Google Earth probably isn’t your go-to Google app on a day-to-day basis, but it’s a fun tool to mess with when you want to explore a foreign country or take a virtual road trip across the Midwest. What you might not know is that Google has maintained a premium version of the app called Google Earth Pro for years, but as of today, the paid features are now free for everyone. More →
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of a new standard for broadband Internet. From now on, anything less than 25Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream is no longer considered broadband — but there has been one unexpected (and perhaps unwanted) victor as result.
Many of the year’s most anticipated games won’t start dropping for another couple of months, but in this console generation, we don’t have to wait for release dates to try out new games. Starting on February 3rd, EA and Visceral Games will launch an open beta for Battlefield Hardline, allowing players to see everything they’ve tweaked since the last beta about seven months ago. More →
I could have made a list of all the reasons why I would never personally own a motorcycle and carry the list around in case anyone ever asked, but now I can just point to this terrifying video instead. More →
There’s no worse feeling than having the battery on your phone die. It’s like having all of your closest friends suddenly vanish off the face of the Earth, which is why the Super Bowl commercial from smartphone case maker Mophie is going to resonate with anyone who has ever owned a smartphone. More →
If you live in the city, you’ve probably stopped noticing the advertisements that flood your vision every time you leave your place. They’re so omnipresent that they’ve just become an inseparable part of your world, but what if you could block them out just like you block the ads on your computer? More →
Against all odds, the Gear VR turned out to be an incredibly cool accessory. Unfortunately, unless you own a Galaxy Note 4, you aren’t able to use one, but according to SamMobile, that’s going to change. SamMobile’s sources say that both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge will support the virtual reality display when they launch later this year. More →
You’ll have to trudge through most of February before The Order: 1886, the first major PlayStation 4 exclusive of the year, hits store shelves. In the meantime, Sony wants to make the wait a little easier with its latest selection of free games. On Thursday, the PlayStation community team revealed the six games PS Plus subscribers will get for free on February 3rd. More →
We’ve shared dozens of incredible GoPro videos on BGR over the past year, but thanks to an upcoming firmware update, some of the videos we post in the future are going to be a lot more epic. Gizmodo had a chance to check out a GoPro Hero4 Black update at the Winter X Games over the weekend — an update which allows the Hero4 Black to film at 240 frames per second in 720p resolution. More →
We all know how important it is to keep our laptops safe and secure, but there’s no need to sacrifice style in order to do so. Today, we’ve decided to share three fashionable cases from Amazon that will keep your MacBook safe in your backpack or briefcase and maybe catch the eye of your colleagues when you arrive at work. More →
You might think of iPhone owners as an insular crowd, constantly upgrading from one device to the next, year after year, but Tim Cook says that’s not the case. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cook said that fewer than 15% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales came from customers upgrading from another iPhone.
We’re constantly surprised by the incredible worlds that game developers are able to create, but we’re never satisfied with the visuals for very long. Where Half-Life 2 once shocked a generation of gamers, it can’t even begin to stand up to many of the independent games being released in 2015.