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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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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