Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Is Dead

Bloomberg: Antitrust regulators are gearing up to kill the Comcast-TWC merger

By on April 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM.

Bloomberg: Antitrust regulators are gearing up to kill the Comcast-TWC merger

It’s hard to believe, but it sounds like American antitrust regulators have concluded that a merger between America’s two most hated companies is not in the public interest. Bloomberg is reporting that “staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block” the proposed merger, which would make it extremely unlikely that the DOJ would sign off on the deal. More →

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Analysis

The new Star Wars trailer is amazing… but I’m still terrified the movie will suck

By on April 17, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

The new Star Wars trailer is amazing… but I’m still terrified the movie will suck

One of the most popular videos on the Internet right now is a very clever mashup of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer with a scene in Interstellar in which Matthew McConaughey is weeping tears of joy. The idea is that McConaughey’s reaction in the film is the exact same one that millions of Star Wars fans around the world had to the incredible new trailer that showed us, among other things, Han Solo and Chewbacca back in the Millennium Falcon. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps Apr 17

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free to download right now

By on April 17, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free to download right now

It’s Friday and what better way to kick off your weekend than by installing some paid iPhone apps that you can get for free right now for a limited time! In our latest list, we’ve brought you some great games, photo filter apps and productivity apps. Let’s get started! More →

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iPhone Vs. Android Fans Stabbing

Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate

By on April 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate

As we’ve seen for years in the BGR comments section, debates between iPhone fans and Android fans can get pretty heated, although in most cases those debates devolve into accusing the other fan base of being rampant sex offenders, among other insults. Thankfully, to our knowledge none of these digital altercations has ever resulted in physical violence of any sort. The same cannot be said for two roommates who share an apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma and who were hospitalized Friday morning after stabbing one another during an argument over whether iOS or Android is better. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Update Battery Life

New Galaxy S6 update aims to address a major early complaint

By on April 17, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

New Galaxy S6 update aims to address a major early complaint

Samsung made some big promises about the Galaxy S6’s battery life but so far we’ve seen several complaints that the device’s battery isn’t living up to the hype. Per AndroidCentral, Samsung has released an update to its Samsung Push app in Google Play that includes “patches for reducing data usage and power consumption.” More →

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Candy Crush Saga Addiction Stories

Man suffers ruptured thumb tendon from playing too much Candy Crush Saga

By on April 16, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Man suffers ruptured thumb tendon from playing too much Candy Crush Saga

Medical alert: Your thumb has not yet evolved to the point where it can make the same repetitive tapping gesture over and over and over again for several hours at a time. PIX11 brings us word that medical journal JAMA recently published a case study about a man who had to undergo surgery on his thumb because he’d spent too much time playing King’s hyper-addictive game Candy Crush Saga.

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Bing Vs. Google Vs. Yahoo Market Share

The impossible has happened: Bing has become relevant

By on April 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

The impossible has happened: Bing has become relevant

For a long time, it looked like Bing would just go down in history as a failed attempt by Microsoft to compete with Google. But recently something strange has happened: Instead of continuing down the road to Zunedom, Bing has actually started to become relevant and it now has a respectable U.S. search market share of over 20%. No, seriously! More →

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Netflix Vs. Popcorn Time Piracy

Want cheaper Netflix? Then pirate more movies

By on April 16, 2015 at 4:24 PM.

Want cheaper Netflix? Then pirate more movies

Here’s something we get the feeling that Netflix CFO David Wells will regret admitting publicly. TorrentFreak notices that during Netflix’s earnings call this week, Wells admitted that Netflix will offer cheaper service in countries that have high rates of piracy since it wouldn’t make sense to offer an expensive service in markets where people are already used to stealing content over the web. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Verizon Vs. AT&T Customers

T-Mobile’s incredible recent success comes with one major asterisk

By on April 16, 2015 at 3:18 PM.

T-Mobile’s incredible recent success comes with one major asterisk

There is no doubt that T-Mobile has had an incredible run of success over the last year and a half. However, there’s some real question about who T-Mobile’s success has been hurting the most — for while the “Uncarrier” loves to portray itself as the scourge of Verizon and AT&T, those two mega-carriers have not been losing subscribers or hemorrhaging money. Instead, it seems that T-Mobile’s gains have come at the expense of smaller prepaid wireless carriers. More →

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iPhone 6s Specs Series 7000 Aluminum

New rumor reveals how the iPhone 6s could be the most high-end iPhone ever

By on April 16, 2015 at 1:26 PM.

New rumor reveals how the iPhone 6s could be the most high-end iPhone ever

It looks like Apple has taken all those photos of bent iPhone 6 Plus models to heart. Via MacRumors, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News is reporting that Apple will likely use Series 7000 aluminum alloy as the build material for its upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices.

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Principal Confiscates iPhone 6 Video

Watch: Principal refuses to give student’s iPhone 6 back to her parent, offers a flip phone as compensation

By on April 16, 2015 at 12:06 PM.

Watch: Principal refuses to give student’s iPhone 6 back to her parent, offers a flip phone as compensation

It’s perfectly fair for a school to confiscate a student’s iPhone while they’re in class. But once that student leaves the building, schools normally give their devices back to them. And if they don’t, then we definitely expect their devices to be returned once the student’s parent shows up to claim it. However, this wasn’t the case for one parent who recently went to pick up his daughter’s confiscated iPhone 6 at her school and was told that he couldn’t have it back and was then offered a flip phone as compensation. More →

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Google Android Tips And Tricks Find My Phone

Clever new Google search trick will instantly locate your Android phone

By on April 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM.

Clever new Google search trick will instantly locate your Android phone

Google this week made it easier than ever to find your missing Android phone. All you have to do is search Google for “Find my phone” and Google will locate your device and give you the option of having it ring at full volume. You’ll need to have the latest update for the official Google app installed on your Android device but once you have that, locating your phone really will be as easy as performing a Google search for it. More →

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Apple Beats Music Vs. iTunes Radio

Why Apple desperately needs to launch the new Beats Music: iTunes Radio is godawful

By on April 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Why Apple desperately needs to launch the new Beats Music: iTunes Radio is godawful

Remember when we thought iTunes Radio would be a legitimate competitor to Pandora? Well that was foolish of us because iTunes Radio hasn’t done anything to disrupt, let alone “kill,” music streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify.  More →

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