We’ve had two great lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free so far this week, and now Wednesday’s list might be the best one yet. There were definitely some gems to be found on Tuesday — a few of which are still free if you hurry over to this post — and now we have eight more iOS apps that would typically cost a combined $59 to download, but they’re all free right now for a limited time. More →
It looks like HTC is going to run into some serious trouble again this year. 2014’s gorgeous flagship HTC One M8 was overshadowed by Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and its monstrous marketing budget. Now, it looks like things might be even worse for HTC in 2015 as the company continues its efforts to stage a comeback in the face of daunting odds.
HTC’s new flagship phone for 2015 is still shaping up to be a beauty though, and a new leaked photo may show us exactly how it compares to last year’s model. More →
Last year’s Galaxy S5 wasn’t the big, innovative update we wanted to see from Samsung in 2014, but it definitely still had some great features. It was also still purchased by tens of millions of people around the world, and plenty of people were undoubtedly happy with the sleek handset. In 2015 however, we want more. Much more. We don’t just want another minor iterative update, we want a bold new phone that gives smartphone enthusiasts a reason to get excited again.
At the same time, however, we also want the Galaxy S6 to hang on to the best things about the Galaxy S5 — but now it looks like at least one of the Galaxy S5’s best features will be nowhere to be found in this year’s flagship phone. More →
Apple Pay and other mobile payment services like it represent the future of payments in the United States and elsewhere. We have discussed that future a number of times here on BGR, most recently while covering a nifty new “smart card” called Coin that will soon try to replace every credit and debit card in your wallet while solutions like Apple Pay get off the ground.
It will indeed be some time before Apple Pay is accepted in the majority of stores we visit each day, but Apple Pay is about much more than just retail shopping. We have seen a few novel apps that take advantage of Apple Pay pop up in recent months, and now there’s a new one that iPhone users should definitely check out. More →
A few short weeks ago, it seemed like The Pirate Bay might be gone for good. Then things took a turn in torrent fans’ favor when the site’s homepage came back online along with a digital timer that began counting down to February 1st. A hidden video of Arnold Schwarzenegger saying “I’ll be back” in Terminator 2: Judgement Day was an obvious suggestion that the service would indeed be making a comeback, and now it looks like it has taken a huge step toward finally making that comeback. More →
More bad news for HTC: it looks like Samsung’s next-generation flagship phone is going to rain on the HTC One M9’s parade. HTC is set to debut its most important Android smartphone of the year during a press conference on March 1st. A recent leak likely exposed the actual HTC One M9 for the first time and while it’s still a beautiful handset, it appears as though HTC is going to run into the same major problems it ran into last year when it comes to sales.
Apple revolutionized the music industry with the iPod and iTunes, but leadership is cyclical and the company fell behind the times as streaming music services like Pandora and Spotify grew more popular. iTunes Radio was Apple’s first real attempt to bring music streamers back to the Apple camp, but it apparently didn’t have quite the impact Apple was looking for… so it bought Beats for $3 billion.
Think that $100,000 BMW your neighbor just bought is overpriced? What if we told you that a single car just fetched a price of nearly $10 million at a recent auction in Arizona? Gooding & Company held an automobile auction this past weekend in Arizona and the 20 priciest cars sold for a staggering $115 million, combined. Of course, we’re not talking about Fords and Hyundais off the line here. We’re talking about rare and exotic collector cars that are among the most desirable automobiles in the world. More →
Last year was a great year for television, and for streaming replacements for television as well, but 2015 is already shaping up to be even better — especially if you’re a geek. Geek TV has officially gone mainstream and 2015 is going to be packed full of sci-fi shows, fantasy shows, comics-based shows and all sorts of other programming that would definitely not have been considered cool a few short years ago.
But what are the most exciting new TV and streaming series you should be getting ready to geek out over this year? More →
Google’s massive annual revenues are achieved thanks largely to its advertising network, but did you know the key acquisition the company made to build the network it runs today was only its third-largest acquisition? Did you know that YouTube, the biggest video network on the planet and the second most trafficked website in the world (behind google.com), was only Google’s fourth most expensive deal?
The Mountain View, California-based company has a long history of spending huge sums of money on big forward-looking bets. Some of those bets pay off in a huge way, obviously, while others never really end up panning out. Let’s take a look back at the 10 biggest acquisitions Google has ever made. More →
We hope you’re sitting down. Can you believe that the 13,532 square-foot mansion pictured at the top of this post is on the market for $29.5 million… and it’s only the twenty-fifth most expensive home that’s currently available for sale in the United States? We recently shared a list with you covering the 25 biggest mansions for sale in America right now, but size never correlates directly with price, of course.
So today, we’re sharing a new list with you that covers the 25 most expensive homes that are currently on the market. More →
Who would have thought that a simple video of a camera filming the monitor it’s connected to could be so endlessly fascinating? Photographer and YouTuber Jong Chool Do recently posted a video of just that — a camera, pointed at its monitor, moving. It sounds unbelievably boring, but it turned out to be absolutely mesmerizing. More →
As a life-long East Coaster, I am all too familiar with the perils of black ice. For those unaware, black ice is a phenomenon in which a thin layer of ice forms on top of a roadway or sidewalk. It’s called “black ice” because it’s practically invisible in the dark or in inclement weather, and not anticipating the presence of black ice leads to accidents all the time.
One such accident occurred earlier this week in Teaneck, NJ on I-95, and a driver managed to capture it on video as he narrowly escaped death. More →