Just $100 will get you an Echo Plus and a free white Philips Hue Smart bulb

Alexa, find me a deal.

Amazon has the Echo Plus with Built-in Hub on sale for $99.99, which saves you $50 off the normal price. As an added bonus, you’ll also receive a free Philips Hue White A19 LED Smart Bulb with your order. The smart bulbs normally sell for at least $30 a pop, so this deal is a fantastic one if you’re looking to add some intelligence to your home. We’ve seen this bundle fall no lower than $119.99 until today.

Echo Plus has all of the features of Echo that you know and love, but it also has a hub built right in. That allows for simple and direct setup of compatible smart devices. No more buying things separately to control your smart home gadgets. Simply ask Alexa to discover your devices and you’ll be using your new Hue bulb in no time.

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This sale is part of a huge price cut on Amazon devices. Whether you’re looking to expand your Echo family or you’d like to check out the Fire TV, or basically anything in between, be sure to check that out.

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Is it safe (or smart) to stand your Xbox up vertically?

It’s a common question: Is it really safe to vertically stand your Xbox One?

Consoles are generally a rectangular slab, most often designed to sit horizontally, for whatever reason. Perhaps it’s because disc trays are easier to design when they’re flat because there’s no need for additional engineering to make discs safe to use on a vertical angle. If you use your original Xbox One in a vertical position, it can cause some serious problems. But is that always the case?

No way, no how.

If you want to use a vertical console to save space or otherwise, here are a few scenarios when you can safely stand your Xbox up.


Hit the road hard with these great travel accessories for Xbox One

Video game consoles are meant to be played at home, but sometimes we might need to take a system with us to a hotel, event, or elsewhere. If you’re going to take your Xbox One on the go, you’ll have a better time with the right accessories.

Whether it’s a bag, monitor or some simpler accessories like hard drives and controller cases you’re looking for, here are some great accessories to get you gaming on the go.

CTA Digital Multi-Function Case for Xbox One

On the affordable end of the spectrum is CTA Digital’s Multi-Function Carrying Case. It’s a black messenger-style bag that can hold an Xbox One, a Kinect, and a few accessories.

The front side of the CTA Digital Carrying Case contains two external pockets, one sized to hold cables and smaller accessories, the other large enough to comfortably hold up to three Xbox One controllers. The main body of the bag is divided into two compartments: one that snugly fits an Xbox One and secures it with four Velcro straps; the other for more accessories, such as controllers, a Kinect, power supplies, and more.

CTA Digital’s case sells for around $30, so it won’t break the bank.

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Remapping your Fortnite keybinds will improve your game

Keybinds are there to be changed for this very reason.

Have you wondered why your shooting game is on point in Fortnite, but you continue to lose out in the battle royale mode due to not being able to get the building mechanics working in sync? The issue could well be the default keybinds, which can cause issues with how you access walls, ramps, and more while focusing on landing those killing blows. I’m going to quickly run you through the process of changing keybinds to win more games.


HDHomerun Premium offers 45 streaming channels for $34 a month

HDHomerun Quatro — with four over-the-air tuners — is $119 at Amazon.

The new streaming service will work on existing HDHomerun boxes.

A little bit of breaking news in the ol’ CordCutters world tonight. SiliconDust — the company behind the excellent HDHomerun over-the-air streaming boxes — has just launched a new streaming service. It’ll work with most existing HDHomerun boxes (save for HDHomerun Prime, which already requires a cable subscription), and it’s available in the United States (with Canada on deck) for $34.99 a month.

HDHomerun works with Android and Android TV, iOS and Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Mac OS, Windows, and Linux.

You’ll get 45 channels with the service.

For more details, hit up the link below.

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World of Warcraft's new expansion is a welcome break from the apocalypse

World of Warcraft’s new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, sports a much calmer tone than its predecessor. But can its gameplay stand up to Legion, the most popular WoW expansion in years?

I have played World of Warcraft (WoW) on and off for 14 years. After missing WoW’s least popular expansion, Warlords of Draenor, I returned over a year ago to try out Legion, owing to the rave reviews and a huge amount of old friends who had returned to the game. What I found in Legion truly blew my mind.

In all my years with WoW, I haven’t really known an expansion to be so free of, well, complaining. It seemed for the first time with Legion, Blizzard had come upon a formula that managed to keep all types of players happy. Legion put an emphasis on story content, giving each of the game’s classes its own story campaigns to digest and enjoy, as well as themed weapons that came with their own unique powers and abilities. Legion also added Mythic+ dungeons, which added a dynamic, competitive element to regular five-man dungeon runs, as well as compelling gear. And of course, Legion had some incredible raids too.

Now as a casual player, I barely found time to enjoy everything Legion had to offer. With millions of players now moving to the new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, I’m curious to find out whether Blizzard can do it again, or whether or not Legion was some kind of fluke.


How to get Open NAT on Xbox One by enabling UPnP — and why you should

If you’re encountering issues with your Xbox One NAT, UPnP could be an easy solution.

When encountering connectivity issues on Xbox One, your Network Address Translation (NAT) type is the first place you should look. NAT determines how easily you connect to other players, potentially limiting who you can enjoy games with. While various solutions can alter your NAT type, enabling Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is generally accepted as the first step.


Save $30 on Amazon's latest streaming hardware, the Fire TV Cube

This discount won’t last long!

Amazon currently Fire TV Cube streaming media player for $89.99 today as part of Amazon’s off to college deals. This matches the pre-order discount that Amazon ran when it first announced the hardware and its Prime Day pricing.

CordCutters did a full review of the Fire TV Cube. Essentially, imagine the way you use an Echo Dot now to control all the wirelessly connected appliances around your home. Then imagine that control plugged into your TV so you can control everything plugged in there with your voice as well. That’s what you get with this new device. It’s a way to turn on the TV, play your favorite DVD, adjust the volume on your home audio system, dim the lights, and get your microwave to cook some popcorn all without moving from the best spot on the couch.

This is just one of the many items on sale right now. Be sure to check them all out now!

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Leaked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 series specs are monstrous

With a total of 4,352 CUDA cores, the RTX 2080 Ti will be a monster for gaming enthusiasts.

NVIDIA is largely expected to make a splash at Gamescom next week with a new set of graphics cards, something the GPU maker not-so-subtly hinted at earlier this week.


Samsung Odyssey+ mixed reality headset breaks cover in FCC documents

Samsung is cooking up a followup to its Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset, newly surfaced FCC documents show.

Samsung may soon have a new Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headset to show if, if new FCC filings spotted by Road to VR are any indication.