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From music to TV and now, apparently, podcasting, Apple has a growing interest in bringing exclusive content to its iOS ecosystem. Yesterday, Variety published a report stating that Apple this year made “an unprecedented bid” to lure in the former hosts of Top Gear.
And now comes word via Re/Code that Apple a few months back considered signing Bill Simmons to an exclusive podcast deal following his unceremonious firing from ESPN this past May.
Every once in a while, we’ll discuss the ongoing battle between Google Maps and Apple’s Maps app, but there’s an alternatively that many of you probably prefer. Waze is one of the best GPS apps on the market, and on Tuesday, it added a few familiar voices to its rolling selection of celebrity guests. More →
Ashley Madison is claiming that millions of real women regularly use its website to help them have affairs. But if that’s the case, why do so many of the website’s robo-users disproportionately send messages to male users? Gizmodo’s Annalee Newitz has done some more detective work on the leaked Ashley Madison data and has discovered that the website has had its bots send more than 20 million messages to men while sending less than 2,000 such robo-messages to women. Meanwhile, Ashley Madison’s bots engaged in instant message chats with men more than 11 million times and chatted with women on the site just 2,400 times. More →
When former Apple engineer Brad Sewell moved from California to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, he quickly became frustrated with the state of the furniture market.
“I had this taste in quality, Sewell told Entrepreneur, “but a budget that was like ‘graduated IKEA’. There wasn’t much between your disposable furniture and the really high-end stuff.”
So like many ambitious go-getters, Sewell dropped out of Harvard and created a company to address his furniture concerns. The result? An innovative new company called Campaign.
Google continues to release new features for the Android version of its Google Maps application. After bringing Street View to Google Maps on Android only a few days ago, the company is out with software version 9.14, which includes a welcome update to the navigation user interface that should further improve your overall Google Maps experience. More →
Tests aren’t any more fun now than they were in school. But they are a lot easier when you have the right study guide. If you’re gearing up for a career in IT and need to pass the CompTIA A+ certification exam, don’t miss this deal. We’ve put together a CompTIA A+ test prep bundle for $49 at the BGR Store. Don’t miss your chance to get it now—it usually goes for $1,077, so this deal saves you an incredible 95%. More →
Late last week, photographer Ryan Heywood posted an utterly strange video to YouTube that defies explanation. Titled “How to clean expensive camera gear”, the video shows Heywood running a Red Epic Dragon 6k, Canon 1DX, and some L series lenses through some water. It also shows him smothering the aforementioned equipment in sand.
We’ve seen a lot of reporting on the Ashley Madison hack lately that suggests the vast majority of female profiles on the website are completely fake. Now Inside Edition has scored an interview with Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, who was paid to be Ashley Madison’s spokesmodel back in 2010 and who is now tossing bombshell allegations against the website charging that it’s run by “scam artists.” More →
We’ve already told you about a few solid Amazon sales today, but the BGR Deals Team is back with news of a huge sale that might be too good to pass up. As part of Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day, the retail giant is offering big savings of up to 45% off a wide range of PC accessories. Most of them focus on PC gaming, but there’s something for everyone with 18 deals in all! More →
Recent leaks have suggested that Google’s 2015 Nexus 5 handset will be a lot more affordable than last year’s pricey Nexus 6. While actual pricing details have not been offered by sources familiar with Google’s plans, there have been indications the phone will have sub-flagship specs, which generally means it’ll be friendlier to your wallet just as the original Nexus 5 was back in 2013.
However, a brand-new smartphone announcement made earlier today has given me a pretty good idea of what the new Nexus 5’s pricing structure will be. Why, you ask? Because this new phone has the exact same specs that are rumored for the next Nexus 5. More →