Samsung’s IoT-enabled Family Hub refrigerator now available in India

Samsung unveiled its new IoT-enabled Family Hub refrigerators at CES 2018 earlier this year.  At the time of the announcement, the company said these premium refrigerators would be available for purchase in the spring this year. It finally started selling the Family Hub 3.0 models in the US and few other markets recently. More than six […]

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Oculus announces $399 Rift bundle with Marvel Powers United VR

If you’re ready to hop on the VR bandwagon, Oculus’ upcoming Marvel Powers United bundle may be the thing to reel you in.

As Comic-Con continues to rage in San Diego this week, Oculus stepped up to announce a new Rift bundle that combines the VR headset with two Touch controllers and its upcoming superhero adventure, Marvel Powers United VR. …

Xbox Live hits 57 million monthly active users in FY18 Q4

Xbox performed really well last quarter.

Today, Microsoft revealed its earnings report for the latest fiscal quarter (FY18 Q4). The company posted revenue of $30.1 billion and net income of $8.9 billion. That’s up from the same period a year ago, during which Microsoft brought in $25.6 billion in revenue and $8.1 billion in net income. While the majority of people are analyzing the growth of the Cloud or Surface businesses, a lot of gamers want to know how the Gaming division is doing. Well, the short answer to that is that it’s great news across the board.

Scosche Rhythm24 HR review

Do not be fooled: while both Polar and Wahoo offer heart rate monitors you can wear on your upper arm, it was Scosche who did it first – and proved that moving the sensor technology a little higher up had the potential to deliver accuracy on par with …

Marvel Powers United VR: Everything you need to know

This upcoming Oculus exclusive is shaping up to be a real blast.

Sanzaru Games, creators of other popular VR titles like Ripcoil and VR Sports Challenge, is bringing a Marvel-themed superhero game to Oculus Rift. Whether or not you’re a fan of the Marvel universe, there’s no doubt a lot to look forward to; here’s everything we know so far.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands gets permadeath mode on Xbox One and PC

Ghost Recon Wildlands is about to get even better.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is heavily discounted during the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, and to generate some buzz, Ubisoft revealed a new mode coming to the game. “Special Operation 2”, the second free update for Ghost Recon Wildlands’ second year, launches on July 24, 2018. It adds a “Ghost Mode”, new classes, maps, and features.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is a third-person shooter playable entirely in four-player co-op or single-player from beginning to end. Gamers have total freedom to accomplish their missions how they want. They can choose to move quietly in the night, go in hot at dawn, or work together to execute the perfect sync shot that takes out enemies in one fell swoop. Each choice has a consequence, and players must improvise and adapt their plans.

Microsoft FY18 Q4 earnings: $30.1 billion in revenue propelled by more cloud growth

Microsoft’s revenue again shows year-over-year growth, largely propelled by the strength of its cloud and Office businesses.

Microsoft today released its earnings report for FY18 Q4, showing revenues of $30.1 billion and $8.9 billion in net income. That’s up from the same period a year ago, during which Microsoft brought in $25.6 billion in revenue and $8.1 billion in net income.

Here are the highlights from this quarter’s release:

Revenue was $30.1 billion and increased 17%
Operating income was $10.4 billion and increased 35%
Net income was $8.9 billion GAAP and $8.8 billion non-GAAP
Diluted earnings per share was $1.14 GAAP and $1.13 non-GAAP
Cloud and Office

Microsoft’s results for Q4 outperformed analyst expectations, which were pegging revenue to fall somewhere in the $29 billion range. A large reason for that is the continued strength of Microsoft’s cloud and Office efforts, which have been exceptional performers for the company for some time.

In particular, the fourth qua…

Kingdom Come Deliverance From The Ashes for Xbox/PC review: Engaging and rewarding

The From The Ashes DLC for Kingdom Come: Deliverance is slow-going, but it’s both fun and rewarding in the long run.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s first major DLC, From The Ashes, sees you rebuilding the fallen town of Pribyslavitz. Using money, management and patience, you can turn the rubble of the forgotten land into a thriving mini-city. The process isn’t quick, but it is enjoyable and you get some great payoff for your investments.

Read: Kingdom Come Deliverance gets a ‘Hardcore Mode’

Galaxy Tab S4 firmware confirms iris scanner and Intelligent Scan feature

When the first Galaxy Tab S4 renders showed up, the lack of a fingerprint sensor anywhere on the device left only one logical explanation: That Samsung would be employing an iris scanner instead. After all, the company wouldn’t launch its new flagship tablet without any sort of security feature other than the software ones that […]

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Smart microwaves, Philips Hue starter kits, Bluetooth speakers, and more are all discounted today

Whether you’re looking for new tech gear or household items, we’ve got you covered.

We found plenty of great deals today that include big discounts on a GE microwave and Echo Dot bundle, a 2-bulb Philips Hue starter kit, a portable Bluetooth speaker, and more! Time’s running out to take advantage of these prices, so hurry!

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Getting started with a TerraMaster NAS

Getting started with TerraMaster is anything but a pain.

TerraMaster makes some killer NAS hardware — pre-built, ready-to-go storage units that are a breeze to install and set up. The initial set up process is a little different from other manufacturers, but still only takes around five minutes. If you’re new to TerraMaster and NAS in general, this guide will show you how to get started. We’ll be using the F4-220 (around $289), which sports an Intel CPU and four drive bays, but the process should be similar regardless of your model.