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For the past three years, the world of running has been obsessed with one technology: carbon-fiber plates. The springy plates that help to push runners forward are now used by almost all running shoe manufacturers in their top-end shoes. But as sports companies have raced to embed the carbon plates in their running shoes, the …

The ability to play existing PS4 discs is one of the main reasons to opt for the pricier PlayStation 5 with disc drive and not the Digital Edition. Alternatively, if you become a PlayStation Plus subscriber (to play online games), Sony is offering a “PlayStation Plus Collection” at launch, bundling 18 of the best PS4 …

Digital stores like Steam have turned gaming into a chore. For years, I bought more games than I could possibly play, which fundamentally changes how I play. Instead of really enjoying the game in front of me, I’d plow through to the end as fast as I could, in order to check another game off …

Later, I made eggplant in a mix of mirin, soy, and ginger. After that, I tried leeks barigoule, an Acheson riff on a classic Provençal dish usually made by braising artichokes. I also tried an acorn squash dish with pumpkin seeds, chocolate, and queso fresco, something that Acheson classifies as “wackier than it is.” I …

A dizzying amount of gear flows in and out of my home every year, but Gocycle’s GXI is the one that’s brought me the most joy during this pandemic. With the help of this electric bike, I saw my family for the first time in months. I also managed to go all the way from …

A nine or 10-year-old and his mother today filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo for not doing enough to fix a hardware problem common among Nintendo Switch controllers. It is one of several legal efforts related to the issue of “Joy-Con drift,” when Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers make in-game characters “drift” even when nobody …

Rose War Panty Power costs $25 and is a great subscription if you want to indulge yourself or a loved one in a monthly gift—something we should all get for dealing with periods. It’s more expensive than the other boxes because you’re not just getting pads or tampons (you’ll get 15 of those), you also …

Pandemic-inspired hobbies have run the gamut from baking to electric biking. Fueled by cooped-up folks itching to get outside, roller skating is another that’s been trending for quite some time this year. If you’re fresh on the scene and don’t know where to start, these are the best roller skates we’ve tested and other necessary …

Because 2020 is the way it is, Amazon’s annual Prime Day is right around the corner, barely a month before Black Friday. This holiday season is going to be a veritable apocalypse of deals, which is oddly fitting. But if you’re itching for some new gear right now, we’ve found plenty of discounts on some …

Levels 1 and 2—burning mostly fat—are ideal for the morning. But a 4 or a 5 in the morning, after at least eight hours of no eating, means your body is still trying to burn through what you ate the day before. The app also suggests you take a breath measurement before a workout, to …