'Star Wars' Theme Park Coming to Disney's California Adventure?
Sometime in the near future, The Force might be with you the next time you book your vacation to a stateside Disney theme park. Slashfilm posted a series of screen grabs, originally from the forums of popular Disney site Micechat, in which a park visitor is asked a series of questions about whether or not they would look forward to an entire “Star Wars”-themed land. Disney, of course, recently purchased Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion and have quickly set about making the most of their inve...
Forget Dropbox: Apple iCloud Is Most-Used Cloud In U.S.
Apple takes a huge bite out of the cloud market. Cloud services are hot news, and among the names that come to mind are Dropbox and Box and so on--especially since Dropbox has just bought brand new cloudy mail service Mailbox. But new data from Strategy Analytics may surprise you: The company with the most cloud service customers in the U.S. isn't one of these, nor is it Amazon...it's Apple. iCloud, it seems, is more than just a fluffy iOS app. Strategy Analytics' question to some 2,300 Am...
Too Short Cuts and Runs from Cops (GREAT VIDEO!!!)
It's our favorite video of the month -- and it's the 21st!  Too Short trying in vain to flee from cops during his DUI arrest early Wednesday morning.TMZ broke the story ... the rapper was popped for DUI in Hollywood and later booked on drug…
Pocket Change Brings Its Rewards-Focused Virtual Currency To iOS
Pocket Change says its mission is to “build the world’s first universal rewards currency,” but until now it has been limited to Android apps. Today, it’s announcing that it’s opening to iOS developers as well. The company was founded in 2011 and has raised $6.4 million from Google Ventures and others. Co-founder and CEO Ari Mir said that last year, Pocket Change switched its model from being a virtual currency that users have to pay for in apps, and instead became s...
Nintendo tries to calm retailers who claim that its “silence on strategy is deafening”
Wii U owners got a treat this week in the form of some new games, but the company's console is still struggling to find new players. UK retailers dropped the Wii U price by around $75, but sales haven't picked up. Now Nintendo has some explaining to do.
Mosque blast kills senior Syrian imam in capital: TV
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion at a mosque in the Syrian capital on Thursday killed at least 15 people, including a senior pro-government Muslim cleric, state television and activists said. ...
Former oil executive becomes new head of Anglicans
CANTERBURY, England (Reuters) - The new spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans was enthroned by a female cleric on Thursday, taking the helm at a time when the troubled church risks tearing itself... ...
Bollywood actor Dutt "shattered" as sent back to jail
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to five years jail by India's Supreme Court on Thursday for possession of illegal weapons in a long-running case linked to the 1993 Mumbai bombings. ...
Department of Defense denies ditching BlackBerry for iOS
Yesterday, we reported that the Department of Defense was rumored to be ordering 650,000 iOS devices in order to ditch BlackBerry. It’s actually been reported for the last several weeks that the Department of Defense was aiming their sites on iOS instead of BlackBerry. However, the government agency has spoken, and has denied that they’re ditching BlackBerry for another platform. Department of Defense spokesperson Lt. Col. Damien Pickart said that the recent reporting of the DoD dr...
Celebrate Beyonce’s “Bow Down” By Making Your Own Bow Down Meme
Beyonce is not just our Queen, but our muse — and, darn it, she’s done it again. The release of her uber nostalgic (slash humblebrag) single art for “Bow Down”, inspired us here in the Idolator office to start digging through our own photo albums. Boy, did we find some #bowdown worthy shots. We had so much fun, in fact, we’ve decided to let you all join in on the Meme-fun. (It is Throwback Thursday, after all.) Below see editors Robbie, Sam Carl, Erika and Brad‘s ch...
Salman Khan I Came Close to Marriage Once
  Image courtesy: Suzuki Bikes Movies, they say, are like parachutes. If they don’t open you’re dead. Salman Khan of course has no such concerns. That’s a worry for lesser stars. He’s the vanguard of the 100 crore club. He has created history and then recreated it yet again. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Salman has acquired an aura of invincibility.He, of course, takes all exaltation with a pinch of salt. It’s almost as if it’s happening to some...
Review: Dooble enters the crowded field of alternative browsers
Dooble is another entry into the large field of "web browsers that aren't Explorer, Firefox, or Opera." As with most such entries, it is reasonably functional and has a few new ideas, but it doesn't offer an overwhelmingly compelling reason to switch from your primary browser. The main focus of Dooble is privacy and security. Dooble operates by default in what other browsers call "private mode," and the user explicitly grants exceptions to retain data from various sites between launches. I...
Geek Trivia: When You’re Up To Shenanigans You’re Acting Like What?
When You’re Up To Shenanigans You’re Acting Like What?1) Norse God Loki2) A Monkey3) An Imp4) A FoxThink you know the answer? ...
Aaron Eckhart, 'Olympus Has Fallen' Star, on How to Play the President of the United States (EXCLUSIVE)
Aaron Eckhart has played authors and chefs, police officers and geologists, but in “Olympus Has Fallen,” the versatile actor tackles the highest office in the land: the President of the United States. In the action thriller starring Gerard Butler and directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”), a group of terrorists attacks and takes over the White House. When Eckhart's President Asher is taken hostage in the bunker by a ruthless North Korean rogue operative named Kang (Rick Yune), the only man ...
Microsoft Spills Dirt On Government Investigations
Microsoft has published its first-ever law enforcement request report, which details government inquiries into users of Skype, Xbox, and other products. Following months of requests from cybersecurity activists for information on state surveillance on Skype users, Microsoft has released its first-ever law enforcement requests report. Microsoft's report details official requests for information on users of the company's product worldwide--this ranges from activists in China and Russia to or...
Ducati Monster S4R Cafe Racer
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Quantic Dream already working on PS4 game
Heavy Rain developers Quantic Dream have confirmed they are already working on a game for the PlayStation 4, despite their next title Beyond not even having released yet. Boss Guillaume de Fondaumière said the PS4 game will be a character and story driven experience like we have come to expect from the studio. He didn’t seem to think it would be the same-old though, also saying “Innovation is part of our DNA. We’ve never duplicated ourselves. We never clone ourselves or other p...
Kickstarter-funded OUYA teases streaming video content
Gamers are anxious to get their hands on the crowdfunded, Android-based OUYA gaming console this June - and now movie and TV show fans can get equally excited as well.Gizmag.com reported Wednesday that OUYA founder Julie Uhrman recently gave a keynote interview at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, where she teased the availability of streaming video apps for the Kickstarter-financed game console.Without naming specific services, Uhrman said she "feels pretty confident" that the U...
Celebrity Style Guide: What’s in a Phone?
Sometimes it seems celebrities are living in a different world than the rest of us “ordinary folks.” They live in mansions, are constantly being photographed and don’t usually don’t have to worry about checks bouncing. However, one way celebrities are “just like us” is they are hooked on their smartphones. After all, they need to stay connected too. Take Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani, for example. They are part of the Windows Phone 8 campaign in which Microsof...
Stripe Partners With Parse To Integrate Mobile Payments For App Developers
Payments startup Stripe is announcing a new partnership with mobile app development platform Parse. The company is also revealing that its payments platform is being used by Lyft, Exec, SideCar, OrderAhead, Sesame and Postmates to enable payments in their mobile applications. In 2011, Stripe launched its developer-friendly online payments system that allows developers to avoid setting up merchant accounts and dealings with banks, while still ensuring transaction safety. The service has been a hi...