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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 t[..]

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[..]

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[..]

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[..]

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[..]

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 in[..]

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[..]

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[..]

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[..]

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[..]

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[..]

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[..]

iPhone 11 Pro just destroyed Android in comprehensive performance tests

There’s something of a narrative that Apple’s innovation in the smartphone space came to a grinding halt years ago. And while there is some truth to the fact that smartphone innovation on the whole has slowed in recent years, that’s not to say that iPhone releases have been lacking in the new feature department. If anything, we’ve seemingly become so accustomed to new phones with better hardware and better software that we’ve arguably become immune to some of the more impressive advancements offered up by n[..]

Preorder Pokemon Sword and Shield for Nintendo Switch and get $10 back for each game

Look, you’re going to buy yourself a copy of Pokemon Sword for Nintendo Switch and a copy of Pokemon Shield for Nintendo Switch. It’s going to happen. So, since you’re going to buy these two instant classics once they’re released anyway, why not preorder them now and save some money in the process? If you’re a Prime member you can prorder either or both and get a $10 credit per title. So if you get Sword as well as Shield, you’ll end up saving $20! Pokemon Sword A new generation of Pokemon is coming to the [..]

The best deal we’ve ever seen on any Ring Video Doorbell is still available

This is one of those deals that definitely falls into the category of “YOU’RE CRAZY IF YOU DON’T GET IN ON THE ACTION,” so stop whatever you’re doing right now and pay attention. If you don’t already have a video doorbell installed at your home, you absolutely must take advantage of the deal that’s running right now on Amazon. It’s literally the best deal we’ve ever seen on any Ring Video Doorbell. Period. Hurry before stock runs out and you can pick up a Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell 2 bundled [..]

Master & Dynamic’s class-leading true wireless earbuds just got a massive upgrade

Almost exactly one year and one month ago today, New York City-based premium personal audio brand Master & Dynamic announced its first-ever true wireless earbuds. They blew us away. The MW07 cord-free earphones bested leading rivals like the Apple AirPods in every way, offering a sleeker and more comfortable design as well as much better sound isolation. Most importantly, of course, they sounded amazing. Now, just over one year later, Master & Dynamic is back with a massive upgrade that improves everything [..]

Cops tell Florida man to stop reporting his stolen drugs

Nobody wants their stuff stolen. If someone steals your property it’s a good idea to contact the police, especially if you know without a doubt who the culprit is. Unfortunately for one Florida man, that notion doesn’t really apply to illegal drugs. In a series of tweets by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Neal Zalva explains the bizarre situation on video while trying to stifle his own laughter. The caller, who claims his weed was stolen by his roommate, demanded that law enforcement investigate t[..]

Naked man used forklift to break into business, then stopped for a shower

Ever want to drive a forklift through a barbed wire fence, break into a business, strip naked and take a shower? No? Well, then you’re nothing like Joseph Michael Bieniek, a 24-year-old Florida man who was arrested for doing that very thing this past Friday. To say that Bieniek’s actions were odd would be a massive understatement. According to local news reports, the 24-year-old began his hijinks by entering the warehouse of United Plumbing and nabbing one of the company’s golf carts. He drove the cart a sh[..]

Hubble spies ‘alien’ comet for the first time

It’s now been over a month since an amateur astronomer spotted what is now believed to be the second interstellar object ever observed by mankind. The gassy chunk of space debris is thought to be a comet, and it’s been named 2I/Borisov in honor of its discoverer, Gennady Borisov. Now, with the comet getting so much attention in the astronomy world, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is finally getting in on the action. On October 12th, Hubble targeted the comet and scientists were able to snap several images of [..]

Southwest fare sale is offering flights as low as $39, but you have to act fast

Well, this one is a surprise. Southwest Airlines just launched its annual winter sale a few weeks ago and kicked off a mad scramble for travelers to grab the ultra-low fares — which were discounted all the way down to $49 in some cases — before the multi-day sale ended. But if you missed out, don’t worry. You’ve now got another chance to potentially grab an even better deal, as the Dallas-based low-cost carrier has kicked off yet another flash sale. One for which you’ve only got until Thursday night, Oct. 1[..]

Even more Galaxy S10 Lite details leak ahead of the phone’s announcement

With the Made by Google event behind us and the Pixel 4 announced, every major phone of 2019 has officially been revealed (barring any last-second surprises). But leaks and rumors about upcoming devices continue to spread, and recently, one intriguing, unannounced smartphone from Samsung has been making headlines. No, I’m not talking about the Galaxy S11 (although it has been the subject of its fair share of leaks), but rather the Galaxy S10 Lite, which has appeared repeatedly in reports over the past few w[..]

New Galaxy S11 rumor teases an exciting design upgrade

Regardless of how you feel about hole-punch display designs for smartphones, the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones represent Samsung’s best all-screen design to date. Placed centrally or in one of the phone’s corners, the selfie camera punches through the display on these phones, in what’s certainly a unique approach to achieving a phone that’s mostly display on the front. Samsung will probably not change too many things going forward, and the Galaxy S11 could look a lot like its predecessors. But an early rumo[..]

Wireless over-ear headphones with 17,000 5-star ratings just dropped to $25 on Amazon

It seems like pretty much everyone should have heard of the Mpow 059 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones by now. They’ve been best-sellers on Amazon for years and they’ve managed to amass more than 17,000 5-star ratings in that time. They look great, they sound great, they have impressive battery life, and they’re shockingly affordable, so it’s pretty clear why they’re so popular. If you don’t already have a pair though, it turns out that you’re in luck! Head over to Amazon and use the coupon code MPOW059AB at ch[..]

League of Legends is ready for mobile and consoles, complete with brand new games

It took Riot Games a decade to realize that its popular League of Legends gameplay can be adapted for mobile and console. A 5v5 LoL version for smartphones, tablets, and consoles will be available to players come 2020, and that’s just one of the new games that Riot will release in the coming months. And yes, many of them will be coming to mobile as well. Called League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile and console version of LoL features much of the same gameplay you may be used to from PC, but Wild Rift has[..]

Score thousands of bonus miles with these exclusive Delta Amex offers

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. Come January 30, Delta has some major changes in store for its portfolio of credit cards the carrier has co-branded with American Express — changes that should easily please loyal flyers who’ve long relied on the cards for perks like SkyMiles and other travel-related rewards. The cards will definitely be more feature-rich, but though there’s still a few months to[..]

Brilliant ‘Succession’ theory explains what really happened in the season 2 finale

We may have been looking for the next Game of Thrones in the wrong places, because it’s already airing on HBO. Succession might lack the epic battles that make the fantasy genre so great, but it does nail the family politics. From the pilot all the way to the shocking finale of season 2, you won’t be able to put it down. And you’ll love the characters for the same very reasons you’ll hate them, from the authoritarian family head and leader of a massive media corporation Logan Roy (Brian Cox) who can’t let g[..]

The 15 most-watched shows this week on major streamers like Netflix

The fourth and final season of Mike Schur’s NBC comedy The Good Place debuted last month, three years after its 2016 premiere and after pulling off an admirable feat over its string of seasons. The show made an enjoyable, successful comedy out of heady stuff like ethics and the question of what happens after you die, thus adding a quirky ensemble drama to NBC’s lineup topped by Ted Danson and Kristen Bell that also dealt with other potentially thorny, existential questions, like — what does it mean to be a [..]

This malware can make an ATM spit out all of its cash on demand

The bank employee in the city of Freiburg, Germany, who noticed a bank ATM acting screwy one morning was greeted with a bizarre message on the control panel: “Ho-ho-ho! Let’s make some cutlets today!” That employee didn’t immediately realize it, but hackers had implanted malware in the ATM as part of a so-called “jackpotting” attack. The end result is like something you might see in a movie — the ATM spitting out a stream of cash until the machine is completely drained. A joint investigation by Motherboard [..]

Best Food Storage Container for Dieting

Cooking food fresh every day can be a huge chore — especially when you have seemingly a billion other things to do that day. While leftovers get a bit of an unwarranted stigma, they’ll always be one of the more convenient methods of eating lunch and dinner (or breakfast, depending on how much of a rush you’re in). That’s why having a plethora of food storage containers at your disposal is integral for your hectic day-to-day, particularly for those on a diet. When dieting, however, finding the right storage [..]

Ryan Reynolds hilariously trolls Marvel as writers hint that ‘Deadpool 3’ is in the works

‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds has been trolling Marvel even before Disney acquired Fox, a move that makes it possible to bring Deadpool to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Soon after the deal was done, we heard that Disney would keep Deadpool as is going forward, even though the studio will reboot X-Men and Fantastic Four, characters whose rights were owned by Fox as well. At the time, Reynolds took advantage of the news to tease Deadpool’s MCU arrival, although he hinted that the foul-mouthed superhero might[..]

Best Posture Corrector

We’ve all been told as kids by an adult to “stop slouching.” Only as you grow up do you realize they are just looking out for your health. Bad posture can cause a ton of problems for you as you grow up, including back and neck pain. If you already have poor posture, you can take a step forward in fixing it by using a posture corrector. It will alleviate pain and let you go about your daily tasks easier. Rather than people seeing you slouching, they’ll notice how straight you stand. We’ve highlighted three o[..]

Hurry: AirPods with and without the wireless charging case are both discounted at Amazon

Walk into any Apple store or any one of Apple’s retail partner stores right now and you’ll pay a minimum of $159 for AirPods. But why would you pay that much when you can get the exact same AirPods Prime-shipped to your door for less? Amazon just dropped its prices on AirPods once again, and they’re back down to the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the site. Apple AirPods with the regular charging case are down to $144 instead of $159, while the Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case get double the disco[..]

Elon Musk: Tesla’s pickup truck will look like an ‘armored personnel carrier from the future’

While Tesla’s initial master plan ended with the release of a mass market EV — which we now know as the Model 3 — the company’s automotive ambitions extend far beyond that. Looking ahead, Tesla has a number of intriguing vehicles in its product pipeline, including a crossover version of the Model 3 dubbed the Model Y, a next-gen Roadster, and the Tesla Semi. What’s more, Tesla has also been busy developing an all-electric pickup truck, a vehicle the company has been teasing for quite some time now. Over the[..]

Razer just introduced a first-of-its-kind ‘optical’ laptop keyboard

If you’ve got a little more than $2,600 to spend, the world’s first optical keyboard for a gaming laptop can be yours. Razer announced the new hardware today which works, for now, only with its Razer Blade 15 Advanced laptop — bringing what the gaming brand promises are next-generation optical switches to the laptop. The keyboard has been designed specifically with gamers in mind who want “near-instant actuation, satisfying tactile feedback, and rapid-fire inputs.” The way it works: The laptop and keyboard [..]

Smartphones with true all-screen designs might be closer than we thought

The smartphone design we all want is almost here, but handset vendors still have to iron out a few issues that prevent this perfect phone from existing. The phone we’re describing is truly all-screen, not with the kind of compromises we have now. As it stands, we have to accept workarounds like the notch (iPhone X and many others), hole-punch displays (Galaxy Note 10), sliding cameras (OnePlus 7T Pro and others), waterfall displays (Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha and Mate 30 Pro), and dual-screen designs (Nubia Z20), [..]

Google Nest Mini leak shows the subtle changes from the Home Mini

Most of the intrigue ahead of Google’s hardware event Tuesday in terms of what new products and designs the tech giant will reveal has essentially disappeared, now that we know most of the key details about what will be unveiled — including the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, a new Pixelbook, and a new Nest Wi-Fi, among others devices. Nevertheless, in these final hours ahead of the October 15 “Made By Google” event, which gets underway at 10 a.m. Eastern in New York, the rumors and leaks are still trickling out. L[..]

Best Heavy-Duty Toolbox

No home should be without a proper set of tools. Whether you just own a hammer and a screwdriver or you have a set that is packed with 100 pieces, you’ll need a place to store them. That’s where a toolbox comes in handy. Rather than wrapping them up in a towel or keeping your tools in a plastic bag (both things I’ve seen before), a toolbox is proven to make your tools last. Obviously, there are many different kinds of toolboxes on the market. But it only makes sense for you to have a toolbox that matches yo[..]

The Black Hole that swallowed all of Fortnite is about to be undone for a massive Chapter 2 update

Even if you’re not playing that much Fortnite these days, you’ve certainly heard about what has happened: the horror that is the “Black Hole”! In what’s actually a fantastic marketing trick for one of the most important gaming sensations of the last few years, Fortnite gamers found themselves unable to play their favorite game after a meteor hit the virtual world. It all happened at around 2:00 PM EST on October 13th, and Epic Games hasn’t explained the strange phenomenon. Players were swallowed into a blac[..]

Visible will give you money back for bringing your Samsung Galaxy S8 to its unlimited data service

If you’re sick of your phone service, why are you staying with it? Contracts that have you locked up can be the absolute worst part of owning a phone, especially when you did the research and still got burned. Well, if you are one of thousands of phone users who switch their plans each year, why not try something a little more user-friendly? Sounds good right? But if you happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S8, you’re even more in luck than you thought. With the latest promo from Visible, their amazing service i[..]

Hot tub display at North Carolina fair kills 2 after infecting 134 with Legionnaires’ disease

A display of hot tubs at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair is being blamed for well over 100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease that began popping up shortly after the event. In an update to a bulletin issued by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the startling statistics are laid bare. Thus far, a total of 134 confirmed cases have been tallied. All of the affected individuals attended the fair and presumably walked close enough to the hot tub display to breath in tiny droplets of w[..]

One of HBO’s best shows of all time is getting a sequel on Apple TV+

Apple is continuing to flesh out the lineup of programming that’s teed up for its forthcoming streaming video service, Apple TV+, which is set to launch on November 1. And on Friday, the company announced one of the most significant additions yet to the pile of content — it’s the first TV series Apple is actually making in-house and will likewise fully own via a new internal Apple content studio. Interestingly, the series is actually a sequel to HBO’S Band of Brothers, a WWII miniseries that’s arguably one [..]

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Oct. 13)

I’d be lying if I said Men In Black wasn’t one of my most anticipated additions to Netflix’s streaming slate this week. It’s probably been close to five years since I watched, and I’m ready for an excuse to jump back in. That said, the show I am most excited to check out on Netflix this week is Living With Yourself starring Paul Rudd, which is giving me the same vibes as Maniac and Russian Doll, which are two of my favorite Netflix originals of all time. Other than Karate Kid, I don’t know much about the re[..]

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Surprise Fire TV Stick sale, $7 wireless charger, 99¢ Kindle books, more

We’ve got some truly outstanding daily deals for you to check out on Sunday, and it all starts with a surprise sale that slashes the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K to their lowest prices since Prime Day! Other top deals today include the first discount on the new Roku Express HD that was just released this past Friday, a fast wireless charging pad for only $6.99, a Wi-Fi range extender with 13,200 5-star ratings for only $14.99, a Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell 2 bundled with a Certified Refu[..]

This sneaky AT&T fee will make you absolutely furious

We’ve been pretty hard on the cable and telecom industries for all the sneaky fees they like to tack onto bills in a variety of ways, such that their inscrutable nature is one reason people so despise the companies and long for a much simpler relationship and pricing structure. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, though, something else comes along to prove you wrong. In this case, it’s a fee AT&T is reportedly charging business Internet customers, and it will definitely elicit some frustrated groans. Th[..]

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ kicks off the Netflix-Samsung partnership

Friday marked the arrival of a long-awaited follow-up to AMC’s Breaking Bad — six years after the series ended and left everyone wondering what’s in store for Jesse Pinkman as he escaped the clutches of the neo-Nazi gang and now that he’s finally free of Walter White. To answer that question, we have Netflix’s El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which is now streaming on the service in one of the company’s hybrid streaming/theatrical releases, and early reviews are already pegging the film as a fitting bow on [..]

8 new trailers you need to watch: Zombieland 2, Onward, Jungle Cruise and more

Joker destroyed the box office last weekend, and for good reason. The film should be on the to-watch list of every comic book film fan out there, regardless of whether you catch it in theaters or watch it online later. Joker would work even without its obvious tie to Batman, but it’s even better because of it. With that in mind, there’s likely no way that Gemini Man beats Joker this week, although Will Smith’s Looper-like action movie might be entertaining. Also out this weekend is the new Addams Family. Mo[..]