Xiaomi vs. Apple Samsung

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung receives more attention that any other battle in the smartphone world, but while the two heavy hitters were duking it out, a small Chinese phone maker swiftly ascended to the No. 3 spot in the industry. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, has surpassed some of the market’s biggest names, including Sony, LG and HTC.

According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, this is just the beginning. More →

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Best Black Friday Video Game Deals

These are the best Black Friday game console deals available

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

These are the best Black Friday game console deals available

If you’ve been waiting patiently all year for the right time to buy a new game console, now is your chance. BestBlackFriday.com has put together a list of all the best PS4, Xbox One and Wii U deals available during Thanksgiving and the Black Friday weekend, so be sure to read on if you want to save big this holiday season.

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Introducing the BGR Deals Store: Save major cash every day on the latest innovative tech products

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM.

Introducing the BGR Deals Store: Save major cash every day on the latest innovative tech products

It’s getting to the end of November, and that means discount season is upon us. We’re kicking off the deals a bit early by partnering with StackCommerce to launch the BGR Deals Store – a hand-curated list of the best money-saving opportunities in gadgets, gizmos and all things geeky.

What’s more, through this weekend, you can also get 10% off on your purchases in the store with this special code: BGRSTORE10 More →

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Xbox One One Year Anniversary

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

This weekend, the Xbox One will celebrate its one year anniversary. In order to show its appreciation for nearly 10 million console sales since launch, Microsoft is offering a wide range of digital goodies to all of its early adopters.

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Walmart $90 PlayStation 4 Trick

You can no longer trick Walmart into selling you a brand new PS4 for $90

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

You can no longer trick Walmart into selling you a brand new PS4 for $90

Some crafty customers looking to spend no more than $89.99 on a brand-new PlayStation 4 console this holiday season have already taken advantage of Walmart’s price-matching policy. They managed to scam the retailer into selling the console for that ridiculous price, which was previously used in a fake online Amazon listing from a third-party that Amazon later removed. Since then, Walmart has caught on to the trick, Business Insider reports, and will no longer honor fraudulent prices. More →

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Google Chrome Hidden Game

You have to try this hidden game in Google’s mobile Chrome browser

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:55 PM.

You have to try this hidden game in Google’s mobile Chrome browser

Google knows that it’s a bummer when your phone has no Wi-Fi or LTE connection. Because of this, it’s hidden a game in its Chrome mobile browser that you can play when your phone isn’t connected to the web. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

It’s easy to see why Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the most anticipated updates in the history of Google’s mobile operating system, but many Android users are having to wait their turn to download it to their own smartphones. To help ease the pain, SamMobile has been releasing exclusive video previews of the update on various smartphones.

This week, two of the highlights have included the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, the second-newest generation of Samsung devices. More →

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Apple Watch Sales 2015

New predictions suggest Apple Watch sales will be even crazier than most people think

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

New predictions suggest Apple Watch sales will be even crazier than most people think

Apple will launch the Apple Watch next year, and the company is expected to sell anywhere from 30 million to 40 million smartwatches in its first 12 months of availability, according to a report citing orders Apple may have placed with suppliers. But 30 million Apple Watches in a year might be a “conservative” number, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said in a recent note to investors. More →

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iOS 8.1.1 Performance Issues

Has Apple finally fixed major iOS 8 performance issues on older iPhones and iPads?

By on November 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Has Apple finally fixed major iOS 8 performance issues on older iPhones and iPads?

If you have an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2, you probably shouldn’t have upgraded to iOS 8. But in case you did and are stuck with subpar performance on your device, you should definitely install iOS 8.1.1 to at least get some marginal improvements on your older Apple devices. Ars Technica has done a thorough look at how iOS 8.1.1 performs on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and it says that while both devices do perform better with the newest update, some critical issues remain. More →

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Google Keyboard App Translation

Google is working on a mobile keyboard with an incredible real-time translation feature

By on November 20, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Google is working on a mobile keyboard with an incredible real-time translation feature

With so many awesome third-party keyboard apps out there, it can be hard to distinguish yours from the crowd. It seems that Google has been working on a keyboard app that really delivers something we haven’t seen in any other keyboard app so far: The ability to have conversations with people in multiple languages that will automatically translate for you with the help of Google Translate. More →

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iPhone and Android Encryption vs. FBI

Why the government keeps telling you iPhone encryption will eventually kill a child

By on November 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Why the government keeps telling you iPhone encryption will eventually kill a child

The U.S. government doesn’t appreciate the increased personal data protection measures tech companies including Apple, Google and others offer their American and international customers following the many reports that detailed the advanced spying and mass data collection tools the NSA has at its disposal. As a result, the government keeps offering tragedy scenarios — that a child will die because law enforcement agencies will not be able to access crucial data on an encrypted phone belonging to a criminal — in its attempt to persuade tech companies to come up with some sort of encryption technology that would give law enforcement agencies access to protected phones and other devices with a warrant, while still protecting other users’ privacy. More →

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Microsoft Black Friday 2014

Microsoft announces even more killer Black Friday deals

By on November 20, 2014 at 12:29 PM.

Microsoft announces even more killer Black Friday deals

Microsoft detailed its first round of Black Friday 2014 deals last week, and we shared them with you when they were announced. The company is hitting gamers hard this year with shockingly affordable Xbox One bundles that will start at just $329 for an Xbox One console and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Microsoft has plenty of other killer deals planned for Black Friday, of course, and the company just announced some new ones on Thursday. More →

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