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Windows 10 May 2019 Update review: Sandbox and a better Windows Update improve your PC

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update (aka 19H1) offers one key feature, Windows Sandbox, plus a number of minor improvements, including changes in Windows Update.

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Review: Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise

After several underwhelming biannual feature updates, Microsoft has finally delivered a truly useful change in Windows 10 version 1903.

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Observation review: Old science fiction meets New Weird in this 2001: A Space Odyssey homage

No Code's follow-up to Stories Untold once again manages to combine the everyday with the extraordinary in bizarre and compelling ways, in what's sure to be one of 2019's best games.

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Surfshark review: A solid VPN newcomer with some nice features

Surfshark only started life in 2018, but it's already showing promise with good speeds, nice features, and a no-logs policy.

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CleanMyMac X 4.4.1 review: Some handy tools but its malware detection still falls short

Mac utility that frees up storage space and gets rid of software crud, but its malware detection still needs work.

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

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Marshall Stanmore II Voice review: This voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker has the iconic look of rock royalty

The sound quality is fairly good overall, especially with rock music, but I had several problems with its operation.

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Saddleback Leather Thirteener Thin Leather Briefcase review: Tough scuff

Saddleback’s new briefcase for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air manages to be tough and hefty without being bulky. Just watch out for the scuffing.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence review: A grisly, story-driven journey through Medieval France

Survive the Black Plague, the Inquisition, and the Hundred Years' War in this relentless story-driven game that somehow got made in the era where nobody makes linear story-driven games.

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OnePlus 7 Pro review: Not a flagship killer, a flagship contender

The OnePlus 7 Pro has flipped its underdog script for 2019, challenging the high end with a true flagship.

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Nuimo Click review: This smart home device’s novelty wears off quickly

The one-touch access to your favorite Sonos playlist or Hue lighting scene is fun—for the first few days.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

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Schlage Connect review: The Z-Wave version of Schlage’s smart deadbolt is big on brawn, not brains

You'll want to run a smart home hub to get the most benefit from this strong smart lock.

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Hopsy SUB Home Tap review: Another beer appliance that no one should buy

The Hopsy SUB Home Tap is a standalone mini-keg chilling machine with a paired delivery service. It's surprisingly fun for an appliance that just isn't worth it.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Monolith by Monoprice Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology review: High value, minor flaws

This affordable and portable headphone amp will bring out the best in your headphones; but the unit's size, weight, and smudge-prone surface keep it from earning our highest mark.

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Tablo Quad DVR review: The best gets bigger

Tablo's quad-tuner DVR maintains an edge over competitors with simple setup, reasonable prices, and some neat new features.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 Review: This thin and light laptop even has GeForce RTX

Acer's Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop is surprisingly thin and light, but it still packs a Core i7 CPU and GeForce RTX GPU.

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