Like with a lot of people, I have flirted with the idea of Tesla. Both as a company and as a potential car. I have built dozens of them on Tesla’s website. I have test-driven the car five times. Each time I drive one, it’s a great experience and it’s still hard to fully process how incredible of a job Tesla has done. From nothing to changing the entire car industry in just under a decade is mind-blowing.
But this theme that I have repeated at practically every chance I get when discussing Tesla keeps running through my mind and it’s an important one — when all the established car makers start going all-electric, what’s Tesla value proposition?
Their brand? Hardly anything other than the current owners of Tesla vehicles. Their technology? Those patents were released into the public domain. Their manufacturing process? You’re joking, right?
So seriously, what is Tesla’s play here as far as cars are concerned? Because I don’t see it. More →
Let’s see if you can guess what today is: Jonathan is having heart palpitations, Zach is worried the site is going to come crashing down, Brad is hoping someone will buy him an iPhone 6s for his birthday (which is coming up soon, if anyone wants to surprise him), Jacob is clearing space in is entertainment center for a next-gen Apple TV, Yoni already knows everything that’ll be announced because he has great sources at Apple, and Chris is already prepping his 417th post of the day.
That’s right, it’s time for Apple’s huge”Hey Siri” event. More →
Today is one of those days — one of those exceedingly rare days — where I want to break every single thing I own that has a battery or is plugged into the wall into thousands of pieces. My wireless phone service is screwed up on an account level, my Logitech Harmony remotes aren’t working (when they work, they’re cool, but they should hire new engineers and software developers because it’s an embarrassment to mankind), my 27-inch iMac’s tilt hinge just broke, my home’s SmartThings hub is acting up because I have like 100 devices and automated lights aren’t working, and the list goes on and on. More →
Why are we talking politics? Why are we talking about planes? Why are we even recording ourselves talking? Tune in for the biggest and best BGR Show ever with a special guest who’s completely new to the show, Zachary Epstein.
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We’re back! Thanks for all the emails and tweets. This week Zach & I cover what could be Apple’s most important event ever, rumored to be taking place on September 9th with a boatload of new product announcements. We also discuss Jonathan’s trip to Cape Cod and his ongoing struggle with the iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus, and Zach’s complete hatred of Android. Ok fine, I made that last part up. Also someone talks about an Apple Watch!
There are toothbrushes, and then there’s Sonicare. It is really that simple. We could spend days arguing about the difference between other electric toothbrushes that cost less, both by Philips and other brands. We could also simply pick one that’s less expensive and does a decent job like some people. But no, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean rechargable sonic toothbrush is literally the best thing I have put in my mouth aside from the sabayon sauce at Per Se. More →
In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, Jonathan proudly talks about his Apple Watch review, Zach said a bunch of random words, and we talk about everything interesting in the week prior.
Oh, quite a journey we have had so far in just a few short months. Even though the Apple Watch was released on April 24th, the device was first announced practically a year earlier, and rumors had been swirling forever that Apple was entering the wearable market.
I feel like this watch had the potential to be the absolute perfect product for me. Mechanical watches have been an obsession for me as long as I can remember, and I had dreamed about owning a skeletonized Royal Oak since I was probably 14. I’ve collected many watches, from novelty to high-end Swiss ones, and the thought of having a modern-day watch that worked seamlessly with my iPhone had me ready to completely just go bonkers.
After spending almost three months with two versions of the Apple Watch and practically every band the company offers, and with rumors of terrible sales swirling, has Apple actually released a dud? You, my friends, need to meet me after the break to find out. More →
My hands, fingers, and wrists hurt. Is this bad? I normally use the Plus without a case since the phone is already reasonably big, but lately I have an Apple leather case on it. It’s blue. Should I just switch back to the iPhone 6 or ride this out?
Picture taken with iPhone 6.
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In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, I’m joined by Zachary Epstein the Third. Apple Music is finally here — and we’re loving it.
Quick note: I thoroughly apologize for my microphone audio. When we were recording, it used my iMac microphone and not my Neumann, and I am embarrassed. This isn’t an accurate representation of the podcast experience for The BGR Show, and I hope you can one day forgive me for this egregious error. More →
The music industry is in ruins. As we’ve gravitated over the last 10 years to purchasing, and now streaming, single songs as opposed to albums, record labels have taken a huge hit in revenue. But I actually still buy music. And I buy it on iTunes. I just like having something locally stored on my computers and devices so it’s always there. If you don’t have cell or Wi-Fi service, you still have your full music collection at your fingertips.
But over the past couple of years, my usage of streaming services has grown. First Pandora, then Spotify. I didn’t mess around with any of the junky ones with whatever horrible names you can think of. I did, however, sign up for a Beats Music subscription and I fell in love with two things about it: curated playlists from different brands and artists, and playlists for different activities. It made for an incredible listening, discovery and rediscovery experience.
We’re giving away a brand new AXON smartphone, and you’re going to want to check this out! 4K video, Hi-Fi audio, 4GB of RAM, a dual-lens camera, twin microphones, a gorgeous display, crazy battery life, and a sleek and sexy design make this an Android-lover’s dream phone.
Here are some of my favorite features of the device: More →