The future of the Home of the Future

Today you can have a fully connected home complete with sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, air quality, energy usage, and more, and check in on almost any appliance from anywhere in the world with just a smartphone. But even with all of the various connected appliances, virtual assistants, and copious …

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Having too much fun on a Mate X electric folding bike

There are two types of people in this world: those who like fat-tire bikes and those who don’t. I’m very much of the fat tire persuasion, which is why I just had to test the new Mate X electric folding bike. There’s something about those big knobby wheels that speaks …

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Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Drone Review: Can't Catch the Competition

The drone manufacturer DJI has dominated the skies for years now. The race currently isn’t even close, with the Drone King capturing around three quarters of the consumer market. But DJI isn’t alone out there. The French company Parrot has been quietly making flying machines for roughly as long as …

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Whistle 3 Pet Tracker Review: Basic but Good

Because I work from home, and because my dogs are the best dogs, we are in contact all day, every day. We’re a three-headed, ten-legged Hydra, rotating around each other as we move from my office to the living room to the kitchen. Whatever I do, they’re usually there too—whether …

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Eyeing the Future, Snap Debuts Two New Styles of Spectacles

Snap’s camera-enabled Spectacles get an update today with two new styles of frames. The new sunnies look less like the circular Spectacles of yore, and more like something a knock-off Anna Wintour might wear, were she interested in being on the other side of the paparazzo’s lens. They come with …

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Uuni Pro Oven Review: Flatbreads and Pizza, Done Quick

After several weeks of testing the Uuni Pro, I’ve learned to recognize a certain look in my husband’s eyes. Every evening, he walks into the kitchen as I begin dinner prep. As I start to reach toward the dials on the stove, he shouts, “Are you using the oven?” Before …

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