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Our 10 Favorite Laptops, From MacBooks to Chromebooks

If you’re looking to buy a laptop, we’re here to make your decision easier. Below are some of our favorite machines we’ve reviewed over the past several months. As new models make their way across our desks, we’ll update the selection. When you buy something using the retail links in ...

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5 Super-Fancy Desk Chairs to Upgrade Your Workday

Let’s be real: Unless you’re one of those kooks who uses a standing desk, you’re probably on your butt all day at work. Never mind all those reports that sitting down will ultimately kill you. I spend more time in my desk chair than I do in my bed, and ...

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo introduced the X1 Carbon five years ago, and the business-centric laptop returns once again, now in its fifth generation. Lenovo nailed the formula awhile ago and the Carbon remains highly regarded by business users, so the company isn’t going to screw with a winning design. It’s still a 14-inch notebook, ...

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Review: iWalk2.0

In the days that followed my tragic foot fracture—don’t text and walk down stairs, folks!—I learned to loathe crutches. They were incredibly awkward to manipulate. Getting around was slow and tiring. They hurt my rib cage, rubbing the skin raw under my arms on long trips. I couldn’t carry anything. ...

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Review: Fitbit Alta HR

No one needs an activity tracker. Sure, you feel a whiff of superiority wagging your wrist and boasting about how much ground you’ve covered today. But let’s not pretend that wearing a wrist computer makes you a better person. Fitbit Alta HR 6/10 Wired Prettier than its predecessors with a ...

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Review: Rxbar

The trends that led to food bars—those portable meal substitutes that pack energy and nutrition into a few inches of pressed granola—are something de Tocqueville would have relished: busier lifestyles and the importance of convenience; the blurring of meals and snacks; an emphasis on portion control amid an obesity epidemic; and a ...

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Review: TreePod Camper

BioLite There are two ways to cook while camping: build a fire and grill burgers or hot dogs, or bring a propane stove and cook plenty more. The former feels like what camping should be, but it takes a while and is unpredictable. The latter gives you more options and ...

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Review: Weber Genesis II LX Grill

Weber Jeff the Weber grill rep arrived, huffing and puffing at the top of the steps as he introduced himself. His wife Jill looked on worriedly from the door, beyond which lay their big, white delivery van. “I don’t think it’ll fit,” Jill said. “That grill’s big.” This was an ...

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