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The Bizarre Dyson Zone Pollution Mask Doubles as Headphones

After 6 years and 500 prototypes, will Dyson’s radical clean-air blowing ANC headphones change the way people live or look like a joke?

Lotus' All-Electric Eletre SUV Has a Grill That 'Breathes'

This 600-horsepower, 373-mile EV boasts a light show worthy of Knight Rider's KITT and is the first production car with retractable lidar for self-driving.

Featured

How to Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot

Here's everything you need to know about finding and receiving the booster shot in the age of Omicron.

Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Tests—and Where to Find Them

How accurate are rapid at-home tests? Does your insurance cover them? We have answers.

The Best Podcasts for Your Smart, Bored Kid

These child-friendly stories will keep your little ones entertained and ease the stress of being stuck indoors.

The 20 Best Mac Apps to Make Everyday Life Easier

MacOS may be the apple of your eye, but some of its stock apps are a little rotten. Take a bite of these third-party apps instead.

The 10 Best Portable Grills You Can Buy

We barbecued for weeks to find the right charcoal and propane grills for road trips—or just for smaller homes.

This Waffle Maker Upgrades Your Breakfast (and Every Other Meal)

This appliance is perfect for taking your waffles beyond breakfast.

Motorola's Edge+ Isn't Worth the Grand It'll Cost You

This flagship Android smartphone is ok, but it's missing some features for it to cost this much.

The NZXT Function Is a Great Mechanical Keyboard for Noobs

Getting into this bespoke space has never quite felt this accessible.

This Robot Vac Mops Your Floors—and Watches Your Feet

This massive, multimodal cleaning robot is the first vac that's made mopping my floor anything but a chore.

15 Best Deals on Bags, Binoculars, and Beauty Tech

This weekend, save on some of our favorite products to get yourself out of the house in style.

Our Favorite Budget Gaming Headset Is Down to $25

The corded SteelSeries Arctis 1 plugs into nearly every gaming console around and has a removable mic.

9 Great Deals on Our Favorite Tablets, TVs, and Monitors

You can never have enough screens in your life, right? Right?

13 Best Deals on Fitness Trackers, Tablets, and Air Purifiers

This weekend’s discounts are great for warmer weather and DIY projects. 

How to Use Windows 11’s Built-In Video Editor

Clipchamp isn’t the most powerful app, but it’s already baked into your device—and it may be all you really need.

What Is Google One, and Should You Subscribe?

If you use the company's apps, it's worth looking at this all-inclusive service. We break down what you get and how much it costs.

How to Set Healthy Boundaries Around What You Share Online

The pull between wanting to protect privacy and still engage with others meaningfully is real. Here's how to choose and stick to your guns.

Leica’s New Camera Puts Skill Back Into Focus

Shooting with Leica’s M11 digital rangefinder underscores how technology has all but removed human ability from the process of taking a picture.

Katie Haun Launches a Crypto Fund—and Makes Her Web3 Pitch

The new fund, Haun Ventures, has everything: NFTs, celebrities, and a former federal prosecutor who wants to take the Web3 world by storm.

iPod Modders Give Apple’s Abandoned Music Player New Life

By modifying old hardware with modern—and often more colorful—components, listeners create their dream iPods and kick their Spotify habits.

Apple Continues Its Slow March Toward the MacPad Future

The new iPad Air gets a desktop-grade chip. Consider it a sign of things to come.

Apple Wants You to Subscribe to the iPhone

Plus: The creator of the GIF dies at 74, LG debuts new OLED televisions, and more of this week's stories from the Gear desk.

This Custom Drone Whooshes Closer to the Snowboarding Action

The organizers of a live snowboarding broadcast wanted to create a more immersive viewing experience. So they hacked together a flying rig just for the job.

These Smart Glasses Want to Replace Your Laptop

Nimo is a mini-computer that sits on your head and gives you six virtual screens to work with when you're away from your desk.

You Might Actually Get to Drive Audi’s EV Wagon Someday

Plus: Amazon tightens its grip, Google IO 2022 gets a date, and more of this week’s Gear news.

So, You Want to Start a DAO

This week, we walk through what it takes to make your own Web3 decentralized autonomous organization. (Yes, there are tokens.)

The AI Placed You at the Crime Scene, but You Weren’t There

This week, we talk about the limitations of using facial recognition technology to identify suspected criminals.

Will Apple Ever Go Back to In-Person Product Launches?

This week, we recap the company's hardware announcement and ask where all the humanity went.

The Consequences of Freezing Out Russia’s Banks

This week, we discuss how the economic fallout from the invasion of Ukraine is affecting consumer goods sales, mobile payments, crypto, and the gig economy.
Space Time

Omega and Swatch’s $260 MoonSwatch Looks Out of This World

You read that right, $260. Plus this playful take on the iconic Speedmaster comes in multiple colors and is made from the group’s Bioceramic material.
Scootin' Around?

Apollo’s Spendy New Escooter Is a City-Friendly Ride

This electric kick scooter is hefty, but it’s comfortable, nimble, and loaded with friendly features.
OnePlus Once More

Nothing’s Carl Pei Wants to Start a Smartphone Revolution (Again)

The former OnePlus cofounder is back with a flagship-bothering, high-spec budget phone designed to be the most compelling alternative to Apple.
Buying Guide

The Best Cheap Phones for Almost Every Budget

There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a smartphone. These are our favorite Android devices and iPhones from $150 to $500.
Monterey Jack

These Are the Top Features in MacOS Monterey

Universal Control is now available in the latest update. Here’s how to install the newest version of Apple’s desktop operating system to use it.
Buying Guide

Organic Mattresses We Actually Like to Sleep On

These nontoxic mattresses and toppers are easier on the environment and your health—and they’re incredibly comfortable.
K9 Carrier

Should You Carry Your Dog in a Backpack? Yes

This adorable and well-constructed backpack is a fun way to carry your smol pup around.  
Deals

Apple's Latest MacBook Pros Are at Their Lowest Price Ever

Desperate for ports or need a powerful video editing laptop? The 2021 MacBooks are on sale.
Buying Guide

How to Pick the Right MacBook for You

Apple’s laptops are expensive, and you’ll have to make some hard choices to pick the right one. Let us help.
Product Review

Technics’ Flagship Headphones Give Sony a Run for the Money

The wireless, noise-canceling EAH-A800 boast a premium feel, great sound, and more battery than you’ll likely ever need. But they’re not perfect.