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Yeti: How a Google game console could take on Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam

Google may enter the gaming business with a cloud-based service and home console, code-named "Yeti." Here's what Yeti could—or should—entail if it wants to compete with Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam.

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6 things to do to prepare for the Apple HomePod

If a new HomePod is on your way to your home today, here are six things you need to do before it arrives.

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How tighter ties between Google and Nest can bring new value to the Google Tax

Google is bringing Nest back into its fold to build a home that's smarter—and that's good news if you're frustrated with the Google Tax.

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iOS 11.3 Battery Health FAQ: What it does and how to use it on your iPhone

The iOS 11.3 Public Beta has introduced the new Battery Health tab in Settings to provide better control over battery-related performance throttling. Here's everything you need to know about it.

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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3 Review: A good e-reader trapped in a flawed device

The Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3 wants to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite. Unfortunately, it suffers from poor build quality and other problems.

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5 ways Apple can stop developers from abandoning Apple Watch

Over the past few months, high-profile apps such as eBay, Twitter, and Slack have bailed on Apple Watch, as developers shift their efforts away from watchOS. Here's how Apple can reverse that trend.

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HomePod review roundup: 'Room filling,' 'best-in-class' sound, but Siri is 'embarrassingly inadequate'

The first HomePod reviews are in, and while it excels as a speaker, its smarts leave much to be desired.

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Polk Audio Signa S1 soundbar review: This budget speaker is a big improvement over the built-in audio in most TVs

Polk’s Signa S1 soundbar and wireless subwoofer offer a super-slim package at a budget price for those wanting to hear what they've been missing from their TV’s built-in audio.

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How to buy a refurbished MacBook, iPhone or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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The Amazon Fire TV 4K is 21% off right now

You can grab Amazon's 4K-capable streaming stick for just $55.

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Vizio SmartCast Sound Bar (model SB3651-E6) review: The high-tech feature set comes with a few sonic tradeoffs

This soundbar delivers true 5.1-channel surround sound, but you'll need to hear it to decide if Vizio made the right compromises in its effort to hit this price point.

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Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

The best dash cams can record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and mark it with GPS (or what's the point?). This is what you need on the mean streets of modern life.

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Transcend DrivePro 520 dash cam review: Front and interior cameras in one neat package

Transcend's DrivePro 520 dash cam lets you keep track of passengers in your car as well as what's in front of you, with both a front-facing static camera and an integrated swiveling interior camera.

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Best Super Bowl TV deals: Upgrade your set for cheap

We've waded through all the deals to find the best Super Bowl TV sales out there—and a couple of good discounts on streaming devices, too.

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Why reports of iPhone X production cuts are (probably) not a sign of poor sales

The Nikkei Asian Review made some waves by reporting that Apple is slashing iPhone X production by as much as 50 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Here's why that's not a reason to panic.

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Tech Talk: What's trending for 2018?

The end of passwords may – or may not – be nigh. Blockchain is clearly evolving, as is 'serverless' computing. And our panel remains convinced Apple's HomePod is late to the game.

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Best media streaming devices

Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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Best Bluetooth speakers

We'll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat.

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8bitdo SN30 Pro review: A Super Nintendo-inspired controller for the PC

8bitdo has another retro-inspired controller on their hands, and this is the best one yet.

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Amazon Is Offering a $40-Off Deal On Its Echo Spot Devices

For the first time, Amazon has discounted its Echo Spot device by $40 when you buy a pair of them.

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