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Why the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 will be the only phones that matter this year

We’re about to see a variety of Android device makers introduce their best new smartphones models at MWC 2017, but many of these devices will have a huge disadvantage when it comes to competing against the best of the best. According...Show More Summary

Google celebrates exoplanets discovery with charming Doodle

Google is celebrating the discovery of seven new exoplanets in a charming Doodle on the search giant’s homepage. The work of artist Nate Swinehart, the Google Doodle shows a cartoon Earth peering through a telescope and spotting the friendly, if somewhat surprised, cartoon exoplanets. Show More Summary

Watch the prologue for ‘Alien: Covenant’ before the movie arrives in May

Prometheus wasn't perfect. In fact, it had countless glaring flaws, but it did manage to reinvigorate interest in the Alien franchise. Fans of the original films and the 2012 prequel alike are fascinated by this universe, and so within...Show More Summary

3 hot Roku devices are on sale right now on Amazon

Do you have a smart TV? No, you don’t. You might think you have a smart TV. Your TV might even be able to browse the web and run some apps… but with only a small handful of exceptions, "smart" TVs are still pretty dumb. That’s why devices like the ones Roku makes are still so incredibly popular. Show More Summary

Flame-throwing drones burning trash is the future we deserve

For as much ink as AI-infused robots get in the press, fueled in part by Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warning us of a future filled with "killer robots", I think we need to start focusing on a far more worrisome piece of technology:...Show More Summary

Bring virtual reality to your home theater for under $25

As much as 3D movies are a great experience, it's hard to swallow the extra large price tag associated, again and again. Luckily, it's getting more and more affordable to bring virtual reality and 3D to your home theater. ShineCon’sShow More Summary

Google’s self-driving car division sues Uber for stealing top-secret technical information

As the battle to bring self-driving car technology into the mainstream intensifies, it's no surprise that we're starting to see a discernible increase in the number of intra-industry lawsuits. Not too long after Tesla sued its former...Show More Summary

Apple is going all-in on wireless charging for the iPhone 8

One of the more interesting new iPhone 8 features Apple will likely introduce this September is wireless charging. Though not a new technology by any means, many are curious as to how Apple's implementation might work. After all, Apple's...Show More Summary

Good news: Deadpool 2 might be just as good as the original

Sequels rarely match up to the original movie, and that’s probably what some Deadpool fans might worry about. The first film took forever to be made, but thanks to the persistence of the men behind the project, it became the unexpected...Show More Summary

Is Apple’s strategy forcing pros to ditch Mac for Windows?

One of the more interesting narratives involving Apple in 2016 focused on whether or not the company was abandoning its base of traditionally loyal pro users. The issue came to a head this past October when Apple released its new MacBook...Show More Summary

Amazon: Alexa’s speech is protected by the First Amendment

Should computerized virtual assistants enjoy the same constitutional protections that living, breathing humans do? Amazon thinks so, and it's taking that position in regards to a request by law enforcement for the conversation history of one very important Alexa device. Show More Summary

Tesla pushes back next phase of Model 3 reveal to July

Even though deliveries of Tesla's highly anticipated Model 3 are scheduled to begin later this year, there's still a lot we don't know about Tesla's mass market EV. Not only has Tesla been busy tweaking the car's design over the past...Show More Summary

Understanding which wireless network is actually the best

Every year, a bunch of different studies come out that crown a winner, the "best network" in the USA. Each study claims to use the best, most scientific methodology to give "unrivaled accuracy" or "undisputed results," or something else...Show More Summary

Is this the next ‘iPhone killer’?

In just a few days, a number of Android smartphone makers will unveil their best new devices, including various flagship handsets designed to compete directly with Apple’s latest iPhone. The Galaxy S8 will not be one of them, as Samsung...Show More Summary

A drone flies into a tiger habitat, and you’ll absolutely believe what happens next

Anyone who's ever used a laser pointer in the same room as a cat knows that any fast-moving object is pretty much fair game for feline ferocity. Knowing that, it's hard to imagine exactly what this drone pilot was thinking when allowed the pricey airborne gadget to get within swiping distance of an entire family of tigers. Show More Summary

Bose’s most popular home theater system is back on sale at Amazon

If you’re living on a very tight budget, there are plenty of ultra-affordable home theater speaker systems out there that give you great bang for your buck. We cover them all the time here on BGR, and we’ll continue to cover them in the future. Show More Summary

The iPhone 8’s secret weapon could be incredible battery life

The iPhone 8 is rumored to come tricked out with all manner of changes: an edge-to-edge display, no home button, a fingerprint sensor under the screen, dual cameras, an OLED display panel, and whatever else Jony Ive dreams about at night. But according to one new research note, the biggest draw for customers won't be any of these. Show More Summary

This might be one of Apple’s greatest iPhone innovations yet

Apple’s next flagship iPhone will have a bigger display-to-body ratio than any other iPhone before it, rumors indicate, as Apple is preparing for a radical design change. The iconic home button of the iPhone is going away. Or better said, the physical button is going away, but the button's features will remain. Show More Summary

Verizon just swept every RootMetrics award category that matters

Every wireless carrier is constantly ranting about how they are the best of the best — except for Sprint, which has recently adopted an "everyone's great!" philosophy — but when it comes to network testing there can be only one winner. Show More Summary

There’s a phone with the same specs as the Galaxy S7 that costs less than $350 unlocked

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is about to be supplanted by the Galaxy S8 as the Android flagship phone to beat, but the S7 will live on with a lower price tag. What’s more, it will still be a fantastic option for anyone on the lookout for a new smartphone. Show More Summary

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