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iPhone 11 Pro Review: The “should I upgrade?” question

iPhone 11 Pro Review: The “should I upgrade?” question

Tell someone you write about tech, and the question you're almost guaranteed to get is "should I buy the new iPhone?" With the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max freshly on the scene, that's a question a whole lot of people - whether considering their first smartphone, weighing an upgrade, or even thinking about jumping ship from another platform like Android - are now mulling over.

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Wyze Plug Review: A budget smart plug for dumb appliances

Wyze Plug Review: A budget smart plug for dumb appliances

Wyze, the company that skyrocketed to popularity with its $20 security cameras and solidified its status with an inexpensive home sensor kit and connected light bulb, is back with another smart home device: Wyze Plug. The newly launched Wyze Plug, which was introduced earlier this year, enables users to connect any dumb gadget to their WiFi network, adding it to a wider smart home setup for use with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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Sonos Move Review: Cutting cords not corners

Sonos Move Review: Cutting cords not corners

Expectations were high for Sonos Move, the multi-room audio company's first portable, Bluetooth-compatible speaker. Dangerously high, you could argue: Sonos says its users have been asking for a completely wire-free speaker pretty much from day one, and that's plenty of time for an outlandish wish-list to develop. The reality of the $399 Move is that it's not quite the speaker we expected - the question is whether that's a good thing or bad.

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

The smartphone you see before you represents everything good about reading tech news today. It's very easy to get wrapped up in believing the best phones only come from the most visible brands - Samsung, Apple, etcetera - but that's not always true. Imagine there's a phone that's just as good as far more expensive devices but isn't made by a brand you recognize - could such a device exist?

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World of Warcraft Classic review: Second time lucky

World of Warcraft Classic review: Second time lucky

How on earth are you supposed to review something like World of Warcraft Classic? Not only are MMOs hard to review in the first place given their emphasis on community, but WoW Classic is already a known quantity. We already played this game 15 years ago - or, more specifically, 13 years ago as WoW Classic is based on patch 1.2 for vanilla WoW, which didn’t ship until 2006. Regardless of the specific moment in time WoW Classic captures, many of us have played this before, and we all likely have an opinion on how good this game is.

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Google Nest Hub Max Review: The Assistant will see you now

Google Nest Hub Max Review: The Assistant will see you now

The Nest Hub Max isn't just a larger smart display, it's Google's first where the Assistant can see you, too. If the original Nest Hub was a connected digital photo frame that just so happened to have Assistant smarts baked in, the Nest Hub Max builds on that with a bigger screen, better audio, video calling, gesture control, and - most controversially - facial recognition. Then again, it also comes with a significantly bigger, $229 price tag.

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Hedkayse ONE Review: Multi-impact bike helmet for people who hate helmets

Hedkayse ONE Review: Multi-impact bike helmet for people who hate helmets

The Hedkayse ONE is a bicycle helmet made with several innovative design elements that, together, create a multi-impact, foldable, adjustable piece of head protection. For many years I've been stuck between cost and comfort in head protection whilst cycling. Most often this meant that I didn't wear a helmet when I should have, despite more-than-ample reason to take the time to attain the helmet that was right for me. I was extremely fickle. This summer I got to test out the helmet called Hedkayse ONE, and it changed the way I thought about helmets entirely.

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Logitech MX Master 3 Review: MagSpeed mouse and MX Keys keyboard

Logitech MX Master 3 Review: MagSpeed mouse and MX Keys keyboard

Given how much time we spend with our hands on a keyboard and mouse, it's no surprise that people take peripherals seriously, and it's just that audience that Logitech is targeting with its new MX Master 3 range. The MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse and MX Keys keyboard are the fifth generation of the accessory-maker's MX-series, and while you may think getting text and cursor control right would be straightforward, it turns out keeping peripheral-enthusiasts happy is harder than it seems.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2019) Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2019) Review

Lenovo is back with the 7th-generation version of its hit business laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Consumers have come to love this model for many reasons, not the least of which is its slim, durable design, quality keyboard, and vast features. Lenovo has brought a number of updates to the table in its 7th-gen model, including a new brighter Ultra HD display option with HDR400, additional far-field microphones, and more.

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Parrot ANAFI FPV Review : All-In-One Pack for 4K drone pilots

Parrot ANAFI FPV Review : All-In-One Pack for 4K drone pilots

The folks at Parrot just released their new Parrot ANAFI FPV All-In-One Pack, and we've been giving it the once-over for the past couple of weeks. The Parrot ANAFI FPV All-In-One Pack is basically the ANAFI drone with FPV accessories and a handy all-in-one backpack. Parrot's aim with this pack is to provide an easy-to-use yet professional drone experience for every sort of user - newbies and veterans alike.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses review: Grand strategy

Fire Emblem: Three Houses review: Grand strategy

The Nintendo Switch isn’t hurting for quality first-party games, and arguably hasn’t been since the day the console was released. In an effort to make sure the Switch doesn’t turn into another Wii U, Nintendo has tapped nearly all of its franchises for Switch titles, and the latest series to arrive on the Switch is Fire Emblem. It’s been a long, long time since there was a proper Fire Emblem game on home consoles, because in recent years, the series has been exclusive to Nintendo’s handhelds. Given the Switch’s hybrid design, putting a Fire Emblem game on it was a no-brainer.

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Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 LEGO Review, with Graveyard Mystery

Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 LEGO Review, with Graveyard Mystery

Today we're taking a peek at a couple of new LEGO sets in the company's newest line: Hidden Side. This new LEGO line Hidden Side stars with some spooky setups and enhances play with a smartphone app. The sets themselves are akin to past releases with monsters, haunted houses, and Halloween in mind. Given their release of this series here so far in advance of Autumn, we must assume that the ghoulish attraction of the month of October is spread beyond its Roman Calendar confines at last!

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