At CES 2015, I saw the future. And the future looks absolutely amazing. Everything in our homes, offices, schools, cars and elsewhere will have the potential to be connected to the Internet, and that network of devices — the “Internet of Things” — will change our lives. The functionality offered by these devices will be automated, and devices will communicate so that performance is improved over time. More →
In recent years, there have been a few common threads that ran through the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Large companies unveiled iteration after iteration; bigger, faster, thinner versions of their existing products that we were all supposed to “ooo” and “ahh” at. Then smaller companies threw as much spaghetti as they could muster at the wall, desperately hoping that something would stick. There was no real direction, no inspiration and no meaningful innovation.
In 2015, the show felt completely different. It felt like the future. More →
I’ll be heading for CES again tomorrow, but mainly to meet people. As a device showcase, CES has demonstrated an uncanny ability to highlight trends that will never be. Perhaps the most legendary example was the year 2006, one year before the iPhone arrived. The highlights of CES 2006 pretty much represented every trend that was going to fizzle out far before anyone expected. More →
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 →
Just one short month ago, Android fans probably thought they knew everything there was to know about the hottest Android-powered smartphones on store shelves this holiday season. Then, seemingly from out of nowhere, a beastly unannounced Motorola smartphone began leaking and forced smartphone enthusiasts to second-guess their plans for the holidays.
On Tuesday, that beastly new smartphone becomes a reality. More →
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 →
Thank you. After all the fun we had Thursday night, that’s all we can really say. We always love it when we get the opportunity to spend some time with readers, and there is no better way to celebrate eight years than a party with you guys. HTC was a fantastic event partner, and nearly one thousand people came to celebrate with us at Avenue in New York City over the course of the night. Of course, they all had a great time checking out HTC’s new Desire Eye smartphone and RE camera as well, and 25 lucky attendees even went home with brand new HTC phones that we gave away for free throughout the evening. More →
Apple dropped the proverbial mic at today’s event in Cupertino, California. After starting slow with some software demos and updates on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, the iPhone maker launched into an hour of non-stop reveals, beginning with the iPad Air 2 and ending with a surprise iPad mini announcement. All in all, five new products were announced on Thursday, so we wouldn’t blame you if you happened to miss some of the details the first time around. More →
It’s been a wild ride these past eight years. BGR has grown from a tiny column on a gadget blog into one of the biggest and most influential technology news sites in the world. But as big as the site has become, we’re still a small, tight-knit team and we still appreciate all of our readers just as much as we did on day 1. So to thank you guys, we’re hosting a little party tonight in New York City. More →
Wait, you thought Apple’s huge fall event would be over by now? Not a chance. Things are still going strong in California on Thursday and the company just followed its earlier launches by announcing an all new Mac mini with faster processors and a full range of updated specs. The new Mac mini starts at just $499, $100 less than the older model, and it launches today. The Mac mini sports Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000, fourth-generation Intel Core processors and two Thunderbolt ports, and it’s the most affordable Mac desktop ever. More →
Thursday’s big Apple event is still going strong, and the company just announced the release date for its brand new iPad Air 2. The device is somehow even thinner than the original iPad Air, the A8X processor is more powerful, the display technology is even better, the 8-megapixel rear camera is better, it has Touch ID, and the graphics are 180x faster than the original iPad. And somehow, despite all the new technology Apple stuff into the tablet, it still gets 10 hours of battery life per charge.
But when will we be able to buy one? More →
Are you ready, Apple fans? It’s finally here… the last big Apple event of the year, which just so happens to take place right ahead of the holiday shopping season. What a coincidence! Apple doesn’t like to beat around the bush, and things started strong during Thursday’s press conference as CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has signed more than 500 partners for Apple Pay’s launch, and the service will become available to Apple customers starting this Monday. More →