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Someone using Apple's Vision Pro headset.

Is Apple’s $3,500 headset really a good deal? We did the math

Apple says it's Vision Pro headset, which goes on sale next year for $3,500, is actually a good deal. Is it? We did the math to find out.
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Apple made it clear: The Vision Pro isn’t the next big video game platform

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The rest of Apple’s 2023 Mac lineup is starting to look strange

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Apple’s macOS Sonoma has a game-changing feature — literally

Samus Aran in the Power Suit with the EMMI robots behind her.

Metroid should be Nintendo’s next hit adaptation after The Super Mario Bros. Movie

A character shines a flashlight at a barrel in Amnesia: The Bunker.

Amnesia: The Bunker turns World War I into a harrowing horror story

The Motorola Edge Plus (2023) lying face-down on a table.

Motorola made one of the year’s best phones — but it’s not enough

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The worst PC ports of all time — and why they were so bad

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Move aside, Tesla. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the best electric sedan for the masses

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is almost perfect, but it could use these tweaks

RTX 4060 Ti sitting on a pink background.

Here are 5 GPUs you should buy instead of the RTX 4060 Ti

Gwen Stacy stands next to Peter B. Parker in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Across the Spider-Verse’s ending sets up an Endgame-sized sequel

The poster for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Everything you need to know about Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

Now that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is in theaters, it's time to look ahead to the sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
Evelyn sits on a bench in Eliza.

This sci-fi game predicted our current AI landscape four years ago

The 2019 indie visual novel Eliza is set in a world where therapy has been automated. Four years later in our own world, apps are doing exactly that with AI.
Robb Stark's body with his direwolf's head in Game of Thrones.

The Red Wedding at 10: How the groundbreaking episode changed Game of Thrones forever

The Red Wedding turns 10 this month, making it a perfect time to look back at the defining moment where Game of Thrones became a television phenomenon.
Miles Morales and Peter Parker stand together in Spider-Man 2.

Every summer 2023 gaming showcase: full schedule of live streams

With E3 canceled, this summer is going to get messy. Here's a full list of every video game showcase happening in its place.
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Don’t buy the Pixel 7a — this is the best cheap Pixel of 2023

Even though the Google Pixel 7a is the latest in the budget-friendly Pixel lineup, you'll get more bang for your buck with the Pixel 6a.
A rendering of an Apple mixed-reality headset (Reality Pro) in a gold color seen from the front.

I don’t want Apple to announce its VR headset

The rumors say Apple will announce its long-awaited Reality Pro VR headset at WWDC 2023, but my wallet is begging the company not to do so.
A regular fight in Street Fighter 6 World Tour.

Street Fighter 6’s World Tour mode is the best fighting game tutorial ever

If you've always wanted to learn how to play fighting games well, you'll want to try out Street Fighter 6's excellent World Tour mode.
Gwen and Miles from Across the Spider-Verse.

All the Marvel Easter eggs in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Now that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has released, audiences can now untangle the web of Easter eggs in Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy's latest adventure.
Miles Morales soars through the air in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Does Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse have a post-credits scene?

Is there a post-credits scene in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse? Here's what fans should know ahead of the film's release this week.
Someone holding the Motorola Razr Plus with the screen open.

I used the new Razr Plus — and it may be the flip phone of my dreams

Motorola's two newest folding phones — the Razr and Razr Plus – are here. I got a chance to use them both, and I'm impressed with what I've seen.
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This action film is one of the most popular movies on Netflix. Here’s why you should watch it

Netflix has plenty of action movies, but this one is the most popular one right now. Here's why you should watch it.
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Everything announced at Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2023

Here's our live recap of every announcement made during the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2023.
The Reddit app icon on an iOS Home screen.

Reddit could kill my favorite app — and that’s a problem for everyone

Reddit is trying to charge third-party apps an obscene amount to use its data, and it could have wide-ranging effects on all the apps you love. Here’s why.
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Classic Telltale meets Dead Space in The Expanse: A Telltale Series

The Expanse: A Telltale Series pushes the narrative adventure genre forward by pulling in elements from Dead Space.
Pride Edition 2023 Sport Band on Series 5 on wrist

This year’s Apple Watch Pride band looks better than you might think

Add some color to your wrist and show your support with Apple's latest Pride Edition 2023 Sport Band. Here's what it looks like!
A screenshot from The Last of Us Part 2 of Ellie and Dina slow dancing with one another.

7 games with queer representation to play this Pride Month

If you're looking for games featuring a diverse range of queer representation this Pride Month, here are 7 great titles to start with.
A village built into a seaside mountainside shown on a Hisense U6K.

Are TCL and Hisense the next LG and Samsung?

TCL and Hisense are on the offensive and challenging the status quo with awesomely specced TVs at competitive prices and major brand partnerships.
The expanded DynamicSpot Dynamic Island at the top of the Pixel 7 Pro.

I put the iPhone’s Dynamic Island on my Pixel 7 Pro — and I can’t go back

I wasn't sure about Apple's Dynamic Island feature — until I put it on my Android phone. And now I can't imagine being without it.
The Withings BPM Connect blood pressure monitor with the Health Mate app.

I used a smart blood pressure monitor for the first time — and it blew me away

When I was told I had to monitor my blood pressure, I wanted to use something more high-tech than a normal cuff. It was exactly the right thing to do.
Purah in Tears of the Kingdom.

The best video games of May 2023: Tears of the Kingdom, Humanity, and more

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Humanity, and Star Trek: Resurgence are some of May 2023's best video games.
A woman wearing a virtual reality headset against an orange background.

All the reasons I’m excited (and worried) for Apple’s Reality Pro headset

Apple’s Reality Pro headset is nearly here, and I’m excited to see what Apple has in store. But I’m also concerned that it could be a huge flop. Here’s why.
Ben Affleck and Robert Rodriguez pose for a photo.

Robert Rodriguez on Hypnotic and the 25th anniversary of his cult hit The Faculty

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez talks about his new movie with Ben Affleck, Hypnotic, and the 25th anniversary of his cult classic The Faculty.