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Apple Watch Series 5 review

The Apple Watch Series 5 is so far ahead of anything that professes to be a peer, there’s only one reason not to buy one: You want multi-day battery life. Otherwise, you’re not going to find a smartwatch with a better screen, more advanced sensors, nicer design, or stronger app support. I’ve tested smartwatches fromContinue reading “Apple Watch Series 5 review”

Lenovo’s Yoga C740 and C940 laptops

The Fall harvest has brought us new crop of Lenovo Yoga laptops. This season, the password is “10th gen.” PCWorld walks you through a stack of 10th gen laptops and tells you which one is the most 10th-gen of the 10th gens. At the more affordable end of the pool you get the Yoga C740Continue reading “Lenovo’s Yoga C740 and C940 laptops”

10th-gen CPU buyers guide

If your brain broke this morning when Intel announced its 10th-gen Comet Lake laptop CPUs, which will sell alongside its 10th-gen Ice Lake chips, we understand. Among the two different manufacturing processes (one advanced and one very refined) as well as very different graphics cores, core counts and power levels, it’s confusing enough to makeContinue reading “10th-gen CPU buyers guide”

BeatsX wireless headphones

AirPods are great, but they’re prone to bouncing out of your ears when you’re exercising. BeatsX wireless headphones thus make a nice alternative for active folks, particularly when they’re selling for just $69.99 on Amazon’s Woot service like they are today. That’s around $30 off the price they’ve been selling for on Amazon proper lately,Continue reading “BeatsX wireless headphones”

OnePlus phones will smartly sort your texts

While Google and Apple are working to deliver typing prompts and custom profile photos in their message apps, OnePlus is beefing up its own messaging app in a different way: with a healthy dose of AI-powered organization. On the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, the upcoming OnePlus 7T, and coming soon to older handsets, OnePlus’sContinue reading “OnePlus phones will smartly sort your texts”

Intel maps out Optane’s future

In a massive storage data dump, Intel laid out its Optane roadmap and claimed an edge in Penta Level Cell NAND technology. That’s not even mentioning the company’s plans for fatter SSDs, and how long it’ll take to get persistent memory to consumer PCs. The announcements were made Thursday morning at a storage event inContinue reading “Intel maps out Optane’s future”

Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors

Most of Microsoft’s Surface product lineup is scheduled for a potential refresh at Microsoft’s October 2 event in New York City, and educated guesses, rumors, and potential reports of new Surface hardware are beginning to, er, surface. But which ones make sense? Last October, Microsoft’s Surface launch included the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2,Continue reading “Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors”

GE Ultra Pro Signal Finder HD Amplified Antenna review

The GE Signal Finder HD Amplified Antenna is an indoor TV antenna with a built-in signal meter that will help you find the best place to install it. You’ll need it. In TechHive’s tests the antenna exhibited mediocre reception and didn’t displace the Winegard FlatWave Amped as our favorite indoor antenna. The antenna is aboutContinue reading “GE Ultra Pro Signal Finder HD Amplified Antenna review”

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-43-R19L) review

If this particular model of the Acer Aspire 5 looks familiar, it’s probably because it’s been sitting atop Amazon’s laptop bestseller list for months. It’s easy to understand why. With a list price of $350 but usually selling for closer to $310, this AMD Ryzen 3-powered Aspire 5 packs some enticing features for the price,Continue reading “Acer Aspire 5 (A515-43-R19L) review”

Fitbit Versa 2 review

If you would have told me that my favorite smartwatch of 2019 would have a brilliant OLED display, great battery life, effortless fitness tracking, Spotify support, and an on-board assistant, I would have guessed it was the Series 5 Apple Watch. It’s not. It’s the Fitbit Versa 2. Fitbit hasn’t reinvented the wheel with theContinue reading “Fitbit Versa 2 review”