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I swapped out my Steam Deck’s noisy fan and am so happy I did

Valve’s Steam Deck has an annoyingly whiny fan, but you can buy and install a replacement fan from iFixit. For me, it fixed the whine immediately....

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A first look at Discord on Xbox

Discord and Microsoft are bringing Discord voice calls to Xbox consoles. Xbox Insiders can test the new integration today, allowing you to chat in...

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watchOS 9 preview: all about fitness and personalization

The watchOS 9 public beta is available today. The significant update adds a host of new running metrics, triathlete support, passive AFib monitoring,...

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Oppo’s Air Glass is an AR experiment with one great idea

The Oppo Air Glass augmented reality headset is a China-only AR device that snaps onto a pair of custom glasses frames, with capabilities similar to...

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PowerA’s pastel controllers are perfect for a summer spent playing games indoors

PowerA’s new pastel collection of its Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox consoles and Windows PCs are colorful, cute, and affordable. The five new...

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The delight is in the details of Drop’s new DCX keycaps

Drop’s new DCX keycaps are understated, but they offer an excellent level of quality to compete with GMK’s popular sets. We went hands-on with...

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The Xbox game streaming TV app feels almost like the real thing

Xbox is launching a cloud game streaming TV app on 2022 Samsung TV models starting on June 30th. It’ll allow Game Pass subscribers to play Xbox...

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The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra’s under-display camera gets the display part right

ZTE’s Axon 40 Ultra includes its third-generation under-display camera, and it manages to successfully hide the 16-megapixel camera under a...

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Hands-on with the new, more colorful, M2-powered MacBook Air

Apple just announced the new MacBook Air, powered by its latest M2 chip. We took a look at the new device, which also comes in several new colors....

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The Realme GT Neo 3 puts other fast-charging phones to shame

Realme’s GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition pays tribute to the anime franchise with lots of thoughtful details. It also comes in a 150W fast charging version...

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Looking Glass might have just invented the GIF’s 3D successor

The Looking Glass Block is a new image format that lets you peek inside a 3D scene, viewing holograms on flat screens or even a VR headset thanks to...

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This iPad Mini 6 case offers MagSafe-like charging capability

Pitaka’s MagEZ Case Pro lets you easily charge an iPad Mini 6 with the included magnetic charging puck. It also works with the MagEZ Charging Stand...

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Tangle-free magnetic USB cables are here

New magnet-equipped USB-C, micro-USB, and Lightning "self-winding" cables can coil like a snake. They’re available at Amazon and Alibaba,...

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Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4 is great except for one thing

After a long wait, Google Assistant is finally available on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches. While it offers better performance than Bixby,...

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Apple shipped me a 79-pound iPhone repair kit to fix a 1.1-ounce battery

Apple has launched its Self-Service Repair program for its iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and third-gen iPhone SE, letting customers repair them for the first...

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The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is a nice smartwatch many of us can’t buy

The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is the company’s latest smartwatch running on its proprietary HarmonyOS 2 software. However, it won’t be available in...

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Vivo’s new flagship has a bigger, better in-display fingerprint sensor

Vivo has announced the X80 Pro, its latest flagship phone. Key features included its Zeiss-branded camera setup and a larger fingerprint sensor...

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Ford F-150 Lightning first drive: quiet storm

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a fun, familiar, and occasionally thrilling electric truck. And while there are some tradeoffs, Ford stuck to the basics...

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Sony’s Xperia 1 IV is a pricey proof of concept

Among the Sony Xperia 1 IV’s three rear cameras is a 3.5–5.2x optical zoom lens — the first in a phone. Other specs include a 6.5-inch OLED...

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The Rig 800 is still the most comfortable wireless gaming headset I’ve tried

The Nacon Rig 800 wireless gaming headset used to be made by Plantronics and was a comfort champ around 2017. It’s back with a new charging dock...

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Lenovo’s Slim 7i Carbon has 12th Gen chips and weighs just 2.13 pounds

At 2.13 pounds, the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon should be one of the lightest laptops you can buy this year. It starts at $1,299 and has a 90Hz 2.5k...

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The Duovox Mate Pro is a tiny camera that truly sees in the dark

The Duovox Mate Pro is a new camera that just launched on Kickstarter. It has an extremely sensitive Sony STARVIS sensor that you’d normally find...

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WaterField finally made a great Analogue Pocket case

Hands-on review of the Analogue Pocket Pouch from WaterField Designs. It’s one of the first practical cases designed for the Analogue Pocket. Once...

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Test-riding VanMoof’s new S5 and A5 e-bikes

The VanMoof S5 and A5 will ship in July with a new higher price, three-speed e-shifter, Halo Ring interface that replaces the iconic display, and a...

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I saw Samsung’s first-ever QD-OLED TV, and it’s impressive

Samsung’s first-ever QD-OLED TV, the S95B, features a new type of panel that can produce richer colors at higher brightness than existing OLED TVs...

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It’s hard to believe Samsung’s new, matte The Frame is actually a TV

For 2022, Samsung is introducing a matte version of The Frame that cuts way back on glare, and it makes artwork showcased on the screen look like...

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The real magic mouse is made by Logitech, not Apple

Logitech’s Powerplay wireless charging system just works, keeping your Logitech G gaming mouse continuously charged. It’s far more magical than...

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The Steam Deck just got a dual-touchpad keyboard and some much-needed fixes

The Steam Deck shipped with a lot of bugs, but some of them just got ironed out — including a lot of Wi-Fi issues. There’s also a new dual...

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