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You may think your wired gaming headset is already sort of wireless. It likely plugs right into the audio jack on your console’s controller. But there is a new level of freedom you can attain. Fully wireless gaming headsets are liberating, and Turtle Beach’s Ear Force Stealth 700 (for Xbox…

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Earlier this year, I caught myself complaining to a colleague that I don’t read enough books. I read more than ever, but I’d largely replaced books with magazine features, news stories, and tweets. (Mostly tweets, if I’m being honest.) I read in fits and starts: five minutes in line at…

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If you occasionally venture into upscale cafes, you may have noticed baristas making pour-over coffees, a process which requires them to spend several uninterrupted minutes slowly pouring hot water from a long-spouted kettle into a basket of grounds, basically doing what a countertop coffee maker was designed to do, but…

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I believe in Chromebooks. Windows and MacOS come with three decades of cruft, old ideas about how things work that don’t mesh with a new generation that sends more snaps than emails and doesn’t know what that weird rectangle on the Save icon even is. (It’s a floppy disk, kiddies….

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Coming off a rough 2016 filled with layoffs and recalls, GoPro’s got a lot to prove. After all, not everyone needs to own a drone or an action cam. And, with many top-tier smartphones packing impressive levels of waterproofing, a GoPro isn’t even a necessity for capturing footage in the…

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Four years ago, I tried to live my entire work life on a Chromebook, and it was a disaster. I couldn’t open Word documents, make Skype calls, message colleagues, or pull off a host of other daily tasks without jumping through hoops and pulling off miracles. This week, I hardly…

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