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Guy Convicted of Punching Darth Vader’s Wife, Surprisingly Doesn’t Get Force Choked

Guy Convicted of Punching Darth Vader’s Wife, Surprisingly Doesn’t Get Force Choked
Here’s a crazy story. A man in Walsall, UK threw a punch at Darth Vader. This punch missed and hit Vader’s wife instead. It’s unclear if Vader used the force to deflect the blow and let his wife’s face take the hit instead.

eBay Takes Down Listing for a James Holmes Rubber Halloween Mask. Good.

eBay Takes Down Listing for a James Holmes Rubber Halloween Mask. Good.
People put weird and inappropriate stuff up for auction on eBay all the time. Remember the woman who wanted to sell her soul on eBay? Or the multitudes of sellers who sold enchantments and potions online (before eBay forbade them to, that is.)

Sony Pulls Xperia Tablet from Market Due to Manufacturing Defect

Sony Pulls Xperia Tablet from Market Due to Manufacturing Defect
Sony’s Xperia Tablet in an interesting looking device that was billed as being more rugged than the typical tablet on the market today. One key factor in the marketing of the little tablet was that it was water-resistant.

Bad Piggies Hits #1 in App Store in Just 3 Hours

Bad Piggies Hits #1 in App Store in Just 3 Hours
Rovio is well-known as the developer and publisher of the insanely popular video game Angry Birds. This week, the company launched a new game called Bad Piggies that is told from the pigs point of view.

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic Bubble.

Wii U Will Be Region-Locked…Nooooooooooo

Wii U Will Be Region-Locked…Nooooooooooo
A bit of bad news has turned up concerning the new Nintendo Wii U game console set to launch later this year. Nintendo recently disclosed that the new game console will be region-locked. This means that the console will not support video games purchased outside of the console’s home region.

Amusement Park Riders Get Stuck 300 Feet in the Air

Amusement Park Riders Get Stuck 300 Feet in the Air
I go to amusement parks, but if I’m being honest, I’m not a big fan of heights. I don’t tell people I’m afraid of heights because I don’t want to be a puss. So I do the next best thing, I walk really slowly and scream at anyone who touches me even slightly because I’m convinced I’ll suddenly fly off those high platforms.

PS3 Slim Version 2 Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed

PS3 Slim Version 2 Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed
Typically, when a game console is nearing the end of its life, prices start to go down. It isn’t working out that way with a new PS3 that was unveiled this week at the Tokyo Game Show.

iPhone 5 Price, Release Date and Specs Announced

iPhone 5 Price, Release Date and Specs Announced
As expected, Apple today revealed the iPhone 5. The new iPhone 5 is the first significant update to the iPhone line in 2 years, after last year’s incremental iPhone 4S release, and just in time for iPhone 4 users’ contracts to expire.

Taliban Reportedly Using Fake Facebook Profiles of Pretty Girls to Trick Soldiers

Taliban Reportedly Using Fake Facebook Profiles of Pretty Girls to Trick Soldiers
The military has had a difficult time controlling accidental leaks of information and details by soldiers who use social networks and other online methods to communicate with friends and loved ones back home. A report has surfaced claiming that the Taliban has been using fake Facebook profiles of cute girls to try and the friend soldiers with the intent of gathering information about military operations.

Digital Book Settlement Gets You $1 Dollar Back on Best Sellers, Lower Prices in Future

Digital Book Settlement Gets You $1 Dollar Back on Best Sellers, Lower Prices in Future
You may remember back before Apple jumped into the digital book market, digital books were cheaper. Amazon was selling a digital book for less money than a print book, and rightly so. When Apple stepped in and allowed publishers set their own pricing, retail prices of digital books went up everywhere.

Kindle Fire HD Price, Release Date and Specs Announced (Paperwhite Kindle, Too!)

Kindle Fire HD Price, Release Date and Specs Announced (Paperwhite Kindle, Too!)
Amazon today took wraps off a whole new family of Kindle tablets and e-readers, taking aim at top, middle and bottom of the portable media device market. The biggest announcement of the day was the new series of Kindle Fire HD tablets, ranging in size from 7″ to 8.9″ and aiming squarely at Apple’s iPad juggernaut.

BBC iPlayer Now Lets You Download Doctor Who

BBC iPlayer Now Lets You Download Doctor Who
If you’re a fan of BBC programs like Doctor Who, Top Gear, and more and enjoy the iPlayer app, check this out. The app for iOS has got a lot more useful with the ability to download your favorite BBC TV shows directly to the smartphone or your tablet.

Bruce Willis Not Suing Apple, But Maybe Someone Should

Bruce Willis Not Suing Apple, But Maybe Someone Should
The rumors making the rounds yesterday that actor Bruce Willis was going to sue Apple over who owns digital music libraries after the original buyer passes away. According to the story Willis was angry that rather than his large digital music collection going to his family ownership reverts Apple on his death.

Karma’s Got Ebola: Man Steals Phone from Quarantined Patient – And Gets Infected

Karma’s Got Ebola: Man Steals Phone from Quarantined Patient – And Gets Infected
I’m sure your mother taught you not to steal when you were a kid and even as you were growing up. But guys, if you really had to steal, then be smart about it and avoid stealing stuff from people who have highly infectious diseases, will you?

Hoax Gone Bad: Man in Bigfoot Suit Gets Run Over

Hoax Gone Bad: Man in Bigfoot Suit Gets Run Over
This story should serve as a warning to all the fun-loving pranksters out there. While I have nothing against pranks, I do think it’s not a very wise thing to take things too far.