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Channels DVR review: This is a powerful DVR for cord-cutters, but it's also an expensive one

Channels DVR gets a lot of little things right, but the price is wrong.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

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

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Dell G7 15 (7588) review: A six-core gaming laptop that won’t break the bank

Armed with a screamingly fast six-core CPU and a reasonably robust graphics card, the $1,200 Dell G7 15 packs in an impressive amount of processing and gaming power into a shell that’s less than an inch thick.

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Johnson Controls GLAS smart thermostat review: Hey Cortana, I’m cold!

No smart thermostat is more beautiful, but is that enough to justify a sky-high price tag?

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Roborock S5 Robot Vacuum Cleaner review: This premium vacuum busts dust and mops, too

Powerful suction, laser mapping, and an elegant app justify the high price.

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Garmin Speak Plus Review: Alexa and a dash cam make a mighty fine co-pilot

The Garmin Speak Plus has a tiny screen and a long cord, but it brings a few tricks you won't get with your smartphone.

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Bose Sleepbuds review: These wireless earbuds are designed carry you to la-la-land

The noted headphone manufacturer applies its noise-handling expertise to help you get a better night’s sleep.

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Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

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Amped Wireless Smart Strip review: Most effective when it's paired with an Amazon Echo or Google Home

You can control its three outlets and two USB ports independently, but its app has weak timer features and no scene-control functions.

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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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Hisense H9E Plus 4K UHD TV review: Smooth action and good color, but it's not overly bright

The H9E Plus is the most affordable 120Hz TV we've seen, and the extra 60Hz do make for about the smoothest motion in its class. But HDR still doesn't pop as with some similarly-priced models.

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Honeywell Home Smart Home Security Starter Kit review: Is this super-simple security system worth the big bucks?

With no professional monitoring option and a sky-high price tag, this alarm system won’t be for everyone.

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD review: Optane memory gives this budget laptop a boost

While it’s thicker and heavier than we’d like and it suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire 5 delivers impressive quad-core performance for hundreds less than its ultraportable competitors.

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Mofuu Portable Charger for Apple Watch: Watch charger made with portability in mind

A handy device to have if you make heavy use of your Apple Watch.

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VAVA Home Cam review: This crowd-funded camera delivers solid security

Customizable motion detection and a 12-month rechargeable battery are this indoor/outdoor camera's strengths.

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Billie Jean in-ear headphone review: Audiophile performance on a mainstream budget

The partnership between Astell&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio delivers an affordable winner.

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Arlo Security Light review: These battery-powered, multi-colored LED lights are good companions for Arlo cameras

Arlo's motion-sensitive security lights complement Arlo security cameras, but they add another box inside the house.

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Dell G3 15 (3579) review: This budget gaming laptop makes the most of what it’s got

It’s not the thinnest, lightest, or most powerful gaming laptop on the market, and we wish its 15.6-inch screen were brighter. But for a budget-friendly price, the GTX 1050 Ti-powered Dell G3 15 packs an impressive punch.

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Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand review: Look no further for fast wireless charging

Anker's wireless charging stand offers great performance at a reasonable price.

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