If you own an Xbox One and you haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet, you’re missing out on one of the most fun games of 2014, but don’t run to GameStop quite yet. To celebrate the first year of Xbox One, Microsoft is giving away Sunset Overdrive this weekend. The catch? You’ll only have access to the game for 24 hours. More →
Anyone who bought Grand Theft Auto V for the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 might be a little apprehensive about shelling out cash for the game again now that it’s available on both the Xbox One and Playstation 4. However, if there’s one thing that might convince you to buy the game twice, it’s the inclusion of a new first-person mode that will let you have even more fun causing mayhem in Los Santos than ever before. More →
If you’re planning on buying gadgets this Black Friday and you want to find the biggest discounts, then your best bet may be to try Walmart, Newegg and Best Buy first. Mobile shopping app ShopSavvy, which lets its users track major sales at different retailers across multiple brands, has just given us some data about which retailers are offering the biggest average discounts on gadgets this Black Friday. It turns out that Walmart is offering the biggest average electronics discount at 44.5% off, followed by Newegg at 42.7% off and Best Buy at 38.2% off. More →
There is absolutely no question that Adobe Flash took a massive hit when late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made it his personal mission to crush the shaky web tech and replace it with HTML5. Flash will someday be completely extinct as a result of that crusade, but it’s still hanging on for the time being and many websites will continue to make use of Flash for years to come.
People always talk about how phones and tablets are replacing desktop and laptop computers, but can they really be considered a suitable replacement if they can’t even properly display the millions of websites that still use Flash?
If you have an Android device and want to truly experience everything various websites have to offer, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily add Flash support to your phone or tablet. More →
If you plan on buying a new television or computer during one of the Black Friday sales events next weekend, we’d be remiss not to clue you in on a good spot to shop for accessories as well. Starting next week, online retailer Monoprice will put 215 products on sale, from microphones and headsets to routers and monitors. More →
Something incredible happened with the iPhone 6 — the do-it-yourself repair gurus at iFixit actually gave it a respectable score for repairability. Normally, Apple’s products prioritize lightness and thinness over repairability and the devices are often loaded with strangely designed screws and glued-in batteries. But this time iFixit found that the device was surprisingly easy to fix on your own, provided you have the right tools and know-how. To celebrate this monumental achievement, iFixit has put out the most comprehensive self-repair guide for the iPhone 6 that we’ve seen yet and it will hopefully ensure that you never have to take your device to the Apple Store if it’s in need of a fix. More →
It turns out the Europe’s “right to be forgotten” regulations against Google were only the beginning. The Financial Times reports that the European Union’s parliament is working on a proposal to force Google to unbundle its major search business from all its other services. In other words, it sounds like Google will have to keep data on what you search for separate from all of the other services it offers, such as Gmail, Google Maps and more. It also sounds like Google would be prohibited from giving favorable treatment in its search results to its own services. More →
One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have shown in the last 18 months. While companies such as Apple and Google have started encrypting iPhone and Android devices by default, prompting the U.S. government to heavily criticize their encryption practices, that doesn’t mean smartphones are now free from spying. More →
The Nexus 6 is a very good phone in many ways but, as we made clear in our review, it has a lot of flaws as well. To take one example, Business Insider has done a photo shootout between the Nexus 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 and has found that the big Nexus’s camera is truly subpar in low-light situations. More →
How would you like a brand new Google Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4 or HTC One M8 for free? Yesterday we launched the BGR Deals Store and today to show some Friday love, we’re offering a sweet giveaway. Enter with a valid email address (only one entry per person), and then share it via Facebook and Twitter—your friends and followers who sign up will be counted as additional entries for you.
The prize? You can choose between six high-end Android phones: the Google Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, HTC One M8, Moto X, LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. More →
Google has a new Google Maps version out, Android Police reports, which brings some neat new features to this popular Google service. Google Maps 9.1 for Android — available for immediate download by following the source link, in case it hasn’t been already rolled out to your device — will be even more useful when planning trips or when looking for certain locations. More →
Earlier this month, researchers at cybersecurity firm FireEye discovered a vulnerability in the iOS operating system which could allow hackers to replace legitimate apps with malicious copies, giving them access to any data the user entered into the hacked app. These “Masque Attacks” were enough of a threat to convince the U.S. government to release a statement warning iPhone users to avoid downloading apps from third-party sources until the issue could be resolved.
Apple was quick to issue its own response, downplaying the severity of the vulnerability, but further research by Trend Micro seems to indicate that the threat is even more serious that originally reported. More →
As we’ve noted before, the BlackBerry Passport isn’t for the faint of heart — it’s a manly tool to be used for real work, and if its large square display and wide boxy frame intimidate you, then tough! BlackBerry this month put up a new video that once again shows the advantage of having a large square display like the one on the Passport gives you the ability to get more real work done, especially when compared to a svelte little display like the one on your iPhone. More →