Twitter on Friday offered some interesting new information about its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations such as Islamic State, as the social networking site revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 different accounts related to terrorism since mid-2015. This sort of effort is important because ISIS in particular has proven very adept at using Twitter and other forms of social media to reach prospective recruits. More →
Have you ever played Quake III Arena and gotten killed by someone armed with only a Gauntlet? Do you remember the voice that taunted you right afterward by blurting out the single word, “HUMILIATION?” Well the equivalent of that just happened to doughy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who got absolutely burned on Twitter by none other than Jeb Bush.
Yes, that supposedly “low-energy” Jeb Bush. More →
But in 2016, not everyone watching the Super Bowl is going to have cable. Once again, the biggest game of the year will be streaming on all of your devices — here’s how to watch it on your phone, tablet or computer this Sunday. More →
Is it a piece of art? Is it some kind of alien probe? No, it’s just one of the coolest desk lamps on the face of the planet, and it also happens to be ridiculously affordable on Amazon. The LAMPAT Dimmable LED Desk Lamp never needs new bulbs and it looks and performs like something you’d find in a high-end hotel. There are touch-sensitive controls that switch between four unique lighting modes, and there’s even a timer button that will turn the lamp off after an hour. Last but not least, this lamp will charge your gear just like a hotel lamp thanks to the integrated USB port. More →
Later this month, the 2016 Oscars will take place amidst all the usual glitz, glamour, and red carpet revelry Hollywood is known for. Per usual, the main attraction at the Oscars will be the award for Best Picture.
This year, there are 8 films in the running, including The Big Short, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Brooklyn, Room, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Spotlight. While we’ll have to wait until February 2016 to find out who wins, the film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes has Brooklyn ranked as the top film of the year.
This has been a great week for shoppers looking to save on some terrific items, but the BGR Deals team isn’t done just yet. We’re following up yesterday’s wildly popular daily deals post with another 11 deals today. Sale items range from a sleek iPhone case and an iPad keyboard to some killer headphones and monitors. As always though, some of these deals are only available for a limited time so be sure to check them out now. More →
Ever since his death in 2011, we’ve heard lots of different accounts of what it was really like to work with Steve Jobs. One of the best ones was actually written very shortly after his death but is becoming popular again after being discovered by a Hacker News user. Glenn Reid, who had previously worked at Adobe, NeXT and Apple, wrote a testimonial about working Jobs right after he passed away and it’s a really interesting read. More →
Uber lovers, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that Uber has a secret “elite” Uber VIP program that gives members perks that regular Uber users don’t have access to. The bad news, unfortunately, is that the perks are uber-lame. More →
On Wednesday, we shared a video that showed us what it would be like if movies ended as soon as one of the characters said the title. It was genuinely funny, but it got us thinking — what are some of the best endings in movie history? Naturally, that led us straight to another YouTube video, this one from CineFix, focusing on the best closing shots ever filmed.
You’ll never believe what’s about to launch on Amazon: a drone that’s actually a drone! People have taken to calling any old quadcopter a “drone” despite the fact that these fun little devices rarely have the ability to fly autonomously. The AirDog Auto-Follow Drone for Adventure Sports is a completely different beast though. As the name might suggest, this awesome quadcopter can be programmed to take to the skies and fly alongside you automatically, following your every move as you hit the slopes, barrel down a river over white water rapids, or do whatever else it is you want to do and have filmed from the air. More →
What’s the absolute worst way for an intern to make an early impression at work? Falling asleep during your second day on the job is certainly up there and that’s what recently happened to one intern at a company whose story went viral online after he posted about it on Reddit. Noticing that the intern was asleep, his colleagues gathered around him and took a group photo mocking him, as you can see in the picture at the top of the page. Once this photo went viral, however, the Internet’s Photoshop wizards started cracking their knuckles and made it even funnier. Some prime examples follow below. More →
This week has been packed full of huge lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, so there’s no better way to close it out than by publishing our longest list of al time. We’ve got 20 new premium iOS apps for you today that are all on sale for free right now, and there are even more apps that are still free in yesterday’s post if you want to go back and look through those as well. More →