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The best games from E3 2018 - Geared Up!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Video Games, Videos, Wireless / WiFi,

E3, the biggest gaming convention in the U.S., started with a bang this week. Geared Up co-host Andru Edwards is down in Los Angeles for the show and on this episode, we run down the big game announcements of the year from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Microsoft is pushing to make more Xbox-exclusive games by buying four popular game studios and founding another studio of its own; Sony's games didn't stand out as much as its bizarre press conference; and Nintendo's Super Smash Bros was the hit of the convention. Plus, an intriguing new study on something most people want nothing to do with: Airport WiFi.

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HomePod bust and how Xbox’s backward compatibility gamble is still paying off - Geared Up!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Microsoft, Music, Video Games, Videos,

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is struggling in the competitive smart home market, according to a new report. What led to its demise, and what can Apple do to get back into the smart speaker game?

Plus, Amazon reveals how it assigns the preferred “Amazon’s Choice” label to products; Apple is rumored to be creating a subscription version of Apple News after its acquisition of digital magazine company Texture; and we look at how Xbox’s backward compatibility has become the console’s saving grace.

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Bleeding Edge TV 613: Gears of War Xbox One Elite Controller Review

As a follow-up to the Gears of War 4 custom Xbox One S console that I showed you the other day, here's a look at the limited edition Gears of War 4 Xbox One Elite Wireless controller! This is the very first custom Elite controller that Microsoft has released for the Xbox One, and as you can see, the design is super unique, and very much Gears of War-themed through and through. You get everything you'd find on the standard Elite controller, like the paddles on the back, removable thumbsticks and d-pad, and super-solid build. It costs $50 more than the regular Elite controller, and what you are paying for there is the Gears of War 4 design, because functionally  the two controllers are exactly the same. What do you think? Would you pick up a $200 Xbox controller?

You can pick up the Gears of War Xbox One Elite controller now!

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Unboxing Live 197: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S console

Microsoft has released the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 limited edition console, and I think it's the most impressive game console release to date from a design perspective. I give you a look at the custom red Xbox One S with Gears of War 4 design elements in this episode. As you can see, aside from the battle worn look, you have the deep laser etching for the claw marks on both the Xbox One S console itself, as well as the included Gears of War 4 controller. Microsoft did a fantastic job!

You can get the Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S console now.

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The Best Tech Black Friday Deals for 2016!

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


Bleeding Edge TV 600: Xbox One S Review

The new Xbox One S is Microsoft's redesigned game console that brings 4K Blu-ray, 4K streaming, HDR gaming, and more to the Xbox One platform.

Microsoft announced the #XboxOneS back at E3 this past June, just three years after the release of the original Xbox One. It’s a revised version of the original Xbox One hardware that features a streamlined form factor. The S stands for Slim, and the Xbox One S is 40% smaller than its predecessor, and that’s even when including the power supply inside the Xbox One S, rather than requiring the large, bulky external power supply that the Xbox One needs in order to function. It also now supports HDR gaming, 4K HDR streaming, 4K HDR Blu-ray, and 4K upscaling of games.

You can pick up the Xbox One S now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 598: Xbox One S vs. Xbox One Comparison

Microsoft has launched the Xbox One S, a newly updated version of the classic Xbox One that it released back in November of 2013. In this episode, I highlight all of the key differences between the first Xbox One and the new Xbox One Slim, giving you a look at what's changed and if those changes are worth your attention. I'll cover:

  1. The Hardware Changes
  2. 4K Blu-ray Support
  3. 4K Video Streaming
  4. 4K Game Upscaling
  5. HDR Support

Are you picking up an Xbox One S? Or are you waiting for Project Scorpio?

You can pick up the Xbox One S now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 567: How To Speed Up Xbox One with SSD

I haven't been liking how slow Fallout 4 is on the Xbox One due to massive loading times, and figured I would do something about it. Rather than running Fallout 4 from the internal 5400RPM Xbox One hard drive, or even my external 7200RPM drive, I decided it was time to hook up a solid state SSD to my Xbox One in order to take advantage of the much faster speeds that the technology has to offer.

The problem with SSDs? External SSD drives are expensive. So instead, I made my own. In this video I show you how to make your own external SSD, and in the process, vastly speed up your Xbox One loading times!

You'll need these two items:

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Top 10 Gear Live tech stories of 2015

OS X El Capitan Release

We've come to the end of another year, and as we wave goodbye to 2013, we figured it was only fitting that we share the most popular stories published on Gear Live this year, as determined by our readers (we've also got the top ten most read stories regardless of publish date, as well as the ten most popular Gear Live videos of 2013!) These are the ten stories that were read the most, and when you consider that fact, it's pretty surprising to see what made the list. Let's kick it off with our most read story of the year:

OS X El Capitan will be released on September 30:
Anticipation for Apple's newest desktop operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, trumped all other news here on Gear Live in 2015!

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Unboxing Live 183: Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Limited Edition console unboxing! This isn't our typical unboxing where I explain the product in detail, unfortunately, as we had a mishap early on in the video that I needed to take care of, as you'll see. Still, Darth Vader shines here in all his glory, emblazoned across the box of the limited edition Playstation 4, as well as right on the PS4 console itself. The bundle also includes a custom Star Wars PS4 controller which you won't find anywhere else, as well as a hard copy of Star Wars: Battlefront.

You can order the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 now.

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