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Laptop buyer's guide: The best MacBook alternatives for 2019

Looking for a new laptop for 2019? I've been hunting, testing and reviewing every quality Windows PC for a year, and these are the results.

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Self-flying drones are here and they're mind blowingly cool

The real, self-flying drone has finally arrived, and the future is way more fun than I ever thought it could be. Why fly yourself when the drone can do it for you?

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Fortnite isn't a game, it's a place

We're barely even playing, because it's about so much more.

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Surface Go is proof that every computer needs LTE

I replaced my entire workflow with a Surface Go, and I'm now convinced that every laptop should have a LTE modem. Surface Go is the perfect, tiny always-on PC.

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Make a dumb coffee machine smart with this DIY hack

It's easy to make your coffee machine turn on in the morning automatically. With a dirt-cheap switch, you can add smarts to a Moccamaster or any other device.

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The fight for smart speakers is dumb as hell

Why are we willing to participate in this walled garden nightmare?

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Pixel 3 owners face crippling camera bug, little support

Many Pixel 3 owners are seeing a "fatal camera error" that prevents them from taking photos. Google's advice? Wait.

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The iPad Pro is a delightful, terrible mess

If the iPad Pro is the future of productivity, I think we can do better. We take on the iPad Pro and go hands-on to see if it can beat Microsoft's Surface line-up.

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Microsoft is finally selling Surface Go with LTE onboard

The best tablet for taking everywhere with you just got even better with a LTE option for $679.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro review: an improved MacBook Air

Huawei made a MacBook Air competitor that beats Apple at its own game.

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