Samsung Galaxy S6 review
This is the one you've been waiting for: BGR's in-depth review of the brand new flagship Galaxy S6 from Samsung! Can it possibly live up to they hype? You might be surprised...
In a recent interview with Fox Business, Pandora CFO Mike Herring referred to Apple as a “frenemy”, a somewhat apt description given that Apple is making a strong push for Pandora’s piece of the streaming music pie. Yet, at the same time, Pandora has always thrived on Apple’s iOS platform.
“We were part of what made it fun to have an iPhone,” Herring explained.
Much like in real estate, sometimes the price you pay for Internet service simply boils down to location, location, location.
Earlier this week, AT&T rolled out their gigabit Internet service in Cupertino, right in Apple’s backyard. Dubbed AT&T GigaPower, Ma Bell is offering blazing Internet speeds of 1Gbps for $110/month. Of course, if you just so happen to live in an area where Google Fiber is available, AT&T will lower the price to $70/month.
As a platform that people would actually use, Windows RT was dead from the start. It was confusingly branded and its app ecosystem was small enough to make even Windows Phone’s look robust. With the announcement of the Surface 3 on Tuesday, Windows RT is officially dead — the new tablet will run on full Windows and will be thus be fully upgradable to Windows 10 in the fall. That said, while we (very) briefly mourn Windows RT’s passing, we should take comfort in the fact that its most useful organs have been donated to other platforms. More →
With Apple rumored to be getting into the TV streaming business later this fall, the company recently made an extremely interesting executive hire. First spotted by Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac, Apple last month was able to lure Mike Rockwell away from Dolby, where he most recently served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Products and Technology.
The Rockwell hire is particularly interesting given that his top two listed skills on his LinkedIn profile are “streaming media” and “digital video,” two areas Apple has a keen interest in. Of course, Apple’s Beats Music revamp is slated to launch with iOS 9 while the company’s rumored TV streaming service may launch as soon as this October.
Machinima is the art of manipulating a computer graphics engine in order to create a cinematic production. This art form was popularized in the mainstream by Red vs. Blue, a Halo machinima series that has been running since 2003. Not long ago, Valve decided to give its community the ability to make their own home movies with the Source Filmmaker software.
There have been plenty of impressive productions since then, but this past weekend, we were treated to one of the best yet.
Another month, another batch of free games from Sony. Once you finally work your way through Bloodborne (providing you ever actually reach the end), you’re going to want to download some great free games in order to wind down. Just make sure that PS Plus subscription is still active.
For as admittedly great and revolutionary as the Model S is, Tesla’s luxury sedan hasn’t performed all that well in China. From regulatory hurdles regarding supercharger rollouts to practical considerations such as dense urban populations, there have been no shortage of explanations seeking to pinpoint why Tesla just hasn’t been able to crack the Chinese market in a big way. Indeed, Tesla last month was forced to announce job cuts in China on account of less than stellar sales.
The Star Wars universe is an amazing source of inspiration for all sorts of tricks and stunts, whether they’re force shields patents or Imperial Speeder Bike drones. But Square Enix may have just come up with the best toy versions of some of the popular villains in the movies, including Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper soldiers. More →
If aliens are really out there, do we really want to wave a flag at them letting them know we’re here, especially when we haven’t yet created a global planetary defense system? More importantly, do we want to contact them in a way that will make them instantly hate us and want to vaporize us as quickly as possible? That’s what Seth Shostak, the director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, is proposing in The New York Times with a zany plan to beam the entire Internet into space. More →
Just a few short months after its launch, Apple Pay is by far the most widely used mobile payment service on the market. It takes a certain kind of brand to turn grocery shopping into an event, but that’s what Apple is trying to do with Apple Pay. Unfortunately, not all users see it that way. More →