Why Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet Is Hotter Than Apple’s iPad

By Robert Hof

For once, an Apple product isn’t the hottest piece of hardware on the scene. This week, at least, that highly enviable status goes to Google‘s new Nexus 7 tablet. According to reports, several retailers are sold out of the 7-inch tablet, and even Google’s own online store only has the cheaper 8-GB version.

Of course, you have to remember that selling out doesn’t mean much without knowing how many sold out. This is a classic Apple ploy, though to give Apple credit, it usually turns out later that it sold a ton of whatever sold out. No matter, selling out a product shortly after its release still works great as a marketing tool, as you can see from the coverage gushing about “incredible demand.”
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Exclusive: ‘Man of Steel’ teaser trailer gives first glimpse of new Superman

By Matt McDaniel

If you have two fathers — one biological and one adopted — and if they both happen to be Oscar winners, they should both get a chance to offer you advice. Even if you are Superman.

The first teaser for “Man of Steel,” next summer’s new big-screen version of the DC Comics hero, is in theaters with “The Dark Knight Rises.” Though in a unique turn, there are two versions of the trailer, depending on which theater you’re in. Both trailers have the same images, but with different voice-overs. One (seen above exclusive here on Yahoo! Movies) features Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, the Earthling who took in the boy who fell from the sky and named him Clark. The other is spoken by Russell Crowe, who plays Superman’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El. Both actors, by some twist of fate, have played Robin Hood.
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Comic-Con 2012: ‘Man of Steel’ wows crowd with first look at new Superman

By Eric Pfeiffer

Director Zack Snyder and “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill promised to reinvent Superman for a modern generation.

“We certainly respect the history,” Snyder told 6,000 screaming fans at Saturday’s Comic Con panel. “But I kind of felt like Superman needed to be reintroduced to a new generation,” Snyder said. “He’s always been like this Boy Scout on top of a mountain and you can’t really touch him.”

“I just wanted to bring Superman into the modern world,” Cavill added. “Hopefully I bring a version that everyone can relate to.”

Snyder screened the first-ever footage from the film, which premiers next June.
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‘American Idol’s’ Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick Dating

Love is in the air as an “American Idol” tour romance blossoms for the season 11 finalists.

by Michele Amabile Angermiller

Young love is blooming on the American Idol summer tour.

Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez giddily teased her fans with her news via a UStream chat Thursday that she has a new man in her life: fellow Idol DeAndre Brackensick.

“I got a secret and I want you guys to guess. I’ll nod if it’s no or yes,” said Sanchez.

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Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of July 14, 2012

1. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

2. Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”
3. Gotye f/ Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
4. Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
5. Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”

6. Ellie Goulding, “Lights”
7. fun. f/ Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
8. Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
9. David Guetta f/ Sia, “Titanium”
10. Usher, “Scream”


Rare Nintendo cartridge sells for $12,000

By Chris Morris

When it comes to collecting video games, JJ Hendricks knows his stuff.

Earlier this week, he completed a two-year quest to obtain one of the rarest of Nintendo cartridges in existence, shelling out over $12,000 to do so. But the story of how he finally got the collectible is even more fascinating than object itself.

At stake was a Nintendo PowerFest ’94 cartridge for the Super Nintendo, which was created specifically for a video game competition Nintendo held in the mid-90s across the U.S. and Canada. The cartridge contains tournament versions of three SNES games — Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Kart and Ken Griffey, Jr. Baseball. A mere 32 were made, and while they were all supposed to be recycled after the tournament, it didn’t work out that way.
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Apple must run “Samsung did not copy iPad” ads: report

LONDON (Reuters) – Apple has been instructed by a British judge to run ads saying that Samsung did not copy its design for the iPad in the latest twist in the ongoing patent battles between the two tech giants, according to Bloomberg.

Judge Birss, who ruled last week that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s designs because its Galaxy Tab tablets were not “as cool” as the U.S. company’s iPad, said Apple should publish a notice on its website and in British newspapers to correct any impression that the South Korean company copied Apple, Bloomberg said.

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