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Samsung Galaxy S III review

Samsung Galaxy S III review

The Samsung Galaxy S III is more than just another Android device launch. Arguably, this is the first phone of 2012 that has the right mix of hardware and software that make it a worthy upgrade from any other device. For Samsung, it's the new company flagship device for the year, much more so than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (which is a fantastic phone in its own right.)

This is the device that Samsung has always wanted to make. Based on the latest publicly-available version of Android, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (yeah, we know 4.1 Jelly Bean is right around the corner,) Samsung has built its own custom Android apps to run on the device to bring exlusive features to its handset. We're talking about S Voice, S Beam, S Memo, Direct Call, Smart Stay, and more. Purchasers in the US and Canada even get 50 GB of Dropbox storage for free (Verizon and AT&T buyers not included, sadly.)

That's a lot to take in, and ultimately the question is, does the Galaxy S III live up to the hype? Join us in our full Samsung Galaxy S III review as we answer that very question.

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Golden Master to devs

Mountain Lion Golden Master

Mac OS X devs, listen up! Apple has just seeded the Mountain Lion Golden Master, and you can grab it right now. The GM status denotes that this is the final version of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion that will be distributed publicly later this month, barring any debilitating bugs. The build number is 12A269, while the latest Developer Preview update was 12A256. Mountain Lion will sell for $19.99 on the Mac App Store later this month.


Box Office Breakdown: Spider-Man Nabs Top Spot

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

While it may not have done as well as its predecessor, the latest Spider-Man movie installment, The Amazing Spider-Man, still managed to earn the number one spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $65 million.

Following the superhero adaptation came Ted - last week's number one - which pulled in $32.5 million. The latest Disney/Pixar vehicle, Brave, stayed static at number three with $20.1 million while Oliver Stone's Savages debuted at number four with $16.1 million. Rounding out the top five was Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, which dropped three spots from number two with $15.6 million.

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Tom Cruise and Katie’s Divorce Talks Underway

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise with their daughter SuriTom Cruise and Katie Holmes have begun discussing their divorce settlement.

Katie filed for divorce from Tom after five years of marriage late last month, and lawyers for both of them are now in talks to settle issues including child custody, visitation and child support for their six-year-old daughter Suri and property division.

According to TMZ.com, there are no immediate plans to go to court unless the negotiations fall apart. Should things go well, the settlement could be completed in New York, the city where Katie filed for divorce.

Katie is seeking sole legal and residential custody of Suri, and it is believed that she would more likely gain it in New York than in California, where Tom was thought to be filing his own papers.

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Kanye West Readying Sixth Album

Kanye WestKanye West will bring out his sixth solo album "right after" G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer is released.

The "Stronger" hitmaker is likely to release the record before the end of the year, with the target being for it to quickly follow his collective's compilation LP into stores. "He's coming right after that. I'm not working on that Cruel Summer album, I'm working on his album," said Def Jam Vice President and producer No I.D.

Though No I.D. isn't working on Cruel Summer - which features artists including Big Sean, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce, Common, Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor, Mr. Hudson and Q-Tip - he promises fans will enjoy the record: "This is Kanye. You know what to expect from the family. He hasn't missed yet, so don't expect him to miss."

There's no word yet as to the title of Kanye's upcoming album.


Fire Ruins Bruce Willis’ Latest Die Hard Set

Bruce WillisA fire broke out on the set of Bruce Willis' latest movie on Thursday.

The set of A Good Day to Die Hard in Budapest, Hungary, burst into flames after a pyrotechnics stunt went wrong. "No one was injured by the flames, which occurred during a pyrotechnics stunt just after midnight CET on Thursday, and were contained a short while later. Bruce Willis, was not on set, nor were other principal cast. Principal photography on the movie began in April in Budapest, and is expected to wrap late summer," a statement from 20th Century Fox read.

Bruce's stunt double, who was shooting the scene - part of the fifth movie in the Die Hard series - was able to escape easily and uninjured from the scene.

According to website Perez Hilton, Bruce - who plays the film's hero, John McClane - was back in his hotel at the time of the disaster, but rushed back to the set to help clear equipment from the fire's dangerous path.

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Brad Pitt’s Mother Writes Anti-Gay Marriage Letter

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Rants,

Brad PittBrad Pitt's mother Jane Pitt has "Christian" views on abortion and gay marriage.

The showbiz matriarch - whose son Brad is one of the most vocal supporters of gay rights in Hollywood - has written a letter to her local newspaper the News-Leader in Springfield, Missouri, urging people to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, due to him being a "family man with high morals."

She also hits out at President Barack Obama because he supports the "killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."

"I am ... a Christian and differ with the Mormon religion. But I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon. Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney's opponent, Barack Hussein Obama - a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage," she wrote.

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Tiny Wings 2 set to arrive on July 12

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Games, App Updates, $0.99,

Tiny Wings 2 teaser

The sequel to one of the most popular iOS games of all time, Tiny Wings, is set to hit the App Store in just six days. Yep--on July 12th, Tiny Wings 2 will be available for download, and to get you hyped, developer Andreas Illiger has put together the homemade teaser trailer that you'll find after the break. Unfortunately, the video doesn't give any hints as to new gameplay mechanics or other features, or even if this will be an update to the existing app, or a new, separate game altogether. Still, we won't have to wait long to get the answer--Tiny Wings 2 arrives in under a week.

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Samsung Galaxy S III unboxing gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Features, Galleries,

Samsung Galaxy S III lock screen

The Verizon verison of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone goes on sale on July 10th, but we were able to snag our unit a few days early. We're actively working on a full Samsung Galaxy S III review, and as normal, we're kicking things off with a bunch of photos. Go ahead and check out our Samsung Galaxy S III unboxing gallery to get a look at both the LTE smartphone, as well as everything else included in the box, and stay tuned for the review early next week.

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Taylor Swift Linked With Patrick Schwarzenegger

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Hook-ups, Rumors,

Taylor Swift and Patrick SchwarzeneggerTaylor Swift spent Independence Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger's son.

The 22-year-old singer - who has previously dated John Mayer, Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal - was spotted in Massachusetts with Patrick Schwarzenegger, 18, taking a walk together on the beach.

Though it is unconfirmed whether they are dating, gossip website TMZ reports they seemed very comfortable in one another's company and laughed a lot as they chatted. Patrick - who, along with Taylor, was also seen with members of the Kennedy family - later took to his Twitter page to reveal he had had an "amazing" holiday. "Had such an amazing day. Best 4th of July I could ask for. Hope everyone had a great day! (sic)" he wrote.

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