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Yi Home Camera Review: a great budget security camera

Yi Home Camera Review: a great budget security camera

Every home should have a security camera even if it's just for peace of mind. There's no shortage of options on the market, and just about every budget range is covered. The lower one goes on the budget scale, though, the higher one's odds of picking up a low-quality, inferior product. Such concerns have been expressed about Chinese company Yi's wireless Home Camera, but are those concerns valid? Read our review to find out!

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Snow Joe iON24SB-XR Review: Battery-powered snow blower says ‘shush’ to winter

Snow Joe iON24SB-XR Review: Battery-powered snow blower says ‘shush’ to winter

It took a long time for battery-powered tools to gain the same respect as their corded peers, and one of the technologies that played the biggest role in their eventual proliferation was lithium-ion technology. The same energy storage systems tapped into by electric cars heralded a new era in longevity and capability for saws, drills, and impact wrenches, and also erased fears about over-charging and potentially damaging battery packs that were prevalent with nickel-cadmium designs.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO ultra-rugged smartphone has launched at three big carriers, and it promises to offer everything the outdoorsy, adventurous mobile user needs. Ultra-durable design? Check. Super-wide-angle HD action camera? Check. Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and drop-proof? Check, check, check and check. The phone makes some pretty big promises on paper, but does it hold up to use and abuse in the real world? Read on to find out!

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Lenovo IdeaPad 510S Windows 10 Laptop Review

Lenovo IdeaPad 510S Windows 10 Laptop Review

The spring semester is well underway, and perhaps you're realizing it's time for a new laptop. The market is full of general purpose laptops, the kind you can use for school, work, and fun and not feel like you're making a sacrifice in any of those categories. One of the newest among them is Lenovo's IdeaPad 510S, a portable 14-inch notebook with a bunch of configuration options and an attractive, if not modest, design. How does it compete against other models in its price range? Read our review to find out!

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Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 All-in-One Windows 10 PC Review

Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 All-in-One Windows 10 PC Review

Lenovo’s popular X1 lineup has grown substantially over the years, and one of the newest products to flesh out its wares is the ThinkCentre X1, an all-in-one Windows desktop PC comprised of a single thin, lightweight display. This monitor, despite its slim profile, packs a bunch of hardware, including a 6th-gen Intel processor and a pair of 5W stereo speakers. The model's quite attractive upon first look, but does it maintain its appeal over the long haul?

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Lenovo YOGA 710 15″ Convertible Windows 10 Laptop Review

Lenovo YOGA 710 15″ Convertible Windows 10 Laptop Review

Lenovo has a new flexible laptop in its Yoga lineup, the Yoga 710 15-inch convertible. This model is, first and foremost, a traditional laptop, but with a little extra flavor — a flexible hinge that can fold the display back into a full tablet mode. That flexibility is welcomed, but how does the laptop as a whole hold up to everyday usage?

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Lenovo X260 Laptop Review: Insanely long battery life

Lenovo X260 Laptop Review: Insanely long battery life

If you liked Lenovo's X250 laptop, you'll love its newer X260 model. All the best things about the X250 are back in Lenovo's X260, including the crazy long battery life that can, in some cases, get users through a full day of work with charge to spare. As you'd expect, though, these two models aren't entirely alike, and those who pick up the X260 are getting a newer beast. Is it worth the upgrade? Read our review to find out!

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QCY Q29 Wireless Earbuds Review: AirPods on a budget

QCY Q29 Wireless Earbuds Review: AirPods on a budget

Apple's AirPods have made untethered Bluetooth earbuds mainstream, but the design itself -- that is, two untethered wireless ear pieces -- has been around for years. Go back far enough, and you'll find early models like the Sennheiser MX W1, a pair of big, clunky but functional earbuds that provided stereo audio without a wire tethering them together. As technology improves and prices substantially drop (the MX W1 retailed for $600 new), we've seen earbuds of this sort with increased frequency, and joining them are the QCY Q29 pair.

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Review: Funlux Smart Wireless Mini CAM security camera

Review: Funlux Smart Wireless Mini CAM security camera

Consumer-grade home security cameras are a safety blanket, a source of reassurance while you're traveling or when the babysitter is over. Security cameras like the Nest Cam let you take a peek in or around your home even if you're not home, they keep watch while you're asleep, send notifications when you're not looking, and are an excellent way to make sure your insurance company honors a claim. They also tend to be expensive.

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Review: Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

Review: Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

Consumers have two primary options for high-quality home audio: sound bars and surround sound speaker systems. Sound bars have their place, but tend to be television-centric with a highly directional design. Surround sound systems are the opposite, shedding the directional limitation by dispersing the audio across multiple speakers commonly placed on different sides of a room. One of the latest consumer-level sound systems to hit the market is Logitech's Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth speaker system, but is it worthy of your entertainment (or computer) room?

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Why the MacBook Pro reviews are all wrong

Why the MacBook Pro reviews are all wrong

If you take a look around the web, you’ll already find plenty of reviews about the new MacBook Pro. To date, only the non-Touch Bar 13-inch model has been made available, with other models arriving sometime next week (if you ordered early). All told, the reviews are less than glowing, with many likening the computer to a farce foisted on us by Apple. That’s certainly one way to look at it, but there’s probably something a bit more obvious at play.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 Review: surprising power in a big package

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 Review: surprising power in a big package

I've always found it difficult to wrap my head around gaming laptops, and when I first opened the Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 notebook, I didn't think my feelings were going to change. I found myself almost immediately wondering why I would use such a bulky laptop when I have my own gaming desktop at home. Still, there's more to a computer than its size, and once I really dug in and got to playing around with it, there were a few things that caught me by surprise. The question then was whether the IdeaPad Y900 was enough to change my opinion on gaming laptops, or if I'd end the review process with the same opinions I had at the start.

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