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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.


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.

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

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


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

And then there are the labor issues.


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.


The Apple exec wardrobe is Big Kohl's Energy

Start with a shirt that comes packaged in plastic.

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

Only $2,225 per function.


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.

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The 8 best unlocked portable Wi-Fi hotspots for travelers and digital nomads

An unlocked portable Wi-Fi hotspot is a must for travelers, digital nomads, or backpackers. Here are our top picks for portability, speed, and network coverage.

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Wearing John Geiger's GF-01: The sneaker Nike hates

A lawsuit hasn’t stopped Geiger from making a luxurious Air Force 1 homage with Patrón.


Top Gun: Maverick is a cinematic joyride, but Dolby Atmos is the real star

"This is a movie that is designed to be seen on the biggest screen you can find and the best sound system in your town," Maverick director Joseph Kosinski tells us in an interview.

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Missing your childhood haunts? Check out this retro T-shirt goldmine.

Online retailer Local Vyntage offers faux vintage shirts and hoodies from establishments of yore.

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MSCHF's greatest sin with its holy water spiked seltzer is weak flavor

Sacred Seltzer comes in three flavors: mango, lime, and cherry.


How to choose a one-person tent for solo adventures and 8 of the best

Your canvas home is the only thing standing between you and the elements, which makes it crucial to choose the right tent.


The best camp chairs under 2 pounds to take backpacking

It might not be the way of the ultralight purist, but for most backpackers, toting along a lightweight camp chair makes all the difference. These are our favorites.


15 Mother's Day gifts that go beyond ‘Oh, how nice’

Finally, a collection of Mother's Day gift ideas that you won't find on every other website on the internet.


As a swimmer, the Shokz OpenSwim underwater headphones changed my life

If you need me, I'll be listening to podcasts in the pool.

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These are the 7 best 4G and 5G cellular routers for rural internet

Here’s what to do when Starlink isn’t an option.


14 Mother’s Day gifts mom gamers would absolutely love

Your cool mom who games deserves a real gift that celebrates their hobby. Not a mug with Mario or Master Chief slapped on it.

Mother's Day 2022

Why LED light bulbs are the secret to a happier home

Swapping the bulbs in my home with LEDs made my work from home life better. Here’s what to keep in mind when upgrading your lighting.

Spring Cleaning Issue

I played every Netflix game: What the hell is going on?

Amidst financial struggles and subscriber losses, just how good are Netflix’s other major investments?


The 11 energy bars that will keep you hiking for 3 hours longer

Energy bars are a hungry hiker’s best friend. They’re a satisfying, nutritious snack to stash in your pocket, or a quick breakfast or lunch replacement on the go.


The OnePlus Nord N20 5G is not as budget as it looks

OnePlus might not ever recapture the magic of the original Nord, but if the N20 5G can compete with with its OLED screen and 5G support, that might not matter.


How to pack for your first multi-day hike for about $250

Hiking can be an expensive hobby, and we’re constantly bombarded by shiny, new gear that promises to be ultralight, and ultra-efficient. Here’s how to go on an adventure on a budget.