Dan DeSilva

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Virtual reality may be all the rage right now in video games, but there’s still a ton of love for 2D classics. Emulators and Nintendo’s Virtual Console do a good job of replicating the retro gaming experience. However, at the end of the day, it’s just not the same.

Luckily, 8bitdo and Analogue have once again teamed up to help bridge the gap between modern and old school gaming. This time the tandem has set its sights on one of our favorite consoles from the 90’s: Super Nintendo. Now instead of being tethered to the SNES with its short controller cord, you can grab the latest Retro Receiver and go wireless.

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Walmart offers the all-new 64GB Apple TV (4th generation) for $159 with free shipping. It was a few dollars less earlier in the week at Radio Shack, but that pricing has expired. Today’s deal is $40 (20%) off retail and $10 better than Apple’s refurbished listing. Looking to cut costs even further? Walmart has the 32GB model on sale for $129 shipped (Reg. $149).

Apple’s latest streaming media player brings Siri, apps and a beautiful user interface to your family room. The upcoming tvOS 10 software update will add a bevy of new features to Apple TV this fall, including support for HomeKit-enabled accessories (shown in lead image), dark mode, single sign on, live tune-in and more.

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All it takes is a few greasy fingerprints and a (un)healthy layer of dust to mar your HDTV’s beautiful display. You can bring it back to like-new condition with a little know-how and a few basic items, but you could cause permanent damage if you’re not careful.

Today we’re going to walk you through how to safely clean your HDTV without having to buy one of those overpriced kits from a big-box store…

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July 22


The sale we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Today marks the first day Nordstrom’s massive Anniversary Sale is open to the public. It runs until August 8, but you’re going to want to dive in sooner rather than later since popular sizes and colors tend to sell out quickly.

Nordstrom’s tremendous customer service and rock-solid return policy make it one of my all-time favorite retailers so today feels like Christmas for me. The sale features thousands of premium men’s apparel and accessories from some of the biggest names in fashion like Lacoste, The North Face, Patagonia, Burberry, Lucky Brand, Nike and many others. Here are our top picks for men:

For the best women’s and home deals in Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, click here.

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PayPal’s official eBay store has $100 iTunes Gift Cards discounted down to $85 with email delivery. You can expect the gift card to hit your inbox within a few hours of purchase. Use the credit to save 15% on iTunes content like music, movies, iOS/Mac apps and subscription services like Netflix, Apple Music and HBO Now. Buy with confidence, PayPal’s eBay Store has a feedback rating of 99.4% from 293,855 respondents.

eBay Daily Deals has a few other discounted gift card options for other retailers, check them all out here.

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July 15


Nintendo announced its next major release yesterday and while it wasn’t the much-rumored NX game console, it was still a pretty big bombshell. Nintendo is re-releasing its beloved NES this September in an adorable palm-sized form factor. While the initial announcement left gamers of all ages giddy with nostalgia, there are still many questions left unanswered by the Japanese gaming giant. But a new report has clarified a few details everyone has been wondering about. Here’s the breakdown:

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Soon after we shared our affinity for short (1-ft or less) Lightning cables, many astute readers were quick to point how keychain cables are also a super convenient way to charge/sync your devices while on-the-go. And we couldn’t agree more!

Today we’re following up on last week’s post with a look at some of the most portable Lightning cables on the market. All of our top-picks attach directly to any standard key ring, but each one has a unique form factor and features. Continue on for the full breakdown:

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