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These refurbished Roku streaming sticks and boxes start at $32 today

A deal worth streaming about.

Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day include a variety of refurbished Roku streamers with prices starting at just $ 31.99. You can grab the 2017 Roku Streaming Stick at the lowest price, or spend a little more and grab the 4K version to help you prepare a bit for the future.

Finally, the Roku Ultra 4K box is down to $ 71.99, which is nearly $ 30 less than it sells  [Read More…]

Nokia 7 Plus initial impressions: Ticking all the right boxes

The Nokia 7 Plus marries Nokia’s industrial design with the simplicity of Android One.

HMD Global revived the Nokia brand last year, initially focusing on the budget segment with the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6. While the manufacturer rolled out the Nokia 8 to cater to the premium category, it wasn’t quite as good as the OnePlus 5T or the Mi Mix 2.

For its 2018 portfolio, HMD is introducing several phones aimed at  [Read More…]

Loot boxes and in-app purchases: A necessary evil or the scourge of the gaming world?

It’s time we talk about micro-transactions in video games.

You may have read about the controversy surrounding loot boxes and micro-transactions in full-priced video games. The topic has been a point of frustration for many of us, but it’s been getting a lot of attention over the past few weeks, largely due to EA’s recent attempts at implementing those mechanics in “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” If you need a refresher, our friends over at Windows Central have  [Read More…]

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