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Wemo’s Stage Scene Controller is the light switch evolved

CalDigit’s TS4 is the new king of Thunderbolt docks

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What’s the best student laptop? We asked students

The best instant cameras you can buy right now

Instant gratification

Arlo Go 2 or Eufy 4G Starlight: which is the best cellular security camera?

The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

Sennheiser Momentum 4 headphones review: less cool, more comfortable

An overhauled design prioritizes comfort over the retro looks of Sennheiser’s past Momentums

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

The best laptop you can buy in 2022

The best laptops for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines

Nissan Z review: the parts bin sport car

Nissan reused a lot of parts when it put together this sports car — so why is it still so dang fun?

DeWalt gave my power tool battery the power of USB-C

The first Thread motion sensor adds much-needed reliability to the smart home

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review: a little laptop for light work

MSI GS77 Stealth review: don’t let the name fool you

The Stealth line has outgrown its name

Sony’s 27-inch 4K gaming monitor is good but not $900 good

It offers a full array of features aimed squarely at gamers

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The best Chromebook for 2022

OnePlus 10T review: call it a comeback

Top-shelf chipset, mid-tier price

Apple’s new Home app in iOS 16 is better but still half-baked

The best budget laptop of 2022

Insta360’s Link webcam is a hardware answer to Apple’s Center Stage

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How to look your best on a video call

Five tips for looking (and sounding) great

How to save battery life on your Android phone

Best gaming laptop in 2022: seven laptops to get your game on

The best gaming laptop at every size and price

This app does only one thing: splitting meal bills

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Alexa review: not essential at all 

Your kid might like it, but you probably won’t

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: XPS plus, battery minus

Eight Sleep Pod 2 Pro Cover review: a pricey way to end night sweats

Google Pixel Buds Pro review: the sweet sound of redemption

Google’s premium buds have more features — without deal-breaking flaws

Google’s Pixel 6A stands out among $500 phones.
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Google Pixel 6A review: midrange parts, Tensor smarts

The 6A’s Tensor chipset makes all the difference in this midrange phone

Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro review: low profile and low ambitions

A sequel with few original ideas

Xiaomi 12S Ultra field test: an occasionally incredible camera

Bringing better hardware to the computational photography fight

Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless review: a compact, feature-rich gaming keyboard

This diminuative gaming keyboard ticks a lot of boxes

LG’s 16:18 DualUp is a weird monitor for getting work done

A good monitor with a great leg to stand on

Framework Laptop (2022) review: promises kept

The next generation of the upgradable ultrabook is finally here

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Nothing Phone 1 review: something else

A good midrange phone underneath a whole lot of hype

Beyerdynamic Free Byrd earbuds review: soaring sound and long battery life

For a first effort, there’s a lot to like about Beyerdynamic’s $250 buds

Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid review: too much bling, not enough zing

Hybrid analog watches aren’t meant to do everything

Best Laptop 2022: Apple MacBook Air
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Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) review: all-new Air

New design, new display, new processor, new price