Surface Laptop 3 review (15-inch): Bigger, but not always better 

The 15" Surface Laptop 3 is a bit of a chameleon. It looks a lot like 13" Surface Laptop that we know and love, but under the hood it's another story entirely. Microsoft worked together with AMD to create a custom Ryzen chip with Radeon RX Vega g...

Surface Laptop 3 review (15-inch): Bigger, but not always better 

The 15" Surface Laptop 3 is a bit of a chameleon. It looks a lot like 13" Surface Laptop that we know and love, but under the hood it's another story entirely. Microsoft worked together with AMD to create a custom Ryzen chip with Radeon RX Vega g...

The Organelle is a music computer that can do almost anything

Not long ago, "portable" was basically a synonym for "toy" when it came to keyboards and synthesizers. Sure, a classic Casio like the VL-1 is not without its charms. But it's not exactly a serious musical instrument. That's changed a lot in recent ye...

Beats Solo Pro review

Both Apple and Beats have benefited greatly from their relationship over the last five years. Since Apple bought the headphone company in 2014, Beats has improved its gear on all fronts, from design to audio quality and even adding useful features. T...

Uber may have to pay Waymo or redesign its self-driving software

In 2017, Waymo accused Uber of stealing its autonomous driving trade secrets. You may have thought the Uber-Waymo legal battle was over when, in 2018, the companies reached a settlement and Uber agreed to pay around $245 million. But as part of the s...

Sony A6600 review: A rare misstep for Sony's cameras

As Sony's new flagship APS-C camera, the 24.2-meagpixel A6600 has a lot to live up to. First of all, it had to follow the A6500, launched in 2016 with innovative features like 4K 30 fps video, fast 11 fps shooting speeds, in-body stabilization an...

Amazon Echo review (2019): Low-priced, but not low-end

Amazon might be a bit Echo crazy at the moment, judging from the sheer volume of Alexa-powered devices it announced last month. But the company clearly hasn't forgotten about the device that started it all: the Echo smart speaker. It proved that voic...

BMW’s Z4 M40i is a powerfully fun roadster

Roadsters are fun vehicles. They're top-down, nimble little cars that are summertime molded into steel, rubber, and glass. BMW's latest incarnation of the Z4 is all of those things and more. While we were sent the more powerful version of the ca...

Echo Buds review: Alexa smarts packed into a mediocre AirPods rival

By the time Amazon got around to announcing its Alexa-powered earbuds in September, the rumors had already been swirling for months. They were hardly a surprise. The online retail giant has a solid track record of keeping upcoming products under lock...

Google Pixelbook Go review: Function over form

Google has been building its own Chromebooks for a while now -- first, there were two iterations of the Chromebook Pixel, and then there was 2017's Pixelbook. All three were great laptops with one glaring flaw: They cost way too much money. We're...

GoPro Max review: Much more than a 360 camera

360-degree video has not caught on. GoPro knows this, and honestly, I don't think the company is really trying to change that. At least in the context of viewing it in a VR headset, or by moving your phone. Despite this review being about the Max --...

Surface Pro 7 review: USB-C upgrade, battery downgrade

The Surface Pro line hasn't changed much over the years. Each new generation brought incremental spec bumps and slight design changes. And this time around is pretty much the same. Microsoft is giving us newer processors, improved microphones and som...

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: A slightly flawed taste of the future

After Google started making its own smartphones in 2016, it quickly fell into a predictable pattern: Those devices would pack clean software, take surprisingly good photos and launch sometime in October. Sure, Google added features here and there...

Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' hides grown-up workouts in a kids' game

I'm standing in the middle of my living room. Something resembling a garter belt is wrapped snugly around my left thigh. I'm squatting, fast. I may as well be twerking. I haven't had coffee yet. I'm supposed to be working. But this week, this i...

HTC Vive Cosmos review: Too late, too expensive

The battle for at-home virtual reality started with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive -- but these days things are getting complicated. The Oculus Quest proves solid standalone VR is possible, and Valve is pushing the limits of high-end VR with the...

The Samsung Galaxy Fold, again: Hard to love, even harder to hate

The Galaxy Fold lives. I don't just mean in the vague "Samsung bounces back from a fiasco" sense, either. My Galaxy Fold, which I've been tossing around for weeks, opening and closing it like a madman, mostly works the same as it did the day I u...

Amazon Fire TV Cube review (2019): Alexa's streaming box grows up

With so many streaming devices on the market, it can be difficult for new ones to stand out. Amazon, for its part, has differentiated its Fire TV products with one notable feature: They work with Alexa. If you have an Echo paired with a Fire TV devic...

Google's Pixel 3, one year later: Amazing camera, rough start

As Google prepares to unveil the Pixel 4, surely the most leaked phone of all time, it's time to reassess its predecessor. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL arrived this time last year, with many of us balancing the list price ($150 more than the Pixel 2) against...

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: Better than the original

You could say we're big fans of Dell's latest XPS 13. It's been one of our favorite laptops since 2015, and we called the newest model the perfect ultraportable back in April. Well, Dell has already managed to one-up itself with a revamped 2-in-1...

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: Better than the original

You could say we're big fans of Dell's latest XPS 13. It's been one of our favorite laptops since 2015, and we called the newest model the perfect ultraportable back in April. Well, Dell has already managed to one-up itself with a revamped 2-in-1...