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HP Envy x360 (2020) review: AMD wins again

Lenovo’s Flex 5G proves it’s too early to buy a 5G laptop

And with or without 5G, this isn’t a great laptop for $1,399

Everything you need to stream TV

An external lens won’t completely fix your webcam woes, but it has its benefits

How to enable and use Gmail’s AI-powered Smart Reply and Smart Compose tools

Ain’t nobody got time to type

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The best laptop you can buy

From ultraportables to high-powered editing machines, here are the best laptops to get right now

A portable display can make working from your dining room table easier

LG Gram 17 review: lighter than it looks

The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

Whether you’re looking for an everyday pair or something for fitness, these are the best picks

Marshall’s Emberton is a basic but brilliant Bluetooth speaker

Dark Sky alternatives for Android weather watchers

Sony WF-SP800N review: noise cancellation for your workouts

With longer continuous battery life than the 1000XM3s — and proper sweat resistance

Level Lock review: smarts you can’t see

Surprise! There’s a smart lock in there

LG Velvet review: sleek, not smooth

LG steps away from the specs arms race — but is it one step too far?

Superhuman’s email app is overhyped and overpriced

Dell XPS 15 (2020) review: new design, familiar problems

A new look with familiar highs and familiar lows

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming 3 is almost a good $1,000 gaming laptop

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Fire HD 8 Plus review: the Amazon appliance

Good for watching Prime video and not much else

Motorola Moto E (2020) and Moto G Fast review: smartphone basics on a budget

Motorola’s least expensive phones give you what you pay for

Asus ZenBook Duo review: two screens, too many compromises

Razer’s Kishi turns your phone into a Nintendo Switch that can play Google Stadia

A Wi-Fi 6 mesh router is the easiest way to get the most from gigabit internet

Facebook’s tool for transferring media to Google Photos is now available for everyone

Sonos Arc review: an immersive soundbar that home theater enthusiasts can love

One of the best soundbars you can buy — if your TV supports Dolby Atmos

Ultimate Ears’ HyperBoom is my desert island Bluetooth speaker

Huawei P40 Pro review: there’s a catch

Lack of Google software hampers incredible hardware

Suntable solar speaker review: convergence at a price

The Verge’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Great Father’s Day gift ideas for dads young and old

How to watch The Simpsons in its original aspect ratio on Disney Plus

How to stream HBO Max

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review: more power, more problems

It’s like the more power we come across, the more problems we see

The Surface Book 3 is a powerful, portable desktop PC.
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Microsoft’s 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 puts modern guts in a dated design

2015’s detachable in a 2020 world

Carqon electric cargo bike review: urban transport, solved

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Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 review: perfect for work-from-home life

Now at a much more sensible price

One year on, the Oculus Quest is the VR headset to get

If you can actually find one in stock, of course

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Microsoft Surface Earbuds review: comfort at a cost

They’re super comfortable and have lengthy battery life, but the style won’t be for everyone

Razer Opus review: surprisingly competent wireless headphones

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: this has no business costing so little

Cut corners don’t ruin the experience

How to watch Microsoft’s Build conference