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New add-on will save you from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' spoilers

New add-on will save you from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' spoilers
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It's finally here! After months and months of anticipation, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has finally hit theaters. But as fans crowd into theaters for the opening weekend, that means the Internet will soon be flooded with countless spoilers.

If you're one who'd rather wait for the hype to die down before watching the film, you have a few choices. You can either avoid the Web and social media for the next two weeks, or you can block all of those pesky Star Wars spoilers the easy way.

Over the past few months, Google has been amping up for the film with Star Wars-themed promotions, like the custom Star Wars skins on Google products and the special search results page that popped up when users searched for Star Wars content. But now that the film has been released, Google has announced a new Chrome extension that's designed to block any Star Wars spoilers you might otherwise encounter.

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The extension is called "Force Block," and it works similarly to an ad blocker. Once the extension has been installed, you'll see an X next to the address field on your Web browser. Click on this X to turn Force Block on and off. You'll see a little black box pop up each time you change the setting, so you know if it's on or off.

When Force Block is on it will warn you about potential spoilers as you browse. If you click on a link to an article that triggers Force Block, a black box with a funny Star Wars-inspired message will appear.

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If you'd like to install Force Block, click here for the download instructions. Once you've watched the film and spoilers are no longer a concern, you can easily uninstall Force Block from Chrome.

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Source: Engadget
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