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Roundup: iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini First Impressions

Following Apple’s iPad-centric event where the company unveiled its latest iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, event attendees have been able to go hands-on with the new devices, which will be available in November. Below are some first impressions of Apple’s newest tablets, both of which …

Retina iPad mini: Features & Pricing

Along with the iPad Air, Apple unveiled the new iPad mini with Retina Display earlier today. I’m just going to refer to it here as the Retina iPad mini, for the sake of brevity.<p>In terms of new features, there’s The Big One and then a few other nice new ones. Of course the big, huge thing here is …

iPad Air: Features, Pricing, Launch Date

The new iPad Air was unveiled by Apple just a few hours ago. The early strapline for the new iPad Air is:<p>Does even more. Weighs even less.<p>Here are some of the most notable features of the iPad Air that backup the strapline nicely:<p>A7 Chip: The iPad Air has Apple’s new A7 chip – which delivers 64-bit …

Notable New Features & Changes in iOS 7 for iPad

iOS 7 made its public debut yesterday and judging by the slamming that Apple’s activation servers took, it looks like there’s plenty of excitement about the newest version of iOS. Hopefully lots of you have already been able to get iOS 7 installed on your iPads.<p>So this seems like a fine time to …

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Cool Parents Make Super Awesome Super Mario Room for Their Daughter - Technabob

Here is yet another story about parents who go the extra mile for their kids. In this case, these parents created an awesome <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> themed …

Fall Movie Preview: ‘Gravity,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

What to See<p>From ‘Gravity to ‘The Counselor,’ see what Marlow Stern is looking forward to after a miserable summer.<p>09.03.13 4:45 AM ET

'The Walking Dead' Cast Is Having A Blast At Comic-Con

"The Walking Dead" cast and crew descended upon San Diego Comic Con yesterday.<p>AMC screened the trailer for the series' next season during the show's Comic-Con panel.<p>Anyone familiar with the cast knows they're pretty close knit.<p>Actor Norman Reedus, who plays arrow-slinging Daryl on the show, is …

There's A Batman / Superman Movie Coming In 2015!

Warner Bros. surprised everyone at Comic-Con today announcing a Batman / Superman movie in 2015.<p>"Man of Steel" actor Harry Lennix opened the panel quoting a line from Frank Miller's 1986 comic "The Dark Knight Returns" in which Bats says the iconic line:<p>"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the …

Batman v Superman confirmed at Comic-Con in 'beyond mythological' mash-up

Holy kryptonite Batman! It's finally happening. The 6,500 fans in Comic-Con's Hall H nearly exploded when Warner Bros announced they were moving …

Comic-Con Day One Recap: ‘X-Files,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Dexter’

During its heyday, <i>The X-Files</i> could be a truly frightening show. Airing from 1993 to 2002, the groundbreaking sci-fi series found FBI agents Fox …

Tim Goodman: 23 Pleasant Surprises From the Emmy Nominations

It wasn't all doom and gloom for THR's chief TV critic, who found some cause to rejoice amid the snubs.<p>Let's be honest: Emmy nomination day is …

Mayim Bialik Is 'Shocked' By Second Consecutive Emmy Nomination For 'The Big Bang Theory'

Mayim Bialik is totally stunned by her second consecutive Emmy nod.<p>In a post for Jewish parenting website Kveller.com on Friday, the 37-year-old "Big Bang Theory" star said that she was "shocked" to learn that she had been nominated for an Emmy, yet again, for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler in the …

I Think We Can All Agree This Is Better Than Apple’s iOS 7 Redesign, Right?

Lisa Frank. Dayglo Barbie. Rainbow unicorn. Fisher Price. A mess, trouble, confusing. Marketing department. What are, <i>“words used to describe the iOS 7 redesign</i>,” Alex? Now that the Apple keynote beer goggles have worn off, the polarizing makeover of Apple’s iOS 7 operating system is starting to …

Fox's 2013-14 Season: 'Rake,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Almost Human' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' | Hollywood Reporter

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'This Is the End' - What Did You Think? – /Film

Who coulda guessed that the best comedy of the summer might involve a bunch of actors facing the Biblical end of the world? Years ago <b>Seth Rogen</b>, <b>Evan</b> …

'Man of Steel' - What Did You Think? – /Film

There’s little question that <b>Zack Snyder</b>‘s <b>Man of Steel</b> is, at least on the surface, the movie that fans have been asking for. It has a solid …

'Man Of Steel' Is Going To Have One Of The Biggest Box-Office Weekends Of The Year

The film currently sits at an unimpressive 57% on film review site Rotten Tomatoes, but it's soaring at theaters.<p>Friday midnight showings of the Zack Snyder directed film accounted for $9 million in ticket sales. Another $12 million from 7 p.m. Thursday evening screenings through advanced Wal-Mart …

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Icona Pop put some punk spirit into dance music

Hollywood's Sunset Strip is supposed to be a synonym for debauchery and glamour. Its infamous clubs – The Viper Room, Whisky A Go Go – are the …

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

WWDC: The 6 things worth talking about

<i>Francisco Inchauste is a designer, writer, and human, apparently in that order.</i><p>Of all the announcements made this week at the Apple’s WWDC, the one to get the biggest reaction was the redesign of iOS. It’s the biggest change since the iPhone debut in 2008 and it definitely is “polarizing” as John …

Apple clamping down on cheaters & adding new features for gamers in iOS 7

Apple is making some big improvements for gamers in the coming releases of iOS and OS X, and not just the new standardized gaming controllers we told you about previously. Not only is Apple introducing enhanced leaderboards, improved challenge modes, and new turn-based gaming features, it is also …

Apple to Bring Official Game Controller Support to iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks

- Jun 15, 2013<p>While Apple did show off several of the more prominent new features of iOS 7 at their WWDC keynote, and on their iOS 7 website, one …

Why Office Mobile For iPhone Matters

Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone today. Finally.<p>There have been rumors circulating for years that Microsoft would offer some form of Office apps for iOS devices. Speculation was fueled by the dramatic shift in the technology landscape from traditional Windows PCs to smartphones and …

Joss Whedon: 'I kept telling my mum reading comics would pay off'

Joss Whedon is standing in the Forbidden Planet comics store in London, surveying a row of plastic action figures. There are Gandalfs and Frodos, …

IE10 Passes IE7 and IE6, Firefox Up but Chrome Down

The browser war continues into the middle of 2013. May saw the second full month of IE10 availability on Windows 7, as well as the release of Firefox 21 and Chrome 27. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Chrome lost share last month.<p>Between April and May, Internet …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …