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AirTags review: Tile trounced by the power of Apple’s Find My network

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 17:00
Curious what can be done when nearly one billion Apple devices work together? Apple’s AirTags show the potential.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: A serious mid-range 5G contender

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 16:43
Samsung's 6.5-inch Galaxy A52 5G offers a good set of features at an attractive price point, including a 120Hz Super-AMOLED screen, but only two of the four rear cameras really pull their weight.

360 S10 review: Sweeping and mopping robot vacuum with 3D mapping

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 01:43
If you want a fully featured, multi-purpose robot vacuum with a good app, the 360 S10 should definitely be on your shortlist

NucBox2 mini PC review: More powerful, more ports, more performance

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 21:21
GMK's NucBox2 is a superb mini PC with a host of potential use cases at home or work.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: Slim, lightweight, durable, expensive

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 18:24
We are impressed with Lenovo's latest ultraportable ThinkPad, although the 13-inch screen won't suit every use case, and the paucity of ports and connectors may put some potential buyers off.

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ review: A 2-in-1 robot vacuum with an auto-empty station included

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:32
The Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ is a powerful robot vacuum that will avoid your carpet when in mopping mode and increase its vacuuming suction power when it detects carpet.

Best desktop for graphic design in 2021: Top expert picks

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 23:09
From 'mini' desktops, to slimline all-in-one systems, to bulky tower systems, there's plenty of choice for creative users when it comes to desktop computers.

Bluehost review: Good performance, well-designed UX, up-to-date security

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 20:05
There's a reason Bluehost is one of the most popular hosting providers on the planet. We take an in-depth look at what it's like using the service and dig deep inside its implementation.

Monoprice Monolith M-TWE review: $100 wireless earbuds that rock with noise cancellation, long battery life, and superb sound

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 17:47
Bluetooth wireless earbuds are very popular today with many new models launching with active-noise cancellation support. These headsets typically fall into the $200 range, but Monoprice checks all the features for just $100.

The Hype Machine, book review: Inside the 'social media industrial complex'

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 16:48
MIT professor Sinan Aral explores how social media platforms operate, how they influence society and politics, and how best to bring about changes.

CASETiFY MagSafe cases for iPhone 12: Customizable protection with support for Apple's technology

Sun, 04/25/2021 - 02:29
CASETiFY is known for making incredible cases with an immense amount of customization options. The company recently launched a couple of case options that support Apple's awesome MagSafe technology.

Why I won’t be buying the new iMac

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 17:49
Yes, it is a handsome desk accessory. And a powerful machine. But if bang for your buck is the goal it simply doesn’t make the grade. Here's why.

Garmin Venu 2 GPS sports watch review: A lovely display, long battery life, and extensive health data

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 16:00
Garmin continues to improve its GPS watch lineup and improves its AMOLED display watch with several new health and wellness features. The Garmin Venu 2/2S are attractive GPS sports watches for runners, bikers, walkers, golfers, and those who enjoy other common indoor and outdoor activities.

Oppo Find X3 Pro camera deep dive: Microscope mode offers unique shooting experience

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 17:47
Most phones today offer all you need to get work done. One differentiator that still remains is camera technology. Oppo's new Find X3 Pro has multiple rear cameras like most flagships, but one offers a unique capability that contributes to creativity.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XC review: A 17-inch creator laptop with excellent graphics performance

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 11:19
If you need a powerful desktop-replacement laptop that can handle a wide range of graphics and design work, Gigabyte's Aero 17 HDR XC is a good choice that's competitively priced for its market.

Oppo Find X3 Pro review: Flagship smartphone features at a premium price

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 16:47
The Find X3 Pro has plenty to offer, including Qualcomm's top-end chipset, a superb AMOLED screen and great battery life, but the four-figure price tag may give many prospective buyers pause for thought.

Airthings Wave Mini, hands on: A simple but effective indoor air quality monitor

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:02
This compact and affordable air quality monitor syncs to your phone and warns you if mould is likely to be a problem.

Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) review: An improved dual-screen design, but usability issues persist

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:51
The ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is a capable laptop, but its unique features involve trade-offs, and prospective buyers will have to decide whether or not those trade-offs work for them.

NordVPN review: A market leader with consistent speed and performance

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 00:32
NordVPN is a hugely popular VPN service. But how does it perform? We take a deep dive into features, capabilities, and performance of this well-known VPN offering.

XGIMI MoGo Pro projector review: Compact and portable with built-in Chromecast

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 22:00
The XGIMI Mogo Pro projector is nice and compact -- but it delivers great sound and superb images.