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Samsung RU8000 4K UHD TV review: A good-enough smart TV, but not one that's keeping up with the times

By last year's standards, Samsung's RU8000 is a good TV; but this year, it's eclipsed in terms of both color and HDR performance by less-expensive competitors.

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Microsoft To-Do review: Finally check that new Mac to-do app off your list

Microsoft To-Do finally arrives on macOS, complete with color-coded lists, themes, the ability to break tasks into manageable steps, sharing lists or tasks, and file attachments up to 25MB each.

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Audeze Mobius review: This gimmick-ridden headset doesn't need the gimmicks to sound great

Audeze's debut gaming headset, the Mobius, boasts sound quality that justifies its high sticker price—but it's undermined slightly by some first-time-out errors.

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Philips Hue Bluetooth + Zigbee smart bulbs review: The best smart lighting just got better (but no less expensive)

Adding Bluetooth eliminates the need to buy a Philips Hue Bridge. But you can run only 10 bulbs without it, and you'll be cut off from the broader Hue ecosystem.

Acer Nitro 7 (AN715-51-752B)

Acer Nitro 7 review: A good budget gaming laptop that made some hard choices

Acer's Nitro 7 focuses on its display and storage instead of its internal components, an odd choice for a gaming laptop. Acer's own Predator Helios 300 may be a better budget option.

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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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Denon AH-D9200 headphone review: Superb sound quality in a luxurious, closed-back, over-ear headphone

The build quality is exceptional, and it's super comfortable, which befits its high price tag.

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Commander One 2.1 review: Mac file manager now works with iOS devices

A powerful dual-pane file manager and Finder alternative for macOS with built-in support for FTP servers, ZIP archives, cloud services, and iOS devices.

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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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Z-Edge F1 dash cam: Great image quality and versatile GPS outweigh the baffling buttons

The GPS-enabled Z-Edge F1 front/interior dash cam takes very good video once you get used to the oddball interface.

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13-inch MacBook Pro review: Updates make the new entry-level models worthy of the Pro name

Apple updates its entry-level MacBook Pro so it matches the rest of the lineup.

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Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship

The Google Pixel 3a is more than a low-cost alternative to the Pixel 3, it's a damn good phone in its own right.

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master headphones

V-Moda M-100 Crossfade Master headphone review: The best headphone V-Moda has ever made

The first real collaboration between V-Moda and majority stakeholder Roland delivers sonic refinements and performance improvements in just about every area.

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Nextbase 422GW dash cam review: Superior video and versatile design, telephoto rear-view

Nextbase's 422GW is a modular system that accepts multiple camera types and features Alexa support, a touch display, and GPS. Aside from the lack of interior infrared, it's the near-perfect dash cam.

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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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New BittBoy V3 review: The best option for retro gaming on the go

The New BittBoy V3 is the best retro gaming device for those who want to play their classic games on the go.

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Abode Iota review: Abode streamlines its security hub by integrating a camera

A simple home security solution learns a few new tricks—and gets easier than ever to set up.

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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. Whether you want a generalist automation kit or a security-savvy alarm system, these DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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