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Aang stands with Sokka and Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar: The Last Airbender review: a serviceable adaptation

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender is an imperfect, inoffensive live-action adaptation of one of this century's most beloved animated shows.
HP Spectre x360 16 2024 front view showing tent mode.

HP Spectre x360 16 (2024) review: just not enough power

The HP Spectre x360 16 2024 model is a well-built and attractive laptop with a great keyboard and touchpad. But it's underpowered and too large for a 2-in-1.
Cloud and Sephiroth fighting.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth review: unforgettable sequel fights for the future

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth stuns with its emotionally impactful story, meaningful combat tweaks, and unforgettable soundtrack.
Wiim Amp next to a speaker.

Look out, Sonos — Wiim Amp is your favorite speakers’ new best friend

The Wiim Amp is compact, stylish, easy to use, and ridiculously full-featured. For all your audio needs, just add speakers.
A top down view of the keyboard of the Dell XPS 14.

Dell XPS 14 review: getting past the red flags

The Dell XPS 14 has plenty of things working against it, but it's beautiful enough to justify its less practical aspects.
Someone holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro in front of a colorful background.

Google Pixel 8 Pro review: the best Pixel I’ve ever used

The Google Pixel 8 Pro is an important phone for Google. It has upgraded specs, a refined design, and a higher price. And it's worth every single penny.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 front view showing display and keyboard.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 won’t win any new converts

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is a well-built 14-inch laptop with good productivity performance. But it's expensive, making it a dubious proposition.
Two ships battle one another in Skull and Bones.

Skull and Bones: Ubisoft’s pirate adventure is more red flag than Black Flag

Skull and Bones features some thrilling naval battles, but everything around them isn't quite as exciting.
Kia EV9 GT-Line Three Quarters

With the EV9, Kia built exactly the electric SUV we’ve been clamoring for

The Kia EV9 GT-Line builds on Kia's electrified lineup with a luxurious, high-performance EV for those who need three rows.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Asus ROG PG32UCDM.

Asus ROG Swift 32 QD-OLED review: the one we’ve been waiting for

Asus emerged as the unofficial champion of the first wave of OLED gaming monitors, but does it keep the crown in 2024? The PG32UCDM suggests it does.
A Helldivers 2 player fires a laser canon.

Helldivers 2 review: this great multiplayer shooter blows the competition away

Helldivers 2 is an entertaining cooperative extraction shooter that gives players the tools to create lots of tense and memorable moments.
Simon Cohen wearing the Bose Ultra Open Earbuds.

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds review: the weird design works

Bose's unusual take on wireless earbud design provides access to music and the world around you.
A man wears a Pulse Elite headset.

Pulse Elite review: PS5’s new headset is best by default

Sony's Pulse Elite headset offers great audio and innovative design features, even if its PlayStation Link integration raises some questions.
The Kanto Ora Reference Desktop Speakers on a desk.

Kanto Audio Ora review: tiny, but mighty desktop speakers

Canadian speaker maker Kanto Audio is no stranger to small speakers that pack a punch, and the Ora Reference Desktop Speakers are no different.
4 women stand on a city street in Madame Web.

Madame Web review: the worst movie of 2024 so far

Dakota Johnson does not say your favorite line in the remarkably lousy Spider-Man offshoot Madame Web, which should be avoided at all costs.
Donkey Kong stares at a mini Mario in Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong review: the Nintendo Switch enters its filler era

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is fine filler for what might be the Nintendo Switch's final year.
An island full of puzzles appears in Islands of Insight.

Islands of Insight review: open-world puzzler has infinite potential

Even with a lot of duds, Islands of Insight is a near-infinite puzzle collection for dedicated genre fans.
Ride1Up Revv1 direct left side view in front of a rail fence.

You can get motorcycle thrills from an e-bike, and this is the one to buy

With its sturdy frame, supportive seat, full suspension, and moped street tires, the Revv1 feels like a motorcycle.
Foamstars girl character holding her weapon towards the camera.

Foamstars review: Square Enix’s fun Splatoon shooter puts its worst foot forward

Foamstars hides surprising fun and strategic depth under its unfortunately grating presentation.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden's Red and Antea embracing each other.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden review: solid action RPG dishes out some hard choices

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is an exciting open-world action RPG that doesn't compromise on its storytelling with its compelling choice system.
A character stands in front of a purple orb in Ultros.

Ultros review: a bold, beautiful, and baffling Metroidvania

Even if its complicated gameplay leaves you lost, Ultros is a bold artistic vision that you need to see to believe.
The H2O Audio SnowPro headphones.

H2O Audio SnowPro headphones review: a no-go for skiers

If you're looking for a pair of headphones to bring to the slopes, the H2O SnowPros will have you fussing too much with them, on and off the mountain.
Canon's MegaTank Pixma G3270 is easy to setup and use.

Canon MegaTank Pixma G3270 review: a home printer done right

Canon's MegaTank Pixma G3270 is a budget-priced all-in-one printer designed for the home, so we tested its quality and long-term ink costs.
A person wearing the Casio G-Shock GPR-H1000 Rangeman.

I tested G-Shock’s new Apple Watch Ultra killer — and it’s great

The new G-Shock Rangeman takes on smartwatches like the Apple Watch Ultra 2 by excelling at being a smartwatch you don't always have to wear. Let me explain.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold unfolded on a couch, with the keyboard disconnected.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (16-inch) review: a foldable flop

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold is another folding PC with a slightly smaller display. It's fast enough with a few attractive features, but some flaws hold it back.
Someone holding the violet/purple Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus.

I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus. Here’s why it’s one of 2024’s best phones

Next to its S24 and S24 Ultra siblings, the Galaxy S24 Plus may look like the awkward middle child. But it's not. It's actually pretty incredible.
The Suicide Squad looking shocked.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League review: DC’s new shooter is a bomb

There's fun to be had in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but you'll have to sift through a messy live service game to find it.
Engwe M20 e-bike front left side three-quarter view.

Engwe M20 e-bike review: moped looks, cruiser comfort

The sharp-looking Engwe M20 cruiser-style e-bike includes dual batteries and dual suspension at an attractively low price.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 laptop.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review: as ridiculous as I hoped it would be

The 2024 Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 takes advantage of everything an 18-inch gaming laptop can -- and that's exactly why it shines.
Sony CRE-C10 OTC hearing aid inside carrying case.

Sony CRE-C10 OTC hearing aids review: effective hearing help is finally more affordable

Sony's first hearing aids, the CRE-C10, are tiny, comfortable, and give you just the right amount of hearing help – for way less than the established brands.
Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior key art shows a character facing off against a bearded enemy.

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior review: try this one-of-a-kind action game

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior features an ingenious combat hook, even if its stretched a little thin over a flat story.
Ayaneo

I tested the cutest mini PC in the world, and it completely won me over

The Ayaneo Retro Mini PC AM01 not only boasts an appealing design but also delivers the performance you need for everyday computing and light gaming.
Mads Mikkelsen stands near a burning field in The Promised Land.

The Promised Land review: an immersive historical epic

The Promised Land is a visually stunning, thoughtfully made historical epic. The Mads Mikkelsen-led film is now playing in theaters.
Bryce Dallas Howard stands behind a gun-wielding Sam Rockwell in Argylle.

Argylle review: a lackluster, cartoonish spy comedy

Argylle is a spectacular swing and a miss for director Matthew Vaughn. The film is now playing in theaters.