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Meross Smart Outdoor Plug

The best outdoor smart plugs for 2023

Want to get your exterior lights up, but don't want to have to go outside to turn them on or off? Check out some of these app-controlled outdoor smart plugs.
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The best bone conduction headphones for 2023

Twinkly smart lights set up around Christmas tree.

The best holiday smart lights

The JLab JBuds Mini in a person's hands.

Best cheap headphones and earbuds 2023: Jabra, 1More, and others

Nest Hub Max Hands-On Review

The best smart displays for 2023

Digital Trends Best Black Friday Phone Deals

I’d recommend these early Black Friday phone deals if you can’t wait

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The best time to buy a laptop in 2023

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The best HP laptops to buy in 2023

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The best Meta Quest 2 games

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The best electric toothbrushes

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Volkswagen ID.4 vs Tesla Model Y

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Amazon Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite: don’t buy the wrong e-reader

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Best Labor Day sales: 38 best deals to shop this weekend

If you're looking to take advantage of the best Labor Day deals, these ones are the best you'll find as we ramp up to Labor Day.
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The best games like Jackbox

Jackbox games are great, but they can become stale after a while. If you want to keep the party going, check out our list of the 9 best games like Jackbox.
Lifting a stack of documents from the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e's paper tray.

The best all-in-one printers you can buy in 2023

Since working from home is the new norm, having a printer on hand has gone from nice to necessity so you can print, scan, or fax as needed.
A Telsa Model 3 drives along a road.

The cheapest electric cars you can buy

Teslas are expensive for most people, but one of its cars made our cheapest EV list, along with eight other models.
Roborock S4 Max cleaning a carpet.

How to choose a robot vacuum

Considering getting some robot housekeeping help? Shopping for a robot can be intimidating. Here's what to know before you buy a robot vacuum for your home.
Sengled smart bulb in dining room.

The best cheap smart bulbs

Looking to incorporate smart lighting into your home without bleeding your bank account? Check out our picks for the best cheap smart light bulbs available now.
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The best smart light bulbs

Looking to light up your home with the brightest smart bulbs of the bunch? Here's a collection of our favorite smart bulbs, with options for everyone.
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The best Dell laptops for 2023: XPS, Inspiron, and more

Dell makes a bunch of great laptops, but picking the best Dell laptops isn't easy, Here are our favorites, ranging from gaming laptops to business notebooks.
A colorful image on the LG C2 OLED's screen.

What is HDR TV? High dynamic range and why you need it

It’s the best thing to happen to TV since the arrival of 4K. Here's everything you need to know about the picture technology.
Cal fighting the Ninth Sister in Jedi Fallen Order.

The best Star Wars games of all time

There are a lot of Star Wars games, and although most of them are bad, there are some excellent ones, too. Here are the 10 best Star Wars games of all time.
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The best air quality monitors

Toxic particles can wreak havoc on your indoor air, but an air quality monitor can alert you to these unseeable pests. Here are our favorite monitors for 2023.
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The best DIY home security systems

DIY home security systems allow you to put together your own smart home security system how you want it, without hefty subscription and installation fees.
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The best air purifiers

The air we breathe indoors should be as clean and pure as possible. Our picks for the best air purifiers help rid your home of allergens and contaminants.
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PS4 vs. PS5

The PS5 has finally launched, so we're putting it up against the older PS4 to see how much Sony has grown. Here's our comparison between the PS4 and new PS5.
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The best alarm clocks

People have different sleeping habits, but the best alarm clocks are able to match both your lifestyle and budget. Here are the best alarm clocks we found.
Secretlab's sit-to-stand Magnus Pro gaming desk.

The best gaming desks for 2023

A desk may be an afterthought for your gaming setup, but the right one can totally change your gaming experience. Here are our picks for the best you can get.
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Xbox Series X vs. Series S

Are you having trouble deciding between the Xbox Series X and Series S? We take a look at these fourth-generation game consoles from Microsoft to find the best.
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The best PC power supply for 2023

The best power supplies have a high wattage, great efficiency, and modular cabling. Here are some of our favorite PSUs you can buy in 2023.
The Google Nest Hub Smart Display on a nightstand.

The best Google Assistant-compatible devices

Google Assistant can control lights, plugs, switches, thermostats, and more. Here are some of our favorite Google Home-compatible devices you can buy in 2023.
A white HomePod mini sitting on a desk.

Apple HomePod Mini vs. Apple HomePod

Apple has revealed a revamped HomePod for 2023, but how does it compare to the HomePod mini? Here's a look at the similarities and differences between devices.
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HomePod Mini vs. Echo Dot: which is better?

Amazon and Apple have two new smart speakers on the market, but which of these next-gen devices is truly the best? Let's take a deeper look at both speakers.
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How to use external storage with an iPhone or iPad

Learn how to access files on external storage devices, such as thumb drives, hard drives, or card readers, with your iPad or iPhone.