Aukey's Rugged Bluetooth Speaker hits a crazy low price of $10 via Amazon

This water-resistant speaker lasts for up to six hours on a single charge.

Aukey’s Rugged Portable Bluetooth Speaker drops to just $9.99 at Amazon when you enter promo code VS4FL9KC during checkout. That’ll save you 50% off its current price there. Up until a few months ago, it was selling for $35; now its average price is around $27. With the coupon, you’re snagging it for the best price we’ve seen on it so far.

This compact, water-resistant speaker features dual speaker drivers and pairs with devices wirelessly using Bluetooth 4.2. A 3.5mm audio cable is included so you can plug it into non-Bluetooth devices too. It’s fitted with an adaptable hanging cord that allows you to hang it from your backpack, your wrist, or elsewhere. There’s even a built-in microphone so you can take calls with it.

Aukey includes a 24-month warranty with its purchase. If you’re planning to take this portable speaker on the go, you might want to bring along a portable battery charger too. Aukey’s 10050mAh QC 3.0 portable charger is on sale for $18 right now.

For a more stylish speaker option, consider Anker’s SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker currently down to $23.

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Anthem Demo schedule: All times and dates

Prepared for the Anthem Demos? These are the dates and times you need to know.

Electronic Arts is preparing to launch pre-release demos for Anthem, its upcoming shared-world role-playing game, headed to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. While the all-new franchise isn’t set to launch until February 22, 2019, two planned preview sessions are your chance for early access.

The Anthem demo splits into two separate periods, from a limited-access “VIP Demo” to a wider “Open Demo.” The former is limited to those who preorder Anthem, subscribe to EA Access on Xbox One, or use Origin Access on PC. Alternatively, the Open Demo is accessible for all.

Related: How to play Anthem early demos

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How to use Nanoleaf smart lights with Cortana or Amazon Echo

In this guide, we explain how you can use IFTTT to control Nanoleaf and other types of smart lights, using Cortana or Alexa voice commands, either via a PC or a connected smart speaker like the Harman Kardon Invoke or Amazon Echo.

Products used in this guide

Amazon: Harman Kardon Invoke ($64)
Amazon: Nanoleaf Light Panels ($210)
Amazon: Amazon Echo (From $50)
How to connect your Nanoleaf panels to Cortana or Alexa through IFTTT

First, make an account on IFTTT. (This service allows you to set up custom interactions between a wide array of services.)
Sign in to your Microsoft account and your Nanoleaf account.
Go back to IFTTT, and select My Applets at the top.

Click on New Applet. (It should open a new “If This Then That” template as seen below.)

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Sea of Thieves download size to shrink by roughly 50 percent

Our poor hard drives have a chance to recover.

Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game that features great sailing mechanics, and as the team has added more features, the file size has bloated to put it plainly. What started off as a roughly 10 GB game is now almost 50 GB on Xbox One X. This is concerning because it’s an ever-evolving experience and file size will keep on growing.

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Everybody seems to love my Surface Go (and I do too)

This little machine turns heads everywhere I go.

A long day of work meetings has turned into drinks at the nice bar down the street. I’m not quite finished with the last thing I was doing, and I need to get these thoughts out of my brain before I forget them, so I toss my Surface Go in my bag. Twenty minutes into the evening, someone turns to me with a surprised look on their face and asks what device I’m using. Most people I work with are MacBook people, so the unusual shape and size of the Surface Go catch them off guard.

I finish typing my thoughts and hand them my little machine, starting up a demo routine I’ve developed over the last couple of months of answering these exact same questions just about everywhere I go with my Go. What starts as a curiosity frequently ends in the other person picking up a Surface Go of their own.

Dispelling Surface myths

The truth is, shopping for a laptop or tablet still leaves a lot of people looking at the big brands. Sitting in a coffee shop, it’s not uncommon for someone to ask me if my Surface Go is made by Dell or HP or Lenovo, only to surprise them by explaining the manufacturer is actually Microsoft. Even now, with the Surface line getting so much marketing and attention, there are a ton of people who only see Microsoft as the folks behind Windows software. Even on display shelves in big box retail stores, the Surface line isn’t the first thing most retail employees will walk someone to as a trial.

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Only preordering The Division 2 guarantees beta access in February

Get your preorders in right now.

One of Ubisoft’s most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2 is a third-person military shooter which tasks you with stopping malicious forces from seizing control of the government in the District of Columbia.

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EA reportedly cancels open-world Star Wars project

Another one bites the dust.

It seems like EA’s problems with the Star Wars franchise aren’t going to end anytime soon. When Star Wars Battlefront II released, the title was panned by critics and gamers alike for its pay-to-win microtransactions. It even sparked an international crackdown on loot boxes in countries like the United States, Belgium, and Australia.

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Dragons invade The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr this summer

Proper dragons are coming to The Elder Scrolls Online!

Today, Bethesda announced the latest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online called “Elsweyr.” The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr takes you to dangerous locations where the Khajiiti cat people live. However, the twist this time around is that there are dragons roaming the skies which you probably have to fight. We’ll find out more about the upcoming expansion in the coming months, but until then you can watch the spectacular reveal trailer.

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