Tag: Harry Potter

Will New 'Harry Potter' AR Game From Niantic Be The Next 'Pokemon GO?'

Niantic is coming up with another AR hit following 'Pokemon Go.' 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' will have players act as wizards and witches casting spells and discovering portals from the real world into the world of Harry Potter.

Video Games March 13, 2019

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Allows Kids To Create Their Own Magic Wands

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit combines the magical 'Harry Potter' franchise with coding education for children. Through the system, kids will be able to create their own spells, with a wand that contains a small computer and electronic sensors.

Gadgets July 25, 2018

Free-To-Play 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' RPG Launches On Android And iOS

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' is officially available on Android and iOS, coming as a free-to-play RPG with in-app purchases. Here's what to expect in terms of storyline, features, and more.

Video Games April 27, 2018

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Teaser Trailer Gives First Look At iOS RPG

The first trailer for 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' mobile game has arrived. The teaser shows off a plethora of new details for the upcoming iOS and Android RPG.

Apps/Software January 22, 2018

Pokémon GO Developer Raises $200 Million In Funding As It Prepares For Augmented Reality ‘Harry Potter’

Niantic just secured $200 million in its Series B funding round. The 'Pokémon GO' developer said it would use the money to make long-term investments in augmented reality games.

Video Games November 27, 2017

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Is The Next AR Game By 'Pokémon GO' Developer Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs announced 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' an augmented reality game that will be based on the 'Harry Potter' franchise. Will it launch with the same massive hype as 'Pokémon GO'?

Video Games November 9, 2017

'The Goonies' Are Coming To 'LEGO Dimensions' This May

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the May 9 release date for wave 8 expansion packs for 'LEGO Dimensions' that includes 'The Goonies' and 'Harry Potter' content.

Video Games February 2, 2017

Eriovixia Gryffindori: 'Harry Potter' Sorting Hat Inspires Name Of New Spider Species

Three scientists in India named a new species of spider after Godric Gryffindor, the original owner of the sorting hat in 'Harry Potter.' What are the characteristics of this newly named arachnid?

Animals December 17, 2016

You Can Try These Harry Potter Spells On Amazon (Yes, Even If You're A Muggle)

Amazon will take you on a magical Harry Potter journey by letting you cast spells that transform your screen. The new features have been launched in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as part of the promotion for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'

Internet November 15, 2016

Cast 'Harry Potter' Spells With Your Android Phone As Your Wand Via Google's Voice Command

Google will let you in on a magical experience, transforming your Google devices into wizarding tools to cast spells, hunt for fantastic beasts and explore the Harry Potter world. These features has been launched in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Google November 2, 2016

New Pottermore Quiz Lets Users Discover Their Patronus

The interactive 'Harry Potter' website adds a long-awaited feature.

Movies/TV Shows September 22, 2016

Remastered ‘LEGO Harry Potter Collection’ Launches For PS4 This October

Warner Bros. and TT Games announced the upcoming release of ‘LEGO Harry Potter Collection.’ It includes both LEGO Harry Potter games, plus DLC packs together on one disk, remastered for the PS4.

Video Games September 8, 2016

Hoax Debunked: Niantic Labs Is Not Making A 'Harry Potter' Version Of 'Pokémon GO'

Over the weekend, 'Harry Potter' fans rejoiced over the news that Niantic Labs is making an augmented reality app on the franchise similar to 'Pokémon GO.' Sadly, the report has been proven to be a hoax.

Video Games August 1, 2016

Watch Out Harry Potter! Invisibility Cloak Closer To Reality

Invisibility cloaks like those seen in science fiction and fantasy stories are closer to (not) being seen in the real world. How do the latest generation of these devices work?

Material Science July 17, 2016

There Are Four New American 'Harry Potter' Houses: Here's What We Know About Each Of Them

The world of 'Harry Potter' continues to expand, as J.K. Rowling reveals the houses that make up the American version of Hogwarts.

Geek June 29, 2016

Meet Isolt Sayre, The Founder Of Ilvermorny, The North American Version Of Hogwarts

A new short story by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore reveals the history of the North American school of witchcraft and wizardry called Ilvermorny. The story also introduces readers to its founder, Isolt Sayre.

Geek June 28, 2016

This GIF Shows That Daniel Radcliffe And Elijah Wood Could Really Be The Same Person

This viral GIF shows Daniel Radcliffe magically morphing into Elijah Wood, revealing they look so similar that they could pass for the same person.

Viral June 1, 2016

Pottermore Hack Reveals Four American Hogwarts Houses

Ilvermorny is the American version of Hogwarts. If a Pottermore hack is correct, it has four houses named after magical creatures from North American lore.

Movies/TV Shows May 12, 2016

How Harry Potter Is Contributing To Artificial Language Comprehension

The ability of machines to accurately comprehend written language took another step forward thanks, in part, to Harry Potter. What could this tale provide to the field of artificial intelligence?

March 30, 2016

This Realistic Quidditch Set Will Make You Forget You're A Muggle

For the many of us who will always be disappointed that we never got our owl from Hogwarts, take some comfort in the fact that you don't necessarily have to be on a quidditch pitch to check out a real golden snitch. That's all thanks to a company that turned a magical concept into an ornamental reality.

Movies/TV Shows March 22, 2016

This Realistic Quidditch Set Will Make You Forget You're A Muggle

For the many of us who will always be disappointed that we never got our owl from Hogwarts, take some comfort in the fact that you don't necessarily have to be on a quidditch pitch to check out a real golden snitch. That's all thanks to a company that turned a magical concept into an ornamental reality.

Movies/TV Shows March 22, 2016

British Troops Test Harry Potter-Style Invisibility Cloak

British snipers reported that the invisibility cloak-like material known as Vatec allowed them to camouflage their hideout from enemy troops. This technology could be available within five years.

March 21, 2016

Quidditch Is The Best New 'Halo 5' Game Type

One fan has used the power of Halo 5's Forge creation suite to create a game type based off the fictional wizarding sport from J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series.

Geek March 17, 2016

Scientists Are Pretty Sure Invisibility Cloaks Will Never Be A Thing

A study conducted by researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have concluded that an invisibility cloak like the one featured in J.K. Rowling's beloved series is most likely a physical impossibility.

Movies/TV Shows March 11, 2016

Magic In North America: How JK Rowling Is Expanding Wizardry To The New World

A series of stories written by J.K. Rowling will reveal the history of magic and wizarding in North America. The four-part series will be published online on Pottermore.

Movies/TV Shows March 9, 2016

You Can Now Play Quidditch In 'Halo 5': Master Chief Goes A La Harry Potter

A new map on 'Halo 5: Guardians' called Quidditch Arena lets players take a 'Harry Potter' ride in the militaristic science fiction world of the game. However, instead of a Nimbus 2000, players will be wielding Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords.

Video Games March 8, 2016

Deadpool Is Officially A Hufflepuff

'Hufflepool' might be your favorite crossover term that you didn't even know you needed until now.

Movies/TV Shows March 7, 2016

Harry Potter' Actor Who Played Dudley Dursley Is All Grown Up And Wants To Be The Next 'Doctor Who'

Dudley Dursley is almost unrecognizable now that he's all grown up. Harry Melling, who currently stars in the West End play "Hand To God" says that acting is in his family and would like to follow in his grandfather's footsteps as the next "Doctor Who".

Internet Culture February 23, 2016

Harry Potter Fans Want To Accio These Custom Leather-Bound Books With Horcrux Bookmarks

Etsy shop PeskycatPapercraft auctioned off a set of custom-designed 'Harry Potter' septology for $5,100. All proceeds of the auction will go to charity.

Geek February 18, 2016

Emma Watson's 'Colonia' Creates Expanded Universe Shared By 'Harry Potter,' 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

The trailer for Emma Watson's newest film 'Colonia' has just been released and it may or may not create a shared expanded universe where the worlds of 'Harry Potter,' 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' all reside.

Movies/TV Shows February 17, 2016

This 'Harry Potter' Clock Works Just Like The One In The Weasley House

One 'Harry Potter' fan decided to use location technology to build a 'magical' clock that works just like the timepiece used by the Weasley family in the novels and movies.

Internet Culture February 17, 2016

Yes, Harry Potter Was Rich: Wizarding World Money Converted For Muggles

'Harry Potter' fans are well-acquainted with the wizarding world but a Potterhead Redditor went the extra mile and calculated how the magical community's money would convert to modern-day currency. This revealed just how loaded Harry really was.

Movies/TV Shows February 4, 2016

Where To Find All The Magical Creatures? Just Look Inside This 'Harry Potter' Coloring Book

'Magical Beasts and Where To Find Them' is still months away from coming to theaters, but you can find all the magical creatures you want in this new Harry Potter coloring book. Merpeople, hippogriffs, and dragons fill the ages of this new coloring book for adults and kids too!

Movies/TV Shows February 3, 2016

Magical Academies Around The World: J.K. Rowling Reveals More Wizarding Schools On Pottermore

J.K. Rowling revealed four more wizarding schools around the globe in Pottermore. The reveal included the schools’ locations and specializations, coinciding with the opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.'

Geek February 2, 2016

Go Behind The Scenes With 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' In This Featurette

In honor of this year's A Celebration of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. released a new featurette for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the film and interviews with the cast.

Movies/TV Shows February 1, 2016

Harry Potter Actors Look Back On Their On-Screen Smooches

It's hard to imagine Cho Chang and Ginny Weasley all grown up, but the truth is that the first Potter film came out over 13 years ago. Here's what Katie Leung and Bonnie Wright had to say, in hindsight, about kissing Harry Potter.

Movies/TV Shows February 1, 2016

More Than Snape: Alan Rickman Best Remembered For His Villainous Roles

Alan Rickman is one of the most brilliant actors to grace the stage, television and the silver screen. Check out some of Rickman's most memorable villain roles and see how he changed the way bad guys are perceived.

Movies/TV Shows January 16, 2016

Teaser Trailer For ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Released

The teaser trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is now out! It would seem like Newt Scamander has some serious cleaning up to do after setting free more than a few magical creatures in New York.

Movies/TV Shows December 15, 2015

The New 'Harry Potter' Book Covers Have Finally Been Revealed

Designer Olly Moss' new covers for the globally-loved 'Harry Potter' series by J.K. Rowling have been revealed.

Movies/TV Shows December 11, 2015

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter In Universal Studios Hollywood Gets Opening Date

Universal Studios Hollywood announced that 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' will open its magical doors on April 7. Find out what's in store for visitors!

Geek December 9, 2015

J.K. Rowling Defends Snape, Reveals Why Harry Named Son After Him

To say Snape is a complicated character would be an understatement. J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to defend the complex character, explaining why Harry chose to name his son after the man.

Movies/TV Shows November 28, 2015

'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Official Logo Unveiled

Warner Bros. has unveiled the title art for the November 2016 film adaptation of 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.' Check out the bewitching logo here, along with details from the movie's design team.

Movies/TV Shows November 5, 2015

No Muggles In America – J.K. Rowling Reveals What Non-Magical People Are Called This Side Of The Pond

J.K. Rowling wore her thinking cap and created a new, all-American term American wizards use when referring to non-magic folk. Newt Scamander is about to hear this work a lot as he travels in New York.

Movies/TV Shows November 5, 2015

First Look At J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Film

Entertainment Weekly recently released the cover for its latest issue, featuring a first look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.'

Movies/TV Shows November 4, 2015

JK Rowling Tells All About Crime Writer Pseudonym Robert Galbraith

A month ago, J.K. Rowling's third crime fiction novel, 'Career of Evil,' was released. Rowling goes on the airwaves to talk about writing in a new genre along with details about her choice to go with her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, for the series.

Movies/TV Shows November 3, 2015

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