Film & Industry

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Latest teaser from Abrams shows a Star Wars Episode VII X-Wing Fighter

It is one of the most iconic spaceships in the film industry, and fans of the Star Wars franchise got to see another one up close thanks to a new teaser video from J.J. Abrams. Popular director took a moment from directing 'Star Wars fans : Episode VII' to address fans while standing next to a life-sized X-Wing Fighter.
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Apes take box-office as Transformers near $1 Billion

This weekend 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' took in $36 million domestically, $97 million worldwide, making it the number one movie at the box office. Horror fans had the option of seeing 'The Purge: Anarchy' from Universal Pictures, that film brought in $28.3 million in its first weekend after release.

Culture & Entertainment

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Elaine Stritch dies at 89

It was confirmed earlier this afternoon that the Broadway legend, actor And cultural icon Elaine Stritch has passed away at the age of 89. Often times playing the hardened, 'salt of the Earth' characters, Elaine Stritch will be remembered for her fantastic works on stage and off.

Apps & Software

Soon Seinfeld Emojis will take over your iPhone

As the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld continues this month, more and more marketing instances are popping-up all over the internet. The latest of which, are tiny Seinfeld-inspired emojis, some with a few modern twists.

Apple updates iTunes U, offering more tools for teachers on iPad

Apple has updated a few of the features offered with the company's iTunes U service, the new update offers new tools for educators and student for use with the iPad. According to the update, starting on July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create,

Books & Literature

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Amazon Kindle Unlimited is $9.99, your Netflix for books

The rumors were true, Amazon announced "Kindle Unlimited," a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month.

Interviews

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Ubisoft talks Assassin’s Creed Unity History, has a new gameplay trailer to show

Though the storyline borders on the sci-fi, the finer details of Assassin's Creed are rooted in history. As a graduate of History from Université de Montréal in 2010, Maxime Durand has been counseling and coordinating at Ubisoft on every Assassin’s Creed game from close or afar since Revelations. Recently Durand shared his thoughts on both the game, and the upcoming title's (Unity) historical accuracies.

Gadgets

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Naomi Campbell and Beats by Dre go gold for Germany World Cup Win

To celebrate the sound of winning and to congratulate Germany, Beats by Dr. Dre have created the ultimate prize to go with the ultimate sporting victory: a set of 24 (for the 23 man squad and manager), 24 carat gold dipped Beats Pro's, which will be gifted to the German team.

Tech

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San Diego Comic-Con app gets a facelift with help from NBC

This entirely redesigned app will enhance the user's experience with new features such as an interactive exhibit hall map, live updated schedules where events can be added directly to your calendar, discovery tools, and the ability to share socially and post comments.
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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs before 2015

As expected, Microsoft Corp. confirmed a restructuring plan to simplify its operations and, "align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy." The company made the announcement earlier today.