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These aren’t Steve Jobs’s last words, but they still managed to inspire a billionaire

Remember back when email chains were a thing? Instead of sharing anything and everything you find online using Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, people would pass along anecdotes via email. Several of these chain emails...Show More Summary

We really wish Apple would start paying more attention to the Mac

Apple last quarter experienced its first year-over-year drop in revenue since 2003. Not only that, but Apple saw a sales decline across all major product lines: iPhone sales were down 18%, iPad sales were down 19% and Mac sales were down 9%. With most analysts preoccupied with iPhone and iPad sales, it appears that the Mac continues to be overlooked. Show More Summary

These $20 headphones look like they should cost about $200

Car companies like Kia and Hyundai have made a name for themselves by releasing several inexpensive car models that look and perform like might higher-end automobiles. With that in mind, we can say that the APIE Premium Genuine Wood Corded In-ear Noise-Isolating Headphones are the Hyundai Genesis of earbuds. Show More Summary

‘Battlefield 5’ world premiere event scheduled for May 6th – here’s what we know

Just days after several surprisingly plausible Call of Duty leaks slipped through the cracks, EA announced that it would hold an official world premiere event for the next Battlefield game on May 6th at 4 p.m. ET. DON'T MISS: This is...Show More Summary

5 of the best free iPhone games you might have missed in April

Not every gamer has been enthused by the rise of free-to-play gaming on mobile devices, but it gives everyone a chance to try out all kinds of new experiences without ever spending a cent (unless they want to). In fact, there are soShow More Summary

Google is testing a wild new feature that allows brands to take over search results

In an effort to further bolster its already successful advertising business, Google is currently experimenting with a new initiative that promises to give companies and marketers unprecedented control the search results stemming from specific queries. Show More Summary

It’s never been easy to learn to play guitar, but at least now it’s cheap

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and the fact that you will never be as good a guitarist as Prince. The word lost an icon last week, and if you missed it you should definitely watch this video showcasing one of his greatest performances ever. Show More Summary

Apple exec says you should never mention iPhones when discussing iPhones

Any iPhone users out there when have been around long enough to have bought an early iPhone 4 unit will remember the unexpected cellular signal loss they may have experienced. The antenna was on the outside of the phone, and Apple’s engineers didn’t foresee this problem: holding the phone by its antennas might mess with cellular reception. Show More Summary

Google just patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball

We may be accustomed to seeing high-tech companies file patents for out-there concepts and technologies, but a new patent from Google takes the cake. Originally spotted by Forbes, Google earlier this month filed a patent which describes...Show More Summary

You can get a brand new Galaxy S7 for $560 right now if you hurry

There are precious few high-end smartphones that are actually worth paying top dollar for, but the Galaxy S7 should be counted among them. Samsung did a tremendous job of combining a gorgeous design with cutting-edge specs, and the S7 easily has the best smartphone display on the planet. Show More Summary

This humanoid robot diver is a submersible avatar

A professor at Stanford University has designed a robotic humanoid diver with articulated hands that is designed to be an underwater avatar, exploring the way a human would— while its driver remains safely up at the surface. The robot,...Show More Summary

The NSA doesn’t even know how many Americans it’s spying on

The National Security Agency (NSA), which is behind some of the world's most sophisticated mass surveillance operations, can’t say how many Americans it’s spying on in these endeavors. That’s not because it’s a secret, though that might be a reason too. Show More Summary

Hidden design details that will make you want Tesla’s Model 3 even more

Hundreds of thousands of Tesla fans have been throwing money at the company to buy its cheapest electric car yet, securing their place in line to purchase the Model 3. Many of them preordered the car even before Tesla revealed its design and specs. Show More Summary

This kit lets you fix your broken iPhone screen yourself

We all know how nerve-racking it is the moment you feel your iPhone slipping out of your hand and dropping toward the ground. Whether it's a 1-foot drop or a 6-foot drop, if the phone lands at the wrong angle the screen is done for.Show More Summary

This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours

Every time I publish a post that includes a photo of my iPhone at the top of the page, my email inbox and Twitter DM box fill up a little quicker than usual. Why? People always seem to love the wallpapers I use on my iPhone. I'm notShow More Summary

Exclusive interview: Meet Rep. Ted Lieu, a Congressman who says encryption is a 'national security priority'

Ted Lieu is one of the few bona fide computer geeks in Congress. Even if you didn’t already know the California Democrat is one of only four congressmen (out of a total of 535) with a computer science degree, it’s the kind of thing that...Show More Summary

Never-before-seen footage of Tesla’s Model S and Model X manufacturing process

While Tesla's preoccupation with product secrecy is nowhere near as obsessive as Apple's, the company over the past few years has become a bit more guarded about the happenings at its Fremont factory. Over the past few months, however, Tesla has seemingly become a bit more willing to pull back the curtain of secrecy ever so slightly. Show More Summary

Today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free

It's time to close out the week with one last batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday's list included a whopping 15 premium apps that were all made free for a short time, and a number of them are still free downloads today as well. Show More Summary

Amazon’s 12 best deals: Speed up your home internet, step up your accessory game, and more

Working on the BGR Deals team is simultaneously one of the best jobs I've ever had and one of the worst. On one hand, it's awesome to help readers find great deals on great gear. But on the other hand, I come across so many solid bargains that I end up buying way too many of them myself. Show More Summary

Everything wrong with the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ plot

Critics loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens — let's not forget, though, that movie critics are often completely useless — and it’s definitely a movie to see this year. That doesn’t make this Star Wars episode perfect, however. We’re still looking at a clone of A New Hope, and there are several plot holes that we're not terribly happy about. Show More Summary

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