Plenty of guys out there have the hots for Scarlett Johansson, but most of them haven’t taken their obsessions to a level that’s this unhealthy. Mirror.co.uk brings us the story of Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old product designer from Hong Kong who spent $50,000 to create a creepily lifelike robot that looks like actress Scarlett Johansson.
Yes, this is real and it’s a wee bit disturbing.
On Tuesday, Snapchat unleashed one of the more meaningful software updates its app has seen in recent months. Dubbed Chat 2.0, the new update allows users to jump straight from sending a message to initiating a voice or audio chat. If they aren’t around, you can leave an audio message instead, but that’s not all. More →
I made a huge mistake this morning.
After BGR editor Brad Reed pointed out that Burger King had recently released its spiciest burger ever, I mentioned that I lived right across the street from a Burger King. Two hours later, I was in line ordering the Angriest Whopper combo, complete with small fries, a Sprite to drink and a burger that had been dyed red.
I’ve seen a lot of very impressive Wheel of Fortune contestants over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone quite as good as Robert Santoli, a recent Wheel contestant who started the game by solving an entire puzzle with only one letter and then went on to crush any and all opposition on his way to victory. This has to be seen to be believed. More →
Not a day goes by when I don’t praise the heavens for YouTube. Why? Because without YouTube, countless oddballs who have strange fetishes for crushing things with hydraulic presses and pouring molten copper onto food would never be able to share their passions with the world. I recently discovered yet another addictive YouTube channel that’s simply called “LET’S MELT THIS” and its sole purpose is to, you guess it, show videos of stuff melting. More →
The “weekly” BGR Show podcast might never actually be released on a weekly basis, but Jonathan and Zach managed to only skip one week this time, so things are at least moving in the right direction. On this week’s episode, the pair discuss new Apple products that are launching this week, as well as some big changes that are currently taking place at Apple. Jonathan also makes a shocking admission when he reveals that he’s having some second thoughts about… actually, we won’t spoil it for you.
The full episode is embedded below, or you can download it on iTunes. More →
Earlier this month, Instagram published a blog post on its website explaining that many of its users were missing the photos and videos they “might care about the most.” Therefore, the company is planning to eliminate the chronological feed in favor of an algorithmic timeline similar to Facebook’s.
Instagram users were livid, and that anger has only swelled in the ensuing weeks. More →
The Night’s King — the supernatural entity who commands the White Walkers — has for the most part been a behind-the-scenes threat so far in Game of Thrones. Starting in season 6, however, it looks like this villain is going to come more to the forefront as a major antagonist in the show. HBO on Tuesday posted a new video that gives us an early closeup look at the Night’s King by highlighting the work done by Game of Thrones’ prosthetics department. More →
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a dud with critics but a smash hit with moviegoers. Warner Brothers released a video of a deleted scene from the movie on Monday that shows how the movie’s ending could have been significantly better, as it would have provided a major teaser for the upcoming Justice League movie.
Warning: Spoilers follow below. More →
Donald Trump is literally the scariest presidential candidate in the 2016 race. In fact, a recent New York Times/CBS polls found that 50% of American voters said they’d be “scared” if he were elected president, while an additional 19% said they’d be “concerned” about his election. Given this, making the prospect of a Trump presidency significantly scarier shouldn’t be possible… except it totally is. Vimeo user Eric Cheng recently decided to run a Donald Trump speech through Google’s Deep Dream software and the results were predictably terrifying. More →
Remember the good old days when going to the ballpark meant buying a hot dog, crackerjacks and a Coke? Like most good things in our depraved modern age, these simple pleasures had to be “fixed” even though they were never broken in the slightest. That’s why we’re now seeing two new ballpark treats that honestly could kill by the time of the 7th-inning stretch: The Burgerizza and the Cracker Jack and Mac Dog. More →
Oh, racist Internet trolls… is there anything you won’t try to ruin? Microsoft this week created a Twitter account for its experimental artificial intelligence project called Tay that was designed to interact with “18 to 24 year olds in the U.S., the dominant users of mobile social chat services in the US.” Tay is supposed to become a smarter conversationalist the more it interacts with people and learns their speech patterns. The problem arose when a pack of trolls decided to teach Tay how to say a bunch of offensive and racist things that Microsoft had to delete from its Twitter account. More →