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The OnePlus 5T Is a Very Damn Good Phone for a Reasonable Price

The price of high-end smartphones has gotten out of control. The iPhone X starts at $1000, while Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 retails at $950, and as much as I like nice things, ponying up that much for a phone is kind of ridiculous. Do we really need a notch that lets you turn your face […]

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Wet, Warm, Glorious: I Tried The Atomizing Shower That Wooed Tim Cook

Instead of a normal shower, imagine standing up every morning inside of a storm cloud: The shower curtain bucking and bellowing in the wind; the air, hot and humid as a heavy mist envelopes you, washing away soapy suds. That’s what it’s like to use a Nebia, the shower system that’s won over the biggest […]

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Microsoft’s Giant Surface Book 2 Is Very Powerful, Very Fast, Very Pretentious

Typing at work on Microsoft’s new 15-inch Surface Book 2, I can’t shake the feeling that this thing’s not for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a powerful laptop, it’s beautiful, and the workspace its giant screen affords made me completely forget I wasn’t seated at my desk with my usual 34-inch extra-wide display. So…Read […]

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What to Buy (and What to Skip) at Trader Joe’s This Thanksgiving

I am, as most of you probably know, a pretty big fan of the slightly twee grocery store known as Trader Joe’s. I love their reasonably priced and well-stocked cheese department. I love their convenient pre-cooked lentils and cans of turkey chili. I love this damn shaker of magic. As such, I was very excited […]

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Google’s Pixel Buds Aren’t Even Close to Being Good

There was always something off about the Pixel Buds. Google released the smart, wireless headphones a full year after Apple released the AirPods. But the Pixel Buds aren’t exactly wireless, and they’re not exactly smart, either. In fact, after spending a few days with the product, I’m prepared to say it: the Pixel…Read more… Continue […]

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Sony’s Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are a Vision of the Future

When I first heard the pitch for the Sony WF-1000X, I thought I was hearing it wrong. Sony made a new set of wireless earbuds that aren’t just completely wireless—they also employ active noise-cancelling tech. This is a first for the wireless earbud industry, and let me be the first to tell you: It’s kind […]

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This Little Box Can Make Even the Junkiest Laptop a Gaming PC

You are probably surrounded by more computers than you know what to do with, whether it’s the phone in your pocket, the old clunker at home, or the sleek little ultraportable you got from work. And while they are more than enough for everyday tasks, when it comes to real graphics prowess, I’m talking about […]

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Razer’s New Cheaper Razer Blade Pro Doesn’t Make Any Damn Sense

There are always going to be people who want a big, powerful laptop. I’m talking about people like developers that want to show off early game builds at trade shows or stubborn people who simply can’t compromise on performance when they are away from home. But is there any benefit to turning these 17-inch behemoths…Read […]

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Sonos Finally Squished Alexa Into A Speaker, But Maybe Just Buy A Dot

Sonos wouldn’t like it, but you could call its new smart speaker an “Echo.” A high-end, very nice-sounding, but flawed Amazon Echo—the kind someone who just got a promotion might buy themselves, because unlike the $50 Dot or new $100 Echo, this speaker will set you back $200.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Tried ALDI’s $60 Stand Mixer, And It’s Pretty Good

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly grocery store is at it again. Beginning October 18th, you can buy a six-speed Ambiano classic stand mixer at any ALDI store for sixty American dollars. I was sent one to review, and I’m so happy I got to try it out. Not only was it fun to test, it performed pretty […]

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I Tried ALDI’s $60 Stand Mixer, And It’s Pretty Good

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly grocery store is at it again. Beginning October 18th, you can buy a six-speed Ambiano classic stand mixer at any ALDI store for sixty American dollars. I was sent one to review, and I’m so happy I got to try it out. Not only was it fun to test, it performed pretty […]

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Pixel 2 Review: Google Sticks to What It Does Best

When Google released the Pixel last year, it was taking a stand. No longer would Google hardware be tainted with the brands and logos of other companies, even if behind the scenes, Google still needed help from those same companies to actually build its phones. And despite designs that were almost offensively ugly, a…Read more… […]

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Pixel 2 Review: Google Sticks to What It Does Best

When Google released the Pixel last year, it was taking a stand. No longer would Google hardware be tainted with the brands and logos of other companies, even if behind the scenes, Google still needed help from those same companies to actually build its phones. And despite designs that were almost offensively ugly, a…Read more… […]

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The Apple Watch Is Good Now

The Apple Watch Series 3 is crazy expensive for a smartwatch—$100 more than its closest competitors. Many of the third party apps are still slow enough to drive sane people to the brink. It also only lasts a day on a charge. I should hate this watch and everything it stands for, but after three […]

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This Cheap Smartphone Has a Ridiculous Battery, and It Makes Me Want to Cry

Battery life is the number one concern when people think about buying a new smartphone, to the point that if a phone had nearly double the longevity of even the most expensive flagship handsets, it would be easy to overlook some of its faults. But at some point deficiencies start to drag down the novelty […]

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Eye Strain Is a Small Price to Pay For Having My Own Tiny Video Game Arcade

The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the ‘80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you’re a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto…Read more… […]

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