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Unboxing Live 189: Destiny The Taken King Legendary Edition PS4

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

This is a look at the Destiny The Taken King legendary edition, which comes with the limited edition white PS4 which has a bunch of Destiny artwork all over it. The Limited Edition bundle includes a 500GB PlayStation 4, a white DualShock 4 controller, a physical copy of Destiny: The Taken King Collector's Edition, and a bunch of Destiny goodies as well.

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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.

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Unboxing Live 186: Wolf Link Amiibo + Zelda Twilight Princess HD

Nintendo sent me an early copy of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD bundle, which includes the exclusive Wolf Link amiibo. In this episode, I open up the Twilight Princess bundle, and give you an up-close look at the unique Wolf Link amiibo figure. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is a Wii U remake of the Nintendo GameCube and Wii game, Twilight Princess. It's the second remaster of a Zelda title on the Wii U, following The Wind Waker HD.

Twilight Princess HD features reworked graphics with primarily new textures, giving the game a cleaner look and feel. The original had just a 480p resolution on both the GameCube and Wii, Twilight Princess HD instead has a 1080p resolution, resulting in additional clarity, especially for faraway objects and precise aiming. Most textures in the game are touched up with added details, with notable examples including Link's hair, Zant's armor, and several background textures.

You can get the Twilight Princess Wolf Link bundle 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!

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Bleeding Edge TV 572: Sonos Play:5 review

Sonos has introduced the second-generation Play:5 wireless HiFi speaker, and we bring you our full Sonos Play:5 review in this episode.

A lot has gone into the redesign of the new Play:5, which you'll notice sports a curvier look and does away with the awkward handle that was found on the original model. On the inside, you've got a collection of six drivers with dedicated amplifiers behind the grille.

Being a smart speaker, the Sonos Play:5 integrates with the rest of the Sonos HiFi wireless audio system. It connects to your home network by way of the Sonos app, and from there, can stream music from just about any source you can think of--whether it's a streaming music service, podcasts, or files stored on your local network.

The new TruePlay feature allows you to accurately and automatically tune the sound of the Play:5 to be optimized for its placement in the room that you're in using an iOS device, and it really works.

Check the video for the full Sonos Play:5 review - if you're looking for a smart speaker that packs a serious punch when it comes to sound and features, this is the one to get.

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Unboxing Live 185: Seek Thermal Reveal

The Seek Reveal is a handheld thermal imager that combines high-performance with thermal insight into a device that fits in the palm of your hand. From up to 500 feet away, you can use the Seek Reveal to detect sources of heat (or sources of heat loss), with a detectable range of -40 to 626 degrees fahrenheit.

The Seek Thermal Reveal has a 206x156 pixel thermal sensor with a 36-degree field of view, viewable on its 240x320 resolution display.

The outside sports a ruggedized, ergonomic casing with a three-button navigation scheme. On the right, there's another button that's used to power on the 300 lumen flashlight. The battery lasts for 11 hours when in use, and images can be captured and stored on the included microSD card.

It's perfect for doing things like finding where clogs are in drains, tracking game while hunting or fishing, discovering sources of heat loss in your home, and much more.

You can order the Seek Thermal Reveal now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 568: Philips Hue Beyond review

The Philips Hue Beyond LED line includes a table lamp, ceiling lamp, and hanging pendant that allows you to set the scene with mood lighting and warm white task lighting. The Hue Beyond connects to your home network by way of the Hue Bridge, which lets you control it from iOS, Android, and Kindle devices from anywhere in your home (or even when you're away from home!) The unique thing about the Hue Beyond is that it has two independent light sources - an uplight and a downlight - which allows you to create a near endless mix of colors to match your mood, event, paint on the walls, or functional lighting for work or a task at hand.

You can also set timers, alarms, and even connect the lamp to a variety of apps and services by authenticating it to your IFTTT account.

I bring you a look at the Hue Beyond table lamp, and the Hue Beyond hanging pendant in this episode, showing you how to put it together, how to set up the Hue Beyond, and how to control it with the Hue app.

You can pick up the Hue Beyond now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 555: Philips Hue Go review

The Philips Hue Go personal wireless light might be the coolest lighting accessory I've ever used. As you can see in the video, it looks like a cereal bowl that's been filled with light that you can carry around with you. You can turn on the natural dynamic effects feature for a living light color show, or set it to one of 16 million different colors of light with a 300 lumen light output. It's controllable with the Hue Light app for iOS and Android, but also has a button on the back that allows you to cycle through a bunch of different colors without the need for a smartphone or tablet.

The only downside is that you do need to have a Philips Hue Starter Kit or Hue Bridge in order to use it to its full potential, so if you don't already have a Hue system set up, that will set you back an extra $50 or so. Still, it's a great lighting accessory.

You can pick up the Philips Hue Go now!

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Unboxing Live 180: Alienware Steam Machine

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

I bring you a unique first-look at the Alienware Steam Machine in this episode! The Alienware Steam Machine ships with the Steam Controller, and aims to bring the PC gaming experience into the living room with a small form factor that maintains the upgradability of a typical PC. Running SteamOS, the Steam Machine boots right into Steam, ready to play your downloaded games. What's more, it can even stream Steam titles from your PC on the same home network (necessary, because SteamOS isn't optimized to play all of the titles available on Steam.)

Being that the Alienware Steam Machine looks to mimic the game console experience, you only get the Steam Controller, no keyboard or mouse. You can also use Xbox 360 controllers wirelessly, as well as Xbox One controllers when connected directly to the Steam Machine by USB.

You can order the Alienware Steam Machine now.

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Unboxing Live 179: TiVo Bolt

TiVo is back with an all new DVR: TiVo Bolt! More of a side-grade than an upgrade from the TiVo Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro (see our TiVo Roamio Pro review), the TiVo Bolt is the first TiVo DVR to offer 4K UHD resolution. You can currently stream content from both Netflix and YouTube in 4K, with more to come soon (hopefully Amazon!)

The two other major features of the TiVo Bolt are QuickMode and SkipMode. With SkipMode, TiVo allows you to completely skip over blocks of commercials with the press of a button for prime time shows that air on the top 20 TV networks. QuickMode allows you to speed up your TV watching, playing the content at 1.3x the normal speed. Voices still sound as they should, but the show just plays a little faster, allowing you to get through them quicker.

The shape of the box is a bit odd, and the two-tone black and white remote is a departure as well, but the Bolt is faster and more responsive than any previous model. It can also record up to four shows at once.

You can order the TiVo Bolt now.

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