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Moto Z3 Play Review: Unlocked and Loaded

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Robot vacuums, smart thermostats, and more awesome gift ideas for that person in your life who can activate everything in their home with a sneeze.

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The Nuraphones isolate noise and actively cancel it, but that’s the least interesting thing about them (8/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re over-ear headphones with earbuds inside them. The strange design allows them to custom tune to your ears. The earbuds send tones into your ear and use a NASA-grade microphone to listen to the echo to …

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01 REI Midweight Base Layer Crew Top For base layers, I prefer merino wool because it’s light, wicks sweat away quickly, and is odor-resistant (just spend two days in a tent with someone wearing synthetics, and you’ll see what I mean). But merino wool is expensive. REI’s midweight base layers are an affordable compromise. The …

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At the Gadget Lab, we have been testing gizmos and whizbangs all year in order to bombard you with techie gift ideas for everyone in your life, whether they’re runners or Apple lovers, an experienced parent, or a brand-new one. But as you watch your bank account slowly dwindle in service to others, these deals …

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The internet is for porn. Lately, though, platforms have become squeamish about hosting it. Facebook doesn’t allow nudity. Neither does Instagram. Patreon put the kibosh on creators adult content. Now, microblogging site Tumblr—previously one of the most porn-friendly platforms, especially for niche interests—announced a ban on pornographic content and nudity earlier this week. So, where’s …

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It’s not just the best-selling gadget ever created: It’s probably the most influential one too. Since Steve Jobs announced the iPhone in 2007, Apple has sold close to 1.5 billion of them, creating giant businesses for app developers and accessory makers, and reimagining the way we live. Millions of people use an iPhone as their …

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One thing that makes smartwatches increasingly valuable is their inclusion of biosensors, little modules that keep tabs on what’s happening with your body, whether you’re an athlete running a marathon or somebody who just decided to get up off the couch. And one of the most useful health metrics a smartwatch can track is your …

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Virtual reality is more accessible than ever, and these headsets can take you there, whether you want a standalone or PC-based experience.

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Chipmaker Qualcomm today revealed the latest version of its Snapdragon mobile chip for smartphones. In addition to a bump in performance, this new bit of silicon comes with a notable addition: support for 5G wireless technology. The new chip, the Snapdragon 855, will support multi-gigabit data speeds over the 5G networks that wireless carriers and …

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If you could get rid of the keyboard on your laptop and replace it with a second tablet-like display, would you do it? In other words, would you prefer to work with two screens, Nintendo DS-style, instead of just one, like the MacBook-toting plebes of the world? Before you answer either way, you should spend …

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