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The best tabletop and board game gifts for analog gamers

From dungeon crawling to zombies to Prohibition-era ghostbusting, these tabletop games combine traditional real-world cards and dice with companion apps and video game themes. → Read More

HP Spectre Folio review: A luxury leather laptop for the style-conscious

A 13-inch leather-clad laptop that would make even Ricardo Montalban jealous, but some of its design tweaks could stand some refinement. → Read More

AirTV review: AirTV puts old-fashioned antenna TV air, there and everywhere

This SlingTV-friendly box takes an HD antenna signal and streams it anywhere. → Read More

Best Cyber Monday 2018 deals at Staples: $369 HP Pavilion 14, $99 Canon imageClass laser printer, $90 Amazon Fire HD, $24 Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub. → Read More

Fallout, Catan, and more: Black Friday and beyond deals on tabletop strategy games

The hottest new gaming trend is skipping the screen altogether for real-world gaming. Check out these holiday deals from Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers. → Read More

Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $99 Canon imageClass laser printer, $90 Amazon Fire HD and $580 Lenovo Flex live now, $24 Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub coming soon

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub. → Read More

Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $90 Amazon Fire HD and $580 Lenovo Flex live now, $24 Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub coming soon

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub. → Read More

Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $24 Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub and more

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub. → Read More

Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $60 Fire TV Cube, $99 Google Home Hub and more

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub. → Read More

Fallout 76: You'll never walk alone

We wander the wasteland in the upcoming online game's ongoing beta. → Read More

Splurge a little: Best tech gifts under $500

It's not a new car with a giant bow on it, but these high-end gifts are sure to impress. → Read More

Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $60 Fire TV Cube, $99 laser printers and more

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub. → Read More

MacBook Air 2018 review: Playing catch-up, trading ports for pixels

This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding a couple of its own. → Read More

The new Apple MacBook Air: Hands-on

The beloved laptop design ran from 2008 to 2018, but its DNA lives on in a radically different iteration. → Read More

Five biggest mysteries about Apple's next MacBook

If there is indeed a new slim, reasonably priced mainstream Apple laptop coming this week, almost everything about it is going to be a surprise. → Read More

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 review: An E Ink keyboard makes this the most unusual laptop of the year

With one standard display and a second E Ink one with an on-screen keyboard, this slim folding 2-in-1 takes a little getting used to. → Read More

Red Dead Redemption 2 really wants you to love your horse

Rockstar games is building a "deliberate and intimate" game world, where an outlaw's best friend is his trusty steed. → Read More

Surface Laptop 2 review: Back in black, and faster, too

Even with a big performance boost, more RAM and a cool new matte black color, this still feels more like a Surface Laptop 1.5. → Read More

Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year's model

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 gets even faster, but be ready to pay for must-have extras. → Read More

Razer shaves a bit off the price of a Razer Blade 15

The new dual-storage base model cuts a few corners on extras, but keeps its premium look and feel. → Read More