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Yamaha YAS-207 sound bar with DTS Virtual:X.

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it's not perfect.

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Elgato Stream Deck Mini review: All your streaming actions and enhancements are a button push away

Elgato's refined Stream Deck Mini is the perfect tool for any streamer, with the same power and most of the flexibility of the larger sibling, but in a smaller, cheaper, and more durable package.

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Elgato Stream Deck review: A streamer's best friend

Elgato's programmable Stream Deck wants to make your streaming life easier. Despite glitchy software, it does its job.

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Acer Predator Helios 300: We review the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon

Acer's Predator Helios 300 is currently the bestselling gaming laptop on Amazon. With an 8th-gen Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, and 144Hz screen, it's easy to see why. We delve into those and other details.

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Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rules

Whether the Google Pixel 3 XL is the best Android phone is up for debate, but it's the most advanced Pixel ever, and that's what matters.

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Roku Streaming Stick and Stick+ review: A new remote makes a big difference

Roku's Sticks get even better with TV controls, voice commands, and 4K HDR video at the high end.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick sheds past mistakes and streams 4K HDR video at an unbeatable price.

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Acer Aspire E15 E5-576-392H review: A bargain-priced laptop with plenty of productivity power

The budget version of 2018’s Acer Aspire E15 delivers great value for the price as well as a significant performance boost over its predecessor.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

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Synology DS419slim NAS box review: A low-profile, power-saving media server for the smart home

Designed for 2.5-inch drives, including SATA SSDs, the Synology DS419slim is a mighty mite with a cornucopia of media-serving features, including the power to stream 4K video.

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Eufy RoboVac 11s Max review: This popular budget vacuum gets increased suction

Eufy's latest robot vac is an even better dirt collector than its predecessor, thanks to more suction and a redesigned dustbin.

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Garmin 66W dash cam review: Same small form factor, much improved video

The Garmin Dash Cam 66W packs great features, including phone connectivity, into a very small profile, but it runs a bit on the hot side.

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Akaso Trace 1 Dash Cam review: Nice features, nice front and interior video

The Akaso Trace 1 Dash Cam produces very good video, especially the infrared interior captures, plus excellent battery run time, for an affordable price.

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Garmin Dash Cam Mini review: Tiny and easy, with surprisingly good video

The super-svelte Garmin Dash Cam mini could be just the unobtrusive camera you seek. However, it lacks GPS, and the super-capacitor lasts only a second or two.

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Fledging Shell USB 3.1: A small, fast and portable M.2 NVMe to USB 3.1 enclosure

The Fledging Shell enclosure houses a single NVMe drive, giving you faster-than-SATA speeds, but also exposing the limits of USB 3.1 Gen 2.

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Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Wi-Fi turntable review: Stream your LPs to any room in your home

Yamaha's turntable lets you stream your vinyl LPs to any or every room in your home, thanks to its support for the company's MusicCast wireless streaming platform.

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HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 review: A giant, powerful convertible that most people don't need

HP loaded up its Chromebook x360 14 G1 with some high-end parts, but the result is too unwieldy to work well as a convertible, and it's expensive, too.

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TVision by T-Mobile review: This streaming TV service shows promise, but it’s not what cord-cutters want today

If you don’t like making sacrifices in your TV entertainment choices, and it’s available where you live, TVision isn’t a bad deal. But subscribers should be prepared to feel like beta testers.

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Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you

Alienware's m15 is in a weird place, with underwhelming RTX 2070 Max-Q performance and a major redesign coming soon. But the OLED display will win you over.

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Lenovo Smart Clock review: Great form compensates for a lack of function

The Lenovo Smart Clock is the smallest Google Assistant-powered smart display, both in size and stature, but it nails its core mission.

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