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Andy Meek

Trending News Reporter

Since 2015
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Articles 4,647

Bio

Andy Meek is a reporter who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.

McDonald's ice cream

The FTC has opened a probe into McDonald’s broken ice cream machines

September 2nd, 2021

The perpetually broken McDonald’s ice cream machines are the butt of so many jokes and so much customer ire. They’ve been the subject of some actually quite fascinating investigative journalism (make time to read this Wired investigation into the whole saga). An online tracking website called McBroken has even sprung up to monitor this ongoing …

Clickbait Netflix

This twisted new Netflix original series is the #1 TV show right now

September 1st, 2021

The first thing most people think of when they hear the word “clickbait” is likely one of the most despised types of content on the internet, because of the trickery that’s involved in its dissemination. It never really stands on its own. It’s something with a sexy headline or irresistible packaging that makes it impossible …

new stimulus payments

There might actually be two new $1,400 stimulus checks on the way

August 31st, 2021

New stimulus payments are the sun around which the Democratic political ecosystem and its supporters orbit right now. So far, of course, one wave of $1,400 stimulus checks has gone out this year. Following two previous rounds of payments last year, in March and December of 2020. Meantime, two of six child tax credit payments …

Flipboard app

New Flipboard update makes one of the best news apps even more personalized

August 31st, 2021

A new version of the Flipboard app that’s now available to download incorporates something that the company says has been the top request it consistently gets from users. That request is more granular customization for the app’s “For You” section, with its inclusion in this latest app update following what’s been a pretty steady cadence …

Text message scam

Android users: Do not click on this text message

August 30th, 2021

Text messages are an increasingly popular vector for hackers and assorted digitally focused ne’er-do-wells to use for separating unsuspecting victims from their data or their money. Sometimes both. The Android malware known as FluBot is one example of a threat spreading via a text message scam, managing to reel in victims for a number of …