Seinfeld: The New Face of Windows Vista?

Seinfeld: The New Face of Windows Vista?

By on August 22, 2008 at 6:11 AM.

…is this the new mug for Vista? Our beloved, impeccable, and extremely user-friendly Windows OS? All kidding aside, it seems like Windows is still desperate as ever to push Vista into your home or office if you haven’t been forced to take it already. After a year-and-a-half on the market, Microsoft’s Vista has still been taking a backseat to Windows XP and pirated copies of XP Pro and other XP variants. Companies like Dell have even offered to install XP into their computers for free, though at one point there was a premium to pay for choosing XP over Vista. That’s not even counting how many people have “downgraded” to XP from Vista directly. With a reception like that, what is a company to do? Hire celebrities!

As we know, Microsoft is pouring $300 million into a huge ad campaign attempting to convince us Vista isn’t terrible – and Jerry Seinfeld’s help may just be the beginning. It’s also rumored that funny-boys Will Ferrell and Chris Rock are being considered for this face lift. With that kind of financial and celebrity backing, who knows? It just might be enough for people to overlook Vista’s shortcomings. You know what they say, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? And if it is broke, why fix it when you can push it with smart heavy advertising and famous celebrities? Expect to see them around starting September 4.

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DJ Clue becomes BGR informant, begs for post on Sidekick video recording

DJ Clue becomes BGR informant, begs for post on Sidekick video recording

By on June 17, 2008 at 12:47 PM.

“Stop hating and post my spy pictures of video mode haaaa.” Ok, Clue. Done. Next time just try not to send us grainy ass pictures. Thanks. One more shot after the break!

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N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds album giveaway!

N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds album giveaway!

By on June 10, 2008 at 4:01 PM.

Pharrell and N.E.R.D. are hooking up 10 lucky BGR readers with a copy of their newest album, Seeing Sounds. How do you win? You know us, we don’t make it difficult. Just drop a comment below and we’ll choose 10 people at random. No fancy entries rules! Make sure to use a valid email address when commenting so we can contact you if you won. We’ll run this until this Friday! Regardless, hit the link to goto iTunes and check out the album which is straight crazy!

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BGR Radio: Episode 3 with Just Blaze

BGR Radio: Episode 3 with Just Blaze

By on May 2, 2008 at 2:48 PM.

We’re back with another episode of BGR Radio! This time we link up with fellow tech-fiend Just Blaze at Baseline Studios in New York. We did this around 3AM on Thursday morning, so forgive us if we’re not 100% on the ball. Well, what do we cover in this episode? Everything! We hit on the BlackBerry KickStart, a new exclusive look at a new RIM BlackBerry, Logic and Pro Tools, T-Mobile’s new Sidekicks and 3G network, and a whole lot else! Listen to it below on BGR, or subscribe to it in iTunes. Part two will be up here shortly.

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Win Just Blaze’s PS3

Win Just Blaze’s PS3

By on April 15, 2008 at 12:03 PM.

 

We’re suckers for a good giveaway around here, and BGR confidant Just Blaze is bringing some serious damage with this one. Everyone’s favorite Super Producer is giving away his very own PS3, along with a couple of other goodies. In addition to the PS3, one lucky winner will walk away with a copy of Transformers: The Game as well as a limited edition JB endorsed LRG T-Shirt. All you have to do is hit the jump and leave a comment telling him why you deserve to win. Simple? We thought so. Best act quickly though, as there’s no telling when this one will close for good. As an added bonus, the winner will be cast as Starscream in Just’s upcoming live-action Transformers-The Movie sequel.

UPDATE: Thanks for the comments, everyone, but in order to officially enter you have to head on over to themegatrondon2.com and leave a comment there. Comments left on BGR will not enter you into the giveaway. Hit the Read link for the full rundown.

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BGR sits down with Pharrell!

BGR sits down with Pharrell!

By on March 3, 2008 at 11:09 AM.
 

We just met up with Pharrell at the studio for a quick interview and we covered a wide variety of topics. From his gold iPhones and BlackBerrys, to this new online art gallery he put us onto, to world-traveling, we got it on camera! We also drop a few hints at the end about what we’re working on…It’s going to be war out there on the streets!

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Sean Kingston interview at CES

Sean Kingston interview at CES

By on January 8, 2008 at 6:07 PM.

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We caught up with recording artist Sean Kingston here at CES who was performing for a Sony Corporate showcase. He’s definitely on the ball when it comes to gadgets; an iPod Touch, Sidekick LX, Sony Ericsson phones, and a home recording studio. Now, where are all those "Beautiful Girls" he talks about…

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Apple & Jay-Z: the follow up

Apple & Jay-Z: the follow up

By on January 3, 2008 at 11:32 AM.

Now that you’ve heard the news, we thought it was time to break things down and add a little more of what we know. When we said Apple and Jay-Z were starting a record label, it doesn’t mean that Jay is running it. It just means they are doing it together. What we think will happen is Jay will be on as an "urban" artist, and Apple will go out and make similar deals with other rock and country artists. But Jay-Z has 2 albums left at Def Jam, right? Well, he’s going to develop and attract artists like he did at Def Jam as president. Jay has the power to get artists on the radio, get them media ops, etc. Having him on board for urban artists is the ultimate stamp of approval, and makes total sense. We see this working as a straight distribution model, with little, but some marketing support. I guess Ringles weren’t enough to satisfy the fans…

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Jay-Z launching record label with Apple

Jay-Z launching record label with Apple

By on January 2, 2008 at 5:23 PM.

This one’s been floating around like a hot air balloon, but we’ve just about confirmed it. For those that don’t know, Jay-Z left Def Jam as President last month, and everyone’s been talking about where he’s heading. While this might be one of his many other venutures, we just heard that Jay-Z is launching a record label with Apple. No, Beyonce will not be formally attached. This is from a high-up person attached to Jay (no, not who you’re thinking), and it’s said to be a go! Jay is supposedly totally into the business model, and really wants this to happen. Hey, Apple! Send us some MacWorld passes, and we’ll cut down on the leaks, ‘kay?

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Pharrell Williams and the Gold iPhone

Pharrell Williams and the Gold iPhone

By on December 13, 2007 at 1:09 PM.

There isn’t too much to write about here. The goldmaster himself, Pharrell Williams, has upgraded from the BlackBerry 8800 we saw a little while ago, to a solid gold iPhone done by the one and only Jacob the Jeweler. 18k solid gold, and the best part? The black plastic piece at the bottom of the iPhone where the antenna is housed was not touched. What does this mean? Full service unlike the other gold devices. Let us know if you want help jailbreakin’ that bitch, P! One more shot after the jump!

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Snoop Dogg gets his morning tech fix from BGR!

Snoop Dogg gets his morning tech fix from BGR!

By on December 5, 2007 at 10:32 AM.

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You’re damn right! The Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg, loves to get news of leaked BlackBerry specs, UMPC battles, and heck, maybe even a diamond-studded Playstation controller, right here on The Boy Genius Report. You dig’?

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The AP has the best apologies

The AP has the best apologies

By on November 28, 2007 at 8:24 PM.

We’re going to use the excuse that Paris Hilton usually has the hottest new gadgets/cell phones as our tie-in to why we should post this. But to be honest, this really doesn’t have much to do with anything…we just thought this was hilarious:

GAUHATI, India (AP) – In a November story, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that Paris Hilton was praised by conservationists for highlighting the problem of binge-drinking elephants in northeastern India. Lori Berk, a publicist for Hilton, said she never made any comments about helping drunken elephants in India.  

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