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Cake's new electric motorcycle double as a full-on mobile work bench

If you're trying to use a miter saw on the go then Cake has the perfect electric bicycle for you.

Design

How to dress like cool guy Justin Bieber for under $100

The singer is famous for many things, but his style often goes overlooked. These eight affordable pieces will help you get that swag, swag, on you.

Style

Here's a first look at Polestar's new electric SUV

The Polestar 3 is among several forthcoming EVs slated to arrive over the next three years.

Design

Here's a first look at Nissan's next-gen electric vehicle lineup

It's better late than never for Nissan's electrified future.

Design

Act fast: Rarely discounted, customizable Xbox pro controller is $20 off

Thrustmaster ESWAP X, one of the most customizable Xbox controllers on the market, can be yours for less than ever.

Good Finds

Finally, you can cop a Tesla Cyberquad... for your kids

This pint-sized Cyberquad might not be the four-wheeler we asked for, but it's a start.

Design

This ‘Halo’ x Swarovski collaboration mixes gaming and luxury

Good luck cleaning the Cheeto dust off your new Swarovski Master Chief.

Halo

Zero Labs shows off new platform for converting classic cars to EVs

Zero Labs is back with a new platform and promise of a new classic conversion model in 2022.

Design

Watch Mark Zuckerburg torment you with BBQ sauce in this Meta parody

The video is intended as comedy, but we’re not sure whether to laugh or cry.

Zuck

These are Virgil Abloh’s most iconic fashion moments

A generation-leading creative who touched sneakers, art, music, and more.

Style

How to dress as elegant as Adele for under $100

The singer knows how to get us in our feels — but she also knows how to style a great fall outfit. Check out these eight affordable pieces to get her look.

Style

Wearing Nike's SB Dunk Low 'Chicago': Most underrated sneaker ever?

The iconic red, black, and white Air Jordan theme comes to a skateboarding shoe, and the result is nostalgically amazing.

Style

Huge leak shows off Google's Pixel 6a

Google's next budget offering, the Pixel 6a, has been leaked in renders. But it might be missing one beloved feature.

Tech

Here are all of Kim Kardashian’s favorite Yeezy shoes

Kardashian is constantly stepping out in Kanye’s Adidas Yeezys, despite her new relationship with Pete Davidson. Shop her favorite pairs here.

Style

Nanoleaf Lines review: Forget shapes, light strips are where it's at

The latest colorful lighting solution from Nanoleaf shows it's not afraid to mess with a winning formula.

Reviews

Skittish is a Zoom hang for people who love Animal Crossing

A video call alternative with wild animals and a use of spatial 3D audio that makes a whole lot of sense.

Talk Zoo

Streaming

How trans women are finding safe spaces on Twitch and YouTube

VTubing — vlogging using virtual avatars — can make the difficult process of transitioning easier.

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Fire Power

The SEC thinks Tesla wasn't honest enough about solar panel fire risks

The Commission's ongoing investigation questions whether or not Tesla communicated the issues fully to investors.

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Sometimes Tesla’s solar power systems catch fire, a fact the company has done its best to downplay despite, you know, the very visible flames. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided to open a full investigation into whether or not the company failed to properly disclose these risks to investors, Reuters reports.

A former Tesla field quality manager by the name of Steven Henkes first filed a whistleblower complaint about the solar panel fires back in 2019. He confirmed with the SEC this month that there is, indeed, an ongoing investigation into the matter. The SEC made sure to mention in its response to Henkes that the existence of an investigation does not necessarily mean Tesla had broken any laws.

Tesla’s solar panel business has been mired in various scandals since… well, essentially since it was unveiled in 2017. None of those issues has seriously threatened the automaker’s solar arm, really — not in a way that could take it down or, at least, impair it. The SEC’s investigation could do just that, results pending.

Reviews

Kobo Sage review: This stellar e-reader has identity issues

Kobo’s latest e-reader is another great addition to the lineup. Too bad it doesn’t distinguish itself much from the less-expensive Libra 2.

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Reviews

Kobo Sage review: This stellar e-reader has identity issues

Kobo’s latest e-reader is another great addition to the lineup. Too bad it doesn’t distinguish itself much from the less-expensive Libra 2.

Reviews

These are the best gifts for PC gamers

Everything a PC gamer like me would want for the holidays, whether it be for fun or showing the world your skills while streaming.

Holiday Gift Guides

The best wireless surround sound systems

Give the gift of serious home audio this year.

Holiday Gift Guides

Union Beats Studio Buds review: Better than the original

Streetwear brand and boutique Union gave the Beats Studio Buds an honorary design, alongside new features like one-touch pairing.

Reviews

The best TVs under $1,000 to get this holiday

Whether you want contrasty OLED, or a bright LED for gaming, there are tons of great TV options to choose from this holiday that don’t break the bank.

Guides

Cosmic adventure ‘Solar Ash’ dazzles without delivering an emotional payoff

Heart Machine’s long-awaited follow-up to Hyper Light Drifter doesn’t quite hit the heights of its celebrated debut.

Gaming

Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review: Audio haptics gimmick?

The Kraken V3 HyperSense turns sound into feedback you can feel vibrating through your head, and it’s unlike any other gaming headset on the market.

Reviews

Here’s all the snowboarding gear newbies need to hit the slopes

From boards to bindings to snow pants, this guide has everything you need to get out there this winter.

Guides

The 10 safety essentials that should be in your hiking backpack

Planning on heading out on a hike? You’ll need to pack along some essential gear in case things go wrong. Start here.

Guides

Sorry, color e-readers are a flop (for now)

The PocketBook InkPad Color doesn’t find a truly great use-case for color E Ink screens even if it shows how the technology has improved.

Reviews

These are the 7 best ultralight sleeping bags

These impressively lightweight bags actually offer a good night’s sleep.

Guides

These are the best camera bags you can buy right now

Give your camera, lenses, lights, and everything else an on-the-go home.

Guides

Nothing Ear (1) Black Edition review: They really fixed them

Almost all of the bugs I experienced with the regular Ear (1) wireless earbuds are gone on this all-black.

Reviews

These are the PC gaming Cyber Monday deals worth checking out

All the PC gaming gear on sale that you want and probably need.

Cyber Monday Deals

Pick up some backpacking and hiking gear with these Cyber Monday deals

Forget about laptops and TVs, these outdoor essentials are what you need to get away from the desk.

Cyber Monday Deals

These are the best universal laptop chargers

You don’t ever have to feel the dread of losing or forgetting your laptop charger again.

Holiday Gift Guides

Style

Chanel made an $825 advent calendar. People think it’s a ‘joke.’

Stickers, temporary tattoos, and a dustbag have been derided on TikTok.

Chanel saw a sell-out for its first advent calendar, released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chanel N°5 fragrance, but the luxury house is facing rampant criticism for underdelivering on the $825 assortment.

As is becoming increasingly common, the controversy originates from TikTok, where user Elise Harmon laid out just how underwhelming Chanel’s advent calendar is over several unboxing videos. Among the items that miss the mark are stickers, temporary tattoos, a flip book, magnet, and dustbag — leading Harmon to describe the box of goodies as “a joke.”

Harmon’s initial video has accumulated more than 15 million views, with most of the follow-ups passing well over the million-view mark as well. Comments criticizing Chanel have spilled over from Harmon’s posts onto Chanel’s Instagram account, where chiding references to the advent calendar have become the norm underneath all recent posts.

Culture

The most popular apps in 2021 mirrored our desire to be together

Surprise — the most-downloaded iPhone apps are TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Apple’s 2021 charts are out along with the App Store award winners, and the company has named “Apps that brought us together” as the official trend of the year. It comes after 2020’s trend of “helpfulness” and 2019’s trend of “storytelling simplified.”

Apple honored five apps for furthering the theme of togetherness: Among Us!, Canva (a collaborative, online graphic design platform), reproductive health app Peanut, Bumble, and EatOkra, a platform to discover and learn about Black-owned restaurants in your area.

The iPhone Game of the Year didn’t go to Among Us, though — it went to League of Legends: Wild Rift, a mobile version of the 12-year-old multiplayer online battle arena built from the ground up for mobile. And Toca Life World, a kids app that Apple deems a “virtual playground,” was chosen as iPhone App of the Year. The app, which has been around for a decade, allows its young user base to exercise creativity and goofiness — its App Store description includes “want to give grandma a wild hairstyle? Bring a sloth to the Skate Park?”

Holiday Gift Guides

These are the best gifts for PC gamers

Everything a PC gamer like me would want for the holidays, whether it be for fun or showing the world your skills while streaming.

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