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AMD Radeon RX 6800 review: entry-level 4K

The cure for the common gaming PC

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT review: AMD is back in the game

A worthy RTX 3080 competitor for gaming

Roli Lumi review: a portable keyboard that lights the way for first-time musicians

The MacBook Air is the most impressive laptop I’ve used in years
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Apple MacBook Air with M1 review: new chip, no problem

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8.5

Apple MacBook Pro with M1 review: flexing Arm

Fancy Air

Apple Mac mini with M1 review: over-performer

The best wired or wireless gaming headsets to buy

Apple macOS 11 Big Sur review: a long time coming

The Verge’s favorite holiday gifts under $25

Apple HomePod mini review: playing small ball

Apple’s newest smart speaker is way more affordable but still chasing Amazon and Google

How to stream HBO Max

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review: the best smartphone camera you can get

Apple’s biggest iPhone brings along an impressive camera

The iPhone 12 mini feels very comfortable to hold.
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Apple iPhone 12 mini review: fit to size

It’s not the best iPhone for most people, but it’s going to be a favorite for many

Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential is a slightly smarter bedside clock

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8.5

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PlayStation 5 review: a big, confident step into next gen

Jabra Elite 85t review: noise cancellation isn’t the only big change

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Xbox Series S review: small console, big potential

Lots of questions remain about this tiny Xbox

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Xbox Series X review: a next-gen PC

The new Xbox feels like you’re upgrading your PC

Dell XPS 13 (late-2020) review: greatness, refined

A 2020 standout, a 2021 question mark

The best Chromebooks to buy in 2020

The best Chromebooks for every type of user

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

You can get a great smartphone at this price, whether you want an iPhone, a big screen, or a great camera

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Budget roundup: the latest lower-cost Windows and Chromebook systems

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Budget roundup: the latest low-cost speakers, headphones, and earbuds

The best laptop you can buy in 2020

The best laptop for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines

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Budget roundup: the latest low-cost cameras

DropLabs’ EP-01 speaker shoes make for an excellent VR accessory

Mokumono Delta S electric bike review: totally untubular

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Budget roundup: the latest low-cost iPhones and Android phones

UE Fits review: a fit that’s lit

They fit better than any consumer earbuds I’ve ever tried, but they aren’t without shortcomings

MSI’s GE66 Raider Dragonshield Edition is a beautifully extra gaming laptop

Amazon Echo Dot (2020) review: have a ball

A Dot is not an Orb

Motorola Razr (2020) review: 5G folding flip phone feels fine

It’s better than the original in every way but still costs too much

LG Wing review: learning to fly, failing to soar

LG’s latest dual-screen phone flies too close to the sun

The Backbone One is a stunning controller that turns your iPhone into a more capable gaming device

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 review: the 1440p sweet spot

$499 for some solid 1440p PC gaming

TCL’s new phone has ultra-fast 5G for $399, but that’s not enough

The Freewrite Traveler is a retro word processor that’s fatally ahead of its time

Fairphone 3 Plus review: sustainability comes with compromises

You have to get behind the phone’s mission to face its flaws

The best snowboarding gadgets for 2020

Here’s the gear that can help you ride the snow