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Here’s why this fantastic card from Chase should be the next one you apply for

BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. Please note: the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available. Summary: Are you a semi-frequent traveler who doesn’t take too many trips a year but who nevertheless could use a credit card that offers an assortment of travel-related perks? In this post, we walk through the many reasons you should consider the Chase [..]

Hooray! Ikea’s long-anticipated Fyrtur smart blinds are finally on sale

I was talking to someone recently who installs a variety of tech solutions in homes who noted as an aside that smart blinds are very soon going to be the standard, default solution -- that there's just no reason to have the traditional set of blinds anymore, when you can have one that operates at the push of a button. That came to mind today in tandem with the news that Ikea has finally started the rollout of its Fyrtur smart blinds in some of its US stores after initially intending to release them earlier [..]

San Diego woman living in a van surrenders 320 pet rats

Rats have kind of a bad rap. Yeah, they're scavengers in big cities and have a long and storied history of spreading disease, but generally speaking, they're actually pretty lovely creatures. They're smart, and they make very good pets. That is, unless you have *checks notes* over 300 of them. As the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, a woman was recently found living in a van in a convenience store parking lot, and she definitely wasn't alone. What had originally started as just a pair of pet rats exploded i[..]

Is the binge model doomed? Netflix is still committed, but rivals want you to wait

Apple held a splashy premiere event a few days ago at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California to unveil its new Apple TV+ series For All Mankind. It's one of the marquee launch titles that will be available on November 1st -- a drama that offers an alternative history of the "Space Race" that in real life, of course, saw the US beat Russia to the moon. It's got solid talent behind it, like Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award-winner Ronald D. Moore, who also reimagined Battlestar Galactica in the[..]

Sega Genesis Mini review: The retro console to beat

I haven't been overly impressed by any of the mini consoles that have sprung up lately. The NES Classic Edition was enough of a novelty when it came out that even the most casual of gamers felt compelled to grab one and relive their childhoods, if only for a moment. But by the time Sony showed up to the party with its own PlayStation Classic, the world had seemingly moved on. The mini consoles were indeed just a short-lived fad. At least, that was where I landed before I got my hands on the Sega Genesis Min[..]

You’d think true wireless earbuds this good would cost more than $26

Want to finally cut the headphone cord and go truly wireless? Don’t want to spend $159 or even more on fancy earphones like AirPods or Powerbeats Pro? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. The SoundPEATS TrueFree True Wireless Earbuds are part of a very popular product line that always touts impressive sound, solid battery life, and a comfortable fit. Best of all, they’re shockingly affordable! Here are the bullet points from the product page: [TRUE WIRELESS & BLUETOOTH 5.0] - Equipped with the latest [..]

11 new trailers you need to watch: American Son, Dolittle, Frozen II, and more

We’ve been waiting for Zombieland: Double Tap for 10 years, and it’s finally here. But the new zombie comedy has some serious competition at the box office this week. The Maleficent and Jay and Silent Bob sequels are also out this week, as is Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. On top of that, Joker might still have some juice left in its third week at the theater, even after obliterating the competition during the previous weekends. As for trailers, we have a couple of exciting flicks from Netflix, as well as a n[..]

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: $14 Wi-Fi extender, $15 off Fire TV Stick 4K, $25 off Nintendo Switch, more

Welcome to another weekend edition of our top daily deals roundups, which are just like the ones we run during the week but you can browse them from the comfort of your home instead of trying to sneak a peek at work. Highlights from Saturday's list include the best-selling TP-Link Wi-Fi range extender on Amazon's whole site for an all-time low of just $13.99, a Fire TV Stick for only $24.99 and a Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99 (both the lowest prices since Prime Day), an extremely rare deal that gets you a $25[..]

This ridiculous 3-hour trailer shows off every TV show and movie coming to Disney+

If there's any streaming service that can legitimately compete with the juggernaut that is Netflix, it's Disney+. Set to launch in just a few weeks, Disney+ will not only be extremely affordable at $7 a month, it will offer subscribers an absolute avalanche of media content. From beloved animation films of old to any Star Wars title you can think of, Disney+ will undoubtedly come out of the gate strong and will likely garner an impressive subscriber base in a relatively short period of time. Earlier this we[..]

Oh great, yet another face app is driving the internet crazy

If that image at the top of this post which late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel posted to his Twitter and Instagram feeds on Thursday doesn't immediately look familiar to you, count yourself lucky. It means you somehow aren't aware yet of the latest face app to take the internet by storm -- it's called Gradient, and thanks to influencers and other social media mavens helping it along, it's been spreading across peoples' feeds in recent days thanks to its pretty simple conceit: Matching your face to that [..]

This $20 case charges your iPhone while it’s in your pocket

One of the best things about the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max this year are the incredible battery life improvements they bring. Sure the new camera is great, but the iPhone 11 Pro gives you an extra 4 hours of battery life compared to last year’s iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max gives you an additional 5 hours of battery life compared to its predecessor. Those numbers are incredible, but battery life isn’t really worth paying $1,000+ for. Instead, keep your current iPhone X/XS, iPhone XS Max, or[..]

New icons found in macOS suggest that 16-inch MacBook Pro release drawing near

At this point, it's overwhelmingly clear that the butterfly keyboard design Apple introduced on its late-2016 MacBook Pro marks one of the low points in Apple design. Though Apple would go on to make iterative improvements to the design, the bottom line is that the slimmer keyboard design proved to be unreliable and prone to breaking if even the slightest particle happened to lodge itself underneath a key. The good news is that Apple is reportedly planning to launch a slew of new MacBook models with the old[..]

You can get a really good adjustable standing desk right now for $56

If you buy a conventional standing desk, you're going to pay hundreds of dollars at the very least. What you might not realize, however, is that it's incredibly easy to turn the desk you already have into a standing desk. No, we're not suggesting you dive into some complicated DIY project. Just head over to Amazon right now and you can pick up a Halter Preassembled Adjustable Sit/Stand Elevating Desktop with Built-in Cable Management for $56 including shipping. Here are the key details from the product page[..]

Google just accidentally admitted that iPhones are more valuable than Pixels

When Google launched the Pixel line two years ago, two things were clear. One: The Nexus phone replacement was going to be a more expensive, premium Android meant to deliver a high-end Android experience. Two: The Pixels would copy the iPhone. Fast forward to the Pixel 4, and things haven’t really changed. Google may have introduced a cheaper Pixel phone earlier this year, but it doesn't compete with flagships. The high-end Pixel phones, Pixel 4 included, are still expensive - more expensive than the cheape[..]

These $3 LED Edison bulbs are an unbeatable deal

Edison bulbs are terrific for creating gorgeous lighting effects around your home, but most people use traditional filament Edison bulbs. They cost too much, they use too much electricity, and they burn out too quickly. If you’re looking for awesome Edison bulbs that fix all three of those issues, we’ve got you covered. Head over to Amazon and you’ll find a 6-pack of Brightown Dimmable Vintage LED Edison Light Bulbs for $19.99. That’s only $3 and change per bulb! Here are the highlights from the product pag[..]

It worked! NASA’s plan to get its InSight tool digging again pays off

NASA's InSight lander is doing some great work on Mars. It's been listening closely for rumblings from inside the planet and even provides timely weather reports back to Earth. It's great... but it could be even greater. Shortly after deploying its instruments it quickly became clear that one of the tools just wasn't performing as expected. The self-burring "mole" tool, which is designed to dig up to 16 feet into the surface just couldn't get a grip, stalling out and putting one of the mission's objectives [..]

Refuse to cut the cord? Sony’s awesome $50 wired earbuds with extra bass are down to $29.99

Wireless headphones are far more popular than their wired counterparts these days, but not everyone is willing to join the cord-free revolution at this point. Sure they’re more convenient while you’re using them, but there’s nothing convenient about having yet another gadget that needs to be recharged every few days. If you’re on the lookout for a good pair of in-ear headphones available at a great price, today is definitely your lucky day. Check out the Sony MDRXB50AP Extra Bass Earbuds, which are on sale [..]

One of the Pixel 4’s best new features only works if you enable gesture navigation

The Pixel 4 is finally official, which means we’re no longer speculating on what it can or can’t do based on leaks. The phone has a bunch of signature features, including 3D face unlock, Motion Sense radar-based gestures, and a dual-lens rear camera, but those aren’t necessarily the best things about the phone. Yes, the camera upgrade is definitely noteworthy, but the Pixel 4 has a few tricks up its sleeve that aren’t available on other phones. One of them is inspired by the iPhone: The new Recorder app tha[..]

There’s nothing the $70 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can do that can’t be done by this $26 alternative

I love my Nintendo Switch as much as anyone else, and the awesomely unique Joy-Con controllers are a big reason why. As great as they are though, there are plenty of games out there that really do need a pro style controller. You can cough up $70 a piece for Nintendo’s official Pro controllers, or you can pick up some DinoFire Wireless Pro Controllers for Nintendo Switch while they’re on sale on Amazon at a big discount! Here’s the scoop from the product page: HIGH PERFORMANCE GAME CONTROLLER FOR NINTENDO S[..]

OnePlus 8 Pro leaked months before its reveal in detailed renders

Two weeks ago, one of Twitter's most prolific smartphone leakers, Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks), teamed up with CashKaro to give us an advance look at the OnePlus 8. This was before the Chinese vendor had even officially announced the OnePlus 7T Pro, and now, just weeks later, Hemmerstoffer has returned with renders of the OnePlus 8 Pro, which, if accurate, provide a complete picture of the spring 2020 flagship OnePlus lineup. Hemmerstoffer shared the renders with 91mobiles this time around - a site which [..]

The hottest new Roku streamer is only $29 on Amazon

Amazon is running a great sale right now that gets you a $40 Fire TV Stick for $24.99 or a $50 Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99, but not everyone wants an Amazon media player. In fact, Roku is still the most popular company in the category, and it just released a new model that has rocketed up the best-sellers charts on Amazon. It's called the Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player, and it's only $29 right now on Amazon! Here are the highlights from the product page: Streaming made easy: Roku Express lets you st[..]

The ultimate Disney+ deal will get some people a free year of service plus $1,000 in their pocket

Offers related to Disney’s new streaming service that launches on November 12 have generated a pretty fair amount of buzz online, as most of them have teased some decent discounts on Disney+ subscriptions of varying lengths. We’ve got another such offer to tell you about, and it promises the deepest discount of all -- making the service completely free. For one year, that is. The catch? Only five people will be chosen for this offer. The reviews website is looking for candidates for what the sit[..]

Take Alexa with you for $19.99 thanks to this sale on the Echo Dot for cars

Have you ever caught yourself talking to Alexa when there are no Alexa-enabled smart speakers around you? Don't worry, we've all been there. Luckily, there's an easy way to ensure that you're away from Alexa for as little time as possible. The Roav Viva Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger by Anker is a wildly popular little gadget that's basically an Echo Dot for cars. It's on sale right now on Amazon for only $19.99, so it's the perfect opportunity to get your hands on one! Here's more info from the produ[..]

7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on October 18th

On the lookout for some nifty new apps to try on your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered... and you won't need to spend a dime if you hurry. We sifted through hundreds of iOS apps on Friday morning to find the best of the bunch that are on sale for free. There's no telling when these deals might end though, so definitely get in on the action while you still can. This post covers paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. BGR is not affiliated [..]

The impossibly small dual-port car charger everyone loves is back down to $8.99

If you're looking for a car charger that's fast, compact, can charge multiple devices at once, and is affordable, look no further because we have just what the doctor ordered. The AUKEY Flush Fit Dual-Port USB Car Charger went on sale a few weeks ago and thousands of our readers jumped at the opportunity to get one at a discount. Despite having dual charging ports and support for lightning-fast 24W charging, it's so tiny that you can actually close the charger port cover in many cars without even having to [..]

Motorola’s foldable Razr phone will finally be unveiled on November 13th

We’ve known for several months that Motorola would be among the first smartphone vendors to launch a foldable phone. The company announced as much around the time the Galaxy Fold and Mate X were introduced. Reports claimed that Motorola was working on a foldable phone that will bring back the iconic Razr brand and flip design. The company never confirmed any of those rumors, nor did it announce any specifics about its foldable devices in the months that followed. The delayed launches of the Fold and Mate X [..]

Get 50 classic games on your Nintendo Switch for $30

Classic video games continue to be all the rage right now, but we have to be honest: we're not into all these miniature consoles that keep popping up. The games are what matter, and these little classic consoles only ship with a handful of retro games that can't be expanded. Here's a better idea: for under $30 you can get Sega Genesis Classics for Nintendo Switch and get 50 games on one cart! Check out the Amazon page to see the full list of titles that come in this awesome bundle. Here are the bullet point[..]

Deadpool’s epic crossover with the Avengers universe is pretty much confirmed

We've been waiting for Marvel to announce Deadpool 3 ever since Disney completed the Fox acquisition, regaining the rights to nearly all of the Marvel characters that weren’t available for Kevin Feige and Co.'s MCU. The list doesn’t only include Deadpool, but also Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Of those properties, however, it’s just the Deadpool franchise that won’t be rebooted, Disney confirmed. Ryan Reynolds will continue to play Wade Wilson/Deadpool and a third installment of the franchise is already in [..]

This multi-cooker is just like a $100+ Instant Pot, but it’s $30 for one day only

Whether or not you actually own an Instant Pot, most people have at least heard about how great they are. The only problem with them, of course, is that they tend to be pretty expensive. If you want all the same features without the high price tag, Amazon is running a one-day sale that you'll definitely want to check out. On Friday only, you can snag a COMFEE All in One 12-Mode Multi Cooker for just $29.99! Here's the scoop from the product page: 【Multi-Functional Use】-12 digital cooking programs that could[..]

This secret Netflix trick lets you browse only English-language movies and shows

With hotly-anticipated new streaming media services set to pop up left and right in the coming months, there has been some uneasiness surrounding Netflix lately. Most or even all of it was erased on Wednesday afternoon, however, when Netflix announced third-quarter earnings and crushed the Street's estimates. EPS climbed to $1.47 compared to earnings of $0.89 per share in the year-ago quarter, and revenue climbed to $5.25 billion from $3.91 billion in the third quarter last year. But the biggest news may ha[..]

Nintendo’s new Switch with better battery life is still $25 off on Amazon

The Nintendo Switch has been the hottest video game console on the planet for a while now, but there are still plenty of people out there who don't have one. If you count yourself among them or if your old Switch is all beat up and you're looking for an upgrade, today is definitely your lucky day. The upgraded Nintendo Switch HAC-001(-01) with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Cons pretty much never goes on sale, but it's available right now on Amazon with a $25 discount. Just clip the coupon on the product page a[..]

The first all-female spacewalk is underway – watch live right here

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are making history today. The pair are currently carrying out the first all-female spacewalk in the history of the International Space Station, performing some much-needed maintenance on the high-tech orbiting laboratory. As is often the case, the spacewalk is being livestreamed by NASA, with cameras attached to both astronauts as well as external cameras affixed to the ISS itself. You can watch the lengthy operation live as it happens right here. The livestre[..]

Today’s best deals: $7 wireless charger, $14 Wi-Fi extender, $130 off Sony headphones, Fire TV Stick sale, more

We've got some truly outstanding daily deals for you to check out before you take off to enjoy your weekend, so we'll get right to it. Highlights include a fast wireless charging pad for just $6.99, the best-selling TP-Link Wi-Fi range extender on Amazon's entire site for only $13.99, the last day or two of a sale that gets you a $40 Fire TV Stick for $24.99 and a $50 Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99, Roku's newest streaming media player for just $29, an insane sale that slashes Sony's popular $200 true wireless[..]

Samsung says it will fix its embarrassing Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor flaw next week

Earlier this week, a Galaxy S10 user discovered that her husband was able to unlock her phone despite the fact that his fingerprint hadn't been registered with the device. It turns out that the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the S10 can recognize the 3D patterns that appear on certain silicone screen protectors as fingerprints, which means that anyone can unlock the phone if the fingerprint was registered when the screen protector was on. Once news of the issue began to spread, Samsung quickly notified th[..]

Illuminate your home with an Amazon Echo Plus for less than $50 with this deal

Stop flipping on your own light switches. Setting up your home as a smart house is going to make your life a whole lot easier. By using simple commands and turning a few devices on, you'll be able to control your lights, stereo or plugs, giving you more time to enjoy your home. If getting with the times sounds like something you'd be interested in, then do we have a deal for you. Thanks to the latest deal from Woot!, you'll be able to get a new Amazon Echo Plus (1st generation) for only $49.99! All of this [..]

Sony’s $200 true wireless earbuds are back down to $69.99 – maybe for the last time

Well, well, well...what do we have here!? Last month Amazon slashed the Sony WF1000XBM1 True Wireless Earbuds from $200 all the way down to $69.99, and hundreds of our readers rushed to get in on the action. We've seen some discounts since then, but nothing that came close to the massive $130 discount from September... until now. Woot has managed to get its hands on these awesome earbuds and it's unloading them at the same killer price we saw last month — just $29.99. This deal is definitely going to sell o[..]

Is the Pixel 4’s most revolutionary new feature just a huge waste of time?

We can't tell you how happy we are that Google finally announced its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagship smartphones. It's not that we're actually any more excited about these new smartphones than any other new handsets that have been released in the recent past, though there's no question that Google's new phones are impressive. No, we're happy because the countless leaks and rumors have finally come to an end. A few leaks here and there are terrific because they give early adopters something to look forward t[..]

You’re almost out of time to get the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K at the lowest prices since Prime Day

We've told you about Amazon's killer sale on its two most popular Fire TV products a couple of times now, and we're going to tell you about it one last time. Why? Because this great deal is almost certainly going to disappear either today or tomorrow. If you missed out before, head over to Amazon and you'll find the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K both on sale at their lowest prices since Prime Day. That's $24.99 instead of $40 for the entry-level model, and $34.99 instead of $50 for the 4K version! Fire[..]

Report says Apple is about to surprise us with new ‘AirPods Pro’ that’ll launch in the next 2 weeks

Apple refreshed the AirPods earlier this year, but that was only a minor upgrade for the iconic wireless earphones. AirPods 2 got a case that can be recharged wirelessly and a brand new chip, but the device still looks exactly as the first-gen model — both of them are available in stores. But Apple is also expected to release a brand new AirPods version later this year, on in early 2020, which we’ve been referring to as AirPods 3. A new story from China claims the actual name of Apple’s next-gen AirPods is [..]

The best Waze feature is now available in Google Maps for iPhone

Google has been porting Waze’s best feature to Google Maps for a while now, but only in a limited fashion and only on Android. That’s the crowd-sourced incident reports feature that tuned Waze into a popular choice for people who drive a lot. Google has been adding support for some of the incident types available in Waze to the Android version of Maps, and users are about to get even more options. Better yet, all those reports are going to be available over on the iOS version of Maps. If you’re not familiar[..]

Iowa family’s home becomes a horror movie as blood floods their basement

Depending on the age of any given house, the basement beneath it can range from comfortable and cozy to dungeon-like. Still, even the most ancient unfinished basements would be a big step up from what one Iowa family discovered when they ventured to the bottom floor of their home this week. The Lestina family found a true horror show resting beneath their feet as animal blood, bones, and blobs of fat covered the floor of their basement to a depth of nearly five inches. In searching for the source of the gor[..]

Some Tesla owners with older vehicles are experiencing a range of worrisome issues

One of the prevailing narratives surrounding Tesla is that the company isn't so much an automotive company as it is a tech company. And truth be told, the description fits. Tesla over the past few years managed to shake up the entire auto industry by incorporating any number of novel tech-oriented innovations into its vehicles. As a prime example, Tesla was the first auto company to introduce over-the-air software updates that enabled users to take advantage of new features after driving off the lot. Unfort[..]

Well, I guess I have to pay for HBO Max now

With all the talk of Apple TV+ and Disney+ lately, both of which are launching within the next month, it can be easy to forget that they are just two of many high-profile streaming services rolling out in the near future. One that will clearly receive a great deal of attention closer to its arrival is the upcoming HBO Max, but on Thursday, WarnerMedia made an announcement so monumental that I have resigned myself to the fact that I will eventually have no choice but to subscribe to yet another service, whet[..]

Yet another patent from Samsung with wild ideas for a new phone has been unearthed

Studying Samsung’s patent activity is always a good way to get a sense of where its future smartphone technology and innovations might be headed, as the company rushes to put its stamp on all manner of new designs and advancements before its rivals do. The documentation never points to guaranteed releases, but they do suggest potential avenues that Samsung's product roadmap might take as they reflect new form factors and features that could possibly end up making it into future handset releases. Divining th[..]

Adding USB-A and USB-C ports to the power outlets in your home only costs $23

If you’re thinking about upgrading some power outlets in your home to add USB ports, there’s something important you should consider before you do. Most receptacles only have USB-A ports, which is nifty but also not very future-proof at all. Instead of doing all the work and then being annoyed with yourself in a year or three when all your gadgets charge with USB-C, pick up some Leviton T5633-W 15-Amp Tamper Resistant Receptacles with Type A & Type-C USB Chargers while they’re discounted on Amazon. Here’s w[..]

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ has a post-credit scene with a huge surprise

Zombieland fans have waited ten years for a sequel, and it's finally here. Double Tap premieres on Friday, featuring the same cast and the same crew that delivered the first back in 2009. And while this is a horror-comedy, there will be post-credits scenes in Zombieland 2, which is great news for anyone hoping for a trilogy. The credits scenes include a considerable surprise, and now’s the time to stop if you don’t want any spoilers. Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin all repr[..]

NASA is showering Boeing with cash for delayed SLS rocket

Going to the Moon isn't cheap, no matter how far ahead you can plan for it. Going to the Moon on a dramatically-shortened timeline? Well, that can be even more expensive, and with NASA revealing that it's close to striking a deal with manufacturer Boeing for up to 10 SLS rocket core stages for the Artemis mission program, it's clear that the agency is feeling particularly generous. As Ars Technica reports, the contracts that are close to being inked between Boeing and NASA will likely offer special incentiv[..]

Arlo launches its first video doorbell with a 180-degree field of view

Arlo Technologies Inc. announced a first for the company on Thursday -- a new Arlo Video Doorbell to complement its line of existing products. This new doorbell, which is available now for pre-order at Best Buy and other authorized Arlo resellers at an MSRP of $149.99, promises a slew of impressive features like a vertical field-of-view that allows users to get a bigger and “more precise” picture of their front porch. The new video doorbell also captures footage in a square aspect ratio, which will among ot[..]

Here’s what NASA astronauts will wear on the Moon

A couple of weeks back, NASA teased its new spacesuits that astronauts will wear when exploring the lunar surface in years to come. The agency plans on having crewed missions to the Moon underway by 2024, and upgrading the gear that astronauts will wear on their journey was a top priority. Now, we're finally getting our first look at real-life versions of the spacesuits that will keep NASA astronauts safe during their missions. The prototypes — including the xEMU suit for lunar exploration and the Orion Cre[..]

Google copied a signature iPhone feature for the Pixel 4, but missed one huge element

Google confirmed the Pixel 4’s main features several months before actually announcing the phone, but that didn't stop the leaks. All the Pixel 4 rumors that followed were easy to verify, considering we all knew what the Pixel 4 would look like and what its signature features would be. Unsurprisingly, Google copied the iPhone again, with Apple continuing to be its main inspiration for the Pixel line so far. Not only did Google have to admit that it needed more cameras on the back of the phone to improve pho[..]