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14 Hours Ago   Amazon’s 2018 update to the Paperwhite turned it into the best Kindle for most people, and today only, the company is offering $40 off the new, waterproof model, marking the lowest price we’ve seen on it yet.

2 Days Ago   It’s hard to remember in today’s digital world, where nearly everything is just a string of code on a hard drive, but physical media used to be beautiful.

3 Days Ago   Western Digital has announced an updated version of its WD Black SSD, the WD Black SN750, a more incremental update that looks to improve on performance from last year’s version.

4 Days Ago   Facebook’s Portal smart displays have had an uphill battle, trying to convince people to willingly give the notoriously security-lax social media company another avenue into their homes.

4 Days Ago   Louis Vuitton announced a “new” pair of truly wireless earbuds — the Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones — that cost $995 and feature the fashion brand’s iconic logo.

5 Days Ago   The legendary Motorola RAZR might be making a comeback as a $1,500 foldable screen smartphone, and it could launch as early as February, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

6 Days Ago   Apple has been rumored to be working on battery cases for its latest iPhone XR and XS models for a while, and today, seemingly out of nowhere, the company has made those cases available for purchase on the Apple Store website, as spotted by Joanna Stern on Twitter.

6 Days Ago   The computer mouse is one of the most important accessories ever invented, one that essentially carried in a new wave of electronic interaction when it was first released.

6 Days Ago   Huawei has been releasing products that look heavily inspired by those from Apple for years. Now, with its new Dongguan headquarters in China, the tech company is setting its sights on something even bigger to clone: all European architecture.

6 Days Ago   Amazon is now including its upgraded Alexa voice remote with its entry-level $39.99 Fire TV Stick, replacing the old, basic remote that the company previously included.

11 Days Ago   CES offers an early look at where laptops are going in the year ahead, from flashier designs to more impressive specs. This year, the changes are a lot more subtle than usual, and that’s actually a good thing.

12 Days Ago   5G networks are poised to be a big thing, with promises of big speed boosts that some think may even one day be able to compete with traditional broadband (just ask D-Link, which announced a 5G home router at CES 2019).

12 Days Ago   iOttie’s car mounts for phones are considered by many, including the ever-reliable Wirecutter, to be some of the best around. But you know what would make them even better?

12 Days Ago   Portable wireless chargers are one of those ideas that seems better on paper than in practice. The idea of being able to stick a charger in your pocket with your phone, and it’ll magically charge while you walk with no cable required runs into the problem of keeping the phone and charger aligned enough to actually charge.

13 Days Ago   One of the big promises of USB-C has always been the potential for great accessories, and at CES 2019, those products are finally starting to materialize with things like the Lapscreen: a paper-thin 12.5-inch USB-C monitor that can run entirely off a single cable plugged into your phone or laptop.

13 Days Ago   Flash drives are good. Bigger flash drives are better. At CES 2019, SanDisk has the biggest flash drive ever: an absolutely massive 4TB prototype USB-C drive that can still fit in your pocket.

13 Days Ago   Year after year after year, Dell’s XPS 13 has consistently been one of the best laptops around, with fast processors, good battery life, and its pioneered bezel-less design, but there was always one massive, glaring flaw, going back all the way to the original 2015 model: the terrible webcam placement which, due to the tiny bezels, has been forced to be stuck underneath the screen, giving viewers a lovely, nose-hair view of your face during conference calls.

13 Days Ago   Comcast has announced a new service as part of its Xfinity xFi internet platform at CES 2019: xFi Advanced Security, a new $5.99 per month subscription that offers additional security protection on your network, including automatically blocking suspicious activity and quarantining devices.

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13 Days Ago   Sony announced the GTK-PG10 at CES 2019 with the promise that it would be the ultimate party speaker, one that not only could play music but also unfold into a miniature table, complete with cup holders.

14 Days Ago   Samsung’s last few entries into its flagship Notebook 9 lineup have all been plagued by a similar problem: they looked and felt really, really cheap. The computers were fine, even great, with top-tier specs and performance, but recent models like last year’s Notebook 9 Pen felt and looked more like a $400 Chromebook than a $1,400 professional PC.

14 Days Ago   Ikea is known for its low-cost furniture, but over the past few months, the company has been expanding into a new market: inexpensive, decent-quality smart home gadgets, including connected lights and outlets.

14 Days Ago   Last year, Huawei wowed us with the MateBook X Pro, its flagship laptop that my colleague Dan Seifert called “the best laptop” that you could buy, competing with flagship computers like Apple’s MacBook Pro and Dell’s XPS 13.

14 Days Ago   It’s been a long time coming, but at CES 2019, Belkin has announced the first Apple-approved USB-C to Lightning cables as part of its new BoostCharge lineup.

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