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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Wired or wireless security camera? Here's how to choose

Deciding between wired vs. wireless security cameras? Here are the major differences between the two home security setups. → Read More

Google's 2022 smart home launches—here's what to know

There are new Google smart home devices including a new Nest Doorbell (wired, second-gen) and a new Nest Wi-Fi Pro Router. → Read More

LG goes big on bass with new Atmos soundbar

The LG S80QY is their best offering of the past few years that delivers a solid Atmos experience. → Read More

How to host an outdoor movie night with Alexa

You can use Alexa to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard with devices like Amazon Echo speakers and Amazon Fire TV Sticks. → Read More

Skullcandy's new budget buds offer tons of features, but skimp on sound

The Skullcandy Mod pair stellar features with a sweet price, but the sound suffers. → Read More

Once more, Sennheiser’s earbuds seize the sound quality throne

The Momentum True Wireless 3 deliver Sennheiser’s signature sound. → Read More

Polk's simplified S4 soundbar offers immersive Dolby Atmos at a bargain

Polk Audio’s new Signa S4 soundbar hides its limited feature set behind a great display of sound. → Read More

How to set up Alexa Guard on your Echo for extra security

Amazon's Alexa Guard for Echo devices isn't a substitute for a full security system, but it can add an additional layer of protection to your home. → Read More

How to change Siri's voice

There are several different accents and voice tones to pick from. → Read More

The Best Dolby Atmos Soundbars of 2022

The best Dolby Atmos soundbars include the Samsung Q950A, Vizio Elevate, and picks from Sonos, Sony, LG, and more. Get ready for immersive audio. → Read More

Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs. Nest Doorbell (battery): A home security showdown

The Ring 4 and Nest Doorbell (battery) pair well with their respective ecosystems—Amazon Alexa and Google. But which smart doorbell is best overall? → Read More

What is Xfinity Flex? A guide to the 4K streaming box

By signing up for an Xfinity internet service plan, you can score an Xfinity Flex, a 4K streaming box meant to work alongside the internet service. → Read More

Everything you need to know about Xfinity Mobile

Comcast has joined the ranks of mobile phone service carriers → Read More

How to enable Alexa's new wake word and masculine voice

Aside from Google Assistant and Siri, Amazon Alexa ranks as one of the most popular voice assistants. Now, it's got new wake word and voice options. → Read More

Apple is ending the HomePod—here's what to buy instead

Apple's HomePod may be finished, but smart speakers from Sonos, Amazon, Google, and others are ready to step in and fill the void in your smart home. → Read More

Tracy High volleyball sweeps section quarterfinal match

TRACY - Three months into the season, the Tracy High volleyball team finally feels like it's at full strength. The Bulldogs looked every bit of it → Read More

Athlete of the Week: Senior Treyvon Brekenridge leads Edison High football's air attack

STOCKTON - By definition, there was a quarterback battle in camp for Edison High football. By the sound of it, the job was senior Treyvon → Read More

Kimball, Escalon football teams provide Week 5 highlights

Week 5 of prep football is over, and with it, the pre-league portion of the season’s schedule is officially complete.Starting next week, the battles for league titles and playoff spots are expected to get intense across the area, from the Tri-City Athletic League up to the Mother Lode League.Before the push for the postseason gets under way, here’s a look at how the pre-season schedule wrapped… → Read More

Stagg football inducts 8th class into Hall of Fame

STOCKTON - Before the pomp and circumstance of Stagg’s homecoming win over Modesto on Friday night, a pair of lifelong friends stood before the → Read More

How to follow the biggest prep football games of Week 5

STOCKTON - Another week of prep football is about to kick off.With mere days left before league season fully kicks off, here’s a look the biggest games of Week 5, and how to follow along with each contest.[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]TONIGHT: Here's where we'll be for Week 5 of Prep FB[gh:a href=""]@LionsLinden[/gh:a] at Bret Harte -[gh:a href="? → Read More