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Maybe it’s the new Call of Duty game, or maybe it’s just a coincidence. Either way, there are a surprising number of videogame deals and bundles this week. So many that we decided to dedicate this week’s deal roundup to the gaming gods. Below are some console bundles, software, and accessories that we like—all with …

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Occasionally, when shredding cabbage to make sauerkraut, I wonder, of all vegetables, why this one? Don’t get me wrong—little makes me happier than a late-night snack of beer, cheddar, crackers, and kraut, but the popularity of the lowly cabbage for fermenting always felt weirdly limiting. It wasn’t for lack of great teachers. For the last …

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I’ll be forthright: Improving your ability to smell various aromas in a glass of wine is not a major concern for most people. Correcting your friends by saying, “That’s not blackberry you’re smelling, it’s blackcurrant” is less likely to engender respect and more likely to guarantee your disinvitation from the next soirée. Smelling better—with your …

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Do you remember Ember? Maybe not by name, but perhaps you recall the company’s defining concept: a mug that keeps your drink at your preferred temperature, and not a degree cooler, for hours at a time. On Wednesday, it got just a little bit better. Please know up front that the latest news from the …

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Amazon has a new Kindle with an old name. It’s an updated version of the Kindle Paperwhite, which is Amazon’s best-selling Kindle e-reader—likely by a large margin, though we’ll never know because Amazon doesn’t share Kindle sales numbers. The Paperwhite is a good Kindle. This new one, which you can now preorder for $130, is …

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I’ve been using the Google Pixel 3 over the past week, and the number one question people have asked me about it is whether they should ditch their iPhone for one. Running a close second is the question that’s come from existing Pixel users—a much smaller but still enthusiastic group of people. They want to …

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The first thing I did with the new stovetop in front of me was the simplest and the most important. I set the burner to a temperature, set of pound of butter in a pan and walked away for 20 minutes. When I returned, I skimmed the foam from the surface and poured out perfect …

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Last autumn, I recommended the 2017 Fire HD 8 and named it the best of Amazon’s bundle of affordable tablets. Its sequel—the 8th generation of Fire tablets, for those keeping count—is still dirt cheap and completely functional, just a little less fun to use. Unless you’re using Alexa. The new Fire HD 8 is pretty …

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At this time of the week, we usually like to scour the web for great prices on our favorite headphones or gaming consoles. But this is a special occasion: REI’s End of Season sale started yesterday, and will continue through Monday, October 15. This is your best chance to snag the outdoor gear you’ve been …

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Is Facebook’s new video chat portal for your home completely creepy, or will it be useful in some way? Was Google’s decision not to include a camera in its new smart home hub driven by privacy concerns? And what exactly does the concept of the “thoughtful home” mean? (It sure sounds a lot better than …

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