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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening everyone. Today featured a couple of a big stories, including the House Intelligence Committee warning of Huawei and ZTE potentially allowing the Chinese government to spy on the US. Huawei was quick to release a statement giving us its own side of the story and defending its business, and those US lawmakers also delivered a list of five things the government must do to prevent Huawei and ZTE from helping China with espionage.

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Angry Birds Star Wars details continue to spill

Angry Birds Star Wars details continue to spill

Those of you waiting for the release of Rovio's Angry Birds Star Wars game release will have to wait until November 8th, but for now, you've got details upon details spilling in all directions. What we know thus far is that you'll be working with Angry Birds that are specific to their character - Luke Skywalker, Rebel Pilot will be one without a doubt. What we've also learned since this morning's big re-announcement is that Angry Luke will be carrying a lightsaber - and that Han, Chewie, Leia, and the rest will be bringing their own heat as well.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

We've arrived at another Friday evening, which means that the weekend lies ahead. Today, as many of you probably already know, was the one-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs. Apple paid tribute to Jobs in a new video released today, and it was announced that three modified MacBook Pros will be auctioned off in memory of Jobs. On the lighter side of things, Lenovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad with a look back through time, and Samsung's profits for Q3 2013 managed to break company records (not an easy thing to do, considering how popular Samsung is).

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Star Wars Wampa Ice Scraper Mitt is winter genius

Star Wars Wampa Ice Scraper Mitt is winter genius

Did you ever wonder what became of the hand Luke chopped off that Wampa that wanted to eat him on the icy planet of Hoth? I like to imagine that fuzzy Wampa arm crawled around the icy planet like Michael Caine's mitt in the 80's flick "The Hand." Only the Wampa hand was nice and instead of trying to choke the life out of you, it would scrape the ice off your snow speeders windshield.

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Sirius XM to offer Star Wars Celebration Radio for a limited time

Sirius XM to offer Star Wars Celebration Radio for a limited time

It's safe to say that many of you out there for fans of the Star Wars franchise, no matter how you feel about the newer film trilogy. Star Wars Celebration has been held eight times around the country with some international events since the very first one in 1999 to celebrate the pending launch of Star Wars Episode I. Star Wars Celebration is a fan gathering where insiders from the films and fans come together to talk about the franchise and dress up.

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Pachter: The Old Republic could net 50m players with free-to-play switch

Pachter: The Old Republic could net 50m players with free-to-play switch

Yesterday, Electronic Arts surprised absolutely no one by announcing that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play later this year. Wedbush Securities thinks that this is a great idea, and is encouraging investors to buy up stock in EA while they can still get in at a decent price. GamesIndustry International reports that EA's stock currently sits at $11.68 per share, but Wedbush gives the company a twelve-month target of $29.

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