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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 →
Hillary Clinton’s campaign hasn’t exactly gone as she’s planned so far, as she’s had to spend a lot of time discussing the scandal surrounding the private email server she used while she was Secretary of State instead of discussing what she wants to do if she gets elected president. Saturday Night Live this week poked fun at Clinton by recruiting her to play a bartender serving booze to comedian Kate McKinnon, who portrayed… Hillary Clinton. More →
Earlier today, Interbrand released its annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands, with Apple securing the top spot for the second year in a row. All the more impressive is that the value of Apple’s brand, per Interbrand’s methodology, increased by 43% year over year. In contrast, no other brand in the top 20 saw growth that even came close to that.
While Apple is clearly firing on all cylinders today, the year ahead promises to be Apple’s best yet.
The Surface Pro 4 will be one of Microsoft’s most important new products that it is expected to introduce along with a bunch of other new devices on Tuesday, just in time for the Christmas shopping season. On top of the hot Surface Pro 4 – which promises some exciting features – Microsoft will likely unveil two new Windows 10 phones, including the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL handsets and a Microsoft Band 2.
Here’s what we expect from the company’s October 6th media event. More →
Reading the synopsis for The Martian, you might think that Ridley Scott wanted to direct his own version of Gravity — another movie about an astronaut doing everything he can to survive in the desolate, uncaring void of space.
But here’s the big difference between Gravity and The Martian: where Sandra Bullock was pitted against the dangers of space, Matt Damon has to learn to coexist with it. More →
We can’t state conclusively that this is the coolest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case that has ever existed, but if it’s not it’s pretty darn close. The popSLATE Second Screen Case for iPhone 6/6S is a little thicker than your average iPhone case, but there’s a good reason for all that bulk. The case connects to your phone via Bluetooth and there’s an E Ink screen on the back that displays all kinds of important information from your iPhone. More →