Netflix Movies and Shows

Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (Apr. 26 – May 2)

Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (Apr. 26 – May 2)

By on April 27, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock.

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Apple Watch iPhone Battery Life

Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse

By on April 27, 2015 at 10:02 AM.

Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse

Apple’s latest iPhones are, without question, the company’s most impressive iPhones to date. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus both feature sleek designs, stunning screens and shockingly strong performance that manages to crush most rival smartphones despite Apple’s decision to stick with a dual-core chipset and 1GB of RAM.

But there is one area where the smaller iPhone model in particular definitely lags behind much of the competition, and it looks like the problem is being exacerbated by the brand new Apple Watch. More →

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Tidal Launch Apple

Did Apple try to sabotage the Tidal launch?

By on April 27, 2015 at 9:41 AM.

Did Apple try to sabotage the Tidal launch?

There’s a strange war brewing between Apple and Tidal, the Jay-Z run music streaming site which, as we covered in great detail before, was quickly ushered out of the U.S. iPhone top 20 download chart before plummeting out of the top 700. Put simply, the Tidal launch was nothing short of a spectacular failure.

Now comes a report via the NY Post alleging that Apple may have taken deliberate steps to cripple the Tidal launch in order to weaken the competitive landscape ahead of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled Beats Music service. The allegation, naturally, stems from an anonymous source from within the music industry.

According to the source, Apple purposefully took a longer time than usual to approve updates to Tidal’s iOS app. So while Tidal’s Android app was updated on April 15, the company’s revamped iOS app “still hasn’t received approval for Apple’s iOS app store.”

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Apple Watch Torture

Video: Apple Watch undergoes extreme torture testing

By on April 27, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Video: Apple Watch undergoes extreme torture testing

The wait is finally over. The Apple Watch is out and in stores and, not surprisingly, has already been subjected to some extreme torture testing. While we’ve already highlighted how the Apple Watch is much more water-resistant than anyone expected, it turns out Apple’s new wearable can withstand almost any type of torture test people can come with, including being submerged in boiling water.

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Tesla Home Battery Prices and Financing

Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

By on April 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

Tesla this week will unveil a brand new product that’s not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries that could power a house during blackouts, but also batteries that could be used in stores and other large facilities. More →

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Jay-Z Tidal Vs. Spotify Pandora

Jay-Z says Tidal criticism is part of an organized ‘smear campaign’ by big companies

Jay-Z says Tidal criticism is part of an organized ‘smear campaign’ by big companies

By on April 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Jay Z this weekend tweeted an ominous and serious accusation: “There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist & fan. .” This would seem to indicate that he believes the broadly negative recent media coverage of his Tidal music streaming service is based on “big companies” waging an expensive media war on a small, floundering application. Is this a likely scenario? Let’s examine the timeline of the past week. More →

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Nokia Android Smartphone Release Date

Nokia just crushed our dreams

By on April 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Nokia just crushed our dreams

One of the biggest dreams of many Android fans has been the mythical high-end Nokia Android phone the company never got to make. However, the Nokia Android rumor keeps coming back time and again, building brief excitement before returning to a dormant state.

A few days ago, a report said that what’s left of the Finnish company will soon get back into the smartphone business. But now, the company denied the new rumor, although it’s not entirely bad news for Android fans. More →

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White House Hack: Obama's Emails

Russian hackers accessed Obama’s email in ‘worrisome’ White House hit

By on April 27, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Russian hackers accessed Obama’s email in ‘worrisome’ White House hit

Last year, hackers hit the unclassified computer network of the White House, accessing in the process the email correspondence between President Obama and some of the people he emails, or used to email frequently, The New York Times reports. Initially, the White House did not disclose this detail, and it’s not clear what kind of sensitive data has been stolen in the processes, but the Times learned the hack has been “more intrusive and worrisome” than publicly acknowledged. More →

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Best Kickstarter Projects BevPod Cooler

An engineer has come up with a brilliant new cooler design that beer lovers will adore

By on April 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

An engineer has come up with a brilliant new cooler design that beer lovers will adore

With summer less than two months away, you’re probably thinking about going on some fun outdoor excursions that involve taking some beer with you in a cooler. However, the current coolers on the market are something of a bummer since they tend to be both heavy and unwieldy. Denver-based engineer Scotty Allen is trying to change all that, however, with a brilliant new cooler design that will make bringing beer along with you to picnics and hikes easier than ever before. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Lobbying

Comcast and TWC lit $32 million on fire lobbying the government to pass their merger

By on April 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Comcast and TWC lit $32 million on fire lobbying the government to pass their merger

This will be heartbreaking for many of you to hear, but it seems that Comcast and Time Warner Cable spent a total of $32 million lobbying the government to sign off on their merger and they still didn’t get what they wanted. In a big Politico report called “Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger shows limits of lobbying,” we learn that Comcast and TWC pulled out all the stops to get their merger approved but that it still wasn’t enough. More →

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Lenovo K80 Specs 4GB RAM

Lenovo’s new monster phone features 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery

By on April 24, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Lenovo’s new monster phone features 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery

Earlier this week, we posted a video showing you why having 4GB of RAM on your phone is awesome — basically, it lets you seamlessly multitask even when you’re running several graphics-intensive applications at once. Now Lenovo has come out with a new phone called the K80 that combines this capability with a massive 4,000mAh battery to boot. More →

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Groupon Security

Why Groupon refused to pay a security researcher who discovered serious XSS bugs

By on April 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Why Groupon refused to pay a security researcher who discovered serious XSS bugs

It’s very common these days for tech companies Google and Microsoft to offer hackers and security researchers big bucks if they’re able to find security vulnerabilities that could pose serious threats to important software and services. Google in particular often hosts its own hacking competition where the search giant puts millions of dollars on the line for anyone savvy enough to skirt around Google’s built-in security schemes.

Recently, one security researcher found a number of high-level vulnerabilities on Groupon’s website. Groupon promptly patched the security holes but, as it turns out, is refusing to pay him.

Here’s why.

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