Noel Petty

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China vows action after US warship sails near South China Sea island

China has vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty after a US navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea this week.<p>China’s foreign ministry said the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles – an internationally …

China

Only one road in the world leads from Russia to North Korea — and you can take a trip down it on Google Maps

North Korea is arguably the most secretive nation in the world.<p>It shares long borders with China to its north, and also with South Korea. But the third, and by far the shortest, frontier is an 11-mile stretch of land it shares with Russia.<p>Unlike the Chinese border, the Russian one has allowed …

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered, no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. (The store, in downtown Seattle, …

A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life?

Data from the Apple Watch alerted me to a serious health problem with no symptoms whatsoever. Here's what happened and why it matters.<p>Last November, …

These 4 iPhone hacks might just blow your mind

We share iPhone tips and tricks all the time here on BGR. Apple has added so many nifty features to its mobile platform over the years that it’s …

Hacking

Microsoft Adds Touch Bar Support to Latest Office for Mac ‘Insider’ Beta

When Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar debuted in October, it was noted that Microsoft was working on adding support for the Touch Bar to their …

Sorry, Donald, But 'SNL' Is Having Its Biggest Season In Two Decades

Donald Trump has called the show “unwatchable." The ratings say he's wrong.<p>In the last four months, President Donald Trump has called NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” “boring,” “unfunny,” “one-sided,” “biased,” “unwatchable,” “terrible,” “the worst of NBC” and “a complete hit job.”<p>But if ratings are any …

Comedy

Stephen Colbert Reveals a Very Special Bathrobe for Trump

Stephen Colbert has a gift for President Donald Trump. An article published in the New York Times on Sunday reported that Trump has been known to …

The End of Facts in the Trump Era

If you connect with America's anger and paranoia, you can steamroll our most sacred institutions without ever having to tell the truth<p>The order …

Donald Trump

This iPhone 8 concept running iOS 11 is the stuff dreams are made of

There’s plenty of attention focused on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 at the moment, with rumors coming in hot and heavy now that we’re a little over a …

IPhone 8

Another Sign Apple is Taking TV Seriously

By<p>Feb. 8, 2017 11:05 a.m. ET<p>Long the boring, forgotten child, the Apple TV seems to finally be getting some attention.<p>CEO Tim Cook hinted on the …

Smart TV

EU plans to let you stream your movies, TV and sport abroad

Streaming services don't always work in other countries, but new rules could treat your viewing subscriptions like mobile roaming.<p>Why spend all your holiday soaking up the sun and seeing the sights when you could stay in and watch a movie?<p>Online movie and TV subscriptions haven't always worked in …

Smart TV

E3, the video game expo, will finally open to the public this year

Is your body ready?<p>The Electronic Entertainment Expo -- better known as E3 -- one of the world's biggest video game expos, has always been closed to the public. If you wanted to get into this gaming Mecca, you had to join the video game industry. Or find a way to sneak inside.<p>But this year, for the …

Gaming Industry

How to watch every 2017 Oscar best picture nominee

Brexit live: Jeremy Corbyn faces major rebellion as MPs prepare for final vote on Article 50 Bill

• <b>Brexit vote: what happens now?</b>• <b><br>Labour in crisis as Clive Lewis quits shadow cabinet</b>• <b><br>Another win for Brexiteers... and another loss for Jeremy Corbyn</b>• <b><br>Profile: Clive Lewis, favourite to be next Labour leader</b>• <b><br>'Real fight starts now': Jeremy Corbyn mocked for 'pathetic' Brexit rallying cry</b><p>Remainers had …

United Kingdom

Mossberg: Flipboard redesigns itself around "smart" digital magazines

Deep personalization is faster and simpler<p>News and commentary on almost every imaginable subject is abundant online. Websites, apps, social media, and search results combine to create a fire hose of information. But finding a way you like to organize it for easy reading can be pretty hard. That’s …

The Most Oscar-Nominated Person Alive Is Not An Actor Or Director

Who’s your favorite film composer? Well if your favorite film composer isn’t John Williams, then chances are your favorite film composer’s favorite film composer is.<p>Legendary movie maestro John Williams, born on Feb. 8, 1932 in Queens, NY, turns 85 today. The critically acclaimed American conductor …

Movies

Apple hires Amazon Fire TV boss to head Apple TV division

Apple has hired Timothy Twerdahl, the director of Amazon’s Fire TV division, as a new vice president. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman first reported the news, also saying that Twerdahl will be running the Apple TV business and reporting to Greg Joswiak.<p>Twerdahl had been at Amazon since 2013, overseeing the …

Donald Trump: Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Samantha Bee React to GOP Nominee’s Vulgar Comments

Late-night hosts were quick to react Friday to the bombshell release of a 2005 recording of Donald Trump making lewd and misogynistic comments about …

Emre Can: I'll work hard to be back, I'm a very bad watcher!

Circumstances conspired against the 22-year-old during the summer as a delayed return to pre-season due to his participation at Euro 2016 was …

Soccer

The Google Pixel is IP53 certified — here's what that means

One spec you won't find on the sheet for the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL is their IP53 certification. Google has confirmed that like the HTC 10 …

iPhone 7 Plus review: 2014 called – it wants its phablet back

The second of Apple’s newest smartphones, the iPhone 7 Plus, is bigger, more expensive, has a few more features and actually lasts a day per charge. But is it worth buying over its rivals?<p>The largest in Apple’s smartphone range has always felt like it played second fiddle to the darling of the …

Mobile Technology

Everything we expect Google to announce at its biggest product launch in history

On Tuesday, the company is expected to announce several new hardware products, including smartphones, speakers, and a new intelligent router.<p>This will be the biggest product lineup Google has ever released. We'll be covering all the action live starting at noon ET.<p>So what's coming? Here's the …

Alec Baldwin Debuts His Donald Trump Impression in Saturday Night Live’s Presidential Debate Sketch

This sketch practically wrote itself. <b>Alec Baldwin</b> nailed his <b>Donald Trump</b> impression when he made his debut as the Republican presidential nominee on</i> …

Presidential Debate

From Louis Theroux to Newsnight, the inside story of how the BBC failed Jimmy Savile's victims

How did he get away with it for so long?” It’s probably the question I’ve been asked more than any other since the truth about Jimmy Savile was acknowledged.<p>Louis Theroux returns to this question in his new BBC documentary, Savile. In his famous interview When Louis Met Jimmy, shown in 2000, he put …

United Kingdom

Donald Trump: Star Trek's J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine sign letter opposing candidate

Donald Trump has earned the wrath of the Enterprise. A group called Trek Against Trump railed against the Republican presidential nominee in an open …

Netflix's catalog has shrunk by a whopping 50% in the past few years

Since 2012, Netflix's selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.<p>Extreamist's sources estimate the height of Netflix's catalog size was in 2012, before the company began …

Why a New York restaurateur is arming employees with Apple Watches

Danny Meyer, the keeper of the golden flame of hospitality, did the unthinkable this week. He invited even more digital screens into his dining rooms.<p>When it was announced that all the managers and sommeliers at his Union Square Cafe 2.0 would be sporting Apple Watches when it reopened this month, …

Hospitality

Saturday Night Live shows just how much of a joke the first presidential debate really was

Last night’s <i>Saturday Night Live</i> went for the lowest of the low hanging fruit last night: the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The show introduced Alec Baldwin as Trump for its cold open sketch, with Kate McKinnon reprising her role as Clinton.<p>Last week’s …