Gadget fans, you’ve reached the home stretch. You can almost accurately make the claim that you survived press day at CES 2016. Day 0 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show is always packed full of action and this year’s event has been no different. Faraday Future started things off early with a big press conference on Monday night, showing the world its 1,000 HP electric supercar for the first time. Then on Tuesday, huge companies held their own conferences including LG this morning and then Samsung just a few short hours ago.
There’s been a strange disconnect lately between what many smartphone users consistently say they want (i.e., better battery life) and what smartphone vendors are actually delivering. I’m already on the record saying that I don’t want Apple to even think about making the iPhone any thinner until it figures out a way to vastly improve the device’s mediocre battery life, but it looks like the company isn’t going to listen to me. However, Apple isn’t the only company that’s giving us something that we don’t need at the expense of better battery life, as Sony has recently embarked on an insane quest to push smartphones with 4K displays. More →
With each passing year, companies like Apple and Samsung manage to make smartphones faster while also packing them with increasingly advanced features. That’s all well and good, but battery technology, in contrast, has seemingly hit a plateau in recent years. It’s hardly a surprise, then, that the one feature request shared by most all smartphone users is prolonged battery life.
Green Monday is finally here! Wait, what’s Green Monday? Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of this relatively new shopping event, which is basically little more than a smart scheme by retailers to help clear out inventory after the Black Friday and Cyber Week shopping events. But on the flip side of the coin, Green Monday is an opportunity for consumers to save big yet again on a wide range of items, with some prices that are shockingly low.
HDTVs are unquestionably the hottest item out there this shopping season, which is perfectly understandable considering how low prices have fallen. If you didn’t take advantage of the deep discounts available during this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Week sales, don’t despair. Green Monday has more HDTV deals than you’ll know what to do with, and we’ve gone through them all to find 12 of the best TV bargains available — and some of these prices are even better than they were for Black Friday! More →
Last-minute holiday shopping is never fun, but it’s significantly less painful if you follow all of the great sales shared with the world by the BGR Deals team. Take today’s deal for example. The $109.99 list price for these Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil is perfectly fair, and the 4.6-star rating with more than 2,300 customer reviews on Amazon proves it. For a limited time, however, you can snag these fantastic headphones for a penny under $65. More →
Last December, Sony kicked off its first annual PlayStation Experience event, giving fans an opportunity to explore a show floor similar to E3 without needing press credentials to get in. It was a big enough success that the company decided to hold a second PSX in 2015, this time moving from Las Vegas to San Francisco.
Remember all the crazy (and physically impossible) skating moves you used to love doing in the old Tony Hawk Pro Skater games? Well Tony Hawk himself recently tried to pull a similarly spectacular stunt of his own in a recent ad for the Sony Action Cam when he tried to successfully navigate the world’s first horizontal loop. More →
Action cams are some of the hottest gift items of the season this year thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of GoPros, but you don’t need to drop big bucks on a GoPro to get a high-quality action camera. The Sony HDR-AS200V/W Action Cam with Wi-Fi & GPS is among the best in the business, and it’s also very affordable at $298.
Now, for a limited time, you can save $50 off the AS200V’s already low price and snag this great little action cam for just $248 with free shipping. More →
Although there are a few stragglers remaining before 2015 comes to a close, most of the year’s biggest game releases have already launched. And it’s been a great year for gaming by and large, with many of our favorite franchises returning and a few original IPs taking the industry by storm, but now it’s time to look forward to year three of the new generation. More →
In what is likely one the most obscure and fascinating stories in video game history, Sony back in 1988 signed off on a deal whereby it would provide Nintendo with CD-ROM drives for the SNES. The thinking at the time was that the SNES, in addition to being able to play standard cartridges, would also be able to run disc-based games via Sony’s CD-ROM technology.
Ultimately, a contract dispute over money and various licensing issues killed the partnership, but not before 200 prototype units of the hybrid device, dubbed the “PlayStation” or “Super Disc”, were manufactured. This past July, a Reddit user posted a rare photo of the device after discovering it in his dad’s possession. Naturally, many commenters were quick to call it a fake.
If you’re desperate to pick up a PS4 this holiday before all of the big game releases start dropping, you might not have to wait until Black Friday after all. On Sunday, a Sam’s Club employee took to the Cheap Ass Gamer forums to share a leaked flyer for a promotion that would give customers the chance to pick up a PS4 bundle with a free game for $299. More →
Huge Spectre spoiler alert: James Bond uses an Android phone, Sony’s Xperia Z5. However, Daniel Craig, who’s been very vocal about what James Bond movies should be like and the significant effort involved in making 007 movies, actually protested against using an Android device in the film because “James Bond only uses the best.” More →