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Ed Oswald

Ed Oswald


For fifteen years, Ed has written about the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology trends. At Digital Trends, he's turned his focus to helping readers find the best deals on the web, as well as emerging tech and science news. His book, Weather Watch: An Introduction to America's Weather and Climate, is now available on Amazon, and runs two blogs on weather stations and smart home gadgets.

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The 5 best DNA test kits for 2024

DNA tests aren’t just limited to ancestry. You can test for your risks for certain diseases, the best workouts and diets for your health and fitness, and more.
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The best smart mattresses with built-in sleep tracking

Want a better night's sleep? One way to see how well you're sleeping is a smart mattress, which track health metrics Here are the best options on the market.

We’re going to the red planet! All of the past, present, and future missions to Mars

SpaceX isn't the only organization pining to visit the Red Planet. Here's a detailed list of all operational and planned missions to Mars and their objectives.
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The best 3D printers

On the hunt for the best 3D printer for your money? Here are our recommendations on which ones you should buy.
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The pros and cons of electric vehicles

Thinking of ditching gasoline in the near future? Here's what you need to know about the pros and cons of living with an electric vehicle on a regular basis.
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Verizon 5G: Everything you need to know

Verizon 5G is here, and we've gathered everything you need to know about the Ultra-Wideband network and phone plans in 2021.
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T-Mobile 5G: Everything you need to know

T-Mobile's 5G network is here and we've gathered everything you need to know about the carrier's phone plans and nationwide 5G coverage.
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Uber vs. Lyft

Uber and Lyft have forever changed the landscape of private transportation. Here, we explore the major selling points of each service and what sets them apart.
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Where to buy masks online and get them delivered within days

N95 masks are almost impossible to come by. Here's where to find protective KN95 masks online for affordable prices and shipped immediately.
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Where to buy face shields online and get them delivered within days

This retailer has face shields for only $4 and offers quick and reliable shipping. You can order as little as 10, and there are discounts for essential workers.
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Lockheed Martin wants to build a military 5G network, have the U.S. pay for it

Lockheed Martin's new CEO Jim Taiclet sees opportunity in 5G, but wants the U.S. government to pay for research.
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Best Father’s Day iPad Deals 2020: iPad 10.2 and iPad Pro

Apple's tablet is a great Father's Day gift and several retailers have great sales right now. We've got the best deals here, along with help on how to choose.
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Home Depot 4th of July Sale 2020: Appliances, grills, tools, and more

The Home Depot 4th of July Sale falls on the weekend this year with deals on appliances, tools, grills, smart home tech, and more at discounts of up to 50% off.
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Microsoft’s decision to shutter its retail stores is a mistake

Taking a cue from Apple, Microsoft had the concept of modern retail experience almost perfect. So why give up? It will only hurt Microsoft's customers in the end.
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How VTEC works: Why Hondas have that sudden burst of speed

More than merely a meme, Honda's VTEC technology makes an engine more efficient and quicker over a broader range of speeds. Here's what it is, and how it works.
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Where to buy hand sanitizer online and get it delivered in days

Need hand sanitizer but coming up empty-handed? Here's where to buy hand sanitizer online and get it delivered in days, not weeks or even months.
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Hurry! Save $22 on a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription

If you're a frequent Xbox gamer, then subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate makes a ton of sense. Best Buy's deal expires just before midnight CT.
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These KN95 masks are in stock and cost just $3

Give away those surgical masks: This Texas-based retailer has the more protective KN95 for a reasonable price.
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PS Plus, Xbox Live Gold on sale from only $4 for Memorial Day

Act now and save up to 50% on subscriptions to either gaming service and turbocharge your gaming experience. But these deals are only good for Memorial Day.

Best Memorial Day Xbox One Deals 2020: Consoles and games

Looking to snag a great deal on an Xbox One for Memorial Day? We have all the best deals in one place.
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Apple iPad 10.2, iPad Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 discounted for Memorial Day

The best of the best tablets are have been marked down this Memorial Day at Best Buy and Amazon. Save big on iPad, iPad Pro, and Galaxy Tab models, up to $130
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Best Buy discounts Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for Memorial Day

Through Memorial Day, Sony's popular wireless WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones are $72 off at Best Buy. Act quickly though, as this deal is only for a limited time.
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Best Buy drops the price of Withings Body+ smart scale for Memorial Day

Best Buy's sale brings the scale to $79 and we think it's one of the better ones out there. It has a host of smart features for your weight-monitoring needs.
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Ultimate Ears Megablast Bluetooth speaker is 60% off at Dell for Memorial Day

Save $150 on Ultimate Ears' most powerful Bluetooth portable speaker, the lowest price we've seen yet. Hurry though, this deal is available for a limited time.
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Add streaming to any TV with the Roku Smart Soundbar — now $50 off

Through Memorial Day, save $30 on the Roku Smart Soundbar which performs double duty, with 4K HDR streaming and better audio than your TV speakers.
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Wyze says more than 30 devices are in the works, including 24/7 monitoring

Budget smart home device manufacturer Wyze announced in a video aimed at attracting investors that it currently has 30 devices in some stage of development.
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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy A50 is on sale for just $200 — today only

The one-day sale knocks 30% off the retail price when you activate it with any of Best Buy's partner carriers.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is only $1 right now (yes, you read that right!)

This sale on Xbox's monthly game subscription service saves you 93% off the normal price, offering the best price yet.
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Hurry! Ring Stick Up Cam is on sale for only $85 — with a free Echo Dot

Amazon already chopped $15 off the Ring Stick Up Cam for Memorial Day, but now you get a free Echo Dot, too.
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Where to buy masks online and get them delivered within days

Here's where to buy masks online, and a retailer that has an approved N95 alternative in stock.
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AirPods Pro down to their cheapest price yet at Amazon ahead of Memorial Day

Amazon's sale on the Apple AirPods Pro is one of the great deals available on the site ahead of Memorial Day.
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Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 5 on sale ahead of Mother’s Day

Best Buy cut prices by as much as $50 on select Apple Watches, and some ship free in time for Mother's Day.
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Apple iPad 10.2 and iPad Mini in the discount bin ahead of Mother’s Day

We have two great deals on the latest iPads from Best Buy and Amazon, shipping in time for the big day.
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The best streaming workout subscriptions

The best streaming workout subscriptions may not be as pricey as you think. These subscriptions offer a wealth of workouts and cost less than a gym membership.