Surface AIO vs. iMac

Apparently it’s 2004 because Microsoft is making an all-in-one desktop

Apparently it’s 2004 because Microsoft is making an all-in-one desktop

By about 2 hours ago.

Microsoft is expected to unveil new Surface-branded hardware this year, including Surface Pro 5 and a Surface Book 2 tablet/laptops. But for the first time since introducing the Surface family of Windows devices, Microsoft may also launch a desktop computer of its own. Rumored to be an all-in-one (AIO) PC, the Surface desktop is expected to compete directly against Apple’s iMac. More →

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Best Stock Trading Platform

The app that gives users unlimited free stock trades now has an unbeatable paid tier

By about 3 hours ago.

The app that gives users unlimited free stock trades now has an unbeatable paid tier

The advent of low-fee stock trading platforms like E-Trade brought a rush new money into the market. For better or worse, online self-service equity trading platforms opened up the stock market to droves of new investors. These services have only grown more accessible over time, with many such as TD Ameritrade and E-Trade advertising entry-level commissions of $10 per trade.

$10 per trade is a tremendous value compared to traditional services, but now there’s a newer service that offers an even better value for budding investors. More →

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Hit List

Tesla Model S

What happens when a Tesla Model S hits 200,000 miles?

By about 4 hours ago.

What happens when a Tesla Model S hits 200,000 miles?

Back in the day, if a car reached 100,000 miles it was probably a reliable sign that it was time to trade it in and get a new vehicle. These days, the 100,000 mile threshold is much less of an issue thanks to numerous advances in engineering, automotive technologies and materials. In fact, these days it’s not unheard of to see cars with 200,000 miles still chugging along.

While that may hold true for gas-powered vehicles, a lot less is known about what happens when electric cars put on hundreds of thousands of miles. Of course, this is largely due to the fact that mass-market EVs are a relatively new phenomenon given that the Tesla Model S wasn’t even available until June of 2012.

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AirPods

Apple’s AirPods might be more popular than anyone realized

By about 4 hours ago.

Apple’s AirPods might be more popular than anyone realized

One of the more interesting and controversial items to emerge from Apple’s special media event earlier this month was the introduction of a new pair of wireless headphones called AirPods. Sporting a futuristic design and impressive battery life, Apple’s AirPods have been praised as much as they have been ridiculed.

On the positive side, Apple’s AirPods are jam-packed with advanced technologies. On the other hand, many argue that the design of Apple’s AirPods is not user-friendly nor aesthetically pleasing.

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Game Changers

iPhone 7 Case Headphone Jack

This is the ugly iPhone 7 case that fixes one of the phone’s biggest flaws

By about 5 hours ago.

This is the ugly iPhone 7 case that fixes one of the phone’s biggest flaws

The iPhone 7 is already a massive hit with consumers — even if it’s boring, and even if it lacks a headphone jack. However, some buyers aren’t happy about Apple’s decision to kill the headphone jack. There are fixes for it, including the adapter that Apple put in every iPhone 7 box. But there is still one audio jack issue that some iPhone 7 owners may complain about: There’s no easy way to charge the phone and use wired headphones at the same time.

If aesthetics don’t matter to you, then there is one solution to fix your iPhone 7 headphone hack problem, a new case that brings back the 3.5mm port back from the dead.

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Google

This was the first time ‘Google’ was ever used on a TV show

By about 5 hours ago.

This was the first time ‘Google’ was ever used on a TV show

I’m old enough to remember a time when Google wasn’t the only search engine in town. You say, way back in the day, the search engine landscape was littered with a seemingly endless number of options, from Altavista to Webcrawler.

In the late 90s,  Google came along and quickly implanted itself as the de-facto search engine. Thanks to its clever page-rank algorithm, Google managed to deliver more accurate and helpful search results than the competition. Google’s rise to search engine dominance was well-chronicled in Steven Levy’s In the Plex, but one of the more interesting aspects of Google’s ascension was its penetration of the mainstream vernacular. Google didn’t just change the way we used the web, it changed the way we talked. After a few years of dominance on the web, the word Google eventually morphed into a verb.

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These 10 courses will help you become the kind of Big Data pro that big companies wish for

By about 5 hours ago.

These 10 courses will help you become the kind of Big Data pro that big companies wish for

This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.

The world’s biggest companies rely on Big Data to make important business decisions. Thing is, the bigwigs don’t often know much about mass-scale database management. That’s why they pay premiums for Big Data pros to do all the heavy lifting for them.

You can take the first step towards a career in this lucrative field with the Very Big Data & Apache Hadoop Training Bundle, on sale to BGR readers for just $29. More →

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Jump Start Car

You’re insane if you don’t have one of these in your car

By about 7 hours ago.

You’re insane if you don’t have one of these in your car

Everyone has a cell phone these days, which means it’s reasonably easy to call of help in the event that you have car troubles that leave you stranded somewhere. Of course, it’s still a huge hassle to have to sit there and wait while AAA, a tow truck or a friend comes to help you. In many situations, you would have been able to save yourself and your friends a big headache by making one smart and simple purchase. Check out the Digital Treasures ChargeIt! Jump Portable Power Pack and Jump Starter, which is on sale on Amazon from right now through October 11. More →

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Here’s what to do if your iPhone 7 display looks yellow

By about 7 hours ago.

Here’s what to do if your iPhone 7 display looks yellow

Earlier today, we received a tip from the staff of foreign news site Letem světem Applem about a concerning issue that some of the site’s readers were encountering. Several iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners have taken to the site’s forums to complain about the display on their new phone appearing yellow. They hadn’t accidentally turned on Night Mode — their displays just didn’t look right. More →

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Verizon Technician

Verizon tech found guilty of tracking customers’ locations for money

By about 8 hours ago.

Verizon tech found guilty of tracking customers’ locations for money

A Verizon Wireless technician has plead guilty to a federal hacking charge related to selling customer data over a number of years. As Ars Technica discovered, the technician, Daniel Eugene Traeger, was selling customer location and calling data to a private investigator between 2009 and 2014.

He now faces a prison sentence of up to five years.

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Google Pixel Phone 2016

Leak: This is our best look yet at the upcoming Google Pixel

By about 8 hours ago.

Leak: This is our best look yet at the upcoming Google Pixel

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has been released. And rereleased. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force have been released. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been released. Are there any upcoming new phones left to get excited about in the second half of 2016? Why yes, yes there are, and the world will get its first official look at them next Tuesday when Google hosts a press conference to introduce the Pixel and Pixel XL flagship phones. Of course, we don’t have to wait for anything official to take a peak at what Google has in store. More →

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iPhone 7 Bluetooth Problem

Now even Bluetooth isn’t working on some iPhone 7 devices

By about 9 hours ago.

Now even Bluetooth isn’t working on some iPhone 7 devices

Apple, September 7th: “It takes courage to kill the headphone jack, but it’s fine, because you can just connect to everything with Bluetooth!” Uh, about that.

Numerous reports are coming in saying that the iPhone 7 has big problems connecting to in-car Bluetooth. Problems range from BMWs to Kias to my own Ford, and include audio cut-out or problems connecting. Given that I can’t use the aux-in cable and also charge my phone, this is a very real problem.

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You can now preorder an awesome N64 Bluetooth controller for iOS, Android and PC

By about 9 hours ago.

You can now preorder an awesome N64 Bluetooth controller for iOS, Android and PC

Are you sick of playing mobile games with touch controls? Would you rather plug an old Nintendo 64 controller into your phone than tap and swipe at the screen?

Well, I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that you can’t just plug an N64 controller into your iPhone. The good news is that 8Bitdo is about to release a Bluetooth N64 controller that will wirelessly connect to your computer or mobile devices.

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