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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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KEF LSX review: These small but mighty wireless speakers deliver sound quality way above their size class

They're expensive, but you get what you pay for; in this case, exquisite sound in a compact package. And now they support AirPlay 2 as well.

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Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD review: Very fast almost all the time

With one exception the Seagate FireCuda 510 proved the fastest M.2 NVMe SSD we've tested to date.

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The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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C by GE Tunable White and Full Color smart bulb reviews: Pretty lights hampered by incomplete software

GE intended these bulbs to be easy to use, but they're just the opposite.

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Dragon Touch Babycare Video Monitor review: A high-definition video baby monitor for keeping tabs on your tot

High-quality video, sound detection, temperature monitoring, and activity alerts make this baby monitor one of the better choices for new parents.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X390 review: A sharp business laptop with caveats

The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 review is thin, light, and plenty powerful. But its design has a few surprising trade-offs.

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Freedome VPN review: A good VPN backed by a well-known security company

F-Secure's Freedome is a good VPN with extra security features that users will appreciate.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ review: Better than ever, but limits remain

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is a great device, but there are limits to what it can do.

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C by GE Smart Plug review: This smart home gadget disappoints

Adding one to your Wi-Fi network is easy enough, but GE falls short of delivering on its promise of easy integration with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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WaterField Designs Tech Rolltop Backpack review: A pouch with a slouch

Were it not for an ill-designed easy-access pouch, WaterField Designs' latest bag would be almost perfect.

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Samsung Q900 smart TV review: This 8K TV will make you forget all about 4K

Samsung's best TV yet shows what's possible with 8K video. It also upscales lower-resolution material with aplomb.

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Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6 review: B&O's signature sound in an in-ear monitor

The Beoplay E6 is a wireless in-ear-headphone in a sweat- and dust-resistant package that's just the ticket for active lifestyles.

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Layers of Fear 2 review: A brilliant psychological horror game that's better without expectations

Layers of Fear 2 doesn't have many scares to offer, but visual panache and a multitude of classic film homages make for an extraordinary adventure—for the right person.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Plug WiFi review: A commodity add-on outlet with more flaws than features

Don’t be enticed by the low price: This smart plug is a me-too wannabe.

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Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age

Easy operation, modern connections, and agreeable sound make the Mondo+ Classic an internet radio even a Luddite can love.

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Fitbit Inspire HR review: One size, many styles, fit all

Fitbit has returned to its roots with the Inspire HR, a fitness tracker that nails the basics.

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