Android M Name: Macadamia Nut Cookie

Let’s hope this isn’t Android M’s official name

By about 10 hours ago.

Let’s hope this isn’t Android M’s official name

We may not know the official name for Google’s Android M until the fall. However, the company is already using an internal code name for Android M that we’d have a hard time believing is the final name because it simply doesn’t roll off the tongue.

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Google Fiber Piracy

Google Fiber sends ‘automated fine letters’ to suspected pirates

By about 11 hours ago.

Google Fiber sends ‘automated fine letters’ to suspected pirates

Et tu, Google?

With piracy running rampant these days, we’re starting to see content producers and owners going after pirates via each suspected individual’s specific ISP. HBO, for instance, began employing this strategy not too long ago in a rather unsuccessful effort to quell Game of Thrones piracy.

The messages that content producers relay to end users through individual ISPs can vary. In some instances it’s just a warning. In others, automatic fines with settlement demands are levied. While most ISPs have no problem passing along warnings to suspected pirates, most opt not to pass along threatening settlement demands. Even Comcast, which is no stranger to questionable customer service practices, sides with the consumer on this particular issue.

But Google, oddly enough, has chosen to take a different approach.

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iOS 9 OS X 10.11 San Francisco Font

Dissecting iOS 9: This is Apple’s new font

By about 12 hours ago.

Dissecting iOS 9: This is Apple’s new font

A report last week revealed that Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 and OS X releases will bring a major typeface change, with Apple apparently aiming to offer the same system font across devices, no matter how large it is. Called San Francisco, the new typeface is already used on the Apple Watch to increase readability, and a designer has now released a quick visual analysis of the font, and what makes it remarkable. More →

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Apple Watch 18K Gold-Plated

Video: You’ll be shocked at how good this DIY gold Apple Watch looks

By on May 25, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Video: You’ll be shocked at how good this DIY gold Apple Watch looks

The Apple Watch Edition is the most expensive product Apple has ever made, so most people won’t line up to buy a gold Watch anytime soon. But gold-plating a regular stainless steel Apple Watch model might be a solid alternative, and the following video will show you just how impressive these aftermarket options can be. More →

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Supergirl Pilot Leak HD

‘Supergirl’ pilot leaks online six months before scheduled premiere

By on May 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

‘Supergirl’ pilot leaks online six months before scheduled premiere

Of all the shows premiering this fall, few are getting as much buzz as Supergirl, the first comic book show to land on CBS. Two weeks ago, CBS released an extended 6-minute trailer for the series, but last Friday the entire pilot leaked online in full HD. Originally scheduled to premiere in November, torrent users the world over can watch the episode right now.

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BlackBerry CEO Chen Compensation $3.4 Million

BlackBerry CEO’s compensation falls from $86 million to ‘only’ $3.4 million in 2015

By on May 25, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

BlackBerry CEO’s compensation falls from $86 million to ‘only’ $3.4 million in 2015

Let’s hope BlackBerry CEO John Chen hasn’t already blown through the massive $85.8 million compensation package he received in fiscal 2014. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Chen’s compensation for fiscal 2015 has fallen to “only” $3.4 million, although the Journal notes that all but $1 million of last year’s compensation “was from restricted shares that vest over five years starting from Mr. Chen’s hiring in November 2013.”

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Apple Music Touch ID

How Touch ID will help Apple Music dethrone Spotify

By on May 25, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

How Touch ID will help Apple Music dethrone Spotify

With Apple set to unveil a new music streaming service next month at WWDC, Touch ID may very well be the company’s unsung hero and most strategic asset in convincing users to sign up for what will reportedly be a $10/month subscription.

While precise details surrounding Apple Music remain murky, early reports suggest that Apple will offer new users of its streaming music service a free 1-3 month trial. While that will undoubtedly convince millions of users to give the service a spin, convincing users of any free or ad-supported service to opt for a monthly subscription plan is extremely challenging.

And this is precisely where the magic of Touch ID will rear its beautiful head.

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iOS 9 iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad Mini

Why anyone who owns an old iPhone is going to love iOS 9

By on May 25, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

Why anyone who owns an old iPhone is going to love iOS 9

With a few weeks to go until Apple unveils the future of its iOS and OS X operating systems, several details have already been leaked about the upcoming releases. One of the most interesting features detailed in recent reports concerns iOS 9, as Apple is apparently working to make it run much more smoothly on older iPhones and iPads. More →

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iPhone Case Keyboard Memorial Day Sale

Phone cases, screen protectors and more: 50% off during Zagg’s Memorial Day sale

Phone cases, screen protectors and more: 50% off during Zagg’s Memorial Day sale

By on May 25, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

It’s not Black Friday, but it’ll have to do for now. Great technology deals are popping up all over the Internet today in celebration of Memorial Day, including a 50% sitewide sale at Zagg.com. You might not recognize the name, but Zagg is responsible for the popular InvisibleShield line of smartphone and tablet screen protectors. More →

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Bad Lip Reading Redneck Avengers

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Bad Lip Reading takes on The Avengers

By on May 25, 2015 at 12:55 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Bad Lip Reading takes on The Avengers

Wondering why everything seemed a little off over the past few months? It might have had something to do with the fact that Bad Lip Reading has been off the map since January, but over the weekend, the team behind some of the funniest videos on the Internet returned with their take on The Avengers. More →

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BlackBerry Vs iPhone

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

By on May 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

BGR was one of the first sites to call BlackBerry’s coming downfall, and we gave the world an unprecedented inside look at the company’s decline. At one point, we even became an outlet for executives at the company to anonymously plead with the company’s top brass in an effort to turn things around. Of course, those pleas fell on deaf ears and the company came crashing down around them.

BlackBerry is now a shell of its former self, and the company continues to struggle to find its place in the industry. Adding insult to injury, BlackBerry has to relive its toppling yet again thanks to the upcoming release of a new book that pulls back the curtain to give us a new inside look at BlackBerry’s epic decline. More →

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iPhone 6s Specs Rumor 12-Megapixel Camera

Yet another report points to a huge camera upgrade for the iPhone 6s

By on May 25, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Yet another report points to a huge camera upgrade for the iPhone 6s

The iPhone 6 has one of the best smartphone cameras in the world even though it only delivers a resolution of 8 megapixels. With this in mind, we can’t wait to see what the iPhone 6s’s camera will be able to do if it gets an upgrade to 12 megapixels. More →

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