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The best portable (and affordable) USB MIDI controllers

Whether you're a musician always on the go or just tight on space, there are plenty of reasons to pick up a portable MIDI controller.I've been on the hunt for the perfect portable and affordable
Stadia vs. xCloud: How these game-streaming services stack up

Stadia vs. xCloud: How these game-streaming services stack up

Cloud gaming has finally arrived in a playable, frustration-free form (mostly, anyway), courtesy of two tech giants with the network infrastructures to actually make streaming happen: Google and

Stadia vs. xCloud: How these game-streaming services stack up

Cloud gaming has finally arrived in a playable, frustration-free form (mostly, anyway), courtesy of two tech giants with the network infrastructures to actually make streaming happen: Google and

Hear me out: The case for Le Creuset's Star Wars cookware

Force Friday has become something of a bonanza in recent years. An event born of Disney's incredible knack for merchandising, it's the ultimate product glut for Star Wars fans. It's usually on a

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a basic car with basic tech

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat recently got a design upgrade. It also got an engine boost, giving it some extra torque. But overall, the new Passat is a lot like the old Passat. An inexpensive sedan

I rode inside Tesla’s polarizing Cybertruck

There were a few moments after the Tesla Cybertruck truck appeared on stage when people thought that maybe this was a joke. CEO Elon Musk is known for having fun on Twitter and with his products.
The Osmose synth is both futuristic and familiar

The Osmose synth is both futuristic and familiar

Expressive E isn't quite the household name that, say, Korg is. It's a small French startup with just a couple of niche musical devices under its belt. But its Touché and Touché SE are unique in the

'Gylt' hands-on: Stadia's first exclusive game is simply spooky

The developers at Tequila Works get bored easily. At least, that's how it seems after scrolling through a list of games the independent Spanish studio has released since 2012. It starts with

'Gylt' hands-on: Stadia's first exclusive game is simply spooky

The developers at Tequila Works get bored easily. At least, that's how it seems after scrolling through a list of games the independent Spanish studio has released since 2012. It starts with

AIAIAI debuts ‘HD’ editions of its modular TMA-2 headphones

Since 2015, AIAIAI has offered headphone buyers something unique: a completely modular system of parts that allow you to craft your perfect set. The TMA-2 line is a collection of headbands, speakers,
Google Stadia hands-on: Shockingly playable

Google Stadia hands-on: Shockingly playable

I barely expected Stadia to work. Stadia is Google's attempt to make cloud gaming happen, and the company has promised a lot: the ability to play basically any game at up to 4K on your TV, phone,
Google Stadia hands-on: Shockingly playable

Google Stadia hands-on: Shockingly playable

I barely expected Stadia to work. Stadia is Google's attempt to make cloud gaming happen, and the company has promised a lot: the ability to play basically any game at up to 4K on your TV, phone,
Porsche’s Taycan lives up to its EV hype

Porsche’s Taycan lives up to its EV hype

Driving a Porsche -- regardless of its body style -- is filled with expectations. The vehicle should go fast while whipping around corners. So it's no surprise that the automaker's electric Taycan

Motorola's revived RAZR is a fashion-forward foldable

Few phones were as iconic and as ubiquitous as the original Motorola RAZR. Celebs used them constantly, fashion houses cooked up designer mashups, and it wasn't long before friends, family members and

Apple replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a redesigned 16-inch model

The rumors are true: Apple has made a 16-inch MacBook Pro. To answer some of your likeliest questions: Yes, it's fast; no, it's not as big or as heavy as you think; no, there's still no SD card reader

Bandai Namco takes a cue from Nintendo in its new DIY kit for kids

Kids today are growing up with a lot of screens in their lives, despite the advice of pediatricians. One of the things they get a lot less of in playing with devices is the development of more tactile

Bandai takes a cue from Nintendo in its new DIY kit for kids

Kids today are growing up with a lot of screens in their lives, despite the advice of pediatricians. One of the things they get a lot less of in playing with devices is the development of more tactile

The Polestar 1 is a beautiful ode to driving

There's no shortage of new EV brands. If you can fabricate a supercar body and get your hands on a battery pack and motor, you've got yourself a new company. But Polestar is jumping ahead of the rest
Microsoft opens all-in-one Office mobile app for public preview [APK Download]

Microsoft opens all-in-one Office mobile app for public preview [APK Download]

Microsoft has been testing a new Office mobile app for Android since this spring, which combines Microsoft's mobile variants of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one. The relatively new app gives you a

Apple AirPods Pro hands-on: I can already hear the difference

Earlier today, I popped in a set of Apple AirPods, jumped onto an uptown 6 train, and began a short journey to our New York office. That would be a pretty apt description of any of my daily commutes