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Why Beats headsets are so ridiculously overpriced

Beats headphones aren’t exactly beloved in the audiophile community and yet Dr. Dre’s company still gets away with charging an obscene $300 per pair for its Beats Studio Headphones. Why? A new MKBHD video that went viral over the weekend does a nice job of breaking things down: Basically, Beats can get away with charging so much more for its headphones thanks to the magic of... Read More »

Enjoyable iOS 7 messaging application ditches emoji, replaces them with your face

We love covering apps with great designs here on BGR, and we also enjoy covering fun apps with unique and creative features. Every so often, we find an app that covers all the bases. React Messenger was first released late last year but it has undergone a few big changes since then. The result is a beautiful app that differentiates itself in the crowded mobile messaging space by putting a creative twist on the gentle art of textless communication currently dominated by... Read More »

Unbelievably amazing iPhone 6 feature apparently verified by new leakage

Last week we started seeing evidence that Apple’s iPhone 6 Lightning cables would feature reversible USB, marking the first time that an Apple smartphone would come with this particular feature. Now uSwitch, in conjunction with iPhone leaker Sonny Dickson, has published some pictures of the iPhone 6 USB cable’s retail box that it says clearly shows the new cable will feature reversible... Read More »

Wikipedia Now Approves Bitcoin Donations With Coinbase

Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase to process the donations. Also new today, Coinbase will waive processing fees for all registered... Read More »

New apple iphone 6 part leakage discloses significant brand-new attributes

A new iPhone 6 internal component has been leaked, with Nowhereelse posting images that show the purported main iPhone 6 printed circuit board (PCB) as received from a reliable Chinese source. The leaked logic board does not have any of the chips you’d expect to see on it, and appears to fit the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. The component is similar to the iPhone 5s’ logic board, although it has a longer top section, with MacRumors noticing that screw holes in this elongated area fit screw holes from a leaked iPhone 6 back... Read More »

Google, Motorola apparently currently at job on brand-new Nexus phone

Google and Motorola aren’t sitting still with the Moto X. Android blogger Taylor Wimberly, who established a good track record with Moto X scoops, writes that Google and Motorola are already hard at work on a new Nexus smartphone that will release in time for the holidays this year. This will mark the first time that Motorola has built a Nexus-branded device, as in the past Google has tapped manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung and LG for its Nexus smartphones. One thing to watch for is whether the new Nexus device will have the same customizable features that the two companies first showed off with the Moto X earlier this... Read More »

Opening Your Mobile phone Is Still Illegal, Yet Most likely Not For Long

Unlocking your smart phone to run on a different carrier, without your carrier’s permission. It seems completely innocuous, right? Something you’d do with a spare bit of time on your weekend just to see if you... Read More »

Google supposedly gets streaming video clip large Twitch for $1 billion

Following several reports that the two were in talks, Google has reportedly reached a deal to acquire streaming video giant Twitch for approximately $1 billion. With more than 50 million monthly active users, Twitch is a wildly popular service that allows gamers to stream live video of themselves as well as live feeds of whatever video games they might be playing. Venturebeat reports that Google’s YouTube division is in charge of the deal and will presumably oversee Twitch in some capacity moving forward. Google has not yet confirmed the... Read More »

Forget the cloud, analysts are functioning on 1TB memory for mobile phones

What if your smartphone shipped with 1TB of memory, which would be not only be able to store all the digital content you want to carry with you at all times, but would also be faster and more reliable? Researchers from Rice University are already working on such technology, MIT’s Technology Review reports, having discovered a more practical way to mass-produce... Read More »

Baidu Shoots Up Google Play Download Rankings With Apps That Boost Android Performance

Chinese search engine giant Baidu had a good month on the Google Play Store in June, shooting up seven ranks to crack the top 10 publishers by downloads, according to App Annie’s latest global app... Read More »