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The Best Labor Day Sales on TVs, Laptops, and Nintendo

September 18, 2018

Labor Day means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it honors America's strong labor force, and for others it means the autumn semester is starting and summer is over. For tech buyers, it's one of the best times to find good deals. A number of retailers are holding labor day […]

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Now You Can Charge Your Phone Without Trashing the Planet

September 15, 2018

Reach into your backpack right now and take out the charging brick you use to top off your phone. Feel its weight and turn it over in your hand. What's it made of? Plastic, mostly. There's a lot of metal in there too. Where did all that ABS and aluminum come from? What kinds of […]

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Review: Whistle 3 Pet Tracker

September 14, 2018

Because I work from home, and because my dogs are the best dogs, we are in contact all day, every day. We're a three-headed, ten-legged Hydra, rotating around each other as we move from my office to the living room to the kitchen. Whatever I do, they're usually there too—whether that's sleeping at night, pacing […]

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Review: Uuni Pro

September 14, 2018

After several weeks of testing the Uuni Pro, I’ve learned to recognize a certain look in my husband’s eyes. Every evening, he walks into the kitchen as I begin dinner prep. As I start to reach toward the dials on the stove, he shouts, “Are you using the oven?” Before I can respond, he sprints […]

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Looking for the Weekends Best Tech Deals? We Have 15 of ‘Em

September 9, 2018

The fall season is almost upon us! Whether you're celebrating by eating pumpkin spice everything, or dreaming up your Halloween costume, we've plucked some deals from the 'net for you this weekend. With a little help from TechBargains, you can shop from more than a dozen worthwhile gaming and tech deals. We usually focus exclusively […]

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Happy Birthday, Minifig! Lego’s Tiny Plastic People Turn 40

September 4, 2018

Today marks the 40th birthday of the Lego minifigure. The little plastic people from Billund, Denmark first walked off the assembly line and onto the carpet under our bare feet in August of 1978. The Lego minifigure—colloquially known as the minifig—has enjoyed a long life so far. But it also endured its own years-long journey […]

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It’s Time to Stop Sending Money on Venmo

August 31, 2018

Venmo, the popular payment app owned by PayPal, has become the default way millions of Americans settle a check, pay a friend back for coffee, or buy a concert ticket off Craigslist. Writers have argued that Venmoing makes us petty, and that the app has nearly killed cash. Fewer have questioned whether it’s really the […]

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Slice and Chop in Elegance With These Lovely Kitchen Knives

August 30, 2018

Glimpse your reflection on the mirror-like surface of a Shiroi Hana knife, and you’ll see your most glamorous culinary aspirations glittering back at you. The newest collection from Edge of Belgravia is a $299 set of six steel slicers inspired by Japanese swords. Never mind that your countertops are encrusted under spills, or that you […]

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The Best Gear on Sale at REI and Backcountry This Labor Day

August 25, 2018

Summer might be winding down, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. If it’s still hot enough to feel like sandal season, then you can probably keep your tent in the trunk and your Chacos on for a few more weeks. REI’s hotly-anticipated Labor Day sale starts today and lasts through September 3, and Backcountry’s […]

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Review: Microsoft Surface Go

August 25, 2018

Taking a premium product and making it more affordable is a dangerous game. In the worst case, you end up with the notorious Cadillac Cimarron—a frumpy sedan that was barely different from its cheap Chevrolet and Pontiac stablemates. You can't just take any old widget, apply an expensive brand, and call it a day. That's […]

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