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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time (save $59!)

By on January 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time (save $59!)

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 →

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HTC One M9 Vs M8

Leaked photo shows what the HTC One M9 looks like compared to the M8

By on January 21, 2015 at 10:46 AM.

Leaked photo shows what the HTC One M9 looks like compared to the M8

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 →

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Galaxy S6 Specs

Samsung is reportedly removing one of the Galaxy S5’s best features from the Galaxy S6

By on January 21, 2015 at 10:17 AM.

Samsung is reportedly removing one of the Galaxy S5’s best features from the Galaxy S6

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 →

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Apple Pay Tip

This cool new free app brings Apple Pay where it has never gone before

By on January 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM.

This cool new free app brings Apple Pay where it has never gone before

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 →

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The Pirate Bay Down

The best indication yet that The Pirate Bay is about to make a huge comeback

By on January 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

The best indication yet that The Pirate Bay is about to make a huge comeback

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 →

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Galaxy S6 Release Date

Bloomberg report uncovers key Galaxy S6 details – and possible release timing

By on January 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

Bloomberg report uncovers key Galaxy S6 details – and possible release timing

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.

Now, it looks like an even bigger problem will arise for the HTC One M9: Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →

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Apple Semetric Acquisition

Apple’s latest acquisition could make Beats Music even better

By on January 21, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Apple’s latest acquisition could make Beats Music even better

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.

Now, Apple has made a new acquisition — a much smaller one, this time — that will reportedly become an important part of the company’s Beats Music streaming service. More →

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These 20 cars just sold for a ridiculous $115 million at auction

By on January 20, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

These 20 cars just sold for a ridiculous $115 million at auction

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 →

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Best New TV Shows 2015

28 new sci-fi, fantasy and other TV shows to geek out over in 2015

By on January 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

28 new sci-fi, fantasy and other TV shows to geek out over in 2015

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 →

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Google Acquisitions

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

By on January 20, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

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 →

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25 Most Expensive Mansions

25 most expensive mega-mansions on the market right now

By on January 20, 2015 at 2:01 PM.

25 most expensive mega-mansions on the market right now

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 →

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Video Feedback Loop

Video: The feedback loop created when this guy points a camera at a monitor is mesmerizing

By on January 20, 2015 at 1:32 PM.

Video: The feedback loop created when this guy points a camera at a monitor is mesmerizing

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 →

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Tractor Trailer Accident

Watch a man narrowly escape death in an insane tractor-trailer accident

By on January 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM.

Watch a man narrowly escape death in an insane tractor-trailer accident

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 →

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