As we go into another CES, I can’t help but think of all the incredible and amazing devices, cars, gadgets, TVs —anything else that requires power — that are going to be announced. The latest, the brightest, the fastest, the best ever. Yet, I’m so pessimistic about it. Everything is amazing and I’m not happy. More →
It’s entirely possible this could be classified as an actual mental illness. But there’s just something about the iPhone 6 Plus that draws me in about a week after I switch back to my iPhone 6. It goes something like this…
There’s nothing wrong with the iPhone 6. It’s the best smartphone not only in the world, but ever made. It’s gorgeous, it’s luxury-level premium, it’s the phone Apple wishes they could have made 7 years ago — it is completely perfect. Though, as someone who has always bought the best available iPhone, it kind of hurts that there’s one a bit better. Better is a relative term, obviously, but the screen on the iPhone 6 Plus is just perfection with its higher resolution display, and it’s entirely noticeable to me. There’s also optical image stabilization in the camera, though that’s not the biggest deal as the regular iPhone’s camera is a joy. You also get a bigger battery with the iPhone 6 Plus. More →
BGR has just learned through multiple sources that Apple is set to release a celebrity-packed commercial for the company’s new Beats Solo2 headphones either today or tomorrow. The video itself looks like something Beats would have done on its own, but it definitely has an Apple-like feel and vibe to it, which actually works quite nicely with the Beats theme. More →
Google’s tradition of releasing a brand new flagship Nexus phone every year isn’t stopping, and the company has come an incredibly long way since the original Nexus One. The latest iteration is the Nexus 6 with, yes, a gorgeous six-inch display. It’s manufactured by Motorola and was codenamed “Shamu” for a good reason — it’s monstrously huge and just feels like it’s going to slap you with its dorsal fin.
This is one of the most well-manufactured, technology-packed, volcano-luging, shark-diving phones I’ve ever used. But is it the best of the best or the best of the worst? More →
As we move further and further into a connected home and connected world, I regularly explore how we can integrate every device possible into one main system and network. For now, my favorite hub is SmartThings. It’s not perfect, but it’s a great home automation platform with a great community and support for a wide array of devices.
Window shades have been a bit of a white whale, though. This is an area I have always wanted to explore and I have heard that Somfy is without a doubt the leader in the space. In the past, not only have automated shades been a less-than-ideal solution with power having to be supplied to each noisy shade motor, but it’s also been prohibitively expensive for many people.
All of that has now changed, however.
It’s easy to get excited about Apple products. They get faster, thinner, lighter, smaller, better, more beautiful and more functional. But every so often Apple introduces a pivotal product, one that might be from a brand new product category, or one from an existing product that is just so much better it can’t help but impress.
As I’m sure you’ve heard, we’re starting up BGR events again and last week we celebrated our eight-year anniversary in New York City with HTC. The event was a blast! Thanks again to almost a thousand of you for coming out and joining us throughout the evening. It was great meeting you in person and celebrating with you.
Now, I wanted to share the video from the event with those of you who couldn’t attend, and those of you who did will definitely enjoy watching the highlights. More →
“You were thinking it!”
“Yeah, but you said it!”
I think we all need to have a little talk. Everyone is thinking it, so I’m going to come out and say it… will.i.am is so stupid. He’s talented in some ways, namely music, and I don’t know him personally but friends who know him say he’s an arrogant asshole. That doesn’t matter, though. What matters is how ridiculous will.i.am’s entire foray into the tech world is, and has been.
Shall we take a trip down memory lane together and remember how when everyone knew BlackBerry was dead in the water, this idiot was launching a failed social network and being trotted out by BlackBerry at the company’s conferences? Or how his iPhone camera attachment took the world by storm? More →
Apple’s October event is just around the corner — actually, it’s this Thursday, the same day we’re celebrating our eight-year anniversary. In any case, Apple is holding two events this year, similar to last year. The first September event was focused on the iPhone and upcoming Apple Watch, and the second event most definitely is going to include updates to the company’s computer line.
It could be really interesting if Apple introduces not just a new Retina iMac with an insane better-than-4K resolution display, but also the rumored new Retina MacBook, which is going to be off the charts if it’s ready. More →
That’s right, it’s just around the corner. We have been overwhelmed with RSVPs for the Anniversary Event next Thursday, October 16th. Since RSVPing automatically enters you to win one of many, many HTC devices that will be given away that night, we wanted to make the process even easier (and our events team needs more than an hour of sleep a night). So, going forward, you can use the form here to enter in your details, and you then are automatically confirmed. Remember to get there early — it starts at 7:00 pm but we’re expecting a huge line. It’s also the first time you are going to get to experience the brand new HTC Desire EYE and HTC Re. More →
It is astonishing to think that BGR started eight years ago, and it wouldn’t have existed if not for our great readers, so we wanted to do something special this year. In addition to celebrating our anniversary, we’re also extremely excited to announce that September was our biggest month ever by a mile, and it’s all because of you. As a thank you to our awesome audience, we wanted to throw a party and invite all of you.
We are really happy to also announce an amazing event partner — HTC! In fact, this is such a special event that not only are we giving away a boatload of HTC devices, but it’s also going to be the public’s first chance to get up close and personal with some new HTC products. Plus, food and drinks are on us, so what more could you ask? More →
Apple has just seeded iOS 8.1 to developers. This makes one of the fastest iOS x.1 releases ever — normally the first beta is released a couple months after the new version of iOS ships. It could have to do with an much more aggressive software release schedule and the fact that Apple not only has the upcoming Apple Pay update, but most likely a software update for the company’s new iPads, and another one early next year to support Apple Watch. The change log follows below. More →
My thoughts on large phones have been known since the beginning, and that’s why I wanted to review the iPhone 6 Plus instead of the iPhone 6. If there’s a device that could get me to reconsider how I view 5-inch plus-sized devices, it would be the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s the same phone as the iPhone 6, just a little bit larger. I spent almost a week with one and here is what I think.