VH1 Fabulous life of Nerds: Pharrell & BGR interview

VH1 Fabulous life of Nerds: Pharrell & BGR interview

By on October 22, 2008 at 3:41 PM.

Not something terribly new, but kind of cool nonetheless. VH1 picked up some footage from our Pharrell interview earlier in the year and used in one of their episodes of The Fabulous Life. If you missed the interview we did or just want to check out some “geeked out hotness” including Pharrell’s famous solid gold iPhone, check the video!

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RIM brags to employees about celeb BlackBerry users

RIM brags to employees about celeb BlackBerry users

By on October 15, 2008 at 5:13 AM.

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Throughout the ages, mothers have always lectured their kids about the virtues of modesty, but it looks like some employees working at RIM never got that little nugget of advice. In a PowerPoint presentation courtesy of a RIM ninja, RIM shamefully proudly displays images of Lindsay Lohan, Michael Phelps, Cameron Diaz, John Mayer, Brad & Angelina, and Jessica Alba. But it gets even more lame. In a presentation note the following is written:

“In Australia, we have celebrities such as Jennifer Hawkins and Jamie Jury using BB
Micheal Phelps got a message on his BB from the president after winning 8 gold medals at recent olympics!!!!” [sic]

Look, all companies are proud when celebrities use and endorse their products because it means that they 1) have a degree of “cool” to them (whatevz, but it’s true), and 2) there are legions of obsessive fans out there who buy whatever their favorite starlets have. But the fact that there are people at RIM who get such a hard-on from celebrities that they start using paparazzi photos, misspelling names like Michael, and have to include not one but three exclamation marks is just absurd.

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BGR Radio: Episode One

BGR Radio: Episode One

By on September 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM.

We know, we know, you’ve heard this all before… but we’re serious this time! Promise. We’ve totally overhauled the show format, brought along the world-famous DJ Clue to help host and produce, and we’ve got some kick-ass celebrities lined up! In this first episode, we’ve got interviews with Kim Kardashian, Carmelo Anthony, and Mary J. Blige. Carmelo doesn’t know what social networks are, Kim Kardashian loves her Curve, and Mary J. sends over a million emails a month on her BlackBerry. Hot stuff, right? Make sure you check out the full episode below. Big big shout out to TeleNav for sponsoring the show, and make sure y’all check back in every couple weeks — we’re going in!

Click on over to BGR Radio!

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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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