Do you notice that your cell connection just dies for no apparent reason on a regular basis? Well there likely is a reason for it, even if your phone doesn’t just jump up and tell you what it is. YouTuber Grant Thompson has put together a terrific video to help you improve your cell phone experience both inside your home and the great outdoors. More →
‘Star Wars’ actor reveals the ridiculous ways Disney has kept ‘The Force Awakens’ spoilers under wraps
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most highly anticipated movie coming out this year but we still know surprisingly little about its main plot. There’s a good reason for that: Disney has done an amazing job of keeping the movie’s secrets under tight wraps in a way that Steve Jobs would have certainly appreciated. In an interview with The Guardian, Anthony Daniels (a.k.a., the actor who plays beloved droid C-3PO) reveals just how far Disney has gone to keep spoilers for The Force Awakens from leaking out. More →
Disney has dubbed today “Force Friday,” although it’s really just an excuse for the company and its toy manufacturer partners to sell a new round of Star Wars-themed toys. Two new toys that we thought would be of interest to BGR readers are a pair of aerial drones that are designed to look like the iconic Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter spaceships. More →
Filmmaker Alex Gibney has won wide acclaim for his in-depth documentaries about the collapse of Enron, the use of torture by American officials in the war on terror, and the Church of Scientology. Now Gibney has turned his attention to Steve Jobs, the iconic late Apple cofounder who is the subject of his latest documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. Given his past dealings with both Apple and the Church of Scientology, Gibney draws disturbing parallels between the two, although he emphasizes that Scientology’s misdeeds are far more serious than anything Apple has ever done. More →
Kentucky is well known for its bourbon, but what happens when that bourbon spills into a lake… and then the lake catches fire? The Weather Channel has posted a video showing exactly that happening near a Jim Beam warehouse that got struck by lightning. The strike apparently caused thousands of gallons of bourbon to spill into a nearby retention pond, which itself got struck by lightning and resulted in a massive “firenado” breaking out. More →
From a design standpoint, there’s no doubt that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is the most striking device we’ve seen all year. But its curved display isn’t just a gimmick — as Business Insider’s Jim Edwards found out, it adds a lot to functionality as well.
Because you’ve used the Internet at least once in your life, you’ve probably gotten emails from someone claiming to be the deposed Prince of Nigeria who says he will send you his entire fortune as long as you send him your bank account information. British comedian James Veitch has received several such emails over his career but unlike the rest of us, he hasn’t just tossed them into the trash. Instead, he’s responded to them at length and has trolled his would-be scammers in the most hilarious way. More →
Quentin Tarantino has made a bunch of movies in his life and it turns out they all take place within the same fictional universe. Screen Rant has put together a terrific video that looks at all the subtle ways Tarantino’s movies are connected to one another, starting with the fact that Pulp Fiction character Vincent Vega is actually the brother of Reservoir Dogs character Mr. Blonde, the alias of a man named Vic Vega.
2015’s Nexus 5 is the phone Android diehards have been looking forward to the most and a new leak confirms that the new device won’t burn a hole through their wallets. One of Android Authority’s sources has confirmed that Google plans to unveil the new Nexus, which will be “probably” called the Nexus 5X, on September 29th. Even better, the source says the new device will be priced starting at $400, which means it will be quite affordable for a flagship device. More →
We have less than a week to go before Apple reveals all about the iPhone 6s but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has given us a few new morsels of information about the device to hold us over. Per 9to5Mac, Kuo released a research note that confirmed some key specifications of Apple’s upcoming iPhone, including its camera and its storage options. More →
It’s been a busy week of product announcements at IFA 2015 and Samsung this morning held a highly anticipated press event where it announced several new products that revolved around the so-called “Internet of Things,” which is basically an industry buzzword for connected devices throughout our home. We’ve recapped the highlights below. More →
What can Facebook tell about you just from the things you “Like” on your page? Quite a lot, actually. The University of Cambridge’s Psychometrics Centre has put together a handy online tool that will use your Facebook Likes to draw an outline of your overall personality. While the tool didn’t get every detail of my life right — I am, in fact, married and not single, for instance — I was still impressed by how accurate it was. More →