Google Patents Eyeball Device

Google just patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball

Google just patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball

By on April 29, 2016 at 3:17 PM.

We may be accustomed to seeing high-tech companies file patents for out-there concepts and technologies, but a new patent from Google takes the cake. Originally spotted by Forbes, Google earlier this month filed a patent which describes a method of injecting a device into a person’s eyeball as a means to correct poor vision.

If you’re at all wary about inserting a Google product into your eyeball, well, you should be. The description of the patent in question seems to be lifted straight out of a bad sci-fi book.

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Galaxy S7 Price

You can get a brand new Galaxy S7 for $560 right now if you hurry

You can get a brand new Galaxy S7 for $560 right now if you hurry

By on April 29, 2016 at 2:48 PM.

There are precious few high-end smartphones that are actually worth paying top dollar for, but the Galaxy S7 should be counted among them. Samsung did a tremendous job of combining a gorgeous design with cutting-edge specs, and the S7 easily has the best smartphone display on the planet. It’s our favorite Android phone right now, hands down.

But just because it’s worth paying top dollar doesn’t mean you actually should. More →

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This humanoid robot diver is a submersible avatar

This humanoid robot diver is a submersible avatar

By on April 29, 2016 at 2:19 PM.

A professor at Stanford University has designed a robotic humanoid diver with articulated hands that is designed to be an underwater avatar, exploring the way a human would— while its driver remains safely up at the surface.

The robot, which measures about five feet long, uses artificial intelligence and also a haptic feedback system to provide its controller with a feel for what the robot is holding. While the front part of the submersible resembles a human, the back part features computers, batteries, and thrusters. More →

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NSA Spying American Citizens

The NSA doesn’t even know how many Americans it’s spying on

The NSA doesn’t even know how many Americans it’s spying on

By on April 29, 2016 at 1:50 PM.

The National Security Agency (NSA), which is behind some of the world’s most sophisticated mass surveillance operations, can’t say how many Americans it’s spying on in these endeavors. That’s not because it’s a secret, though that might be a reason too. It’s because the agency’s operations are so vast that it can’t even figure out the number. More →

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Tesla Model 3 Ugly Design

Hidden design details that will make you want Tesla’s Model 3 even more

Hidden design details that will make you want Tesla’s Model 3 even more

By on April 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM.

Hundreds of thousands of Tesla fans have been throwing money at the company to buy its cheapest electric car yet, securing their place in line to purchase the Model 3. Many of them preordered the car even before Tesla revealed its design and specs. In the meantime, almost everything is known about the Model 3 at this point, but a new report reveals hidden design details that might make Tesla’s new Model 3 one of the best electric cars money can buy in any price range. At least, for the time being. More →

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How To Fix iPhone Screen

This kit lets you fix your broken iPhone screen yourself

This kit lets you fix your broken iPhone screen yourself

By on April 29, 2016 at 12:52 PM.

We all know how nerve-racking it is the moment you feel your iPhone slipping out of your hand and dropping toward the ground. Whether it’s a 1-foot drop or a 6-foot drop, if the phone lands at the wrong angle the screen is done for. Sometimes there’s just no way to avoid it and Apple charges an arm and a leg to replace a cracked display.

Well guess what: There’s another option. More →

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Ted Lieu Interview

Meet Rep. Ted Lieu, a Congressman who says encryption is a ‘national security priority’

Meet Rep. Ted Lieu, a Congressman who says encryption is a ‘national security priority’

By on April 29, 2016 at 12:27 PM.

Ted Lieu is one of the few bona fide computer geeks in Congress. Even if you didn’t already know the California Democrat is one of only four congressmen (out of a total of 535) with a computer science degree, it’s the kind of thing that quickly becomes apparent when talking to the Stanford grad about a range of privacy and encryption matters.

For starters, he recently downloaded and started using WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform that earlier this month defaulted to end-to-end encryption for all users. He’s not only a supporter of strong encryption without backdoors — Lieu considers it “a national security priority.” More →

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Tesla Model X Production

Never-before-seen footage of Tesla’s Model S and Model X manufacturing process

Never-before-seen footage of Tesla’s Model S and Model X manufacturing process

By on April 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM.

While Tesla’s preoccupation with product secrecy is nowhere near as obsessive as Apple’s, the company over the past few years has become a bit more guarded about the happenings at its Fremont factory.

Over the past few months, however, Tesla has seemingly become a bit more willing to pull back the curtain of secrecy ever so slightly. This past February, for instance, Tesla allowed – for the first time in 5 years – a news crew to visit the factory where it manufactures the Model S and the Model X. Naturally, the crew managed to capture never before seen footage of Tesla’s Model X production line.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

Today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free

Today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free

By on April 29, 2016 at 11:37 AM.

It’s time to close out the week with one last batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday’s list included a whopping 15 premium apps that were all made free for a short time, and a number of them are still free downloads today as well. Friday’s list packs 10 new apps though, and you’ll find them all laid out below. More →

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Conan Clueless Gamer Mario Kart 8

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron lose to Conan O’Brien at Mario Kart 8

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron lose to Conan O’Brien at Mario Kart 8

By on April 29, 2016 at 11:12 AM.

Clueless Gamer is one of our favorite segments on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show. Typically Conan gets to sit down with a hotly anticipated game weeks before its release and stumble through it with his producer Aaron Bleyaert or a celebrity guest. This week was different, as Conan decided to play the Wii U classic Mario Kart 8 with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron to promote Neighbors 2.

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Best iPhone Wallpapers 2016

This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours

This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours

By on April 29, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

Every time I publish a post that includes a photo of my iPhone at the top of the page, my email inbox and Twitter DM box fill up a little quicker than usual. Why? People always seem to love the wallpapers I use on my iPhone. I’m not a designer and I don’t do anything particularly special to find wallpapers or to make them, but I do put some effort into the wallpapers I use. There are so few things Apple allows users to do to customize the look of the iPhone, so I try whatever I can to give my phone a little extra flair.

How do I always manage to make my iPhone look so much better than yours? It’s time to let the cat out of the bag. More →

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Amazon Deals

Amazon’s 12 best deals: Speed up your home internet, step up your accessory game, and more

Amazon’s 12 best deals: Speed up your home internet, step up your accessory game, and more

By on April 29, 2016 at 10:22 AM.

Working on the BGR Deals team is simultaneously one of the best jobs I’ve ever had and one of the worst. On one hand, it’s awesome to help readers find great deals on great gear. But on the other hand, I come across so many solid bargains that I end up buying way too many of them myself. First world problems, am I right?

Today’s daily deals post includes 12 terrific sales spanning a sweet Samsung HDTV for just $230, a pair of powerline adapters that will speed up your home internet, an awesome convertible Windows laptop for $250, two terrific iPhone accessories, and more. More →

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The Punisher Marvel Netflix Series

‘The Punisher’ will be Marvel’s next Netflix series

‘The Punisher’ will be Marvel’s next Netflix series

By on April 29, 2016 at 9:59 AM.

It looks like The Punisher made an impact.

On Friday, Marvel announced that Netflix has officially ordered a Punisher spin-off series following the character’s critically praised debut in the second season of Daredevil. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle with Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) serving as executive producer and showrunner.

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