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A blown up view of Apple's 2023 Mac Pro.

Apple’s new Mac Pro might be dead on arrival

Apple's updated Mac Pro looks like a massive leap forward in performance, but it abandons what made the last-gen model so impressive.
iMessage stickers in iOS 17

iOS 17 isn’t the iPhone update I was hoping for

The back of the red Motorola Razr Plus.

Motorola did something ridiculous to its new Razr phones

A person holding the Realme 11 Pro+.

This cheap Android phone is one of the best I’ve used in 2023

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Across the Spider-Verse reveals a new, better future for comic book movies

Front three quarter view of the 2025 Volvo EX30.

Starting under $40K, Volvo’s compact EX30 will be its most affordable EV, and its fastest

Dazed and Confused

This ’90s classic is still the best summer movie ever


Apple didn’t make Siri a ChatGPT killer at WWDC — and that scares me

iOS 17 contact posters

iOS 17’s coolest new feature is horrible news for Android users

A character holds the Ring Fit as they run down a path surrounded by green fields. Their hair is almost like fire.

How fitness video games can help improve your mental well-being

Miles Morales stands in a bodega in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Across the Spider-Verse’s best cameo pays tribute to Miles Morales’ origins

iOS 17 logo and renders on Apple's website.

Everything Apple didn’t add to iOS 17

Gaming on Apple's Macs being presented at WWDC 2023.

Apple may have just enabled thousands of Windows games on Mac

Apple's Game Porting Toolkit makes it easy to get Windows games on Mac, but Apple didn't talk about the fact that it could enable thousands of games right away.
Apple Vision Pro headset seen from the side.

This one, crucial thing will make or break the Apple Vision Pro

If Apple really wants the Vision Pro headset to succeed, it needs to think really seriously about how people who wear glasses use it.
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.
watchOS 10 presented at WWDC 2023.

WatchOS 10 doesn’t fix my biggest issue with the Apple Watch

Apple just showed off its watchOS 10 update at WWDC 2023. And it looks great! But it still doesn't fix my biggest problem with the Apple Watch.
The poster for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse better than Into the Spider-Verse?

With Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse getting almost universal love, the hard question must be asked: is it better than Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?
The Apple Vision Pro reveals the wearer's eyes on a front-facing display.

I thought I would hate Apple’s VR headset, but I was wrong

I went into Apple's WWDC 2023 being skeptical of any kind of mixed reality headset. But I think Apple convinced me that I was wrong.
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.
A man wears Apple Vision Pro.

Apple made it clear: The Vision Pro isn’t the next big video game platform

Apple's Vision Pro is an impressive XR headset, but its underwhelming video game integration is a disappointment so far.
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The rest of Apple’s 2023 Mac lineup is starting to look strange

When you look at all the Macs that might launch later this year, it's a bit unclear how Apple is going to conclude the year.
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Apple’s macOS Sonoma has a game-changing feature — literally

Apple may have finally found a way to fix gaming on the Mac, and while there are still hurdles to overcome, I’m full of hope for the future. Here’s why.
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

While the two video game franchises are wildly different, Metroid should be Nintendo next adaptation after the commercial success of The Super Mario Bros.
A character shines a flashlight at a barrel in Amnesia: The Bunker.

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

Amnesia: The Bunker takes the horror series to World War I with a harrowing game about wartime trauma.
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

The fantastic Edge Plus (2023) is the first Motorola phone we've fully recommended for a long time, and the company needs to see it as a new start.
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The worst PC ports of all time — and why they were so bad

We've seen some terrible PC ports this year, but they don't hold a candle to the worst PC ports of all time.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Front

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

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is finally rolling out, and it's got a lot going for it. So much so that it could be the electric sedan to beat right now.
Link looking shocked holding rice.

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

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a near-perfect game, but a handful of nitpicks have us hoping for some quality of life updates.
RTX 4060 Ti sitting on a pink background.

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

Nvidia's latest GPU, the RTX 4060 Ti, is receiving a lukewarm response -- to put it mildly. Here are some better picks if you want to buy a solid GPU.
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

Here's how the ending of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sets up the film's potentially massive, Avengers: 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.
Sage green Pixel 6a and Snow Pixel 7a held in hand

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.