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Moto Z3 Play Review: Unlocked and Loaded

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Laptop makers love to hitch their wagon to a good sale, and Black Friday weekend is one of their favorites. There are a bunch of PC deals going on all the way through Cyber Monday as well. We’ve spent days sifting through sales to find devices worth your time. Below are the best laptop deals …

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Fire tablets and Echo speakers are rarely expensive. They’re built to be affordable, and some of them are especially cheap for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’ve compiled every decent deal on Amazon-branded devices going on right now. Amazon has a Device Deals page with many of its best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, …

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Last week, we featured sales on gear from outdoor retailers who were hoping to get a jump on the creeping monolith that is Black Friday. They’re not alone. Many other manufacturers and retailers are hoping to entice you into checking out their wares before you fall into a post-turkey stupor. If you’re in the mood—or …

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There’s something truly magical about watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Why else would it draw millions of watchers to the 2.5-mile-long parade route, and millions more to their TV sets at home? Maybe it’s the celebrities waving on floats, or the Broadway performances, or the balloons fashioned after cartoon characters, lovable and gargantuan and …

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Drone season is raging so hard right now. I am positively itchy with drones. The Mavic 2 Pro, however, is the first one whose footage has made my tongue fall out of my mouth and unroll like a Loony Toon. Not only is the video quality incredible, but it’s gotten way better at tracking subjects. …

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In this zinger of a year, food’s role in our lives felt like it shifted every day. Cooking at home became more of an oasis than ever, a meal with friends somehow more important. Some nights, though, punting and ordering takeout was not a copout but a necessity. This year’s best books reflect this whipsawing, …

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03 Maze-O Mighty Maze Maker Adults have giant jigsaws that depict the New York skyline, and preschoolers have the Maze-O Mighty Maze Maker. In the box are 52 simple, multi-colored interlocking puzzle (maze) pieces that 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds can use to build different shapes. Once completed, they can race marbles, bouncy balls, or cars …

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The MacBook Pro has caused such angst. Over the past couple of years, it has lost the ports we’d all grown to love, been graced with a superfluous TouchBar, and had some not-so-minor keyboard issues. But it’s also still the thing that every real creative macOS professional must have. This year’s 15-inch MacBook Pro has …

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Clear your desk: Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 is here. Actually, you might want to get a new desk. That’s what I had to do, because the Surface Studio’s 28-inch display didn’t fit well on the cluttered desk where I normally sit. All week, WIRED people walked by my (new) desk and said one of two …

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Moments after plugging in Amazon’s new Alexa-connected microwave I was about to review, the first thing I noticed was the word that popped up on its screen: FAIL. It hadn’t—it had just jumped the gun a bit in the connection process, but that word hung over the testing process in surprising ways. The AmazonBasics Microwave …

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