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WE CAN'T WAIT! Sequel to 2014's most exciting Android phone detailed in big leak

There were several fantastic Android smartphones that debuted in 2014. What started as a very boring year for smartphone fans ended up packing much more action than we expected, thanks in large part to a handful of surprising Motorola handsets and a few other gems that launched in the second half. Show More Summary

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

Things have been going pretty well for Apple’s iPhone business this year and this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be its biggest yet. Per 9to5Mac, KGI Securities has released a new research note estimating that Apple will sell 71.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter, headlined by blowout sales from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Show More Summary

Great news: Apple Pay will soon be accepted by a lot more small businesses

So far we’ve heard a lot about Apple Pay support at major retailers, but what about the small businesses in your neighborhood? CNN reports that help for them is on the way because Square founder Jack Dorsey says that the company is working on adding support for Apple Pay to its popular payments system. Show More Summary

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants

Do you want your home broadband services to have strict data caps like the ones on your mobile data plans? Of course you don’t! But that isn’t stopping Comcast and Time Warner Cable from pushing them anyway. RELATED: Time Warner Cable...Show More Summary

The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

The net neutrality debate is poised to extend well into 2015, as this crucial matter is neither on the FCC’s agenda on Friday, nor in its December session, FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart said. Apparently, FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler is “caught” between the wishes of the White House and the needs of Internet service providers. Show More Summary

Orchestra uses 24 GoPro cameras to give you an amazing up-close look at its performance

It’s always nice to see orchestras try to embrace new technology to build more of an audience for classical music and the Czech Philharmonic has to decided to take things to another level by using 24 different GoPro cameras to give us a first-hand look at what it’s like to perform in a concert hall as a professional musician. Show More Summary

New leak gives another look at what Lollipop will look like on your HTC One (M8)

There have been a lot of great Android phones released this year but we still have a soft spot in our hearts for the HTC One (M8), which really saw HTC make some excellent refinements and improvements to its already outstanding hardware design. Show More Summary

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn’t stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation. Show More Summary

Amazon reportedly developing a new weapon to combat Netflix

In order to better compete against rivals like Netflix, Amazon may launch a free, ad-supported streaming video service at some point early next year, The New York Post has learned. FROM EARLIER: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s...Show More Summary

Telltale’s first Game of Thrones video game trailer will give you the chills

Very few TV shows in the past decade have attracted as large and diverse of an audience as Game of Thrones, so it’s not surprising that video game developers would want to take advantage of the popularity of the brand. Sadly, not many have found success, but Telltale Games wants to turn that trend around. Show More Summary

One of the best Xbox One exclusives of the year is free tomorrow – but there’s a catch

If you own an Xbox One and you haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet, you’re missing out on one of the most fun games of 2014, but don’t run to GameStop quite yet. To celebrate the first year of Xbox One, Microsoft is giving away Sunset Overdrive this weekend. Show More Summary

Video: This is the very best reason to pick up GTA V on the PS4 or Xbox One

Anyone who bought Grand Theft Auto V for the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 might be a little apprehensive about shelling out cash for the game again now that it’s available on both the Xbox One and Playstation 4. However, if there’s oneShow More Summary

These 3 stores are offering the biggest Black Friday gadget discounts

If you’re planning on buying gadgets this Black Friday and you want to find the biggest discounts, then your best bet may be to try Walmart, Newegg and Best Buy first. Mobile shopping app ShopSavvy, which lets its users track major sales...Show More Summary

How to add Adobe Flash support to Android 5.0 Lollipop

There is absolutely no question that Adobe Flash took a massive hit when late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made it his personal mission to crush the shaky web tech and replace it with HTML5. Flash will someday be completely extinct as...Show More Summary

Big Black Friday sale offers great prices on over 200 gadget accessories

If you plan on buying a new television or computer during one of the Black Friday sales events next weekend, we’d be remiss not to clue you in on a good spot to shop for accessories as well. Starting next week, online retailer Monoprice will put 215 products on sale, from microphones and headsets to routers and monitors. Show More Summary

A comprehensive guide to repairing the iPhone 6 all by yourself

Something incredible happened with the iPhone 6 — the do-it-yourself repair gurus at iFixit actually gave it a respectable score for repairability. Normally, Apple’s products prioritize lightness and thinness over repairability and the devices are often loaded with strangely designed screws and glued-in batteries. Show More Summary

Europe is about to go nuclear on Google

It turns out the Europe’s “right to be forgotten” regulations against Google were only the beginning. The Financial Times reports that the European Union’s parliament is working on a proposal to force Google to unbundle its major search business from all its other services. Show More Summary

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have shown in the last 18 months. While companies such as Apple and Google have started encrypting iPhone and Android devices by default, prompting the U.S. Show More Summary

This might be the worst thing about the Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is a very good phone in many ways but, as we made clear in our review, it has a lot of flaws as well. To take one example, Business Insider has done a photo shootout between the Nexus 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 and has found that the big Nexus’s camera is truly subpar in low-light situations. Show More Summary

Giveaway: Choose your own high-end Android smartphone

How would you like a brand new Google Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4 or HTC One M8 for free? Yesterday we launched the BGR Deals Store and today to show some Friday love, we’re offering a sweet giveaway. Enter with a valid email address (only...Show More Summary

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