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IZMIR, TURKEY - MARCH 10: A computer screen displays Photoshop logo on the Photoshop program in Izmir, Turkey on March 10, 2020. Mahmut Serdar Alakus / Anadolu Agency

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

Wearing Converse’s Rick Owens TURBODRK Chuck 70: A classic shoe goes goth

Finally, a gothic, high-top, square-toed sneaker, straight from Owens’ DRKSHDW.

Style

WiiBoy Color review: A modded Wii in a Game Boy's outfit

Console modder GingerOfMods delivers a magical experience via this petite handheld console.

Wii would like to play

MNT Reform: Building my own laptop

The whole process took about 1.5 hours and it was a ton of fun.

Tech

MNT Reform review: Your DIY laptop fantasy is here at last

No, the MNT Reform isn’t a laptop from the ‘90s. I assembled this DIY laptop with only a screwdriver and let me tell you, it’s anti-MacBook in every way, and that is not a bad thing.

Reviews

Are holographic picture frames as cool as they sound?

Looking Glass is making holographic picture frames that might actually be worth the hefty price tag.

Reviews

It’s too damn hard to find a decent laptop shade for working outside

Welcome to the clunky, over-priced reality of laptop sunshades.

Reviews

I love 360 cameras but I couldn’t love this one

The pen-shaped Iqui 360 camera is packed with good ideas and incredibly user-friendly, but its far too expensive for what it offers.

Reviews

Hori Split Pad Pro review: The ‘pro’ Joy-Cons the Switch should have come with

With a D-pad, better ergonomics, and programmable rear buttons, and no joystick drift (so far), the Split Pad Pro is almost the perfect cure for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con drift.

Reviews

I’m no longer a plant killer after I started using the ‘PictureThis’ app

With just one picture of your plant, the app can advise you on how to care for it and diagnose any problems. It’s impossible to kill a plant unless you can’t follow directions.

This Thing Rules

Switching to T-Mobile Home Internet is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made

After a decade of getting ripped off by Spectrum, I knew I had to leave. T-Mobile Home Internet was my savior.

This Thing Rules

The Kiiroo Keon is the blowjob robot of your dreams

Screw the moon landing, we're finally justifying the past century of technological advancement.

Blown away

'Monster Hunter Stories 2' is gorgeous, engaging, and laggy as hell

The perfect way to dip your toes in the Monster Hunter universe — if you can get past its repetitive nature and performance issues.

Gaming