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Angry Birds Star Wars Will Hit All Major Gaming Consoles on October 29

Just a few days after revealing Angry Birds Star Wars II, Rovio has confirmed that its predecessor will be launching on pretty much every video game console known to man later this year.<p>Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, as well as PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS owners will be able …

Liam Gallagher sues New York Post over 'love child' claims

Liam Gallagher is suing the New York Post over their allegation that he may have fathered a child with an American journalist. Representatives for …

Nokia loses $151 million in Q2 2013

Nokia's Q2 2013 earnings are out — and it's clear that the company's road to recovery is nowhere near over. The Finnish manufacturer posted an operating loss of €115 million (roughly $151 million) from €5.695 billion ($7.46 billion) in revenue over the quarter, which is a little below expectations. …

Kanye Just Announced Everything You Need To Know About His June Albums

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>See her exciting, deer-filtered …

CocoRosie’s ‘Child Bride’ Video Is a Harrowing Portrait of Abuse

CocoRosie’s latest video is both beautifully shot and deeply disturbing. Director Emma Freeman goes for a very literal take on the song’s title, …

On the Charts: Jay-Z Lands 13th Number One Album

One huge summer blockbuster movie usually scares away smaller films from even attempting to open up on the same week. The same thing often (though …

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This Updated Version Of Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" Finally Lives Up To Its Name

"It's like rain on your wedding day…a day and place you chose because it's known not to rain."

Listen to Disclosure’s “F For You” remix by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

As if we could ever overload on all things Disclosure, here’s a new remix by English producer Orlando Higginbottom, a.k.a. Totally Enormous Extinct …

37 Totally Bizarro Covers Of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop"

A Mabson Enterprises compilation is about that whacked out remix life, including a supremely awesome one by Dan Deacon.

Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' Teaser Keeps The Mystery Alive

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>...and it's free!<p>Pop<p>A stormy, one-take depiction …

7 Seconds release a new song (listen)

<b>Rise Records says:</b><p>‘<b>7 Seconds</b> has released their first new song in over 8 years. Listen to it [below]. “My Aim Is You” is an ode to the past and a …

Thunderspace

Sometimes there's nothing more calming than hearing the soft sounds of rain against your window. The newest app from the user interface research lab Taptanium, called Thunderspace, takes relaxing nature sounds to the next level with stereoscopic 3D audio and flashes that mimic lightning. In …

Design That Appeals to Your Inner Exhibitionist

The Internet offers a space to share our innermost thoughts in real time — every amusing, shocking, and dreadfully boring detail streaming on …

Molo's Paper Systems aren't Just Space-Saving: They Can Be Used to Silence Co-Workers

It's been a while since we heard anything from Molo, the Vancouver-based design duo that famously brought paper to new heights—or widths, we should …

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Modern Wood + Metal Desk Accessory

Swiss industrial designer Julie Richoz designed these desk accessories for Alessi and I’m pretty obsessed with the simplicity and elegance of their …

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Apple gives musicians iPad control over updated Logic Pro X

While Apple may focus most of its software efforts on consumer-facing products like iOS and iLife, the company hasn't forgotten about its pro customer base. Apple has just released Logic Pro X, the latest update to its professional-grade digital audio workstation software and the first major update …

Could the NSA use Microsoft's Xbox One to spy on you?

Skype swore wiretaps weren't possible before recent reports. Is Kinect next?<p>You close a laptop when you're not using it. Your phone faces the inside of a pocket, a purse, or lies flat on a table. But the Microsoft Kinect, a camera that will come connected to every new Xbox One game console, gets a …

The origin of 'OK, Glass,' as told by Google's Amanda Rosenberg

"OK, Glass." It's a phrase that's become synonymous with Google's trailblazing wearable tech, and with good reason. As the headset's hotword, it must be uttered by the user (with varying levels of self-consciousness) to activate Glass' menu. Amanda Rosenberg, the Product Marketing Manager for …

Previously Unpublished Illustrations From Harry Potter Book Cover/Chapter Artist Mary GrandPré

This is a series of (allegedly) previously unpublished illustrations by Mary GrandPré, the artist responsible for all the American Harry Potter book …

A Hacked Mobile Antenna In A Backpack Could Spy On Cell Phone Conversations

Vulnerability could allow for homegrown NSA-like spies.<p>Two security experts with the firm iSEC told Reuters that they've developed a system that would allow pretty much anyone, with as little as $250 worth of equipment, to make a mobile spy station that could get illicit access to any Verizon …

Next-Gen iPhone Production Kicks Into Gear; Will There Be a Mid-Tier iPhone, Too?

Martin Hajek<p>Apple is ramping up production of its next-generation iPhone ahead of an expected fall introduction that could include a second, …

Whatsapp for iOS updated with multiple photo support, iCloud chat history backup

We here at Engadget love app updates, especially when new features and functionality are involved. WhatsApp is doing this very thing with version 2.10.1, which was released today. The refresh offers a few pleasant additions, such as the ability to send multiple photos to someone at the same time, …

On the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s iconic console, the company is facing an existential crisis

On Monday, the original Nintendo game console turned 30, but it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the company that made it will last another 30 years.<p>Nintendo’s issues are many. The company took losses in its last two fiscal years despite maintaining revenue—mostly because of a strong yen, says …

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Report: Cyber Attacks On Stock Exchanges Put Markets At Risk

The prevalence of attacks along with the interconnected nature of the markets creates the potential for widespread impact, said the joint staff working paper by the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (IOSCO) research department and the World Federation of Exchanges Office.<p>"There …

MEDL Mobile Raises $2M for its Live-Streaming Service Hang w/

App incubator MEDL Mobile has raised a $2 million Series A investment for its Hang w/ live-streaming app, which has been growing in popularity among celebrities. The funding round, which was led by Mishaal Alireza, values the service at $20 million.<p>Hang w/ allows users to broadcast live video to …

Twinkies Hit Store Shelves and Fans Cry Foul Over Size

Twinkies' fans are claiming that the new snack cakes are smaller than when they were last on shelves.<p>New Twinkies boxes list the snack cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one cake. In comparison older Twinkies were 150 calories and …

Gay marriage to become legal in England and Wales

<b>(Olga Besnard / Shutterstock.com)</b><p>Britain’s lower house of parliament voted Tuesday to pass the bill, which will now be signed by Queen Elizabeth II<p>Katie McDonough<p>July 16, 2013 10:34pm (UTC)<p>Britain's lower house of parliament voted Tuesday to pass a measure legalizing gay marriage in England and …