Livestreamer in Japan accidentally burns down his house
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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 →
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is going to start rolling out this week and you might be wondering whether your phone is going to eventually get the new software at some point. Via LifeHacker, here are all the Android phones that have been confirmed to get Marshmallow so far, along with some phones that haven’t yet been confirmed by are almost guaranteed to get the newest software. More →
Android fans who rock Nexus devices, rejoice: Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available for download right away though you’ll have to install the OS manually for the time being. More →
In the coming weeks, Microsoft is going to completely reimagine your Xbox One dashboard with the New Xbox One Experience, but the changes aren’t stopping there. Over the weekend, Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, confirmed that every Xbox One controller is going to gain the ability to have its buttons remapped “soon.” More →
Gone are the days when iOS malware reports were a rare thing. Following a wave of malware attacks on the iPhone and iPad – including a massive App Store hack and an Apple ID theft operation – a new security report reveals there’s dangerous malware in the wild that can harm any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch regardless of whether they’re jailbroken or not. More →
I’m not sure if the Darwin Awards is a global contest or not, but if so, this poor guy from Japan definitely needs some consideration. In a video that instantly went viral over the weekend, we see a man accidentally light his house on fire.
Things begin innocently enough as the man unsuccessfully tries to light a match. Eventually, he winds up lighting up an entire matchbook instead. Still, at this point, things didn’t seem all that grave. Until, of course, he opts to throw the entire lit matchbook into… wait for it… a bag filled with paper. That portion of the video starts at about 4 minutes and 52 seconds in.
What follows next is a sad comedy of errors.
Amazon sales often work off of a theme, and this week’s top theme is one that shoppers are going to love. From now through October 10th, dozens of cameras are on sale on Amazon, with discounts ranging from just a few dollars to deep discounts of 35% or even more. The BGR Deals Team spent some time digging through all of Amazon’s limited-time camera deals this week, and we’ve come up with the five best sales on Amazon right now based on the size of the discount. You’ll want to act fast though, because there is no way supplies are going to last with some of these deals. More →
Apple is a very secretive company, which is why we shouldn’t be surprised that it has a large stable of secret iPhone apps that only its employees can use. Business Insider has put together a compilation of secret iPhone apps that are for Apple employees only and some of them seem incredibly cool. We’ll go through three of the best looking ones below. More →
In iOS 9, Apple made Siri even smarter by giving its voice-based virtual assistant additional powers to aid iPhone and iPad owners. But Apple isn’t stopping there, as the company apparently plans to improve the quality of Siri in future updates, both when it comes to understanding human speech and predicting the user’s needs. More →