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The best VPN services for 2019

The ongoing saga of Facebook data harvesting and the implementation of the GDPR has personal privacy online as a hot topic once again. One common method for protecting yourself online is the use of a Virtual Private Network — or VPN for short. It allows you to safely send information when using public networks via a group of […]

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The best dash cams for 2019

The dash cam has become a must-have accessory for commuters, road-trippers, and ride-hailing drivers. Footage from a dash cam provides irrefutable proof of fault in the event of an accident, and none work better than Garmin’s 55 model. It’s packed with useful, cutting-edge features like voice recognition technology, and it can even make timelapse videos […]

Mobile

iPad Mini 2019 review-in-progress

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro sits next to my home desktop computer. Its beautifully large screen is a creative canvas I love using, Face ID continues to feel futuristic, and the magnetic, second-gen Apple Pencil is so darn convenient. Cue my disappointment as I first laid eyes on the new iPad Mini. Apple hasn’t refreshed its […]

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The best color laser printer for 2019

The Brother HL-L8360CDW is the best color laser printer you can buy right now. It offers fast print speeds, high-capacity toner cartridges, and is compatible with just about every wireless printing standard available. Based on our own experience testing and reviewing dozens of printers, and reviews from other experts and customers alike, nothing gives you […]

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Google jumps into gaming with Google Stadia streaming service, coming “in 2019”

Enlarge / The Google Stadia controller, which includes a few custom buttons. The service will also support wired USB controllers and mouse-and-keyboard controls. Google SAN FRANCISCO—At the Game Developers Conference, Google announced its biggest play yet in the gaming space: a streaming game service named Google Stadia, designed to run on everything from PCs and […]

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The Best Android Phones for 2019

Apple or Android? Big, small, stock, or skinned, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, chances are there’s an Android option to fit your fancy. And unlike Apple’s rigid release cycle, Google’s hardware partners unleash a seemingly endless stream of new devices year-round. But therein lies the problem: With so many options out […]

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The Best Phones for 2019

Dial Up the Perfect Phone For most of us, mobile phones are at the center of our universe. The typical feature set of these palm-size marvels is astounding. It’s your phone, your messaging device, your web browser, your camera, your music player, your GPS, and more. We’re a smartphone-dominated nation, with 4G LTE networks beating […]

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HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)

HP’s Spectre x360 13 is the sort of 2-in-1 convertible laptop that turns the heads of people accustomed to the idea that premium laptops should be slabs of silver aluminum. If you cart yours around a major city blanketed with Apple laptops, as I did over a few days of testing, some of those folks […]