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I was afraid to go to CES this year. Thanks to post-traumatic stress and an anxiety disorder, big noisy crowds aren’t always a lot of fun for me. I invested in a pair of AirPods Pro before the trade show. The active noise canceling (and the fact that I could wear them comfortably for hours) …

There are hundreds of Memorial Day sales out there, which can make shopping the first sale of the summer feel less like a handy way to save money and more like a chore. If you’re scrolling through stores trying to find the best discounts and deals, fear not. We’ve rounded them up below. If you’re …

Now that we’re all spending so much time indoors, many of us are looking to upgrade our home spaces. Whether you’re tired of vacuuming, have discovered the joy of one-pot meals, or recently realized your thermostat isn’t exactly the smartest tool in the shed, many of the biggest tech companies are offering deals on some …

It’s been a year since Google debuted the Pixel 3A, its first affordable Pixel, and there still aren’t a lot of Android phones in its price range that can compete. The phone, which comes in two sizes, initially launched at $399 (and $479 for the XL model), but now with a successor rumored to be …

I’ve been an Animal Crossing fan for 19 years, so you can say things are pretty serious. New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch is, in my opinion, the best version of the game yet. With my extensive (OK, obsessive) knowledge of the series, I’m always fielding questions about the newest game. So I decided to …

Losing all the stuff on your phone used to be no big deal a decade ago. These days, it’s practically a Netflix horror movie plot. Wondering how to switch your iPhone, iPod, or iPad successfully, without losing anything in the process? If you’re looking to upgrade your iPhone ( these are the best iPhones to …

The vast majority of laptops that cross my desk are dull pieces of plastic and metal, but every now and then I get to test a machine that feels genuinely fun, innovative, and exciting. Lenovo’s Duet Chromebook is exactly that. The fact it’s relatively cheap to boot only adds to the appeal. The Duet isn’t …

“It all crystallized for me when we were seeing ventilators in Italy fail, and a [startup group] was 3D-printing valves for them,” Wiens says. “And we started thinking: OK, if ventilators are being used more than normal, they might fail more than normal, and the biomed technicians are going to be on the front lines …

Most of us cyclists would prefer to be pedaling switchbacks up a mountain road with a real Tyrrhenian Sea breeze boosting us from the backside. Of course, the current pandemic makes such outings impossible. We can all hope that one day soon we may be able to feel the fresh air of the Italian countryside, …

Microsoft, while I’m sure there are three humans left on Earth who appreciate the backward compatibility with MS-DOS, please, you have got to stop this. Throw drive letters into a sea of sulfuric lava. Apple has found a way. Linux has found a way. Just freakin’ find a way, already! High Maintenance On a Mac, …