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17 Black inventors who changed the tech world

Thomas Edison isn't the only inventor worthy of recognition. Here, we celebrate the Black inventors who changed the world with their ideas and dedication.

What is Robinhood?

Whether you’re an investor or someone who follows the news closely, you’ve probably heard of Robinhood. Here's everything you need to know about the platform.

Looking for a cheap tiny house? 5 options under $15K

We went in search of some of the cheapest tiny house options available. We found solid options you can buy for super cheap.
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How to print to PDF in Windows

The best way to convert a document to a PDF file is to print to it. To print to PDF in Windows, be sure to follow these steps, and you'll be well on your way.
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The best new robot vacuums of CES 2021

At CES 2021, we're seeing vacuums that will be able to clean your home better than ever before. Here are some of the best robot vacuums on display this year.
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The best robots at CES 2021

This year at CES 2021, we’re seeing quite a few robots on display, from robots that'll help around the house to educational robots to bots that sanitize.
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What is the Instant Pot Duo Gourmet?

What does the Instant Pot Duo Gourmet offer? How is it different from the regular Duo? We examine all of the Instant Pot Duo Gourmet's features to find out.
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Instant Pot Duo vs. Viva

Should you choose a tried and true Instant Pot, like the Duo, or one of Instant Pot’s newer offerings, like Viva? We compare the Duo vs. Viva to find out.
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How to choose the right washer and dryer

Doing laundry doesn't have to be such a chore. Learn everything to know before buying a washer and dryer, from features to types, brands, capacities, and more.

The best weight loss tech

Our collection of smart weight loss tech for your home can help you shed those extra pounds throughout your everyday life -- by making changes that count.
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The best Instant Pot alternatives

While Instant Pot is the most well-known name for multifunctional pressure cookers, it’s not the only player: These are the best affordable alternatives.
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Walmart vs. Amazon

Between Walmart and Amazon, which retailer has the better shipping, grocery, prices, product selection, online stores, return policies, and customer service?
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Rice cooker vs. Instant Pot

Instant Pots and rice cookers may look similar, but the two devices serve different purposes in your kitchen. We break down the differences in this guide.
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Can you buy a great security camera for less than $30? You betcha!

One Prime Day smart home deal that caught our attention is a security camera priced at under $30. Check out this awesome Prime Day deal.
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The best iPad deals you can shop before Prime Day 2020

Are you in the market for a new iPad? We found some exceptional Prime Day iPad deals that you don’t even have to wait for because they’ve already started.
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Google Nest Audio vs. Amazon Echo

We evaluate the 4th gen Amazon Echo and the new Google Nest Audio smart speakers to find out which device has superior looks, features, and sound quality.
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Amazon Echo Flex vs. Echo Dot

The Echo Dot and Echo Flex are two of Amazon’s smallest smart speakers with Alexa, but how are they different? We take a look at both to find the best for you.
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Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) vs. Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

What are the differences between the 4th-generation Amazon Echo and its predecessor, the 3rd-generation Amazon Echo? We break it all down in this guide.
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The best air fryers under $100

While air fryers are a great addition to any kitchen, they can be quite expensive. We've found the best air fryers under $100 for people who are on a budget.
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How to determine your browser version

Here's how to determine your browser version to see if it's compatible with services you want to use and, in some cases, manually update to the latest version.
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Make your home more Earth-friendly with Google Assistant

Just in time for Earth Day, use these Google Assistant tips and tricks to save energy around your house, and also help keep the Earth clean while you're at it.
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What is Instacart? How to use the grocery delivery app

One of the most popular grocery delivery apps is Instacart, which you can use to order your groceries online. A shopper near you will deliver it to your door.

The best pet tech products

It should go without saying that pet owners want to find the best food, treats, toys, and products to make their pets happy. Thankfully, there's a ton of tech catered toward your favorite animal, whether you're on the market for a self-cleaning litter box or something more entertaining.
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Blue by ADT Review: DIY home security is finally here

Blue by ADT recently introduced an indoor security camera, an outdoor security camera, and a video doorbell. Here's our full review of the Blue by ADT cameras.
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Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid: Everything you need to know

Love your Instant Pot, but wish it could make crunchy foods? Here's our guide to the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid, which turns a regular Instant Pot into an air fryer.

What exactly is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things has made its way into our daily lives. You’ve probably heard of the “Internet of Things” or IoT, and you likely use IoT devices on a regular basis, but you may be wondering what the IoT is exactly. What constitutes an IoT device? We’re going to break it down.
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The best smart home tech of CES 2020: Lockly Vision, Lucy Vacuum, and more

From lighting to security devices to kitchen gadgets, CES 2020 had a ton of cool smart home tech. After looking at dozens of different products, the smart home team at Digital Trends voted on the best smart home tech at CES 2020. Here are our selections.

Livia claims that it gets rid of period cramps, but does it actually work?

Livia is a tiny electronic device you wear on your abdomen that promises relief from menstrual cramps through electrodes. Sound too good to be true? We decided to test Livia to see if there's any merit to the claims. Here's how it went.
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Echo Flex Review: A $25 plug-it-in Alexa speaker

Amazon released a new Alexa device called the Echo Flex. What is the Echo Flex? What can the Echo Flex do? What features does it boast? Is this $25 device a suitable alternative to larger, more expensive Echo speakers? We tested the speaker for two weeks, and here’s our full review of the Echo Flex.
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Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven Review: Fresh again

Most people love fried foods, but don't love what these fat-filled foods do to their waistlines. Ninja has an air-frying device that also serves as a countertop convection oven, a toaster oven, and a dehydrator. We tested out the small appliance to see how well it performed. Here's how it went.
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The cheapest Instant Pot prices for Cyber Monday

The Instant Pot is an easy-to-use pressure cooker than can revolutionize weeknight dinners. Cyber Week is one of the best times to invest in these appliances. Stay tuned to Digital Trends, and we will keep you apprised of the best Cyber Monday deals on the different Instant Pot models.
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Instant Pot prices dip below $50 on many models for Cyber Monday

Select retailers are selling Instant Pots at half of their standard prices. You can purchase one of the multifunctional pressure cookers for under $50 — a price that’s typically unheard of for the Instant Pot brand. Here's where to find an Instant Pot for under $50.
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Sous vide cooking mistakes that can get you in hot water

Sous vide is one of the hottest crazes in cooking today, using hot water to cook meats and vegetables at constant, low temperatures, with tender results. Although some people say sous vide is easy, there is a science to it. We compiled a list of some sous vide cooking mistakes to avoid.
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock vs. Google Nest Mini

Amazon and Google both announced new versions of their Dot and Mini speakers. The Amazon Echo Dot with Clock and the Google Nest Mini are two options for those who want a smart speaker but don’t want to spend too much cash. We compare the two devices in our Echo Dot vs. Nest Mini showdown.