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smartphone injuries

When cell phones got smart, they started hurting people

December 5th, 2019

We like to think that smartphones make our lives a bit better, and in a few ways, that may be true. I mean, you couldn’t Facebook-stalk your ex on an old flip phone, right? Anyway, it seems that smartphones may actually be dangerous to our health, and not just because they suck up our souls …

Camping Gear Light

This smart camping lantern lights up to guide you home

May 11th, 2016

When you think of camping lanterns, you’re probably imagining some kind of gas-powered Coleman monstrosity your dad used to fire up on weekends. But this is 2016, and lanterns are battery-powered, charge your phone when needed, and will even power up when you get near to help you find your tent in the darkness. BioLite …

Marble Tsunami Marble Run Video

Watch this captivating video of 11,000 marbles cascading down a marble run

June 2nd, 2015

Everyone has a hobby. Some people like to play recreational sports, others prefer to go fishing, but did you know there are creative types out there building enormous contraptions in which thousands of marbles roll along tracks while making an ungodly amount of noise? It’s true, and we’ve got the footage to prove it.

Best Inventions 2014

These are the 25 best inventions of 2014

November 24th, 2014

2014 might have seemed a bit boring if you weren’t paying attention, but it was actually a pretty busy year for scientists and inventors. Think about it… skating legend Tony Hawk actually rode a real-life hoverboard. If that were the only crazy invention of 2014 it would still have been a pretty awesome year, but there are …

New service lets users try Apple’s new iPad for 30 days before buying

March 15th, 2012

A new subscription service allows potential gadget owners to test out new devices like Apple’s new iPad tablet before committing to a purchase. YBUY, which bills itself as a try-before-you-buy online subscription service, charges users a flat monthly fee of $24.95 for access to a wide range of consumer electronics as well as home and kitchen gadgets. …

Black Friday 2011: Plan your attack

November 24th, 2011

Brick and mortar shopaholics have so few places to turn for an adrenaline rush these days thanks to the advent of online shopping, but Black Friday always promises to be a battle that tests even the most seasoned shopper’s will. Anxious consumers line up early outside their retailers of choice and prepare to push, shove, …

BGR’s guide to Black Friday 2010

November 22nd, 2010

You’re still stuffed from a supersized feast the day before but you manage to pry yourself out of bed hours ahead of sunrise. A quick shower does little to wash off the shame brought on by having ingested five slices of pumpkin pie, but at least it helps to wake you up. As you exit …

Want to write for BGR?

July 26th, 2010

If you live and breathe gadgets and tech, and love writing about them, then we might have something for you. We’re currently expanding faster than ever and are looking for talented, dedicated, hardworking individuals to help grow BGR. Professional writing experience is not required, though it will most certainly help. Some of these are full time gigs …