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Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

A new wave of Google Assistant-powered ‘home’ smart displays hits next month. And they’re coming to work.

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Best laptop bags: Editor's choice for commuting, traveling, and charging your devices

We found some of the best laptop bags for every situation, whether you're commuting everyday to work, traveling abroad, or want to charge your devices on the go.

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Apple’s original TV shows and series: Apple signs multi-year content deal with Oprah Winfrey

Apple's spending a ton of money to produce its own TV content. Here what you can expect to see, and when.

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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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The best Netflix TV shows: There are many, but these are the most binge-worthy

Our top-10 list has 14 recommendations, from Stranger Things to Jessica Jones, because we couldn’t break two ties.

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Channel Master Stream+ review: The ups and downs of an Android TV DVR

The Stream+ is a fairly inexpensive way to record free over-the-air channels, but Google's software has some major shortcomings.

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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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APC SurgeArrest Performance P12U2 review: Lots of outlets and great features, including USB charging ports

This model offers the best value for the most outlets, with USB charging as a bonus.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Is SlingTV better than Hulu, or should cord cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and one rises to the top.

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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Garmin's $300 Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch shows why Wear OS desperately needs a leader

Garmin's new music-centered Vivoactive 3 smartwatch is a perfect example of how far behind Wear OS is.

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Ring Alarm home security system now available for presale and will ship on July 4

The long-delayed DIY home security system costs $199, with optional professional monitoring for $10 per month.

10 Father’s Day gift ideas for the Apple-loving dad

Father's Day is on June 17, and for all that dad does, show your appreciation with a nice gift, something he can use on a regular basis.

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Libratone Track+ wireless headphone review: Automated adaptive noise cancelling done right

You choose how much of the world to let in or keep out, or have the headphones do it for you automatically based on your surroundings and motion.

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Want a HomePod? Best Buy’s $50 price drop makes it a more appealing purchase

Apple’s smart speaker could use more features, but its failings grow more forgivable with every price drop.

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Intel confirms plans for a discrete GPU by 2020, and gaming PCs might be first in line

Intel confirmed it would have a discrete GPU product by 2020. Given the company's spotty history with GPUs, the plans to compete again with AMD’s Radeon and Nvidia’s GeForce products have been described as “aggressive.”

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VTech VC931 HD Pan and Tilt Home Monitoring Camera review: Solid security at an affordable price

It lacks some sexier features, but it has nearly all the ones that matter most.

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