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european cars getting bigger engines emissions car pollution smog

EVs may produce more emissions during manufacturing, but they quickly catch up

There's a narrative that EVs are just as bad for the environment due to battery manufacturing. Turns out, that's not even close to true.
A green iPhone 15 lock screen.

6 reasons why you shouldn’t buy the iPhone 15

Outtafocus column main image showing the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra.

I used a phone you should only buy for the incredible camera

Samus Aran poses in Metroid Prime 4: Beyond.

I made 5 predictions for June’s gaming showcases. Here’s what I got right

Tesla Roadster

Tesla has teased three new cars — but what are they?

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 on a flat surface with the purple Galaxy Buds 2 Pro TWS Bluetooth earbuds on the side.

5 phones you should buy instead of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

iPhone 15 Pro Max laying outside in a park.

I have a mysterious problem with my iPhone 15 Pro Max

Pagan Min attacks a soldier in Far Cry 4.

3 new PlayStation Plus games to check out this weekend (June 21-23)

Issac stands tall in the Dead Space remake.

Try these 3 Xbox Game Pass horror titles this weekend (June 21-23)

Gaming PC on a desk.

How I made my PC more sustainable, just in time for summer — and you can too

A woman looks at a man in Hit Man.

Don’t miss one of Netflix’s best comedies this year. Here’s why you should watch it now

A person using the 1Password password manager on a laptop while sat on a couch.

5 password managers you should use instead of LastPass

The Special K app running in Elden Ring.

I fixed the biggest problem with Elden Ring on PC with this free app

Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree expansion is here, but I won't be starting it on PC without these two apps at the ready.
The Google Pixel 8a, Nothing Phone 2, Samsung Galaxy A35, and the Samsung Galaxy A55's camera.

I compared the cameras on 4 cheap Android phones, and the winner surprised me

Which cheap Android phone has the best camera: the Google Pixel 8a, the Nothing Phone 2, or Samsung's Galaxy A55 or Galaxy A35? I put them all to the test.
The iOS 18 logo against a blue and pink background.

5 iOS 18 features I can’t wait to use (and 1 that looks terrible)

Apple packed iOS 18 with a ton of cool new features. Here's what I'm looking forward to most, and what I'm not.
A still from the intro cinematic for Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked.

These underrated 16-bit classics just got new life on Nintendo Switch

Rocket Knight Adventures and its sequels are underrated 16-bit platformer classics, and you can now play them all on Nintendo Switch.
Front three quarter view of a beige 2024 Lucid Air Touring.

Revamped Lucid Air shows this luxury EV’s bandwidth

The Lucid Air electric car is now available in a variety of flavors representing different levels of price, power, and range.
Chipolo ONE Point.

Chipolo’s newest trackers are like AirTags for Android, and they’re great

Two of the first third-party trackers that work with Google's Find My Device have arrived. The Chipolo One Point and Chipolo Card Point are worth your time.
A hobbit chops food in Tales of the Shire.

Tales of the Shire is very serious about second breakfast

We played Tales of the Shire at Summer Game Fest, and it's just as serious about cooking as its hobbits.
A space shooter wraps around a mug in The Plucky Squire.

The Plucky Squire is the Zelda: Link Between Worlds follow-up I’ve been craving

The Plucky Squire's colorful combo of 2D and 3D is taking us back to one of our favorite Zelda games, the 3DS highlight A Link Between Worlds.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 opened up.

Samsung would hate the way I use my Galaxy Z Flip 5

I've been using the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 again, and although it folds and unfolds, I've been ignoring that feature. I don't think Samsung would approve.
Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Brothership.

I watched this summer’s big gaming showcases. This one was the best

Who had the best video game showcase this month? We gave report cards to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Summer Game Fest.
Someone holding the Core i9-12900KS processor.

The 7 worst CPUs of all time

We see disappointing CPUs in every generation, but few are truly bad enough to earn a spot among the worst processors of all time. Here's a look at them.
Key art for Valorant on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

I’m finally turning into a Valorant fan thanks to its Xbox port

Valorant's console port is a game-changer for anyone who prefers controllers over mouse and keyboard.
Microsoft introducing the Recall feature in Windows 11.

What is Recall? Window’s controversial new AI feature, explained

Microsoft has announced a new AI Windows feature called Recall that has the potential to completely change how we use PCs.
The two sizes of the Galaxy Book4 Edge on a table.

The best Copilot+ laptops that you can buy now

The Windows ecosystem just launched a bunch of zippy new laptops. Here are the best of them that we've seen so far.
A diorama from Fantasian on iOS.

Nintendo’s stellar Direct proved that you can’t ignore Apple Arcade

Nintendo's June Direct featured two exciting announcements that proved Apple Arcade is a better value than you think.
Zelda stares at a landscape in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.

Nintendo just proved me wrong about the Switch

After a 2024 filled with remakes and niche oddities, Nintendo just showed us that it's serious about sending the Switch off in style.
Someone holding an iPhone 15 Pro Max with the screen on and showing the home screen.

The iPhone will never be the same after this

iOS 18 is a big and exciting update for the iPhone. But it also marks a big shift for how Apple handles iPhone updates, and it worries me.
An RPG party stands in a throne room in Dragon Quest 3: HD-2D Remake.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake might divide retro and modern RPG fans

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake will launch this November, and we've already gotten hands-on with it.
An image of the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model Mario Red Edition.

Everything announced at the June 2024 Nintendo Direct

We're doing a live recap of every Nintendo Switch announcement made at the June 2024 Nintendo Direct.
A person holding the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra.

The Pura 70 Ultra is a frustrating phone with one amazing feature

The Huawei Pura 70 Ultra is a frustrating phone with a lot of baggage. But there's one incredible feature that makes it worth using.
A baby levitates a bottle in Goodnight Universe.

This oddball game about a psychic infant is already winning awards

Goodnight Universe just won a big award at Tribeca Fest, and for good reason. The Before Your Eyes follow-up already has our heads turning.
M4 iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard.

How the new iPad Pro is changing everything for the MacBook

The new ultra-thin iPad Pro may signal a new era for Apple products, with the MacBook potentially next on the list for a slimline revamp in the next few years.