Star Wars Episode VIII Leaked Photos

Spoiler pictures from the set of Star Wars Episode VII leak showing new alien creature

By on June 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

Spoiler pictures from the set of Star Wars Episode VII leak showing new alien creature

We learned about the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII in late April and now we’re getting our first look right from the set. TMZ has obtained some leaked pictures that give us a closeup look at the set of the new film, including pictures of both a Tatooine marketplace and a gigantic hippopotamus-like creature that TMZ says takes five different men to operate. The new Star Wars movie is now being filmed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, so it’s not surprising that the pictures shown on TMZ’s page all show a desert landscape. More →

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Indiegogo Qleek and Tapps Media Player

This tiny wooden hexagon might make physical media relevant again

By on May 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

This tiny wooden hexagon might make physical media relevant again

In a world that’s more and more focused on digital content rather than physical media, Qleek wants to make physical media popular and beautiful again by reinventing how digital content is stored and played. Qleek is composed of a wooden media player that can play whatever’s on a Tapp, which is a tiny wooden hexagon capable of carrying all sorts of data, including pictures, videos and music. A Tapp is also user-customizable, both in terms of its external appearance and the content it carries. More →

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LG G3 Liveblog

Live coverage: LG unveils its brand new flagship G3 smartphone

By on May 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Live coverage: LG unveils its brand new flagship G3 smartphone

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to meet one of the most exciting new smartphones of 2014… again. Details surrounding LG’s new G3 smartphone have been leaking constantly for the past few months, and things came to a head when LG Netherlands accidentally posted official press images of the G3 as well as the flagship phone’s complete specs.

Thanks to that massive leak, we know we’re in store for one of the most impressive Android phones of all time. More →

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Apple Beats Music Streaming Service

Why the Beats deal is still happening and is critical to Apple’s business

By on May 23, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Why the Beats deal is still happening and is critical to Apple’s business

Even though the acquisition still hasn’t been announced, the Beats deal is apparently very much in the picture and appears to be a critical move for Apple’s business, TechCrunch has learned. Speculation has run wild surrounding Apple’s reasoning behind a major $3.2 billion Beats purchase, but the publication appears to have learned exactly what Beats brings to the table for Apple. More →

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Microsoft Surface Live Streaming Video

Live streaming video: Watch live as Microsoft unveils brand new Surface tablets

By on May 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

Live streaming video: Watch live as Microsoft unveils brand new Surface tablets

Microsoft’s Surface tablet lineup consists of what are arguably the most exciting and intriguing Windows 8/8.1/RT devices on the planet. They’re sleek and beautiful, they’re fast and powerful, and they’re remarkably well designed. In fact, they’re probably some of the best designed tablets the world has ever seen. More →

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It’s official: Luke, Leia and Han Solo will all return for Star Wars: Episode VII

By on April 29, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

It’s official: Luke, Leia and Han Solo will all return for Star Wars: Episode VII

Great news Star Wars fans: All your old favorites will be appearing in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The new Star Wars film officially announced its cast today and it will include past heroes Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo). Other stars of the new movie will include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Other returning stars for the film include Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, who respectively did the voices and/or wore the costumes of C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Although the Star Wars movie franchise fell on hard times after the Jar-Jar Binks-tainted Episodes I through III, Disney is hoping that passing the torch from creator George Lucas over to J.J. Abrams will revive the most popular sci-fi series of all-time.

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In Your Eyes Download

New movie from Avengers director Joss Whedon released as $5 Vimeo rental

By on April 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

New movie from Avengers director Joss Whedon released as $5 Vimeo rental

Acclaimed writer and director Joss Whedon is responsible for several cult classic TV shows including Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he is known more recently for writing and directing the blockbuster smash, The Avengers. Whedon has been known to experiment in his films and with new distribution methods, and his latest project could be one of his most interesting experiments yet. More →

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Battlestar Galactica New Feature Film

Great news for sci-fi fans: Battlestar Galactica is getting re-imagined again as a feature film

By on April 8, 2014 at 6:17 PM.

Great news for sci-fi fans: Battlestar Galactica is getting re-imagined again as a feature film

SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica, which itself was a gritty re-imagining of a campy 1970s TV show of the same name, was one of the best science fiction TV shows of the last decade. And now apparently it’s getting re-imagined yet again, as Variety reports that Universal is planning to start a film franchise based on the show that will feature a new writing team from the one that made BSG a hit during its run from 2004 through 2009. Variety says that screenwriter Jack Paglen, who is the screenwriter for upcoming sci-fi films Transcendence and the sequel to Prometheus, has signed on to write the re-re-imagined BSG. Variety doesn’t give us any information on the film’s casting or its release date, so it’s very likely that the new BSG is still quite a ways off.

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Chromecast International Launch Sales

Chromecast off to a great start in Europe

By on April 1, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Chromecast off to a great start in Europe

Shortly after Google launched its Chromecast dongle in various international markets, a report says the device is quite popular in Europe, singling out U.K. and Norway as top markets for the device. GigaOm says that Curry sold a Chromecast every 4.5 seconds on launch day in the U.K. Some stores sold out the allotted stock on launch day, with one representative calling it “one of the most successful launch days, both online and in-store, in recent years,” comparable with an iPad launch – however, the Chromecast is a significantly more affordable purchase option for consumers. More →

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Wu Tang Clan New Album

Rap legend Rza explains why there will only be one copy of Wu-Tang’s next album

By on March 27, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Rap legend Rza explains why there will only be one copy of Wu-Tang’s next album

Most hip-hop artists strive to sell millions of records but legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper and producer Rza wants to sell exactly one. In an interview with Forbes, Rza explains why he and the Wu have decided to release only one physical copy of their upcoming double album that will be called “The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.” More →

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Video Redditor Eats His Hat

Video: Watch a Redditor literally eat his hat for being wrong about Bitcoin

By on March 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM.

Video: Watch a Redditor literally eat his hat for being wrong about Bitcoin

You have to tip your cap to a man who makes a very unwise bet but who nonetheless follows through on it. Digital Trends brings us the story of a Redditor who goes by the name of “Anndddyyyy” who made a bet that he would eat his hat if Bitcoin’s price didn’t rise above $1,000 by January 1st, 2014. It goes without saying that this didn’t come to pass and “Anndddyyyy,” who admits to being drunk when making the bet, was on the hook for one hat eating. But while many people would have welched on such a bet, “Anndddyyyy” decided to follow through and shoot of 45-minute video documentary of himself cutting up a bandana and slowly devouring it bit by bit. The video posted below is not safe for work, as “Anndddyyyy” swears quite a bit during his hat eating but is nonetheless worth watching for anyone who enjoys watching Internet nerds do things that are completely ridiculous. More →

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HTC One Liveblog

Live coverage: HTC unveils the all new HTC One (M8)

Live coverage: HTC unveils the all new HTC One (M8)

By on March 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

The sequel to what was arguably the best Android smartphone in the world last year is finally about to be unveiled, and BGR is on hand live to bring you all the action from HTC’s big press conference in New York City. The steady flow of rumors and leaks suggest that the all new HTC One (M8) is going to one of the hottest smartphones of the year, but nothing is known with any certainty until HTC finally makes this hotly anticipated smartphone official. If you want to learn everything there is to know about what is shaping up to easily be one of the best new smartphones of the year, you’re in luck because we have live streaming video from the event right here.

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