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The Death of the Xbox

On this week's Geared Up, we talk about the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, celebrating Amazon's 25th anniversary. I bring you my tips on finding the best Prime Day deals, while naming a couple of my favorite Prime Day launch deals (which you can find right now - the Anker PowerPort Atom III and the Jabra Elite 85h headphones!) This year Amazon is extending Prime Day to be a two-day shopping event, which means competing retailers are also preparing their own deals to steal away some attention.

High-quality video game streaming is nearly here, with early launches of both Microsoft Project xCloud (an Xbox streaming service,) and Google Stadia both taking place in the fall of 2019. A listener asked if the fact that people will be able to stream their games to any device - from web browser, to smartphone to smart TV and more - spells the end of the Xbox and PlayStation dedicated video game consoles as we know them. I weigh in with my thoughts, along with my impressions of using Project xCloud (which you can see in the video embedded below!)

Samsung sent out invites for its Galaxy Unpacked event, which takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 7th. This will be where the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will make its debut, and we should likely hear news of updated launch plans for the Samsung Galaxy Fold as well. I discuss the expected features and specs for the new Samsung flagship smartphone.

Finally, I also talk about Jony Ive leaving Apple and what his departure means for the future of the company as many wonder if the iconic designs that Apple is known for will suffer as a result.

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Gallery: Geared Up: The Death of the Xbox, Amazon Prime Day 2019 Deals, & Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Rumors!


TCL S-Series sale

Super Bowl season is upon us, and it's generally a good time to grab a great deal on a new TV that you can show off during the Big Game. This year is no different, and if you're looking to up your game by integrating a new 4K HDR display into your setup, TCL just dropped prices on it's S-Series Roku TV - bonus, no need for a set-top box since this one has all of your favorite streaming Roku channels built-in. You can grab the 55-inch model for just $369.99, and the 49-inch version for $329.99:

This deal is live right now and goes through February! You'll be hard-pressed to find a better TV at a better price!

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Gallery: TCL S-Series 4K HDR TV sale now live!


Here's the first piece of the new home theater setup video I am working on - the TV I am using is the LG OLED C7. Also, since a few people asked, here are the best Black Friday 2017 TV deals on LG OLEDs, separated by size - 55", 65", and 77":

55-INCHES
55" LG OLED TV B7A
55" LG OLED TV C7
55: LG OLED TV E7

65-INCHES
65" LG OLED TV B7A
65" LG OLED TV C7
65" LG OLED TV E7
65" LG OLED TV G7
65" LG OLED TV W7

77-INCHES
77" LG OLED TV G7
77" LG OLED TV W7: Out of Stock

I have videos on the receiver I am using, and the Dolby Atmos surround sound setup coming as well! Don't forget to sign up for Earny for automatic refunds on anything you buy if the price drops later!

Gallery: LG OLED TV C7 Review + Best TV Deals on OLED!


Best Buy LG Kitchen Appliances

Best Buy has a massive remodeling sales event going on, offering tremendous deals on kitchen appliances, and it includes some great discounts on LG home appliances! Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering the best deals during the season on Samsung appliances. Particularly of note is a savings of up to 30% off on major appliances, with a minimum savings of 5%. Plus, get a free $100 gift card when you buy 2 Major Appliances totaling $1500 or more.

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Best Buy Samsung Kitchen Appliances

Best Buy has a massive remodeling sales event going on, offering tremendous deals on Samsung kitchen appliances, and I've got my eye on a couple in that hot black steel color myself! Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering the best deals during the season on Samsung appliances. Particularly of note is a savings of up to 30% off on major appliances, with a minimum savings of 5%. Plus, get a free $100 gift card when you buy 2 Major Appliances totaling $1500 or more.

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Gallery: Samsung Kitchen Appliances Sale at Best Buy


If you're looking for the best Black Friday 2016 deals for tech and gaming, I looked all over to find the best tech deals for Black Friday 2016 and I bring them to you in this video! I narrowed it down to great tech products like 4K TVs, Google Home, Xbox One bundles, and more - and then I also break it down by stores, including Target, Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, and Walmart. Any deals that are available online are linked below!

B&H PHOTO

AMAZON

BEST BUY

TARGET

EBAY

NEWMATTER

Gallery: The Best Tech Black Friday Deals for 2016!


backblaze unlimited backup review

Backblaze not only allows access to data from all your devices, but it backs up automatically and continuously so there are zero tasks added to your plate. It’s a simple solution to a complex problem that can often end in disaster.Right now you can grab a one-year subscription for $24.99 from Gear Live Deals. That is half off the regular price!

  • Back up all your photos, movies, music & documents automatically
  • Retain all deleted files for 30 days
  • Back up external drives (USB, Firewall & Thunderbolt)
  • Secure your data in data centers w/ 24-hour staff, biometric security & redundant power
  • Enjoy the security of native Mac & PC coding rather than Java (responsible for 91% of attacks)
  • Back up at optimized speeds so you don’t waste precious hours
  • Locate your lost computer to help recover it

This subscription covers one computer (and any connected external drives) with a year of unlimited backup for new customers at half price. Get this deal now!

Gallery: Grab one year of Backblaze unlimited online backup for $25!


Anova Precision sous vide

The Anova Culinary Precision Immersion Circulator is one of the best kitchen deals we've seen on Amazon's Prime Day sale. This thing is easy-to-use, connects to your smartphone, and allows you to cook the perfect meal with the touch of a button. Sous vide perfect steaks, chicken, veggies, and more. It's usually $179, but for the next hour or so, can be had for $139!

Gallery: Anova Culinary Precision Sous Vide just $139 for Prime Day


Astro Gaming A50 xbox one

As part of its big Prime Day sale, Amazon is selling the fantastic Astro Gaming A50 headset for the Xbox One at a 20% discount for the next few hours. The headset allows you to communicate with other players, like any other headset, but also offers the added bonus of being able to play the audio from your game as well. So, you get all the sound of your gaming session directed into one of the best gaming headsets around. Grab it now for $239--it typically sells for $299.

Gallery: Astro Gaming A50 Xbox One headset 20% off Amazon Prime Day sale


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