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Our last buyer's guide update had a pretty solid list of laptops, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? We do have a couple of new additions to spice things up, however. We felt compelled to add the agile ASUS Chromebook Flip, which serves up a 360-degree rotatable touchscreen and killer batt...

August 17th 2015 at 5:44pm 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: A piece of robot news out of Japan has us riveted, mostly because it's internationally understood that kids can be jerks. Researchers there studied how children treated a robot left to roam in a mall and basically, they just beat it up. Also out of Japan, a new heav...

August 8th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Fall is right around the corner and whether you're looking for a fashionable accessory, fitness tracker or productivity wearable to see the season through, you've got plenty of great options. Apple's Watch has finally hit its stride, with a rich app selection and recent software updates, making it...

August 7th 2015 at 3:09pm 0 Comments
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Our graphical calculators are back from repair, so it's time to crunch the numbers once again. It's a good week for it too: Apple Watch predictions, uneasily fast explanations of the entire universe and cable company that's doing better in internet than, well, cable. %Slideshow-306577%

July 26th 2015 at 11:58pm 0 Comments
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The public beta of OS X El Capitan might be out now, but plenty of users will continue using OS X Yosemite through the fall and beyond. And at first glance that's just fine: In our own review we called Yosemite "a solid update for Mac users" that offered a "clean new design" and close integration...

July 21st 2015 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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It's been almost two months since we've updated our various buyer's guides, but we've made up for lost time by adding a dozen new picks. Most of those are in our portable audio category, with nearly everything replaced with something newer (or better). We've rounded out our other categories too, t...

July 8th 2015 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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Apple Music is here. Finally. Now that the company steered the streaming service to a successful launch, it now has to prove to the world that it's actually something worth paying for — after all, there are like 80 other streaming-music services (maybe not, but it feels like it) fighting for...

June 30th 2015 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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MP3. It's the format that revolutionized the way music's been consumed since the late '90s. When Karlheinz Brandenburg, a German acoustics engineer, discovered that an audio file could be compressed down to one-twelfth of its original size without distortion, he created the file-shrinking technolo...

June 26th 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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When Apple revealed that the next version of OS X would be called "El Capitan," I couldn't help but laugh. I think we all did. I mean, here we were expecting the company to name its new operating system after another national park, and instead it chose a rock formation inside Yosemite that you may...

June 15th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It feels like we were just here, and in a way we were: Just three months after unveiling the new MacBook, Apple is back at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to kick off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. That means we're back at Moscone too, ready to liveblog whatever it is the company h...

June 8th 2015 at 12:52pm 0 Comments
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Long-awaited and eagerly anticipated by many, the Apple Watch finally arrived in April to fairly positive reviews. In our own write-up of Apple's first wearable, we admired its construction, calling it the finest we've ever seen from a smartwatch and similar to "something made by Tag Heuer or Cartie...

June 4th 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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I was supposed to review the Apple Watch. That was the plan, but then, when Engadget had its first chance to test the device, I was on vacation. Specifically, I was in France, where I ran the Paris Marathon, my sixth 26.2-mile race in five years. As it happens, our Editor-in-Chief Michael wrote a...

June 2nd 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments