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Rumor: Harry Potter Series to be Bundled with Sony's New E-Reader

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 03:09 PM

The Register is reporting that Sony has gained "early electronic rights" to the Harry Potter e-books and that Sony's next generation e-reader, expected to be released in November, will come bundled with the 7 Harry Potter books plus a letter from J.K. Rowling, subscription to PottermoreContinued...

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Scheduled to Hit Shelves Holiday 2011

Posted by: Stephanie_J
May 19, 2011, 01:42 PM

The follow-up to the popular LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is well in development and scheduled to go on sale sometime between October and December 2011.

Warner Bros. Interactive and developer TT Games also revealed that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 will be available across the followingContinued...

WB Launches "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Film App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

DH Film
Posted by: Stephanie_J
May 11, 2011, 02:37 PM

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has launched an app for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users.

A free version of the app is available to download, and includes the first five minutes of the film along with games, trivia,Continued...

Magical Moving Photo Type Ads Due for Limited Copies of Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2009, 11:18 AM

Thanks to everyone who emailed today regarding the news of a clever real world Muggle marketing and advertising campaign that will echo the moving photos seen in the Daily Prophet. The BBC reports that on September 18, readers in LA  and New York who purchase aContinued...

Weasley Clock Ticks Closer to Becoming Reality

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2009, 09:03 PM

Those who desire a Muggle version of the Weasley family clock may not have much longer to wait for this type of technology to be available in their homes.  The Times is reporting this evening that researchers at Microsoft have completed user trials for their Whereabouts Clock.  As TLC reportedContinued...

Scientists Appear Closer to Real Invisibility Cloak

Posted by: Edward
August 13, 2008, 04:29 AM

USA Today has an article online discussing the scientific advances in technology that would make it possible for an invisibility cloak object to exist. Once only something of fiction from the Harry Potter novels, the article reports that scientists have created two prototyped materials thatContinued...

The Weasley Clock, a Thing of the Not Too Distant Future?

Posted by: Edward
November 13, 2007, 10:33 PM

The idea of a clock which tells not the time but the location of your family members, as the Weasley family clock does, is something that may not be exclusive to the magical world forever. Discovery News has a most interesting article online which talks of a prototype device from MicrosoftContinued...

"Harry Potter" Computer Worm Infecting PCs

Posted by: Edward
June 29, 2007, 04:52 PM

The Australian is reporting, a very serious computer worm (a self-replicating computer program) is being spread to computers via what people think is a word document file containing the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book stored on a flash drive, or similar medium. The W32/Hairy-A worm is spreadContinued...

Scientists Attempting to Make Invisibility Cloak Magic a Reality

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2006, 11:04 PM

Scientists are working on a way to make Harry's Invisibility Cloak a reality for all of us. CNN is reporting that researchers in England and the US are developing a blue print for making a cloak like the one Harry inherited from James, and have issued a call for help with obtainingContinued...

Potter Coming to Mini-DVD in Spring

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2005, 04:11 AM

Home Theater Mag reports that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be among spring releases of miniDVDs, the 3-inch (8cm) discs that are growing in popularity. The new, smaller discs are said to go with new, handheld DVD players popular among young teens.

2004: The Year in HP: A Leaky Cauldron Review

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2004, 06:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
Potter
fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...

Lightmaker Wins MAX Award for JKRowling.com

Posted by: Melissa
November 04, 2004, 08:15 AM

Lightmaker has won the 2004 Macromedia MAX Site of the Year Award, a prestigious award in Web design, for their work designing and creating the JKRowling.com.
The award is in the Media, Entertainment and Gaming Experiences category and was given out in New Orleans, USA. It is a highly-coveted designContinued...

Real Life Flying Car?

Posted by: sue
June 08, 2004, 11:09 AM

Business Week has an article about new technology being used to make real life Potter related items. Invisibility cloaks, Marauder- type maps, even flying cars may not be too far off in the future.
"...company set up specifically to develop something called the M400 Skycar. It can travel on local roads at 35 miles perContinued...

BBC Reports on Virus Preying on Potter Fans

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2004, 10:38 PM

The BBC reports that a "pesky computer virus is taking advantage of the excitement surrounding the latest Harry Potter film."
The Netsky.P worm is enjoying a resurgence by disguising itself as a Potter game, say anti-virus experts, and Netsky.P, which only affects Microsoft Windows PCs, reliesContinued...

Percy on the BBC

Posted by: Melissa
May 25, 2004, 07:09 PM

Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) is going to be appearing in a web chat and answering questions live on Thursday 10 June for an hour, starting at seven p.m., UK Summer Time. The chat is hosted by the BBC. They've also posted an interview with Chris as well.