General ▪ August 11

Dreams do come true. Amazon has made a childhood wish become a reality. The popular online retailer now has a customizable NERF N-Strike Modulus builder. With over 1,000 combinations, it’s now possible to craft your ideal foam shooter to your exact specifications.

Head below for more details.

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General ▪ August 7

The benefits for Prime members are widespread and growing regularly. Kindle First is one of those perks that subscribers to Amazon’s two-day shipping service can enjoy. This program affords Prime members early access to new Kindle books across different genres from Amazon Publishing. Full terms and details and be found below.

To get started, visit the Kindle First page and peruse the selection of six books that have been chosen by Amazon editors. From there, Prime subscribers can choose one of the six titles to download to a Kindle device or the iOS/Android app. Non-Prime members are able to select one Kindle First release for $1.99. These books become a permanent addition to customers’ libraries. It’s a perfect opportunity to get into some new literature without having to pay any additional money, aside from your Prime membership.

In addition to Prime members receiving two-day shipping and Kindle First perks, they are able to access the Instant Video library, Amazon’s Music service as well as unlimited backup of photos from iOS or Android devices to the cloud. Additionally, subscribers get exclusive rights to deals on electronics, books, videos and more. Interested? Start a free trial to see if you like it.

This month’s selection of Kindle First books includes:

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The 1byone Antenna is ready to be your best friend in entertainment, letting you pick up great HD TV without a subscription. You can pick it up at 9to5Toys Specials for $13 shipped.

After the nationwide switch to digital TV, you can now watch HD stations without cable or satellite. Once placed on any high surface, the 1byone can receive channels from your local broadcast tower up to 25 miles away, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and Fox. Setup is simply a matter of plugging the antenna into your TV and scanning for channels, with no power supply needed. The included cable is plenty long enough to reach to a convenient mounting spot, and the 1byone works with any device that has an ATSC tuner.

  • Place the antenna anywhere (high on the wall, flat on a table, etc.) with no power required
  • Receive TV from the closest tower, up to 25 miles away
  • Set up in three steps: unwrap, plug in, and scan channels
  • Watch crystal clear HD shows
  • Never pay for TV again
  • Use even if your TV is far from a window, thanks to the ultra-long included cable
  • Receive free broadcast HDTV signals (such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and Fox)

This deal takes 63% off the regular price ($39) of the 1byone. Grab it now for $13 at 9to5Toys Specials.

Thermos and Apple. Maybe not two brands that you would necessarily put together. But today, the two have bonded as the popular home goods company has launched a new water bottle with iOS connectivity built-in. Instead of relying on those third-party apps that track your water in-take, Thermos would like to take the reigns on all your H2O data on the way to building healthier habits.

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It’s time for back-to-school shopping! Just a few more weeks until classes start, so we’ve compiled our favorite gadgets, decor, fashion, and accessories for every college student’s apartment or dorm.

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General ▪ August 6

Following Microsoft, EA and Konami’s Gamecom 2015 announcements, Blizzard has now detailed the latest expansion to the World of Warcraft saga. On stage today in Germany, the company showed off a pair of new videos for the upcoming Warcraft: Legion expansion along with some details on what players can expect from the MMORPG’s latest add-on: expand full story

Outside of adding more megapixels and upping resolution, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to improve on action cameras. GoPro has been out front of the pack for awhile with 4K video and ultra-compact options that fill the needs for most consumers. So when it comes to innovation, the best target for new entries into the marketplace is software. iOS connectivity is a must and most consumers just want to record their moments and have it instantly edited with automatic backup for later.

Enter Graava. Instead of leaning hard on technical specifications, it wants to simplify the video recording process down to the touch of a button. Its programers have modeled it after the human brain, focusing on sensory changes like sound or vision and even heart rate to capture the most important moments.  expand full story

General ▪ August 5

Seems like every consumer speaker company is offering a whole home audio solution these days. From SONOS to LG and Hitachi, these systems are becoming the industry standard to fill every room with sound.

Today, Bang & Olufsen is revealing their own plans for connected multi-room speakers. We first caught wind of this back in January at CES when B&O released the BeoSound Moment. Now its all coming together in a simple – yet pricey – customizable package.  expand full story

With just 27 days to go, the countdown for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is on. As you saw from the Microsoft and EA press events, Gamescom 2015 is in full swing and Konami has some new TPP content to go along with it. This morning we got a new trailer and now, as promised, brand new gameplay footage with developer commentary: expand full story

General ▪ August 4

Printers aren’t exactly the most forwarded thinking piece of equipment in our homes and offices. For years it has been the same tale of buying new hardware, refilling it with ink and starting the process over again after a few cycles around the sun.

Epson is setting out to change all of that, not with some special new technology, but by giving you a whole ton of ink up front. The new EcoTank line of printers plans on flipping the whole industry on its head by providing a new way of filling up those ink tanks. In fact, Epson states that it will take you multiple years to get through one. expand full story

Gamescom is well underway over in Europe and today Microsoft took the stage to detail new features and games for the Xbox One. After a huge showing at E3 a few months back, we were anxious to see what Microsoft would bring to the table. There were a few game announcements and new software/hardware features detailed, as well as a beautiful new limited edition console. We have the full details below on all of today’s news.

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There are plenty of options out there for powering your iPhone or iPad. But sometimes a plain old white or black cable won’t do the job. If you’re in need of some more style, we’ve rounded up the best (and coolest) looking Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables out there. We have highlighted many different manufacturers that use a variety of materials such as fabric, leather and nylon to deliver a unique look to help you standout from the crowd. Head below for our top picks.

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General ▪ August 3

Today, Microsoft announced a killer bundle for Gears of War fans. Anyone that purchases the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will receive the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility. This includes the original game, 2, 3 and Judgement. All you’ll need to do is play the Ultimate Edition game between the August 25th launch date and December 31st to unlock the older titles as a digital download.

Xbox One Backward Compatibility was announced this spring at E3 and will be available to the public in the fall. If you’re into Gears of War, this is perfect opportunity to enjoy the previous generation games all on one console. There are a few different opportunities for pre-ordering Gears of War: Unlimited Edition, here are your options:

Source: Xbox Wire

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General ▪ July 31

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