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How to fix the 8 most annoying problems with iOS 8

Apple has pushed out one major software update and several minor updates since it first released iOS 8 to the public this past September. The latest version of Apple’s mobile platform, iOS 8.1.2, is far more stable and refined than Apple’s...Show More Summary

Video: Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the ending of one of the best movies of the year

One of the best movies this year for many people, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, certainly proposes an interesting sci-fi scenario for the human race, raising various questions and offering some answers in the process. But do they...Show More Summary

The 10 most aggravating things about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the world. Period. Apple finally tossed its hat in the ring in 2014 and debuted its largest iPhone ever, but the giant screen on the iPhone 6 Plus was just a box that Apple wanted to check. Show More Summary

‘The Interview’ has quickly become a top illegal downloaded

After being made available online just before Christmas, with Microsoft and Google both listing it in their digital content stores, Sony’s controversial comedy The Interview has become a top hit movie on illegal file-sharing sites, Torrent Freak reports. Show More Summary

SALE: Get fit in 2015 with the Striiv Fusion Smartwatch

Every new year, countless people make resolutions to lose weight and get fit.  Most give up on those resolutions within a few weeks, most likely because they don’t have the correct equipment to assist them.  The Striiv Fusion smartwatch, available at BGR Deals, is the economical way to track your fitness so you stay on target all year long. Show More Summary

Ghosts of Christmas past: Apple spent Christmas in the 1990s bashing Microsoft in ads

Today, Apple is above it all. The company has retired its gloves for the time being, and it lets companies like Microsoft and Samsung land unanswered blows while Apple just sits back and enjoys being the most valuable technology company in history. Show More Summary

2,000 free movies, eBooks and audio books to fill your new iPhone, iPad or Android device

Did you just receive a new iPhone, iPad, Android device or eReader for Christmas? Congratulations! Smartphones and tablets were definitely among the most desirable gifts this holiday season, and there were plenty of outstanding choices out there for gift givers to choose from. Show More Summary

CHECK YOUR QUEUE: These are all of the awesome (and awful) movies disappearing from Netflix on January 1st

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. America’s favorite streaming movie and TV service adds new content every week as it looks to add even more value to its $9/month unlimited streaming service. Of course, the deals that NetflixShow More Summary

Was the FBI wrong about North Korea? Experts suggest Sony hack was an inside job

Was “The Interview” the perfect cover? The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an extensive investigation into the recent massive Sony hack. Following the conclusion of that investigation, the FBI felt that its evidence pointing...Show More Summary

This might be the most annoying and most hilarious present this Christmas

Santa has brought a surprising gift to many people this year, an exciting gadget that can offer plenty of fun to owners. But it’s also a device that, when mishandled, will cause terrible anguish — though anyone witnessing such events might have a laugh or two at the previous owner’s expense. Show More Summary

$33 WORTH OF APPS FOR FREE: 7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time!

Christmas has come and gone, and there are undoubtedly plenty of people who didn’t get what they were hoping for this year from Santa. Don’t worry though, because BGR is here to help. We gave you a list of 10 great paid iPhone and iPad...Show More Summary

The hackers behind the PSN and Xbox Live attacks explain why they did it

People all over the world tried to enjoy some online gameplay on their new PlayStation and Xbox consoles on Christmas Day, but they couldn’t. Millions more who already had video game consoles and needed a quick escape from their families on Thursday also couldn’t connect to the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. Show More Summary

Sony hackers’ worst nightmare: ‘The Interview’ is the most popular video on YouTube

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” went from being just another mediocre comedy to being the most talked-about movie of 2014, and it’s all thanks to hackers’ efforts to prevent the movie’s release. The massive Sony hack has...Show More Summary

Hack update: PSN remains offline and some Xbox Live services still down for the count

Both Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live services were hit on Christmas Eve with DDoS attacks, with hacker group Lizard Squad taking responsibility for the hits; the group did warn users a few weeks ago that such an attack on Sony’s and Microsoft’s online gaming services was planned for Christmas. Show More Summary

Class action suit takes Facebook to court over scanning private messages ad practice

Facebook is again accused of violating the privacy of its users, Reuters reports, in a new class action suit that alleges the social network has been scanning the private messages sent by users in order to better target them with advertisements. Show More Summary

Walmart has figured out what to do with all those Christmas gift cards you don’t want

Gift cards are popular Christmas gifts for some people, though recipients might not always be thrilled to receive one, and might even forget to spend them later. But Walmart has figured out what to do with gift cards, The Boston Globe reports, in order to motivate customers to actually use them. Show More Summary

This 4K video shows an incredible Christmas light display like you’ve never seen

You know your annoying neighbors down the block who suck up 10 times more power than anyone else from your local grid for four weeks every year when their Christmas light display goes up? You know exactly who we’re talking about. There’s...Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: You could win an Android smart watch

Wearables, such as Android smart watches, provide users with high tech convenience and stylish design. They’re primary purpose is to keep time, but they also do so much more. You could win one of the hottest wearables available today with The Choose Your Own Android Smart Watch Giveaway at BGR Deals. Show More Summary

What architects think Santa’s headquarters should look like

Finnish construction company Ruuki and Helsinki Design Week decided to hold a special competition for architects, tasking them with designing Santa’s modern “logistics center.” The competition’s theme appears to have been very appealing to...Show More Summary

How to watch ‘The Interview’ on your iPhone, iPad, Roku or Apple TV

Though hackers tried as hard as they possibly could to prevent its release, the most talked-about movie of 2014 can now be seen in theaters. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” is showing in small theaters across the country beginning on Christmas Day, and here’s a complete list of every theater showing the film. Show More Summary

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