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Bleeding Edge TV 582: HP Star Wars Special Edition Pavilion Laptop

Fully armed and operational, there's no other notebook like it in the galaxy. With a Galactic Empire-inspired design, commanding Intel Core processor, and extensive collection of rare Star Wars content, you won't be able to resist the power of the dark side.

What sets this apart from standard laptops?

It's an impressive special edition notebook with an ominous dark side design. Fans of Star Wars can customize the look of the device with rare wallpapers, screensavers and more from the Star Wars archives. There's also the cool Star Wars Command Center, where you can browse the content galleries and adjust theme settings. Choose from special Star Wars sound schemes for Windows notifications.

You can pick up the HP Star Wars Limited Edtition Laptop now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 581: BLU Vivo 5: The Best Budget Smartphone?

Miami based smartphone maker BLU has been making great strides over the course of the last year. Known for its affordable set of smartphones, they’re continuing the trend with the BLU Vivo 5, which interestingly enough, is actually with its most premium design to date. Great hardware combined with an amazing price? This may be the budget Android phone you’ve been waiting for.

You can pick up the BLU Vivo 5 now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 579: HP EliteBook Folio G1 hands-on

The HP EliteBook Folio G1 is a slim ultrabook laptop that aims to take on the Apple MacBook with an optional 4K display and dual USB-C ports. I chat with HP about the new EliteBook Folio G1 in this interview to get the details on what went into making this device special.

As you'll see, aside from the 4K UHD panel and the two USB-C ports (one of which supports Thunderbolt 3,) you also get premium Bang & Olufsen speakers, and a 12.4mm thin body with the 12-inch display. The hinge also goes to a full 180 degrees, and it's all powered by second-generation Intel Core M processors.

You can pick up the HP EliteBook Folio now.

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Unboxing Live 188: Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash Amiibo bundle

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Toys, Video Games, Videocasts

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash features an exclusive limited edition Chibi-Robo Amiibo! I bring you an up-close look at the Chibi-Robo Amiibo, as well as the Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash game, which is out now for the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld game consoles.

Chibi-Robo Zip Lash is a new adventure for the power-challenged robot. A fun platformer through and through, Chibi-Robo uses his power cord to gain energy, whiplash enemies, and interact with the game environment.  The amiibo unlocks Super Chibi Robo, and can even be used in other supported games as well!

You can get the Chibi-Robo Amiibo bundle now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 578: LG G5 First Impressions Review

The LG G5 is one of the most exciting smartphone releases of 2016. Introduced at Mobile World Congress, LG has switched up its strategy by giving the G5 a bunch of modular functionality. The battery can be quickly removed, and replaced with a better camera add-on with the LG Cam Plus, improved audio with the LG Hi-Fi Plus, and more.

Another big feature on the LG G5 is the dual rear cameras. You get a 16 megapixel camera alongside an 8 megapixel wide angle camera with a 135 degree field of view. The 5.3-inch display features always-on technology, so you can quickly glance at it and see the time, date, and any notifications without having to touch the phone.

The LG G5 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which means that the software is just as up to date as the hardware experience. You can pick up the LG G5 and Friends modules starting in April (no solid LG G5 release date has been provided just yet.)

You can pick up the LG G5 now.

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Unboxing Live 187: Eero Home Wi-Fi System

Eero is a new player in the home Wi-Fi space, and the company claims that its Home Wi-Fi System can put an end to those Wi-Fi dead zones for good. In the box you'll find three Eero units, one of which needs to be plugged directly into your main router using the included Ethernet cable. Two more units simply need to be plugged into wall power in order portions of your home. The three Eero devices then essentially team up to create one mesh Wi-Fi network in your home that is broadcasted from those three locations, eliminating areas that would otherwise have a weak (or non-existent) Wi-Fi signal. In this episode I open up the Eero Home Wi-Fi System and give you a closer look at the hardware.

You can get the Eero Wi-Fi System now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 573: ConnectSense Smart Outlet with HomeKit Review

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet is an Apple HomeKit compatible device that plugs into any outlet in your home, allowing you to turn just about any device into a smart device. The Smart Outlet gives you two outlets, which can be powered on and off by using the ConnectSense app, Siri voice control, or even pressing a button on the side of the device. Plug in a lamp, and you can now control that lamp from anywhere, using your smartphone or tablet - even outside of your home if you own an Apple TV. I bring you my full rundown of the ConnectSense Smart Outlet in this episode!

You can pick up the ConnectSense Smart Outlet now.

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The 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, in pictures!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Features

VellVett performing at the 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash

A few weeks ago, Gear Live threw down and kicked off the holiday season with the 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, and now we've got the pictures to prove it. At the event, I presented my picks for the best holiday gadgets, along with help from my friends Jess Estrada (of FreshJess), GeekWire, Drew Morrison, and New Tech Seattle. We had Seattle's VellVett perform, as well as "Kid Sensation" Xola Malik. Blitz, the mascot for the current Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, made an appearance as well. It was a great night full of food, music, and gadgets giveaways.

We've got to give a warm shout-out to the sponsors who helped make the 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash possible, and sending the attendees home with awesome gifts: Monster, AT&T Seattle, and Rhapsody.

Click on over to check out the full 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash photo gallery.

Gallery: The 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, in pictures!


Bleeding Edge TV 492: Fiesta Movement VidCon Road Trip

VidCon 2013 was amazing - join me for my August Ford #FiestaMovement #Adventure video, where I took a road trip from Seattle, WA to Anaheim, CA to bring you all the sights and sounds of VidCon! As a bonus, I run into a few of my follow agents like Black Prez and Jarek 1:20. If you're unfamiliar, VidCon is an annual conference where YouTube stars attend to give sessions and meet up with their viewers and fans. There are concerts, talks, autograph signings, food trucks, parties, and plenty more.

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Bleeding Edge TV 489: Fiesta Movement Pro Wrestling 101

Okay, if you don't know, I used to be a pro wrestler. That's right, I'd put my tights on every week, step through the curtain, and enter a 20 x 20 wrestling ring to entertain a crowd of people, and I loved it. That was a long time ago, and now I bring you the hottest news in the consumer electronics world, as you know.

However, now that I am a Ford #FiestaMovement agent, you should expect to see something a bit more unique here on my channel each month. I'll be doing some pretty unique missions as part of the Fiesta Movement, using the Fiesta ST that was given to me for the duration of the Movement to bring you some cool stuff. This month? I'm bringing you into the world of professional wrestling as part of the June #Fitness theme.

Why pro wrestling? Well, I didn't want another agent to grab this mission and turn it into a comedy act! I saw this as an opportunity to educate the masses about this truly unique artform. I head to the Buddy Wayne pro wrestling training facility to chat about what it takes to become a professional wrestler. Buddy should know. After all, at just 5' 6", he has made a career in the land of the giants, having wrestling for both WWE (formerly WWF or the World Wrestling Federation) and WCW (World Championship Wrestling.) In wrestling, you only look as good as your opponent allows you to look, and Buddy was able to make his opponents look great for 12 years.

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