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Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Mon, 2019-04-01 14:54
Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Mon, 2019-04-01 14:36
Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

No joke, Google is killing off the Pixel 2, Inbox, goo.gl URL shortener, and Google+ this week

Mon, 2019-04-01 12:44
Google is trimming down its product line with the removal of Inbox, the Pixel 2, Google+, and URL shortener goo.gl.

Keep your delicate devices dirt-free with over 1,500 sprays of screen cleaner for $17

Mon, 2019-04-01 11:33

Whether you’re working at a desk or swiping at your phone, nobody likes a dirty screen, and trying to wipe away those specks with your finger or shirt never seems to work. You need a good cleaner to get your screen shining again, and today you can grab the popular Screen Mom cleaning kit on Amazon for $16, down from a list price of $22.

This cleaning kit includes a spray bottle of cleaner and a large microfiber towel. Designed to clean odor-free and without leaving streaks, Screen Mom cleans smudges and fingerprints from all kinds of screens. In addition, the bottle should provide over 1,500 sprays, so you’ll be able to clean all your devices for a while with one purchase.

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Snag a 43-inch, Roku-powered smart TV for only $170 today

Mon, 2019-04-01 09:25
The TCL 43S305 is $170 at Amazon today with Roku software and a 1080p 43-inch display.

Eufy Lumos Smart Bulb 2.0 Dimmable White review: Updates give the Lumos line a fresh profile

Mon, 2019-04-01 07:00
Never mind the light, it’s the low price tag on these smart LED light bulbs that will catch your eye.

AirPods (2nd generation) review: Apple's mega-hit headphones get a few modest improvements

Mon, 2019-04-01 06:30

When AirPods were first announced in 2016, people were skeptical. Apple wants us to pay $160 for EarPods without wires? What’s with those sticks sticking out of your ears? The case looks like dental floss!

But then, everyone who actually used them fell instantly in love. Easy pairing, auto-pausing, lightweight comfort, and rock-solid connection—Apple took all the pain points of Bluetooth headphones away. AirPods flew off the shelves and were backordered for months as Apple ramped up production to meet demand.

So what does Apple do for an encore? We’ll have to wait for a while to find out. Apple’s new AirPods are just that—new AirPods. They’re not AirPods 2 or AirPods X. They’re not a revolution or even a new design. But if you rely on Apple devices, they’re still the best true wireless earbuds around.

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Tronsmart Element Force review: This small and inexpensive Bluetooth speaker produces high-quality sound

Mon, 2019-04-01 06:00
Strong water resistance and support for the ability to wirelessly combine two of these speakers into a true stereo pair make for a real winner.

Apple Card: Here's who will benefit from it most

Fri, 2019-03-29 19:18

In case you missed it, Apple announced its own credit card during Monday's livestream. Administered by Goldman Sachs, this new entrant into the realm of cash-back rewards will have plenty going for it: zero fees, the promise of low interest rates, daily payout of cash earned, and a polished, helpful interface for management. (You can read all about it in our Apple Card FAQ.)

But as we dug into in our comparison of the Apple Card versus other credit cards, this particular Apple product doesn't have the numbers to trounce its closest cash-back reward card rivals. So who is it for? We outline our thoughts in the video above.

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Apple breaks its silence on AirPower only to kill the charging mat once and for all

Fri, 2019-03-29 15:59

Were you hoping that Apple would surprise us with a release of the AirPower wireless charging mat at some point in the coming days? Dash those hopes away, my friends. As TechCrunch reports, Apple has officially canceled the project.

“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project,” said Apple hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio in a statement. “We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward.”

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Apple leaves Android users with few alternatives as Texture is earmarked for May 28 shutdown

Fri, 2019-03-29 12:52
Texture has announced that it will be shutting down on May 28, leaving Android users with no place to read their digital magazines.

Turn one USB-C port into four USB-A ports with this Aukey hub for just $7

Fri, 2019-03-29 10:37

Users of modern Macbooks and ultra-thin USB-C Windows laptops know the pain of too few ports, but any computer can benefit from additional connections. And today, you can add some on the cheap with a steep discount on an Aukey USB-C hub. It’s available for $7 on Amazon using the code FSPHO44Y, saving you over half off its $15 list price.

This hub features four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports with transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. It’s also compact enough to easily slip into a bag, so you can connect accessories and drives wherever you go. In addition, a chipset designed to be protected against electromagnetic interference and electrostatic discharge means you’ll be able to connect safely.

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iPhone 2019 rumors: That ugly square triple-camera might actually make its way into the next iPhone

Fri, 2019-03-29 09:44

What’s in store for the new iPhone in 2019? We won’t officially know until the fall (most likely in September), but until then, you can bet that the rumor mill will be fully operational. This page will keep track of what’s being rumored as new features of the 2019 iPhones, and we’ll provide some analysis and whether or not a rumor seems feasible.

Updated 3/29/19: A leaked schematic of the 2019 iPhone seemingly shows a triple-camera array arranged in a similar triangular pattern to a render that surfaced earlier this year.

What’s the latest: Three cameras and a giant bump

Earlier this year we saw a render that most people dismissed as a concept that would never see the light of day. The funky design showed an iPhone with a giant square bump in the top left corner that housed three cameras and an LED flash and it didn’t seem like something Apple would make. But a new rumor lends a bit more credence to that curious design choice.

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Amazon's blowing out Logitech mice, keyboards, webcams, and more for today only

Fri, 2019-03-29 09:37

Amazon is on quite the one-day sale streak for tech goodies. Earlier this week the retailer threw a time-limited PC gaming components sale, and today only, textlinkAmazon’s blowing out Logitech PC gaming and productivity peripheralsRemove non-product link. The current sale ends just before midnight on Friday night Pacific time and includes keyboards, mice, headphones, and webcams.

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Apple Arcade FAQ: Games, price, compatibility, and everything else you need to know

Fri, 2019-03-29 07:00

Apple announced its new Apple Arcade gaming subscription service at its March 25 “It’s show time” event, and it’ll launch sometime this fall. It’s basically Apple’s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service will feature premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If it works as well as it sounds, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general.

Many questions remain, but fortunately we already have plenty of answers. Here’s everything we know about Apple Arcade so far.

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This week's Apple event was still all about the ecosystem

Fri, 2019-03-29 06:30

Yes, this week’s Apple event wasn’t quite business as usual for the company. It was a long presentation, studded with A-list celebrities and announcements for services—no hardware in sight—that mostly aren’t shipping yet, many of which don’t even have price points. That’s not exactly the moves we’ve come to expect from Apple.

But we were warned upfront by Tim Cook that this time would be a little different, and the company has been banging the drum about bolstering its Services business for a few years now. So while there may have been some head-scratching about the execution of the event, there shouldn’t have been any shock about the overall purpose.

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Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet review: These headphones are designed to protect children's hearing

Fri, 2019-03-29 06:00
The active noise cancellation in these headphones works very well, and it significantly improves the sound quality to boot.

Apple TV Channels FAQ: Services, pricing, availability, and everything else you need to know

Thu, 2019-03-28 15:52

With iOS 12.3, Apple is refreshing the TV app and adding a new feature called Apple TV Channels. Channels lets you subscribe to third-party streaming services like CBS All Access or HBO, right from within the TV app. You can watch that content in the TV app, served directly from Apple, without the need to install other apps.

Here’s everything you need to know about which services are available as Apple TV Channels, what they cost, and how they work.

How do I get Apple TV Channels?

This new feature isn’t available broadly just yet—Apple says it will launch in May along with a redesign of the TV app. That redesign (and a few early Channels) are available in the iOS 12.3 beta, so it’s safe to say that both the new TV app and Channels will launch together with iOS 12.3.

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These Zolo Liberty true wireless earbuds cost just $70 on Amazon

Thu, 2019-03-28 10:51

True wireless earbuds let you listen to music without any cords getting in the way, but often the price for this convenience can be pretty steep. Today, though, you can grab a pair of Zolo Liberty true wireless headphones for $70 on AmazonRemove non-product link using the code SDCZOLO1. This is a solid 29 percent discount from a $99 list price, and the cheapest we’ve seen these cost.

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Get These Bose Quiet Comfort Alternative Headphones For Just $115

Thu, 2019-03-28 10:05

Sometimes we need an escape from all the chatter around us, and what better way to achieve this than with music? Pop in your favorite headphones, and you won’t have to worry about the outside world. That is until we find ourselves on a plane or a mall, where regular headphones don’t drown out noises adequately enough. That’s why you need a pair of Culture Audio V1s, which you can grab for $135.

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