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The best pet tech products for 2022

There's a ton of tech catered toward your favorite animal, from games to training and care: Here are our favorite smart pet products for your furry friends.
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The best Shark vacuums for 2022

Shark vacs are a great home brand. If you’re in the market for a new Shark vacuum, we’ve included our picks for the best Shark vacuums you can buy right now.
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How to dispose of light bulbs

Are you throwing your old light bulbs in the trash? You may want to rethink that strategy. Read our guide on how to deal with various types of light bulbs.
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The most influential women in tech history

With their big ideas and clever inventions, these inspirational women left an indelible mark on the world and set us on a path to a brighter future.
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10 female inventors who changed the world forever

The women on this list have risen above inequality, creating products and services that have truly changed the world.
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HelloFresh vs. Blue Apron

Choosing a meal-delivery service? Price, shipping, dietary needs, and taste all come into play. We compare HelloFresh vs. Blue Apron to see which is better.
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Moto G Power (2022) Review: Power that lacks power

I tested the latest Moto G Power 2022 for a week, evaluating its design, hardware, performance, display, software, features, battery, camera, and connectivity.
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iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro now come in new colors

Apple announced new colors for its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models, and these new colors will soon be available.
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How to uninstall Windows 10 and downgrade to Windows 8.1

Windows 10 is a recent Windows operating system, but you might prefer an older version. Here's how to uninstall Windows 10 and downgrade to an earlier version.

Which Instant Pot should you buy? All of the models compared

Instant Pot offers multiple different types of pressure cookers. This guide compares every Instant Pot model so you can decide which pot is best for you.
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What is Airbnb? What to know before becoming a guest or host

Airbnb offers you someone's home to stay in instead of a hotel, and allows for a variety of hosting options. Here's what you need to know about the experience.
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The Best Food Delivery Service Apps for 2022

Staying home? You can use a food delivery service to get meals right to your door. These are the best food delivery apps. See if your fave is on the list.
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The best LED light bulbs for 2022

LED bulbs are an affordable and practical way to light your home, and they keep getting better. Here are our picks for the best LED light bulbs on the market.
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How to clean a washing machine

Is your washing machine in need of a deep clean? Do your clothes still smell funky, even after a cycle? Remove the grime and buildup with these easy tips.
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How to clean an air fryer

If your air fryer isn't cooking as well as it used to, it may be time for a cleaning. Here's a guide on how to clean and maintain your fryer in five easy steps.
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Amazon Echo vs. Echo Dot: Battle of siblings

Amazon Echo versus Dot: We break down the differences with information about the Echo and the Dot so you can decide which smart speaker is right for your home.
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The best grocery delivery apps

Not in the mood to leave your house for a trip to the grocery store? Delivery services like Instacart, Peapod, and Amazon Prime Now can shop for you.
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Which tablet should you buy on Cyber Monday 2021?

Which tablet should you buy on Cyber Monday? We compare Android and Apple tablet deals at major retailers to find the best deals available.
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How to clean a microwave safely and correctly

If you don't often clean your microwave, it's time. Luckily, the process is easy and only requires some household supplies. We'll walk you through step-by-step.
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Instant Pot Duo Crisp vs. Ninja Foodi

The Ninja Foodi and Instant Pot Duo Crisp both let you air fry, pressure cook, and more. But, which appliance is better? We compare the two.
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Your Christmas tree might be bright, but here’s how to make it smart

Making a smart Christmas tree is easier than you think with the right products and apps. Here's how to set schedules, control colors, sync to music, and more!
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Should You Buy an iPad Air on Black Friday 2021?

Should you buy an iPad Air on Black Friday, buy now and take advantage of early deals, or wait until after the holidays? We break it down.
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Should You Buy an iPad Pro on Black Friday 2021?

Should you wait and buy an iPad Pro on Black Friday, buy now, or buy after the holidays? We break it down.
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Should you buy an iPad Mini on Black Friday 2021?

We analyzed last year's deals to see what we expect deals to look like leading into Black Friday 2021. Should you buy an iPad Mini on Black Friday?
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Should you buy an Apple Watch Series 6 on Black Friday 2021?

With the Series 7 just releasing, should you buy the Series 6 this Black Friday? We examine this question.
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Should you factory reset before updating your iPhone?

When should you factory reset your iPhone? We discuss the appropriate times to perform a full factory reset on your device.
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Three reasons Facebook/Meta is shutting down its face recognition system

Given there are benefits that come from face recognition, why is Meta getting rid of the Facebook feature? We break it down.
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Google Nest Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot

Trying to decide between the Nest Mini and Echo Dot? We compare the two speakers in price, sound, skills, and more so that you can decide which to choose.
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Amazon Echo Dot 3rd-gen vs. Echo Dot 4th-gen

The 4th-gen Dot is quite different than the last model. We break down the differences between the Echo Dot 3rd-gen and the Echo Dot 4th-gen in this guide.
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Not all Pixel 6 phones have mmWave 5G, but here’s why it doesn’t matter

Depending on the model you get, your new Pixel 6 may or may not have 5G mmWave. But here's why it probably doesn't matter.
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Here’s everything Google didn’t announce at the Pixel Fall Launch event

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are official, but what about the Pixel Fold and Pixel Watch? Here's what Google didn't announce at the Fall Launch event.
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Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro confirm powerful Tensor processor and triple cameras

Google's Pixel 6 is now available. Learn everything there is to know about the new Google phone, and how to get a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro.
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Should you buy the Google Pixel 6 or get an older model instead?

The Pixel 6 and its sibling, the Pixel 6 Pro, are the most advanced Google phones yet, but they cost more. Should you save and go with an older Pixel?
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The best refrigerators

We regularly test appliances both large and small. See our picks for the best refrigerators for all budgets and styles, from smart features to solid designs.