcraft filled Satanism of J.K. Rowling’s unholy scribbling! Sony… Read More

  • EA Mobile is Just Wild About Harry

    Move over Spidey, look out you Pirates, Harry Potter is coming your way. With the upcoming release Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on the big screen EA Mobile, a division of Electronic Arts, has announced a game for the third screen. Mobile consumers will be able to download the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mobile game, along with personalization content, including… Read More