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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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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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