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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Guess who the diamond-encrusted Playstation controller belongs to?

Guess who the diamond-encrusted Playstation controller belongs to?

By on November 25, 2007 at 10:45 AM.

Some love Xbox, some love Wii, but it looks like the Playstation’s got a serious fan, right? Made of 18k solid white gold and over 68.34ct of black diamonds, this is one impressive Playstation controller chain. The question we ask you, dear readers, is who’s chain is it? Jay-Z, Paris, or Shaquille O’Neal? Well, none of them. To find who rocks the rocks, hit the jump!

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Jay-Z, like Radiohead and AC/DC, shuns iTunes

Jay-Z, like Radiohead and AC/DC, shuns iTunes

By on November 12, 2007 at 12:14 PM.

Jay-Z is retired. Yet, his new album "American Gangster," is trying bigger than ever. But, it will never find its way onto iTunes, namely because Jay Hova doesn’t want the record parted out track-by-track. “Let me make it clear – I don’t have a problem with iTunes. It’s just our interests were not in line,” he said. “No one can dictate to an artist, any artist, how they should express themselves.” Not to argue with someone who’s found so much success, but wouldn’t an "Album Only" option on iTunes solve the problem? Surely, someone of Jay-Z’s status could command a slightly different execution of essentially the same plan. Oh, we get it! ITunes sales don’t count as SoundScan, so the unretired "Roc Boy" wants to get as many scanned numbers as possible. Sneaky, sneaky!

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BGR's one-year anniversary pics!

BGR's one-year anniversary pics!

By on October 24, 2007 at 4:34 AM.

We had a great event tonight! Diddy showed up to support BGR and check out the AT&T Tilt, Michael Strahan got it poppin’ in the VIP, Fabolous rocked the stage, DJ Clue released a "Desert Storm" on the turntables, and Just Blaze provided nothing less than musical perfection for the crowd. We’re forgetting people, but thanks to everyone that came out and partied with us! Super big shout out to AT&T for believing in us enough to sponsor our event and partake in the festivities, and also a big thanks to TeleNav (without them, we wouldn’t have found the venue). More updates later, but for now we’ve put together some quick pics in the gallery!

Take a look at our one-year anniversary event!

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Nick Cannon Wilds Out with a Sidekick LX

Nick Cannon Wilds Out with a Sidekick LX

By on September 30, 2007 at 7:35 AM.

Just a tad better than Master P, don’t you say? If there was any question about it, T-Mobile has started to build a buzz around their upcoming Sidekick LX handset due to be released October 24th. I’d say that about the Sidekick Slide, but there hasn’t been much more than pictures released and let’s be real…We totally p0wned that! We love you, T-Mobile!

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Motorola's going for the ladies, Korean ladies to be exact

Motorola's going for the ladies, Korean ladies to be exact

By on September 15, 2007 at 2:28 AM.

Motorola’s really not stopping with the David Beckham ads! Take a look at a new Korean ad featuring Becks donning a Motorola RAZR 2 chain. Hey, at least they know how to get people’s attention. Unlike some other manufacturer we know of…Ladies, does this make you want to move to Korea and buy a RAZR 2? Or could you not care less? Just wondering.

[Via GeekSugar]

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Diddy opens assistant position to the YouTube crowd

Diddy opens assistant position to the YouTube crowd

By on July 30, 2007 at 11:34 AM.

Have you ever dreamt of being the personal assistant to the rich and powerful? Here’s your chance. Diddy, aka P. Diddy (only in England) aka Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, has decided to tap into the younger market in his quest for a new assistant. The music mogul is accepting online applications in the form of YouTube video auditions. Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply by posting their very own YouTube clip, 3 minutes or less, explaining precisely why they would be a suitable successor to the venerable Fonzworth Bentley. Be warned, however, that Diddy has quite the temper, and is known for his bizarre, and frequent requests. You may find yourself fetching a sugar cookie from Spanish Harlem before you know it. Applicants must possess a college degree of some sort. Over 600 people have applied thus far, so get to your digicam and make us proud!

[Via NYTimes]

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Bidder offers $100k for an iPhone

Bidder offers $100k for an iPhone

By on July 10, 2007 at 1:49 PM.

In an charity event for Keep A Child Alive, a bidder jumped to the front of the pack by offering $100,000 for an iPhone purchased by director Spike Lee for the charity. Included in the package are two Jawbone bluetooth headsets, two round-trip domestic airline tickets, and two VIP passes to the “Black Ball” charity concert in New York. And, to top it all off, the winner gets a personalized voicemail greeting from Keep A Child Alive ambassador Alicia Keys, who will present the phone to the winner at an event honoring Bono on October 25th.¬†The auction ended on Friday at 6pm ET, but no word yet on whether the $100k bid was the winning one.Read

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