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Andy Meek

Trending News Reporter

Since 2015
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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.

Smartwatches 2018

The wearable market is growing because people love smartwatches

November 29th, 2018

The wearable device market looks set to grow almost 26 percent next year compared to 2018, with worldwide shipment of wearable devices reaching 225 million. That’s according to a new forecast from research firm Gartner, which predicts that of the estimated $42 billion that end users will spend on wearable devices next year, a little …

Google Assistant will now reward you for having good manners

November 29th, 2018

Google is bringing an update to its Assistant that includes a number of new holiday-themed features, as well as some new abilities for the company’s helpful digital assistant that are meant to keep us from turning into manner-less boors belting out orders to our gadgets. Like, “Hey, Google — play this! Do that!” In all …

FTC loot boxes investigation

The FTC may be coming after video game loot boxes

November 28th, 2018

During a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing this week, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan grilled commissioners from the Federal Trade Commission about video game loot boxes — about how prevalent they are as well as the fact that stricter oversight of them might be needed. “Loot boxes are now endemic in the video game industry and …

Power grid hacks

Russian hackers are still trying to find weak spots in the US power grid

November 28th, 2018

Well, here’s some electrifying news. At a forum for cyber researchers in Washington DC today, representatives of threat intelligence firm FireEye made clear that the US power grid, while strong and well-defended, is nevertheless the subject of continued, ongoing probes from Russian hackers. FireEye analyst Alex Orleans put it this way, in comments reported by …