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Get 5 Overwatch loot boxes free with Twitch Prime

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to get 5 free Overwatch loot boxes!

So this deal is pretty simple. If you own the video game Overwatch and you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get 5 free loot boxes for the game. The loot boxes come from Twitch Prime, which is included with an Amazon Prime membership. You can still get the Overwatch Golden Loot Box that was released previously, and you can  [Read More…]

All about Kodi: What it is, how to get it, and which boxes have it pre-installed

Cord cutters are raving about Kodi.

Update, May 2017: Added the Amlogic S912 Octa Core Android 6.0 TV Box to our list, along with a brief update on Kodi’s legality below.

If you’ve been hearing people talk about Kodi lately, here’s a quick breakdown of what it is, why it’s great, and a couple recommendations for Android TV boxes that come with it pre-loaded.

Now, the legality of pre-loaded Kodi boxes is being challenged in places  [Read More…]

The new Shield TV from NVIDIA has me excited for the future of streaming boxes and smart homes

CES 2017 is now in full swing and we’re getting our eyes on some really impressive stuff. Notably among the group is the new NVIDIA Shield TV, the newest streaming box from the video card maker. We try to remain pretty skeptical of products we haven’t had a hands-on with yet, but we can’t help

All about Kodi: What it is, how to get it, and which boxes have it pre-installed

Cord cutters are raving about Kodi.

If you’ve been hearing people talk about Kodi lately, here’s a quick breakdown of what it is, why it’s great, and a couple recommendations for Android TV boxes that come with it pre-loaded.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is an open-source media center app that’s been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build is one of the most complete media centers you’ll find, allowing you to  [Read More…]

Samsung return kit for Note 7 includes multitude of boxes and even gloves

If you still have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has discontinued the device and urges people to return existing devices. So if you bought it at a store, you should return it there and get another device. Five major US carriers and many retailers now offer exchanges for other devices.

But if you bought the device directly from Samsung, you’ll need to ship it back. And as you can imagine, shipping companies aren’t too happy about transporting explosive devices.  [Read More…]

Google Fiber TV boxes now support Google Cast

Subscribers to the Google Fiber TV and Internet service in the U.S. will soon be able to connect their smartphones and tablets to their TV boxes with Google Cast support.

Google says:

Casting is easy. Just connect your compatible mobile device or laptop to your Fiber Wi-Fi, then tap the Cast button from the apps you already know and love to send what you’re viewing to your TV. And since Fiber TV comes with Google Cast  [Read More…]

The Braven BRV-HD Bluetooth Speaker checks all the boxes (Review)

You’re searching for a Bluetooth speaker. They’re everywhere. Amazon is filled with them, and Google returns almost 27,000,000 (yes, twenty-seven million!) results. So, how do you decide what’s right for you? First, you need to decide on what really matters. Sound quality? Build quality? Battery life? Waterproofing? Braven tried to check all four boxes with

Nielsen will track which set-top boxes you use for streaming TV

Nielsen, which tracks viewership for television shows, among other things, will soon break out its usage data for streaming set-top boxes by brand and device type. With this data, networks will be able to see, for instance, how many people are watching a show on a Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV or Xbox One.

From Variety:

The data will let Nielsen clients track how many homes across the country own TV-connected devices, which devices they own and  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear S2 unboxing, because things in boxes must be unboxed

OK, folks. The new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is available here and there — though we’re told in-store numbers are pretty tight at the moment. But we snagged one at our local best buy, and that means it’s time to see what’s in the box. (Because otherwise we’d have absolutely no idea what’s in the box!)

So here you go. Our official Samsung Galaxy S2 unboxing.

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British red phone boxes are turning green to charge your smartphones

Famous British red phone boxes are being revived to charge smartphones. The new solar-powered hubs are painted green and branded “Solarbox”, but retain much of the same iconic design. Gone were the days of wired calls, say hello to free public charging.