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Is this what the iPhone X should look like all the time?

We're now less than two weeks away from Apple's iPhone X release date and just four days from iPhone X preorder going live. This Friday at 3:00 AM ET / 12:00 AM PT, pandemonium will ensue as tens of millions of people around the world flock to Apple's website in an effort to get their hands on ...

Today's best deals: Best new dash cam, Philips Hue lamps, New 3DS XL, robot vacuums, Kindles, more

We've got a killer roundup of the day's best deals to start off the new week, and the star of the show is an exclusive discount on the hottest new dash cam on Amazon. Use BGR's exclusive promo code TQHZYO8I at checkout and you'll get the new and improved Veckle Mini 0906 Dual-Camera Dash Cam for ...

Apple and Samsung are headed back to court… again

Apple and Samsung are headed to court to argue about the damages Samsung owes Apple for infringing on its design patents. Don't worry: you haven't just fallen through a portal back to 2011. This is just another round in the Apple vs Samsung copycat lawsuit that is destined to never, ever end. On ...

Q4 iPhone X shipments will top most phones' lifetime shipments – and it's still not enough

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is the world's top Apple insider, and he consistently issues reports that wind up being accurate. That's typically good news, since Kuo gives us insights into Apple's products before they're released. Sometimes, however, Kuo is the bearer of bad news, and that was ...

Woh... Bose's first truly wireless earbuds just launched ahead of schedule on Amazon!

When Apple’s AirPods exploded in popularity, it was only a matter of time before the big names in personal audio jumped on the truly wireless bandwagon. And as far as big names in personal audio go, it doesn’t get much bigger than Bose. We’ve been waiting rather impatiently to see ...

Essential practically confirms Andy Rubin's first phone is a flop

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone has a daring design and it's an interesting high-end Android device built in part by the inventor of Android. The Essential Phone was positioned as an alternative to the iPhone and every high-end Android handset available right now, and the company convinced plenty of ...

The Pixel 2 XL has a serious screen burn-in problem

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available for purchase if you still can find your desired model, but that doesn't mean you should hurry to buy one if you haven't purchased yours yet. That goes double for the Pixel 2 XL, the most exciting device of the two, which has a couple of severe screen issues ...

New video of a silver iPhone X in the wild surfaces online

We're finally getting close, folks. Pre-orders for Apple's highly anticipated iPhone X will finally open up this coming Friday, with deliveries slated to begin just one week later on November 3. With the iPhone X release now less than two weeks away, we're starting to see more photos and videos of ...

NASA decides to hang out at dwarf planet Ceres just a little while longer

With its hardware already right where it needs to be, NASA has decided it wants to extend its Dawn mission, which will bring its spacecraft extremely close to the surface of one of the most interesting objects in our Solar System that isn't a planet. NASA has so many spacecraft making groundbreaking ...

This is the MacBook and iPhone power pack I've been looking for

I seldom run out of iPhone battery because I almost always have an external battery that I use to recharge it. Working at a desk surrounded by power outlets also helps. But the power pack I've been using doesn't work with my older MacBook, and there are times when I wish it did. An energy storage ...

iPhone 8 Plus bests the Google Pixel 2 in new camera shootout

While iPhone camera quality has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, Apple's Android rivals haven't exactly been sitting idly by. On the contrary, a number of Android handset manufacturers in recent memory have devoted more and more engineering resources towards improving camera ...

Apple Music and Spotify will finally matter for Billboard charts

The music industry has undergone two tectonic shifts over the last 15 years or so. The first shift occurred when the iPod, along with the iTunes Music Store, completely changed the way we listen to and purchase music. Whereas music lovers back in the day would often compile sweeping collections ...

This $29 wireless mouse lasts for 3 years on two AA batteries

Do you remember what life was like before the advent of the wireless mouse? All those cables… I cringe just thinking about it. As great as wireless mice are, however, charging them every few weeks or replacing the batteries every few months is annoying. That’s what makes the Logitech ...

Someone just transformed the iPad into a touchscreen MacBook Pro

When I first discovered a Medium post that explains how developers were able to add a button to an iOS device, I thought that'd be a neat solution for the iPhone X, which is going to be the first iPhone to lack a home button. But that's not as cool as the other thing these guys did. They turned an ...

Your dog knows exactly what it's doing when it gives you that look

If you're a dog owner, you've probably long suspected that your pup has learned exactly how to push your buttons, but new research out of the University of Portsmouth proves that not only do dogs know how to get what they want from you, but from humans in general. The study, which was conducted by ...

Verizon's new phone insurance might be better than AppleCare

Insurance plans offered by carriers are, by and large, a waste of money. Generally, you end up paying too much for a plan that still has a high deductible, and which will leave you waiting weeks just to have your phone replaced with a banged-up refurbished model. Now, I'd still say that you should ...

How to watch this weekend's incredible Orionid meteor shower

This weekend will be one of the best in 2017 for kicking back and watching the stars. The annual Orionid meteor shower is forecast to hit its peak in the early hours of Sunday morning; here's everything you need to know to make the most of it. The meteor shower is caused by particles that are ...

Never pay for home phone service again for as long as you live

People talk about cord cutting all the time, and when they do they’re referring to ditching pay TV. There’s another cord that should be cut whether or not you want to keep subscribing to cable though, and that’s your home phone service. Whether you’re paying $5 a month or ...

6 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It's going to be a pretty quiet at the box office, as none of the movies we're waiting for launch this weekend. Even so, there are a few titles you might consider, including Same Kind of Different as Me, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Only the Brave. Heck, even Geostorm could be interesting, ...

Apple won't try to upsell iPhone buyers on the iPhone X

Amid reports that iPhone 8 sales are reportedly falling below expectations, with the CEO of Rogers Communications going so far as to call iPhone 8 demand "anemic," Apple's financial prospects for the next year rest heavily on the company's highly anticipated iPhone X. Set to hit store shelves on ...

Apple won't try and upsell iPhone buyers on the iPhone X

Amid reports that iPhone 8 sales are reportedly falling below expectations, with the CEO of Rogers Communications going so far as to call iPhone 8 demand "anemic," Apple's financial prospects for the next year rest heavily on the company's highly anticipated iPhone X. Set to hit store shelves on ...

The Apple Store doesn't actually sell many iPhones

Much is made of Apple's retail arm. The company described it as its "biggest product" during the recent iPhone X launch, and it's initiated a revamp of its stores to turn them into cult-like "plazas" where fans gather to worship the latest technology. But according to a new survey of US consumers, ...

This heated neck massager might just change your life

Life is stressful… especially in 2017. Every time we think there’s just no way things in America and around the world can’t get any crazier, they do. It’s a lot to bear, so it’s more difficult than ever to just pause for a beat and relax. Well, we’re about to ...

Google will now pay $1,000 for critical software bugs found in popular third-party apps

With malware creators becoming more aggressive and sophisticated, a number of tech companies in recent years have instituted "bug bounty" programs that provide monetary rewards to any individual or group that uncovers critical vulnerabilities in software. Google has had a bug bounty program for ...

Let's hope the T-Mobile Sprint merger keeps getting delayed forever

Much like flying cars, a T-Mobile/Sprint merger always seems to be on the horizon. Rumors first emerged in 2014 about a deal, only for everything to be called off, with regulators to blame. The grapevine sprouted new stories shortly after the corporate-friendly Trump administration took office, and ...

The OnePlus 5T might be an iPhone 7 clone in a Galaxy S8's body

You may have a harder time finding a OnePlus 5 right now, not that you should buy one as long as OnePlus hasn't fixed its serious privacy problem. More and more rumors say a OnePlus 5T may be imminent, which would explain why the OnePlus 5 is out of stock. A new series of leaked images show a device ...

Apple is giving select customers the best chance at pre-ordering an iPhone X

iPhone X pre-orders don't start until October 27th, and by every account, it's going to be sold out in minutes. Most estimates we've seen suggest that you'll be very lucky to get a phone in your hands November 3rd -- unless you're a member of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple is rolling out a ...

Amazon will pay you $40 and give you 6 months of music streaming to get a Sonos sound bar

Some deals are just OK, some are great, and some are no-brainers. If you’ve been pondering the purchase of a Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar, then this Amazon deal falls squarely into that third category. There’s precious little question that the PLAYBAR is one of the best sound bars on the ...

Interview: DelivAir imagines a future where drones drop deliveries wherever you are

Drone delivery of packages and smallish goods is still nowhere near pervasive -- or even a common sight -- but some companies are already trying to figure out how to make it a more sophisticated thing than a drone simply flying to your house and gently setting down a parcel on your doorstep. That ...

It's official: Apple's iPhone X launch is going to be an absolute nightmare

The day Apple fans have been anxiously awaiting for the past two months — nay, the past two years — is almost upon us. Apple and its partners will begin taking preorders for the hotly anticipated iPhone X next Friday, October 27th, and the iPhone X will then be released a week later on November ...

Today's best deals: Philips Hue Bloom, Roomba 650, $10 wireless charger, Klipsch sound bar, more

We're closing out the week on a high note. A VERY high note. Highlights from Friday's roundup of the day's best deals include a rare 25% discount on the best-selling Philips Hue Bloom and Philips Hue Go smart lamps, a Logitech Harmony Smart Control and Home Hub bundle for the insanely low price of ...

Forget the Pixel 2's display problems, Google's new flagships are far too fragile

O... M... G. Google really can't make a high-end phone quite like smartphone industry veterans can. And that's so sad, to quote the sitting president. Forget about the Pixel 2 XL's screen issues, which may be fixed via a software update in the future. Not to mention that LG will certainly improve ...

Ahead of iPhone X release, Apple gets hit with a lawsuit over the 'Animoji' name

Ahead of the upcoming iPhone X release, Apple has been hit with a lawsuit regarding one of the device's more intriguing new features. According to a report from The Recorder, Enrique Bonansea is suing Apple for infringing upon his Animoji trademark. Animoji, if you recall, is the name Apple gave to ...

Holy crap, Amazon's only portable Alexa speaker is on sale at its lowest price ever

We know that Amazon is on the verge of releasing a bunch of nifty new Alexa speakers like the All-New Echo and Echo Plus, but today is the day to snag a new Alexa speaker if you want one. Why? Because Amazon just dropped its only portable Alexa smart speaker to its lowest price ever. The Certified ...

It looks like Apple wants to do something about the iPhone X's sky-high price

Pricing for the iPhone X starts at $999, but most people won't have to pay all of that at once. Carriers will probably engage in a fierce iPhone X pricing war come November, looking to ink as many new subscribers as possible. Not to mention that you can always pay for the iPhone in installments. ...

Google will reimburse you for the Pixel 2 if you overpaid at its pop-up store

Google launched the first-gen Pixel last year, killing the Nexus family in the process, in a bid to reinvent its smartphones and focus on premium products. A year later, the Pixel 2 models are still high-end Android handsets running the latest version of Android and selling for iPhone-like prices. ...

The new Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4 looks like the perfect travel companion

If you've been holding out for a cheaper, more compact PlayStation 4 controller for the young one in your household, you're in luck. This week, Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that Hori's new Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4 will be available in the US and Canada this holiday season for $29.99 ...

Verizon expects strong iPhone X demand this holiday season

The iPhone X sure is expensive, but that doesn't mean that Apple won't sell millions upon millions of units this year. Most reports say that Apple may meet its production goals for 2017 after all, although it'll struggle to meet consumer demand well into 2018. Verizon also said it expects strong ...

Meet the five new Gen 3 Pokemon coming to 'Pokemon Go' this weekend

On Thursday morning, Niantic revealed the details of the long-awaited Pokemon Go Halloween 2017 event, which begins on Friday at 12:00 PM PT. Along with offering players double candy for catching and hatching Pokemon, the event will also serve as the introduction to the 3rd generation of Pokemon ...

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are hospitable to human life. A new discovery in Saudi Arabia goes firmly against that notion, with archaeologists revealing the existence of hundreds of stone ...

We love this 55″ 4K TV from Samsung, and it's never been cheaper

Unless you're buying a TV for a very large room, 55 inches is probably the ideal size. It's big enough that you can enjoy that nice ultra high-definition screen from anywhere in the room, but not so big that it looks silly. If you're in the market for a new TV and you agree that 55 inches is ideal, ...

Report: AT&T is making the dumbest smartphone accessory of 2017

In a world of phone-holding hats and bluetooth-connected fidget spinners, I know that calling anything "the worst" is a bold statement. But I invite you to take a journey into the festering corpse of an idea that Moto and AT&T have come up with, and tell me I'm wrong. According to Android Authority, ...

YouTube star Casey Neistat slams video sharing site's ad strategy

YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing site's ad strategy, saying that the platform's content creators are suffering. Neistat, who has more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, is a prominent video blogger. In a video posted on the platform Tuesday, he explained that YouTube's ...

The most popular Netflix show of the summer might surprise you

Netflix came into 2017 with a prospective content budget of $6 billion. Midway through October, Netflix has already released dozens of original series and movies this year with plenty more to come, but we'll likely never how well any of those shows did in terms of viewership. Netflix keeps all ...

Tim Cook assures fans the Mac Mini isn't forgotten

It's been quite a while since Apple updated the venerable Mac Mini. In fact, it's been three long years since Apple devoted any attention to the beloved machine. In that time frame, Apple has gone through three full iPhone release cycles while also managing to refresh and update all of the other Mac ...

New video shows what it's like to drive a Tesla Model 3

Amid reports that Tesla has been experiencing some serious production issues with the Model 3, Elon Musk last week posted a video of the Model 3 production line to prove that things are running along smoothly. All the same, there's no denying that Model 3 production has been incredibly low, and far ...

Even the world's top Apple blogger is losing it over a new MacBook Pro problem

Apple's newest MacBooks apparently suffer from an unexpected problem, a keyboard issue that's not easy to fix. Affected models include 2015 or later MacBook and 2016 or later MacBook Pro models. These laptops are thinner than ever, and Apple redesigned the mechanism under each key so that it could ...

Today's top deals: Roomba 650, wireless chargers, 4K TVs, Dyson Animal, so much CANDY, and more

Today's roundup of the day's best deals is probably the best one of the month so far, mainly because... CANDY! Other highlights include $75 off the best-selling Roomba 650 robot vacuum, wireless chargers starting at just $9.99, a deal of the day on a refurbished Arlo wireless security camera ...

'Pokemon Go' Halloween event adds new Gen 3 Pokemon and a special Pikachu

After months of rumors, leaks and anticipation, new Pokemon are finally coming to Pokemon Go this weekend. On Thursday, Niantic officially announced the Halloween 2017 in-game event, which will introduce Sableye, Banette and other Ghost-type Pokemon from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire to the world of ...

Never-before-seen photos show iPhone X and empty Steve Jobs Theater before September event

Apple's iPhone X release date is just around the corner, with preorders set to begin on October 27th ahead of the phone's November 3rd launch. Hardcore Apple fans couldn't possibly be more excited to get their hands on Apple's first redesigned iPhone since 2014. Heck, even I'm excited. The iPhone X ...