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Andy Meek

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Since 2015
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Andy is a reporter in Memphis who has been contributing to BGR since 2015. His expertise in TV shows you probably don’t like is unmatched. When he’s not writing about technology, he can be found hunched protectively over his burgeoning collection of vinyl.

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6 stimulus money programs you might qualify for in 2022

May 20th, 2022

At the beginning of this year, it certainly looked like stimulus checks were going to be a thing of the past. A US Senator (Joe Manchin) had just signaled his opposition to continuing President Biden’s child tax credit checks, and that was that. Since then, however, states have taken up the mantle themselves, with one …

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Costco is offering these special deals for Apple fans

May 19th, 2022

If you haven’t felt that the price has been quite right yet to sign up for any of the myriad Apple subscription products that the iPhone maker offers — such as Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, or Apple Arcade — it might be worth your while to check out a series of discounts that …

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Viral TikTok shows a new iPhone trick that Instagram fans will love

May 19th, 2022

It never fails. I buy the latest iPhone, assume that purchase conveys some sort of power to turn me into an expert shutterbug by osmosis — thanks to the camera performance that improves with each of Apple’s successive handsets — and I go about snapping … mediocre photos. As my colleague Yoni Heisler has noted …

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Here’s the biggest clue yet that Netflix is in trouble

May 19th, 2022

Netflix’s financial prospects are bad enough at the moment that, following the loss of 200,000 subscribers last quarter — with a forecast of 2 million more during the current quarter — the company has gone on a cost-cutting spree. It’s trimming headcount and reversing the decision to move forward with a slew of new projects, …

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$2,500 stimulus payments available to help some Americans pay rent

May 18th, 2022

The stimulus checks keep flowing — sort of. In the absence of any more such handouts from the federal government, states and cities have taken a piecemeal, ad hoc approach to try and keep all this going on a local level. It’s why, for example, Californians might be getting money to offset high gas prices …

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Roku might have just found the next Schitt’s Creek

May 18th, 2022

Roku finally did it, more than a year after the company first dipped its toe into the original programming waters. Over the weekend, the streamer debuted season one of Children Ruin Everything — a comedy from Canada with one of the best husband-wife relationships I’ve ever seen on a sitcom, and plenty of heart to …

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New audit backs up Elon Musk’s concerns about fake Twitter accounts

May 17th, 2022

Right now, more than 22 million Twitter users follow President Biden’s official @POTUS account on the service. That might sound impressive — until you stop to consider the newly released findings of a Twitter spam audit which found that almost half of the president’s Twitter followers seem to be fake. The software firm SparkToro quantified …