Those Bad Piggies may not be so bad if they can soar to the top of the iOS charts in just a few hours.
A brand-new game rarely hits the top spot in Apple's App Store so quickly. But being the latest installment in the hot Angry Birds lineup gives Bad Piggies a strong leg (or hoof) up. Game maker Rovio has gotten a lot of mileage out of Angry Birds, but the company … Read more
A very odd flock of birds landed in Albuquerque, N.M., this past week. There wasn't a feather in sight as four winged creatures sat on bare branches, flashing their eyes and lifting their wings. These art objects are fashioned entirely from recycled phone parts.
Escape, an installation piece by U.K. artists Neil Mendoza and Anthony Goh, turns unremarkable phone scrap into curious and engaging little birds. Each bird contains an Arduino controller.
When hooked up to the cell network in Europe, the birds can take and make phone calls. Here in New Mexico, they are reprogrammed to react to the proximity of people approaching them. … Read more
A new variation of Angry Birds teased by game maker Rovio could find you on the side of the pigs.
A lone red Angry Bird nestled on Rovio's Bad Piggies Web site is innocently minding his own business. But click on that bird, and a torrent of pigges rain down upon him until he's flooded by his green attackers.
Beyond the tagline: "Something PIG is coming," Rovio offers no further clues on the upcoming game. But the video suggests a reverse spin on the familiar concept in which you would instead join forces with the pigs … Read more
Angry Birds Seasons Free stays true to its name: it is a theme-oriented tweak of the original ABS game, with those themes being seasons. First-time players will be greeted by a well-designed user interface introducing them to the world of Angry Birds, which has found its way into the hearts of millions of people all around the world.
When you launch the app, you'll need to select a season, which includes not only specific seasons like winter, but also holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day. You'll then receive some quick visual help to give you the basics … Read more
It's interesting how an app based on math and logic can tempt users to hit the replay button and hunt for new levels and new challenges. With its well-designed, intuitive interface, Angry Birds proves to be a game you'll want to keep playing.
Angry Birds gets off to a good start, with onscreen guidance for each new level and new feature. Even novice users won't need long before they're ready to play. We liked how it introduces the players to the game and explains why the birds are so angry and why they are after those … Read more
It seems like only yesterday that Angry Birds blasted into space. Now it seems they've made contact with Martians.
The episode comes as part of a free update that went live yesterday in the App Store and Google Play store.
In these 20 new levels, the pigs have hijacked the Curiosity Mars Rover. As always, it's up to the birds to save the day.
Speaking of which, Red Planet introduces no new fowl … Read more
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Friday's top headlines won't judge you by your megapixels:
The Curiosity Mars rover cost $2.5 billion, so why are the cameras just 2 megapixels? The answer comes down to time: Time the rover was planned, the time it takes NASA to test, and the time it takes to transmit larger file sizes.
As Apple and Samsung duke it out in court over patents and copycat claims, Google isn't sitting back quietly. CNET has learned that Google is quietly helping out it's Android partner Samsung with legal advice.
Not all NASA news this week has been … Read more