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Sonos Beam review: Features galore, but best suited to smaller home theaters

Alexa and AirPlay 2 support are just two of the features the Sonos Beam delivers, just don’t expect it to fill a big room.

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Brinno SHC1000 Peephole Camera review: Combat porch pirates with this concealed camera

With integrated knock and motion sensors, this upgraded peephole camera will detect wrongdoers darkening your door.

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Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini

Amazon and Google are both trying to get a foot through your door with their smart speakers. Here's what you need to consider before buying one.

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Sengled Element Color Plus Kit review: These ZigBee smart bulbs don’t raise the bar, but they’re perfectly acceptable

These bulbs work with the included hub, or with third-party gear.

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TCL 55R617 4K UHD Roku TV review: Great color and HDR for a very modest price

The 6-series' color and HDR are astounding for this price range, but weak motion handling and problematic backlighting remind you this isn't a high-end TV.

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The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Ecobee Switch+ review: This powerful smart light switch is an Amazon Echo in disguise

It’s not perfect, but who wants another hockey puck just to talk to Alexa?

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Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords

Truly wireless earbuds let you ditch all cables in our post-headphone jack world, but like with anything else, their quality varies. Our top picks offer great audio without sacrificing battery life or comfort.

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BolehVPN review: A capable service that's not for novices

BolehVPN has an overly complex interface, and its logging policies will concern some, but its speeds are good, and it loves cryptocurrency payments.

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Best wireless routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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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 robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: Smart upgrades make this a worthy, pricey choice

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) makes a very good tablet even better with the latest 8th-gen processors, a 3K display, a better keyboard and more.

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Shark Ion Robot 750 review: Shark's first robot vacuum is a mixed bag

Shark's budget-friendly robot vacuum navigates obstacles well and has an elegant app, but falls surprisingly short on the cleaning quality.

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Rakuten Kobo Clara HD E-Reader review: Superior to the Kindle Paperwhite, except for one thing

Rakuten Kobo’s Clara HD surpasses the Kindle Paperwhite in every area except one: content.

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Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review: Near-perfection has its price

The Razer Blade Stealth is a great laptop made even greater in this generation with a quad-core CPU. But compared to similar laptop competitors, there's one thing it still needs.

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Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price

Wyze Labs' $30 pan-and-tilt camera can hold its own with the big brands.

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