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Samsung is always happy to talk about the celebrities who use its phones but this is one instance where we doubt the company will go out of its way to publicize how a celebrity uses its devices. A New York Times report on U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Twitter habits reveals that Trump uses a Samsung Galaxy phone to send out his assorted missives and insults on the social networking platform. More →
Not too long ago, OnePlus launched its second smartphone, a hot high-end Android handset that’s so reasonably priced that millions of buyers were looking to score one immediately after launch. Yet some Android fans found reasons to complain about the phone, saying the device still doesn’t meet some of their requirements. One of the biggest complaints regarding the OnePlus 2 – aside from the silly invite-based purchase system – was lack of NFC, but the company will apparently fix that in an upcoming smartphone whose specs sheet seems to have been leaked. More →
Despite its continued dominance of the console market, it looks like Sony is prepping a price drop for its PlayStation 4 this holiday season. Spotted by video game deals scourer Wario64 this weekend, Target temporarily listed the PS4 at $349.99 in an ad on its website before realizing they’d made an error. More →
With the recent release of iOS 9.0.2, Apple has finally resolved a bug that prevented developers from taking advantage of an iOS 9 feature called App Thinning. Though it hasn’t gotten a lot of press, App Thinning is a great new feature that allows developers to roll out much smaller app payloads than would ordinarily be required. And especially with Apple still selling iPhones with just 16GB of storage, anything developers can do to keep app sizes as small as possible is more than welcome.
Cellphones are great! They have totally revolutionized the way we live, work and play. You can take a phone call atop a mountain, on the train or anywhere else you get reception. Many of us have them figuratively attached to our hips, but then we go and put them down in our house and miss a call. Well, you won’t miss a phone call anymore with the Renny Original Smartphone Hub and Wireless Cell Phone Ringer for your home on sale for $89.99 and free shipping at Amazon. More →
2015 is a pretty monumental year for Back to the Future fans. Not only did the iconic movie celebrate its 30th anniversary this past July, but October 21, 2015 marks the date that Marty McFly and his trusty cohort Doc travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II.
If you open up your Android phone’s settings, click on About and then click on the listed software version a bunch of times, an Easter egg will pop up that gives you a picture or animation that’s unique for each version of Android. So for Gingerbread, for instance, tapping on the Android version in settings will eventually bring up a picture of a zombie gingerbread man. More →
In what seems like a blink of an eye, Netflix managed to became an absolute juggernaut in the media space. Once a niche purveyor of DVDs, Netflix today has over 65 million subscribers across the globe.
Not everyone, though, is on board the Netflix bandwagon. Quentin Tarantino, interestingly enough, isn’t impressed. In an excerpt from the book I Lost it at The Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era, the famed director explained said that he’s an old-school kind of guy who prefers watching movies via tangible media.
Catching up on your favorite Netflix and Hulu shows while traveling outside of the U.S. can be a pain. Luckily, it’s also never been easier to bypass geo-restrictions—without the complex process of using a VPN. Get lifetime access to Getflix for just $39 at the BGR Store. More →
As we’ve mentioned before, we love seeing what truly dedicated nerds can do when given enough time and LEGOs. Nerdist brings us word that a Los Angeles-based artist named Nathan Sawaya has used an estimated 500,000 LEGOs to build an 18-foot replica of the Batmobile that is one of the most ambitious and well executed LEGO projects we’ve ever seen. More →
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a seemingly strange partnership with Xiaomi for beta testing Windows 10 mobile. The company proved that it can easily install a Windows ROM on an Android device, suggesting in the future it might decide to compete against Google this way. Rather than launch new Windows hardware, Microsoft might one day provide just the software that would make possible installing Windows on any Android handset.
The software maker has yet to confirm such plans, but the company is toying with technology that will let users boot two operating systems on smartphones and tablets, something that’s not yet available on any device. More →
Electricity prices may be going up, but solar power prices remain the same since the sun doesn’t charge you anything to draw power from it. And now you can keep your iPhone, Android, GPS, GoPro and USB device powered with the 12W BLXBOX Portable Folding Solar Kit on sale on Amazon for $49.99 and free shipping. That’s 67% off the regular price. More →