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Briefly: Nguyen's Swing Copters, Dr. Dre accepts ALS challenge

updated 01:24 am EDT, Tue August 19, 2014

Dre takes time off new movie filming to accept CEO Tim Cook's challenge

Apple employee and Beats CEO Dr. Dre took time out from the filming of a biopic on his original band, entitled Straight Outta Compton, to answer the challenge of Apple CEO Tim Cook and get a bucket of ice water poured on his head as part of a fundraising drive by the ALS Association to fight ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease." The YouTube video, posted to the Beats channel, also features director Gary Gray pouring the water.

Dre was one of three people challenged by Cook, who himself was answering a challenge by Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. Cook invited Dre, Disney CEO Bob Iger and recording artist Michael Franti to partake in the drive. Dre opted to challenge Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar to get doused or donate or both, reports AppleInsider.

Those interested in supporting the cause can simply donate to ALSA without dousing themselves if they desire. Those challenged in the viral stunt are supposed to respond with either a dousing or a donation (or both) within 24 hours.

'Flappy Bird' creator returns with similar game, retro styling

Dong Nguyen, developer of the original Flappy Bird game that launched controversy over its addictive nature and spawned hundreds if not thousands of imitation apps, is returning to the App Store on Thursday with a similar but new game, Swing Copters. Essentially a vertical version of Flappy Bird, the new game challenges players to navigate a propeller-beanied character through a series of obstacles which players avoid by tapping to the left or right to change horizontal direction. The app will be free with ads, but the ads can be removed with a $1 in-app purchase.

by MacNN Staff



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