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This week in games: KFC’s creepy VR training, Anno 1800 revealed, Brink goes free-to-play

  Between the start of the fall release crunch and the increasing importance of Gamescom, we’ve had quite a news week. We already wrote about Age of Empires IV and Jurassic World Evolution, but it turns out that was just the tiniest tip of the Titanic-sinking iceberg. Tyranny shows off its upcoming expansion, Destiny 2 unveils a premature launch trailer, Battlefront II debuts its 24-player space battles, Brink goes free-to-play, Ubisoft announces Anno ... Read More »

Samsung Connect Home: This router/smart-home hub combo isn’t a star in either role

A smart-home system has components distributed all over the house, controlled by a hub that’s connected to the internet via a router. That arrangement enables you to control the system from anywhere you have broadband access. So Samsung’s decision to meld a smart home hub with a mesh Wi-Fi router is a no brainer. But melding is always tricky. You might get ... Read More »

Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free

Wi-Fi cameras have revolutionized home security, but they have one obvious limitation—they require a Wi-Fi connection to function. If you need to put a camera in a location your Wi-Fi network just can’t reach, or if you’d like to install a security camera in your RV, vacation home, or some other spot where you don’t want to pay for full-time ... Read More »

You’ll Need Patience For This Computer

I’m impatient. Just ask my wife. Or anyone I play golf with. I simply like doing things efficiently and quickly. For instance, left alone to play 18 holes without anyone ahead, I can commonly finish in less than two hours. Forget practice swings — I’m always envisioning my next shot, as I drive the cart up to the ball. Hot ... Read More »

Terk Trinity Xtend review: This TV antenna tries to pull double-duty as a Wi-Fi range extender

TechHive contributor Jason Cipriani and TechHive executive editor Michael Brown collaborated on this review. Jason evaluated the Trinity Xtend’s performance as a TV antenna, and Michael measured its chops as a Wi-Fi range extender. Before you cut the cord, you need to figure out two things: How you’re going to tune in local over-the-air TV channels, and how you’re going ... Read More »

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals: A superfine Summer Sale, with a double dose of free weekends

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals is where the hottest gaming deals are amassed into an easy to follow format, in one place, from all over the internet. So kick back, relax and hold on to your wallets. Summer sales are still popping up everywhere, and this week, it’s Bundle Stars’ turn, with the store calling it its ‘biggest ever’ sale. The summer ... Read More »

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

No, it’s not the only glowing cube PC you can buy. But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. And it’s not just about the looks: This PC seems remarkably small considering the potent components you’ll find inside. ... Read More »

FuboTV Premier review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is a streaming bundle for fans of futbol, not football. For $35 per month—a promo rate that will eventually rise to $50 per month for new subscribers—FuboTV offers roughly 50 streaming channels, more than a dozen of which revolve around live sports. And with channels like BeIN Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, and Eleven Sports in the lineup, soccer always seems ... Read More »

Rose Pink Galaxy S8 arrives in North America

Samsung launched the impressive-looking Galaxy S8 in March, but its pink variant took until June to arrive. The Rose Pink option was announced in Taiwan and now it’s starting to expand to other markets as it’s hitting Mexico. The Rose Pink Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available for pre-order from August 10 and will start shipping on August 16. Samsung partnered with case manufacturer ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Spotted on Official Site; Is This the Official Release Date?

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 8 was spotted briefly on the China official site The official site hints the phone could launch later today Nokia 8 price and specifications had leaked earlier Nokia 8 is expected to be the next big Nokia Android phone to hit the market, and the true flagship of the series that only has affordable models so far. After several Nokia ... Read More »