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Here's an 18-month update on what I'm using, what I'm spending, and how well it's all working for my family.
This is a large, purpose-driven laptop that's a bit of a throwback to a time long ago, when we used low-density displays, optical media and VGA ports.
New cameras and lights are coming, and the delayed security system gets a new name and a new launch date.
It's easier than ever to watch 4K content. It's also more confusing than ever. This will point you in the right direction.
There's nothing overly flashy here — but Dell's Latitude 7389 is a serious 2-in-1 for you working types.
So you're a Windows gal. (Or guy.) Do you really have to get an HK Invoke instead of an Amazon Echo? Well, that depends.
You don't have to go too far to find a really good universal remote control. And, in fact, you've got some really options.
It's big. It takes a (figurative) beating. It's a mid-range two-in-one that at least looks like it's worth more than the price would portray.
What's the difference between the four options of Ring Video Doorbell? We used three and can help you pick the right one for your home.
Acer's Swift 3 PC looks decent and gets the job done but misses out on the power and finishing touches of a high-end device.
There's nothing like a good dual-booting system ... but Chuwi's HiBox Mini PC is, unfortunately, not a good dual-booting system.
You don't have to think about it too hard. Any Dad (any person) would love to have any of these great tech-oriented gift ideas.
A good VPN isn't as complicated as it used to be, but it's still a pretty big step for a 'regular' user to take.
It was time to update my home weather station from something functional but ugly to something decidedly more modern. Netatmo fits that bill nicely. It even has a Windows phone app.
Alexa has gained the ability to make voice calls, and its 'Echo Show' will bolster the living room. So will there be any room left for a smart speaker from Microsoft? Maybe. In the meantime, we look at Amazon's latest.
It's contest time, again, boys and girls! Up for grabs is one of the hottest gaming gadgets of the past year: the Nintendo Classic.
More than a fitness tracker but not-quite-a-smartwatch, the Steel HR fits a sweet spot for me during my daily sweat sessions.
Aukey is a longtime seller of, well, all things electronic. Turns out that means IP cameras and an integrated security system — at a price that doesn't break the bank.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the HTC Vive that you'll be able to disappear into in short order. Welcome to our first look at the commercial version.
There's no other way to put it: Windows was all over the place at this year's CES show in Las Vegas. And we've got a podcast wrapping it all up.
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