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Meze 99 Classics headphone review: beautifully crafted cans

The Meze 99 Classics are an exhilarating experience for the serious music lover.

HARDWARE

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Meet Avalon, Asus's audacious, tightly integrated vision for the future of DIY PCs

Asus ROG's Avalon concept PC makes a compelling case for rethinking the basic bones of computer design.

HARDWARE

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New Asus water-cooled laptop doubles up on GPUs and power supplies for insane gaming

The water-cooled Asus ROG GX800 gaming laptop might as well be a desktop.

COMPONENTS

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Polaris inbound: AMD teases unannounced Radeon RX 480 graphics card

An AMD employee tweeted a picture of a FreeSync display, but the interesting part is what was running it.

COMPONENTS

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review: The new people's champion topples Titans

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 is one hell of a graphics card, delivering Titan X-level performance at a price real gamers can afford.

HARDWARE

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Intel NUC6i7KYK review: This Skull Canyon NUC smashes all mini-PC preconceptions

Intel’s Skylake Core i7 NUC is talented across the board.

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The horror-movie streaming service Shudder serves up phantasmic scare fare

If you love quality horror films, this streaming service is worth the price of admission.

SOFTWARE

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Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon brings new selection tools and a retouch extension for Photos

Pixelmator Team just released a major update to our favorite image-editing app for Mac.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.