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Review: Cheese Grotto

Walk up to the cheese counter at DeLaurenti Food & Wine in Seattle and you’ll find offerings from the worldwide luminaries of cheese: l’Amuse from Holland, Guffanti from Italy, Neal’s Yard Dairy from the United Kingdom, and Hervé Mons from France, all there in cold cases, like jewels in a ...

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Review: HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-One (2017)

Very few computers make a statement just by sitting on top of your desk. HP’s latest update of the Envy 34 all-in-one is one of them. A major revamp of the previous generation of the Envy 34, this latest iteration rearranges the components by detaching the CPU from the back ...

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Review: Audeze iSine 20

The latest release from Audeze, the iSine 20, takes technology typically found only in over-ear headphones and squeezes it into a pair of ultra-portable earbuds. While that’s certainly commendable, people accustomed to regular earphones—which comfortably envelop the ears—must make some compromises. And at $ 600, there’s no easy buy-in. But with the right ...

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Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop

In the PC industry, “gaming laptop” often means “wildly overpriced.” The typical gaming rig hits the register at more than $ 2,000—sometimes much more. Origin PC decided to do something about this, and set an admirable goal: release a true gaming laptop with a price tag under $ 1,000. recommends 2017 ...

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Review: HP Spectre x360 13

Don’t expect to find revolutionary changes with the new HP Spectre x360 13. The latest version of this venerable laptop—it dates to HP’s acquisition of VoodooPC in 2009—continues the company’s tradition of steadily improving a fine machine. The competition requires it. You could argue that VoodooPC, a company that enjoyed a ...

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Review: PolyScience Smoking Gun Pro

Trundle through as many fancy restaurant kitchens as I have and you’ll start recognizing specialized tools, big and small: little offset spatulas, slablike flat-top griddles, high-powered Vitamix blenders, spoonulas. For years now, many of those kitchens also used something that looks like a cross between a black squirt gun and a ...

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Review: BlackBerry Keyone

For the better part of a decade, there was nothing more impressive than owning a BlackBerry. Walking down the street, both hands on the soft-touch sides of the handset, thumbs flying around the keyboard as you plowed through emails, BBMs, and texts. You could wear ripped jeans and a paint-stained ...

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Review: 2017 Ford GT

Click the tiny machined aluminum dial on the steering wheel to Track mode, and something startling happens. The carbon-bodied Ford GT drops to the pavement with a thud, hoisting its rear spoiler to full mast. Where most modern supercars prepare for the track by stiffening up their suspension settings, the ...

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Review: Apple iPad (2017)

A few minutes after the Eurostar train pulled out of King’s Cross station in London and began its two-hour journey to Brussels, I grabbed my iPad out of my bag. I opened the Kindle app and read a few chapters of Call for the Dead, John le Carré’s first novel. ...

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Review: HiFiMan HE400S

Go to CES and throw a rock. It’s better than even-money that the guy who gets hit is wearing headphones. The odds are much higher that the cans attached to this unfortunate noggin are of the “dynamic” variety. Ninety-nine percent of today’s audio headgear—the Skullcandys, EarPods, and Beats Solos—have dynamic ...

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