Now that marijuana is legal in the state of Washington, the team at YouTube channel Cut Video decided to find three grandmothers in the state who had never smoked pot before and get them high. The results are predictably hilarious, especially when the stoned grandmas subsequently try to play Jenga and Cards Against Humanity. More →
Another day, another batch of jaw-dropping Black Friday 2014 sales uncovered. We have already shared several new Black Friday deals with you on Thursday, and with just one week to go before the biggest shopping day of the year is upon us, you can expect plenty of new details to trickle out over the next few days.
Although Comcast has been pledging for a while now to fix its legendarily awful customer service, little seems to have changed so far because nightmare stories of dealing with the company keep popping up on a regular basis. Two more such lurid tales have come to our attention this week that involve Comcast customers who have been doggedly trying to fight bogus fees that together total more than $3,000. More →
Every day is Black Friday here at BGR when it comes to paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday’s batch included 8 great apps, and some of them are still free downloads if you rush. Today, however, we have an even better group of apps on sale — seven apps in total that would normally cost you a combined $62 to download, but right now they’re all free for a very limited time. More →
This year’s One (M8) Android phone from HTC is easily the most beautiful smartphone of 2014. The design is incredible and the all-aluminum build is unmatched. Apple’s iPhones are typically the most sleek smartphones each year by a wide margin, but ugly antenna lines and a peculiar protruding camera lens marred an otherwise fantastic design this year.
Turning our attention to 2015, it’s probably safe to say that the upcoming HTC One (M9) will be among the most beautiful phones on the planet yet again next year. Of course, it’s amazing what you can accomplish when pesky things like physics and the cost of materials aren’t standing in your way, and a new HTC One (M9) concept shows us the Android smartphone we have all been dying for. More →
Walmart is not the only major retailer ready to sell you cheaper gadgets even before Black Friday 2014 kicks off, as Best Buy also has some special tech deals set to become available over the next three days. From November 20th through November 22nd, Best Buy will offer customers six special deals in addition to the Black Friday deals it has already disclosed in its giant flier for the shopping event. More →
Apple had long been rumored to add an ultra-strong sapphire glass display to this year’s iPhone 6 models, made in partnership with GT Advanced Technologies, but as soon as the iPhone maker launched this year’s iOS handsets it became clear that sapphire covers were not used on either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Since then, GTAT filed for bankruptcy, blaming Apple’s draconian supply contract for its doom, and The Wall Street Journal has learned more inside information about why the iPhone 6 doesn’t have a sapphire screen. More →
We gave you early details surrounding hhgregg’s big Black Friday sale late last week, but now the nationwide retailer has announced several changes to its Black Friday plans along with a few online-only doorbusters that gadget fans are going to love. And best of all, deal seekers won’t have to wait until Black Friday to start taking advantage of these big sales, as hhgregg is starting the action early on Wednesday, November 26th. More →
In addition to clearly marking which iOS and OS X apps in the App Store and Mac App Store have in-app purchase options, Apple has taken one more important step towards ensuring that customers know exactly what apps they’re downloading, as first spotted by MacRumors. The company has replaced the word “Free,” which appeared under the name of apps available as free downloads from its digital stores, regardless whether they come with in-app purchases or not, with the word “Get.”
Meanwhile, paid apps still have the price listed instead of the word “Get,” and all apps still have clear indicators when in-app purchases are available. More →
When it comes to smartphones, there is absolutely nothing more terrifying than the period of time between a phone slipping out of your hand and hitting the ground. It’s a brief moment, but it feels like an eternity. Even the best smartphone cases in the world won’t always protect your handset’s glass screen when it falls at just the right angle, but the next smartphone you buy might actually escape those nasty drops unscathed thanks to Corning’s latest development. More →
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida on Wednesday announced plans on fighting a type of online scam that cons unsuspecting PC users into paying up to hundreds of dollars for alleged security protection for their computers, which turns out to be fake software supposed to fix inexistent malware threats. Such businesses have fooled many individuals and companies into paying over $120 million for Internet security. More →
Half a dozen of the biggest games of the year are launching this week, but they’ll have to compete with one of the best-selling games of 2013. Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 and Xbox One hit store shelves on Tuesday, which means that gamers the world over want to know which version is worth spending their money on.
Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry is here to help.