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Apple may be bringing MagSafe back to MacBooks. Here's why it's a terrible idea

It breaks my heart to say this, but I'm hoping rumors of the MagSafe's return aren't true. → Read More

Why CES 2021 was filled with business laptops and Chromebooks

It was a year when practical concerns overtook cool new designs, mostly. → Read More

Best 3D printers for 2021

Fire up the 3D printer and even print your own face masks and other pandemic accessories. → Read More

CES 2021 preview: Straitlaced business laptops will be the hot status symbol

Plus, our predictions for Chromebooks, gaming PCs and other computer trends at the 2021 CES. → Read More

CES 2021 preview: Straitlaced business laptops will be the hot status symbol

Plus, our predictions for Chromebooks, gaming PCs and other computer trends at the 2021 CES. → Read More

The 25 best battery life laptops for 2021

Our rankings of longest-lasting laptops has a few surprises. → Read More

CES 2021 preview: Laptops, chromebooks and gaming PCs

Straight-laced business laptops will be the hot status symbol at this year's CES. → Read More

The best board games to give in 2021: Gloomhaven, Marvel United and more

The hottest thing in gaming right now is classic low-tech tabletop experiences. Here's our line-up of some of the best board games for this year. → Read More

Best remote learning MacBook for 2021: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro

The MacBook line offers three distinct choices: the 13-inch Air, 13-inch Pro and 16-inch Pro. Students who need a remote learning tool are going to naturally gravitate towards one of them. → Read More

The best gaming laptop performers for 2021: Alienware, Origin PC and more compared

Alienware and Origin PC still dominate the top spots, with Acer's Triton 900, the Razor Blade Pro and Asus' ROG Zephyrus GX701 the best of the rest. → Read More

The best gifts for readers in 2021: Fire tablets, Kindles, iPads and more

Save a tree: Read an ebook! → Read More

The best gifts for readers in 2020: Fire tablets, Kindles, iPads and more

Save a tree: Read an ebook! → Read More

Best 3D printers, scanners and laser cutters for makers and creators in 2020

Fire up the 3D printer and even print your own gifts, or give one to the creative person in your life. → Read More

What to buy if you weren't able to score a PS5 or Xbox Series X

Here's what anxious parents can do to avoid a holiday gaming crisis. → Read More

What to buy if you weren't able to find a PS5 or Xbox Series X

Suggestions for anxious parents to avoid a holiday gaming crisis. → Read More

Lenovo X1 Fold hands on: A first step toward the next big thing in PCs

The first folding-screen PC to go on sale packs in a lot of genuinely useful ideas. → Read More

Hands on: SquareOne wants to be your digital board game table

I tried a prototype of this tabletop touchscreen tablet that promises big-name games. → Read More

The best gaming laptop performers for 2020: Alienware, Origin PC and more compared

Alienware and Origin PC still dominate the top spots, with Acer's Triton 900, the Razor Blade Pro and Asus' ROG Zephyrus GX701 the best of the rest. → Read More

PS5 review: Exclusive games power Sony's sky-high space-age console

Sony's PlayStation 5 scores with the big game exclusives that gamers want. It's also tall and blindingly white. → Read More

MacBook Air M1 hands-on: Big changes from Apple silicon and Big Sur

The classic MacBook Air gets the biggest makeover in Apple's new M1 chip Mac lineup, going fanless and adding hours battery life. → Read More