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Adobe, quit gouging us already!

Between making you rent all its products and charging steep cancelation fees, the Photoshop giant is ripping you off big time.

Capitalism

Everyone is wrong about Apple's 'overpriced' MagSafe Duo charger

I've been using Apple's $129 foldable 2-in-1 iPhone and Apple Watch wireless charger for three months and while it's no AirPower, the convenience is worth the money.

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OnePlus 8T macro camera review

The haters are wrong: Macro cameras on phones rule

Macro cameras let you take previously impossible super close-ups. They're not dumb. They're the most exciting thing to happen to phone cameras in years.

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It's time for movie theaters to die so movies can live again

Theaters are shuttering. Blockbusters are getting shelved. Studios are scrambling to find their way. That could be a good thing.

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The iPhone 12 Mini still isn’t small enough

With a 5.4-inch display, it's still bigger than the original iPhone SE.

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There are too many emoji and it has to stop

We've gone from creative innuendo and artistic interpretation to literalism that feels more like Newspeak than the future of communication.

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The hottest phone of 2020 is the BlackBerry Classic

It was made in 2014, doesn't have many working apps, and it totally rules.

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I thought non-alcoholic beer was liquid sadness. I was totally wrong.

Can you really keep the taste and lose the hangover? I found out.

This Thing Rules

Allbirds, trying to be cool in streetwear, teams up with Chinatown Market

The collab features one-off upcycled pieces designed by Nicole McLaughlin.

Style

PlayStation's Zara sneaker is a serious downgrade from its Nike collab

And then there are the labor issues.

Style

The perfectly pointless world of Marina Fujiwara's 'wasted creations'

Whimsical, magical, useless. All of these words describe the 27-year-old creator's inventions and projects. But they only scratch the surface.

Design

The Apple exec wardrobe is Big Kohl's Energy

Start with a shirt that comes packaged in plastic.

WWDC 2020

Hermès made a ridiculous two-in-one roller skate sneaker for $4,450

Only $2,225 per function.

Style

Boat shoes used to be for frat bros and rich dads only. Not anymore.

Thanks to brands like Sperry, Noah, and Rowing Blazers, the silhouette has been revitalized to have its streetwear moment.

Beyond The Yacht

I gave myself over to the pleasure of Crocs

These are the clogs I need in this difficult time.

This Thing Rules

Union's 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

These are the best budget drones for aerial photography

You don’t need to drop thousands of dollars to get that epic shot.

Holiday Gift Guides

The 7 Minute Workout app actually made me an exercise guy

Even I, a preeminent couch potato, can't justify not spending seven minutes extricating my body from the clutches of sedentary life.

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ review: The perfect PS5 headset?

SteelSeries’ Arctis 7+ and 7P+ gave me everything I wanted in a gaming headset, but there’s one potential dealbreaker that PS5 owners should know about.

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