CES 2016 Awards

CES 2016 Awards Winners

By on January 15, 2016 at 3:14 PM.

CES 2016 Awards Winners

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada sets the tone for the year to come. Companies large and small bring their latest and greatest products and show them off in an effort to gain attention from the press, the public, and partners. Last week’s event was the biggest CES in history with more than 170,000 attendees who had over 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space to cover. Odds are good that no one managed to cover it all, but we did our best to find the most exciting and innovative products this year’s show had to offer.

These are BGR’s CES 2016 Awards winners. More →

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Best Of CES 2016

The 12 most innovative things we saw at CES 2016

By on January 8, 2016 at 10:27 AM.

The 12 most innovative things we saw at CES 2016

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show isn’t officially over until the end of the day on Saturday but all of the big announcements are behind us at this point. We’re going to level with you: it wasn’t a terribly exciting show overall this year. Last year’s show in Las Vegas was probably the best show in a decade. We quite literally saw the future. But CES 2016 as a whole felt like an “S” upgrade a la Apple’s iPhone — all of the themes and core products were the same as CES 2015.

While the show as a whole was definitely on the slow side, there were still a number of individual products that stood out from the crowd as being truly innovative, and we’ve rounded up our favorites in this article. Some are iterative but significant upgrades of earlier products and some are novel devices that could potentially open new doors, but they’re all exciting.

In other words, if you remember only 12 products from CES 2016, these are the ones to remember. More →

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Apple Innovations

7 technologies Apple brought to the mainstream

By on December 2, 2015 at 9:14 AM.

7 technologies Apple brought to the mainstream

With news that Apple, with the iPhone 7, may completely abandon the tried and true 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, we’re reminded that the company has absolutely no qualms about abandoning technological standards, no matter how crazy it may seem at the time. Indeed, Apple’s penchant for tossing aside the old and ushering in the new, while frustrating and misapplied at times, is also what makes the company great.

Over the course of Apple’s history, the company has helped popularize a number of technologies quickly became commonplace across the industry. While Apple doesn’t often invent new technologies out of thin air, it has a long history of repurposing and refining existing technologies in ways that fundamentally resonate with end users, and ultimately prompt competitors to follow suit.

Listed below are 7 such examples.

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Gift Ideas For Men

The un-gift guide: Awesomely unique gifts and gadgets you won’t find on any other list

By on November 25, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

The un-gift guide: Awesomely unique gifts and gadgets you won’t find on any other list

Let’s be honest for a moment: gift guides are pretty terrible. Oh, I should buy my mom an iPhone 6s? A GoPro makes a great gift for dad? Beats headphones, you say? A Kindle eBook reader… that never would have occurred to me!

Rather than run through a bunch of the year’s most popular products, which are undoubtedly already on your radar, BGR decided to do something different from other sites this holiday season. After all, our Black Friday 2015 hub is stuffed to the gills with great deals on all of the popular electronics you could ever need. This year, we put together an alternative gift guide filled with gift ideas you won’t find in any of the guides assembled by our peers.

Try something fresh and new for the holidays this year. Get your friends and family gifts they’ll love that they might never have found themselves. More →

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Steve Jobs Film 2015

One of Apple’s first employees talks Steve Jobs movie, Tim Cook and more in exclusive interview

By on October 22, 2015 at 12:54 PM.

One of Apple’s first employees talks Steve Jobs movie, Tim Cook and more in exclusive interview

Heading to the theater to watch a big-budget Hollywood treatment about the life of a friend you met in college who died only a few years ago is the kind of thing that would no doubt be fraught with complex emotional texture for the average person.

All the more so when you’re Daniel Kottke, Apple’s “employee number 12” who met Steve not long after they both arrived at Portland’s Reed College in the 70s. More →

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iPhone 6s Vs. Android Comparison

I’ve Used Android Exclusively for the Past 5 Years – Here’s Why I’ll be Buying an iPhone 6s

By on July 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

I’ve Used Android Exclusively for the Past 5 Years – Here’s Why I’ll be Buying an iPhone 6s

I’ve been a loyal Android fan ever since buying the original Motorola Droid X back in 2010. I’m also a big fan of Google’s app ecosystem, despite misgivings I have about assorted privacy issues. That said, spending the last month with the iPhone 6 has convinced me to buy an iPhone 6s when it launches this fall. More →

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International Borders

14 Photos Of The Coolest International Borders In The World

By on June 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM.

14 Photos Of The Coolest International Borders In The World

When we think of international borders between countries, we often tend to think of either secured checkpoints or, perhaps, unremarkable, isolated, and imaginary dividers between two pieces of land.

Some borders, though, are truly fascinating and downright cool. Listed below are some of the more interesting international borders on the planet.

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BGR Show Episode 13 WWDC's iOS 9, OS X 10.11 watchOS 2

The BGR Show: Episode 13 – WWDC’s iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2

By on June 12, 2015 at 10:59 AM.

The BGR Show: Episode 13 – WWDC’s iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, WWDC is on our mind with the huge announcements of iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. Also Zach finally admits that Jonathan is right about everything. It’s glorious.  More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps June 5

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

By on June 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

Happy Friday! It’s time to get some more paid iPhone apps that are completely free to download for a limited time. Today we’ve scrounged up nine different apps that you can get on the App Store right now for absolutely nothing. Let’s check them out below. More →

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Google I/O Android M Features Rumors

Android M: Everything we expect to see this week in Google’s new mobile OS

By on May 26, 2015 at 1:11 PM.

Android M: Everything we expect to see this week in Google’s new mobile OS

Google will very likely unveil Android M at Google I/O 2015 later this week, which is why we thought it would be a good idea to go over all the rumors we’ve heard and round up which ones we think are most likely to come true at this year’s big Google developers’ conference. More →

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Best Gmail Features Tips And Tricks

10 terrific Gmail features that are hidden in plain sight

By on May 13, 2015 at 10:41 AM.

10 terrific Gmail features that are hidden in plain sight

If you’ve been using Gmail for a long time, you may think you know every tip and trick in the book. That said, there’s a whole set of incredibly cool Gmail features that you may not know about despite the fact that they’re hidden in plain sight. We’ve picked out the 10 best ones and listed to them below. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Google Update

I’ve been an Android user for 5 years – here’s why I’m very tempted to switch to iOS

By on May 5, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

I’ve been an Android user for 5 years – here’s why I’m very tempted to switch to iOS

Over the next couple of months, both Apple and Google will unveil major new software updates to their mobile platforms. iPhone users will be undoubtedly excited about all the new features and fixes that Apple is planning to launch on iOS 9 and with good reason — they know that as soon as iOS 9 comes out in the fall, they’ll be able to download and install it right onto their devices. We Android fans, meanwhile, won’t be so lucky.  More →

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Apple 1997 Wired Article Ideas

In 1997, Wired offered 101 ideas for saving Apple – which ones actually came to pass?

By on May 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

In 1997, Wired offered 101 ideas for saving Apple – which ones actually came to pass?

Apple today is on top of the world. 18 years ago, however, it was on the brink of bankruptcy. At that time, Wired wrote an article that proposed 101 different ideas for rescuing Apple. When we stumbled across this old article this week, we were very interested to see which of the ideas Wired proposed were actually adopted and which ones were total nonstarters. Below we’ve summarized some of Wired’s most prophetic and least prophetic proposals for how Apple could turn itself around. More →

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