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Sony’s Cheaper Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are an Instant Classic

Sony just released a more affordable set of noise-canceling headphones called the WH-XB900N. The new wireless headphones sell for $250 and are an update to the company’s popular MDR-XB950BT Extra Bass headphones. At the same time, they also represent a cheaper version of Sony’s excellent $350 WH-1000XM3

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The Best Fan to Get You Through the Sweaty Summer

It’s hard to know precisely when the electric fan was invented, but Thomas Edison was probably involved. In the century-plus since then, the basic idea hasn’t changed: spin a propeller really fast, wind results, room cools down. The performance of your average table fan, however, has evolved quite a bit. Now,…

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The 3D-Printed Gun Threat Is Getting Weird and Scary

A London student was just convicted for using a 3D printer to make a gun—but not just something that looks like a gun. On Wednesday, Tendai Muswere pleaded guilty to manufacturing a lethal firearm with a 3D printer. The weapon in question resembles a pepper-box revolver, popular in early 19th century America. Muswere…

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Vizio’s New $70 Soundbar Is a Killer Deal

If you don’t own a soundbar, you’ve probably thought about getting one. Maybe your speaker-head friend told you to check out the new Sonos Beam (sort of expensive!), or that sick-looking Sony surround sound system (even more expensive—wow!). Vizio, on the other hand, wants to sell you a new, super small and super…

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Apple’s Newest Luxury Product Is Privacy

Apple wants to sell you all kinds of new services: music, magazines, a TV show about the Russians landing on the Moon first. But with the announcement of iOS 13, it looks like the company is turning one of its classic features into a service all its own. Next-level privacy is about to be the best thing you get by…

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Everything Apple Announced Today

It’s not uncommon for Apple’s annual developer conference to start a little sleepily. That was not the case today, as Tim Cook and friends made significant announcements including the death of a legendary app and the birth of a brand new computer. It actually felt a little bit exhilarating.

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We’ll Be Liveblogging the Apple WWDC 2019 Keynote Right Here

We’re bound to see some drama at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote today. What kind of drama at this annual gathering of computer geeks, you ask? None other than the death of iTunes.

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These Are the Very Best Truly Wireless Earbuds

Deciding which of the many sets of truly wireless earbuds to buy can feel like a daunting task. Unless you’re one of those people who believes the AirPods hype, in which case the decision might seem very easy. Don’t be that person.

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Amazon Attempts to Improve Alexa Privacy, Hilariously Fails

There’s a new Echo in town. The Echo Show 5 is a smart display with a 5.5-inch screen scheduled for a June 26 release, and it’s the first Echo device with a physical shutter to cover the onboard camera. With this release, Amazon is making some changes to how all Echos treat Alexa privacy settings. Users will now have…

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President Trump Thinks the Navy Is Trying Too Hard

Donald Trump did a bizarre thing aboard the USS Wasp on Tuesday. After wishing the sailors “a very Happy Memorial Day,” the President conducted an impromptu poll, asking the crowd who preferred steam-powered catapult systems and who preferred electric. Steam won out in the poll, and now, Trump says he’s going to…

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