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Holiday Buying Guide Tablets

The holidays are almost here: These are the best tablets you can buy

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

The holidays are almost here: These are the best tablets you can buy

When Apple’s iPad first started blowing up and other consumer electronics companies rushed to copy it, tablets were seen as the next huge growth market. Fast-forward to 2014 and we’re already seeing sales growth slow to a crawl. For many, tablets are nonessential devices and they also don’t needed to be upgraded as frequently as a smartphone, so it makes sense that the market for slates is much smaller.

Of course, tablets are still fantastic devices for millions of consumers out there. They also still make great holiday gifts, so here are the five best tablets on the market. More →

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Best Buy Black Friday 2014

Best Buy’s huge early access sale for Black Friday 2014 starts today

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Best Buy’s huge early access sale for Black Friday 2014 starts today

We’re now just a few short days away from full-on Black Friday 2014 madness, but as anyone who has been following BGR’s Black Friday coverage knows, the deals began a long time ago. Retailers across the country and online vendors have turned up the heat on pre-Black Friday sales in an effort to boost revenue this shopping season, and it certainly seems to be working.

Of course, that also means you don’t have to wait for Black Friday or even Thanksgiving Day to roll around to save money, and now Best Buy has kicked off its big early access sale for one day only. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Wireless Speakers

The holidays are almost here: These are the best wireless speakers you can buy

By on November 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

The holidays are almost here: These are the best wireless speakers you can buy

In-home speaker systems have made a huge comeback over the past couple of years. Wireless has made all the difference, of course, because it makes listening to music at home easy and convenient. Gone are the days when streaming music throughout your house required thousands of dollars worth of equipment and professional installation. Now, you just need to purchase a few wireless speakers.

Since the category has become so popular though, the number of options on the market has ballooned. Weeding through them all and finding the right speaker can be very difficult, so we’ve done or best to identify the five top options that will appeal to the widest range of users.  More →

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Best Inventions 2014

These are the 25 best inventions of 2014

By on November 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

These are the 25 best inventions of 2014

2014 might have seemed a bit boring if you weren’t paying attention, but it was actually a pretty busy year for scientists and inventors. Think about it… skating legend Tony Hawk actually rode a real-life hoverboard. If that were the only crazy invention of 2014 it would still have been a pretty awesome year, but there are plenty of other fantastic inventions that were introduced over the past 11 months as well. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Headphones Earbuds

The holidays are almost here: These are the best headphones you can buy

By on November 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

The holidays are almost here: These are the best headphones you can buy

Even if you’re not a self-described audiophile, you can certainly appreciate the difference between a pair of headphones that sound good and a pair that doesn’t. In fact, headphones are probably the one category of accessory where you really shouldn’t skimp, because you absolutely get what you pay for.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you need to spend $1,000, $600 or even $400 to get a fantastic pair of high-end headphones ahead of the holidays this year. In this post, we have collected six fantastic options that each deliver incredible sound without breaking the bank. More →

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Black Friday 2014 Pre-sales

Huge pre-Black Friday sales kick off at 5 major stores

By on November 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Huge pre-Black Friday sales kick off at 5 major stores

Here at BGR, we have made it our mission to save you as much money as possible this holiday season. You’ll find everything you need to know about the crazy Black Friday sales being held by major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more in our huge Black Friday 2014 hub, but we’re also sharing plenty of deals from other retailers and early sales like the crazy pre-Black Friday sale going on right now at Amazon.

But Amazon isn’t the only big company getting a jump on Black Friday this year, of course. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to bargain hunting. Retailers across the country offer some of their best sale prices of the year to woo customers, but you don’t need to battle crowds to get deals this week. In fact you can save $72 right now without moving an inch, because we’ve got a great list for you today showcasing eight nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. More →

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Black Friday 2014 iPhone 6

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

By on November 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

Apple launched its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets this past September, and the company enjoyed record September-quarter sales as a result. If you’re an Apple fan who managed to exercise restraint and hold off on buying a next-generation iPhone, however, prepare to be rewarded handsomely.

Apple’s own Black Friday deals are always pretty lackluster, but this year several Apple retail partners are taking matters into their own hands. Black Friday 2014 brings with it a number of awesome deals on Apple’s iPhone 6, and we’ve collected four widely-available bargains in particular that you’ll want to make note of. More →

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Amazon Black Friday 2014

Amazon’s crazy pre-Black Friday sale is live right now – new deals every 10 minutes

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Amazon’s crazy pre-Black Friday sale is live right now – new deals every 10 minutes

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year each year, but only rookies actually wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start taking advantage of big Black Friday sales. We have shared everything you need to know about Black Friday 2014 sales from major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more, but we also told you about Amazon’s huge pre-Black Friday sale that offers hundreds of deals on all kinds of different products.

Well, that massive sale is now underway and new deals will be made available every 10 minutes on Amazon’s special Black Friday page. More →

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Onecue Price

How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

Clicking buttons on a remote is so 2013. In 2014 and beyond, gadget makers are turning their attention to voice commands and gesture controls as the preferred method of navigating on-screen interfaces and controlling the various devices in your home. But what about all of the devices you already own that don’t support gestures and voice commands?

Companies are hard at work on accessories that will drag your old devices kicking and screaming into the future, and one such offering has just been unveiled that will add Kinect-like gesture support to your Apple TV, Nest thermostat and more. More →

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OnePlus Two Specs

Sequel to 2014’s most exciting Android phone detailed in big leak

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Sequel to 2014’s most exciting Android phone detailed in big leak

There were several fantastic Android smartphones that debuted in 2014. What started as a very boring year for smartphone fans ended up packing much more action than we expected, thanks in large part to a handful of surprising Motorola handsets and a few other gems that launched in the second half. But there was one smartphone that most people in America have probably never heard of that ended up being the most exciting Android handset of the year for serious Android fans, and its sequel may have just been detailed for the first time. More →

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Flash On Android

How to add Adobe Flash support to Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on November 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

How to add Adobe Flash support to Android 5.0 Lollipop

There is absolutely no question that Adobe Flash took a massive hit when late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made it his personal mission to crush the shaky web tech and replace it with HTML5. Flash will someday be completely extinct as a result of that crusade, but it’s still hanging on for the time being and many websites will continue to make use of Flash for years to come.

People always talk about how phones and tablets are replacing desktop and laptop computers, but can they really be considered a suitable replacement if they can’t even properly display the millions of websites that still use Flash?

If you have an Android device and want to truly experience everything various websites have to offer, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily add Flash support to your phone or tablet. More →

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Coin Review

I just replaced every credit card in my wallet with Coin

By on November 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

I just replaced every credit card in my wallet with Coin

Coin is not the future. This is important to make clear right off the bat. The future of payments will look much more like Apple Pay than it does Coin. In the digital age, there is no reason we should still have to carry paper money or plastic credit cards in the United States. We do it because we have to; the government is behind the times and banks are behind the times.

Paper money and plastic credit cards will not exist in the future. Sadly, it maybe be decades before that future is truly realized.

In the meantime, smartphone and wearable-based payment solutions like Apple Pay are in their infancy in America. They’re wonderful and secure options at the small number of retailers where they are accepted, but they cannot replace any of the credit cards in your wallet, let alone all of them. Good luck buying dinner at a restaurant or getting cash from an ATM with Apple Pay.

This is where Coin comes into play. More →

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