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Review
Humane’s Ai Pin Isn't Ready to Replace Your Phone, But One Day It Might

The Ai Pin is an ambitious device and blueprint for the future of mobile computing, but first-gen compromises keep it grounded in the present.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
Nothing’s Phone 2a Is the Most Compelling Budget Phone I’ve Ever Used

A combination of thoughtful design and savvy compromises helps the Phone 2a punch way above its weight.

ByJames Pero
Review
OnePlus Watch 2 Review: This Great Smartwatch Caught Me By Surprise

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 finally has a serious competitor.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
The PS5’s Official Wireless Earbuds Make Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Feel Even More Epic

The Pulse Explore wireless earbuds are the best way to experience Square Enix’s epic RPG sequel.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
The PlayStation Pulse Elite Is the Most Average PS5 Headset I’ve Ever Used

You’re a real gamer now.

ByShannon Liao
Review
Bose’s New Clip-On Ultra Open Earbuds Are Way More Comfortable Than AirPods

What’s an earclip, you ask?

ByJames Pero
Smartphones
I Found the Galaxy S24's Best AI Feature: Making Epic Slow-Mo Cat Videos

Samsung should just call it “Epic Cat Mode.”

ByRaymond Wong
Review
My Life-Changing Week With Apple Vision Pro

Raymond Wong gets hands-on — and then some — in this in-depth Apple Vision Pro review.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
OnePlus 12 Review: I Can't Find Anything Wrong With This Impressive Phone

The “flagship killer” is back in a big way.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
The Quest 3 Is the Most Immersive Xbox Experience I've Ever Had

What if VR headsets are actually just one big, loud, in-your-eyeballs screen for gaming?

ByJames Pero
Review
Atari’s Resurrected 2600+ Console Showed My Dad the Magic of Video Games

I had an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old try out Atari’s reissued 2600+ console. Guess which one had the most fun?

ByJames Pero
Review
Not Even Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio 2 Can Give Copilot Its Driver’s License

I married Microsoft’s top-of-the-line hardware with its top-of-the-line AI and the result wasn’t exactly a compelling next-gen experience.

ByJames Pero
Review
This 31-Mph Cargo E-Bike Is a Breakthrough For Commuting and Off-Roading

The UBCO Special Edition 2x2 is expensive, but it slots perfectly in between an e-bike and e-moto.

ByMichael Frank
Review
PlayStation Portal Is Like a Nintendo Switch — But You’re Chained To Your Desk

An awkward way to game.

ByShannon Liao
Review
Google Pixel Buds Pro Review: I Lost an Earbud, a SIM Card, and My Sanity

Lost earbuds, lodged SIM cards, and a whole lot of dropped charging cases.

ByJames Pero
Review
Google Pixel Watch 2 Review: A Better Smartwatch, But Not the Best

Google’s second-gen smartwatch has a lot of improvements, but Apple and Samsung still make the best smartwatches.

ByRaymond Wong
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Gear Guides

Handhelds
How to Choose Between Anbernic’s 5 Different RG35XX Retro Game Handhelds

What’s the difference between the RG35XX, RG35XX Plus, RG35XX 2024, RG35XX H, and the leaked RG35XX SP? We got you covered.

ByJackson Chen and Raymond Wong
EVs
The 7 Best EVs From the New York Auto Show 2024

The year of electrification begins in New York —?and with it a whole slew of innovations.

ByMichael Frank
EVs
7 Hidden Features in Rivian’s R2 That Have Us Excited For its Next EV

Let's give these supporting features the recognition they deserve.

ByJackson Chen
Tesla
5 Cybertruck Fails That Make Tesla’s EV Pickup Look an Off-Road Joke

There are some kinks to work out.

ByJackson Chen
Apple
7 New iOS 17.4 Features You Need To Try On Your iPhone ASAP

European Union users get the best features, though.

ByJackson Chen
MWC 2024
7 Futuristic Tech Concepts At MWC 2024 That Took Us By Surprise

Everything from robot dogs to smartphones that bend into bracelets.

ByJackson Chen
Apple
Why iPhone 15 Batteries Are Now Rated for 1,000 Charge Cycles

The European Union strikes again.

ByRaymond Wong
Apple Vision Pro
The 7 Best Apple Vision Pro Apps and Demos We’ve Seen So Far

Spatial vacuuming, 3D modeling, and even some AR skateboarding are making the case for Apple’s $3,500 spatial computer, the Vision Pro.

ByJames Pero
Apple Vision Pro
What Is the Apple Vision Pro’s Secret Wide Lightning Connector For?

What is the wide Lightning plug called? Why is it back? How mad is the EU?

ByRaymond Wong
Apple Vision Pro
Apple Vision Pro Unboxing: All the Secrets We Just Discovered

What comes in the box? How big is the box? Does the cable detach from the battery pack? And many details we just discovered about the Apple Vision Pro.

ByRaymond Wong
CES 2024
The 18 Best Tech Innovations From CES 2024 That Could Reshape Our Future

From AI pocket companions to transparent TVs to flying cars, CES 2024 offered a look into the near future.

ByRaymond Wong
AI
The 7 Most Important AI Gadgets You Need to Know About

2024 is going to be defined by what happens when AI software gets dedicated hardware.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
CES 2024
The 8 Coolest EV Innovations Announced at CES 2024

Gaming, #vanlife, and mixed reality are all coming to an EV near you.

ByMichael Frank
CES 2024
The 7 Most Eye-Popping Gaming Monitors From CES 2024

This year, CES 2024 had it all from excessively wide 8K displays to overkill refresh rates.

ByJackson Chen
CES 2024
The 8 Best Gaming Hardware Reveals From CES 2024

These are the new handhelds, controllers, giant displays, and more that caught our attention.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
CES 2024
The 8 Best Laptops Announced at CES 2024

Everything from a dual-screen device, beefy gaming machines, and even a hybrid Windows device that splits into an Android tablet.

ByIan Carlos Campbell

Handhelds

Handhelds
This Game Boy Micro-Like Handheld Can Play GBA, N64, and PS1 Games

Plus, it comes with a joystick!

ByJackson Chen
Retrospective
Two Years Ago, the Playdate Proved a Good Gimmick Can Thrive Despite the Switch’s Dominance

A handheld with a crank seemed dumb at first, but using it to control games is what makes the Playdate stand out.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
Handhelds
How to Choose Between Anbernic’s 5 Different RG35XX Retro Game Handhelds

What’s the difference between the RG35XX, RG35XX Plus, RG35XX 2024, RG35XX H, and the leaked RG35XX SP? We got you covered.

ByJackson Chen and Raymond Wong
Handhelds
Razer’s Controller Turns Your iPad Mini Into an XL Gaming Handheld

The Kishi Ultra may be monstrous, but it's still "handheld."

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Game Boy Clone Plays PS1 and Nintendo DS Games on a Perfectly Square Screen

PowKiddy's TikTok-famous retro handheld now has a follow-up.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This iPhone-Sized Handheld Can Play Dreamcast, DS, and PSP Games

Another budget handheld, but in an even smaller form factor.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Modder Turned a PS1 Controller Into One of the Weirdest Gaming Handhelds We’ve Seen

An interesting upcycle of a rare controller.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Crypto-Mining Handheld Makes Me Want To Rage Quit

We’ve finally gone too far with the Game Boy remakes.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
A New GBA SP-Inspired Clamshell Handheld That Can Play Dreamcast and PSP Games Is Coming

Here comes the second wave of clamshell handhelds.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
A New Game Boy-Inspired Handheld That Can Play Dreamcast, DS, and PSP Games Is Coming

Anbernic’s popular RG35XX is getting a new model soon.

ByRaymond Wong
Handhelds
This Game Boy Advance SP-Inspired Handheld has Dual Joysticks and Plays PS1 Games

Clamshell handhelds are back on the menu.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Drift-Proof Controller Turns Your Tablet Into a Nintendo-Inspired Gaming Handheld

Frankenstein your way into a Switch XL.

ByJackson Chen
Retrospective
7 Years Later, The Switch’s Best Feature Is Something Nintendo Got Right in 1980

If Nintendo’s smart, the Switch 2 will have this same feature, too.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
MWC 2024
This Gaming PC Stuffed Inside of a Controller Has a 215-Inch Screen

That is, a virtual display thanks to a pair of AR smart glasses.

ByJackson Chen
Retrospective
2 Years Ago, Valve Reinvented Handhelds by Borrowing From a Failed Controller

The Steam Deck’s many input methods are the best part of its design, which almost no other handheld PCs have tried to copy.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
Handhelds
This Leaked Gaming Handheld Has a Square Screen That’s Perfect for Game Boy Games

No more black bars on the side of your screen.

ByJackson Chen
Tesla

Tesla Is Still Working on a Low-Cost EV, but It's Not the $25,000 Car

ByJackson Chen

It may not be the Model 2, but it should be cheaper than the Model 3.

Retrospective

9 Years Ago, Apple Reinvented Watches as Must-Have Health and Fitness ‘Guardians’

ByIan Carlos Campbell

The Apple Watch started as a fashion accessory without a purpose before morphing into a health device that many people now can’t live without.

EVs

3 Ways Toyota’s Promising Mirai Hydrogen EV Has Already Stalled Out

ByJackson Chen

It looks like battery-powered EVs don’t have anything to worry about.

Apple

New iPads Are Coming on May 7. Here’s What You Need to Know.

ByRaymond Wong

Maybe hold off on buying an iPad in the next two weeks.

Handhelds

This Game Boy Micro-Like Handheld Can Play GBA, N64, and PS1 Games

ByJackson Chen

Plus, it comes with a joystick!

Opinion

Apple Has Lost Control of the iPhone. This New Game Emulator Is Proof.

ByIan Carlos Campbell

The coming wave of game emulators is further evidence of the iPhone’s Android-ification.

EVs

BYD’s Sea Lion EV Has A Luxury Interior That Makes Tesla’s Model Y Look Bland

ByJackson Chen

Hard to argue with leather seats with massage functions.

E-bikes

Super73’s Retro-Looking E-Bikes Just Got a Muscle Car Makeover

ByJackson Chen

Along with interchangeable batteries and upgraded throttles.

Retrospective

Two Years Ago, the Playdate Proved a Good Gimmick Can Thrive Despite the Switch’s Dominance

ByIan Carlos Campbell

A handheld with a crank seemed dumb at first, but using it to control games is what makes the Playdate stand out.

Feature

The Apple Vision Pro’s Dirty Secret

ByJames Pero

Spatial video is giving anyone with an iPhone 15 Pro or Vision Pro the means to make first-of-its-kind amateur VR porn.

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