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The Troubling Contradictions of Dronestagrams

The Troubling Contradictions of Dronestagrams

Picture our world seen from the air. A condo tower appears as a dollhouse, each window offering a glimpse into an individual life. The street below is a flat plane, occupied by toy cars. Or a single
Synology RT2600AC review: A beast disguised as a router

Synology RT2600AC review: A beast disguised as a router

When Synology approached us with an offer to review a new product, I was thrilled. The company is well-known for its NAS (Network Attached Storage) machines, but the item in question turned out to be
Chuwi Hi13 Review: A $369 hybrid notebook that might outshine Microsoft’s Surface Book

Chuwi Hi13 Review: A $369 hybrid notebook that might outshine Microsoft’s Surface Book

Back in February I had the opportunity to put the Chuwi Lapbook 14.1 to the test. Its ultra-budget price paired with midrange specs resulted in a notebook that was far better than it should have been

Wearhaus Arc Bluetooth headphone review

The Wearhaus Arc headphones started off on Kickstarter, and despite the site’s iffy reputation, this project launched and is now for sale. It attempts to bring unique features like music sharing to
AMD Radeon RX 570 And RX 580 Review: A Little Extra Power Goes A Long Way

AMD Radeon RX 570 And RX 580 Review: A Little Extra Power Goes A Long Way

While enthusiasts eagerly await to coming of the next-generation of high-end Radeon cards, AMD shores up its starting lineup with the RX 500 series, featuring small but significant improvements over

<i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> Is a Warning to Conservative Women

Like the Kingdom of God, the Republic of Gilead is both now and not yet. Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale conjures a theocratic dystopia—a version of the United States taken over by

V-MODA Remix Bluetooth speaker review

Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen, but V-MODA is doing what it does best: stand out. The company is a mix of fashion and audiophile, attempting to bring amazing sound and stunning design together.
Sonos Playbase review: The speaker to rule the living room

Sonos Playbase review: The speaker to rule the living room

Let me start this off with the obvious: Sonos is a pretty legendary name these days. The company's product portfolio is pretty simple and easy to navigate, but each item serves a few specific purposes
Review: ‘Pinstripe’ Is a Harrowing Trip Through Hell You Have to Play

Review: ‘Pinstripe’ Is a Harrowing Trip Through Hell You Have to Play

Help a man journey through the netherworld to save his daughter
Review: ‘Pinstripe’ Is a Harrowing Trip Through Hell You Have to Play

Review: ‘Pinstripe’ Is a Harrowing Trip Through Hell You Have to Play

Help a man journey through the netherworld to save his daughter
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review: Sequel Starring Chris Pratt and a Too-Cute Baby Groot Pumps Up the Volume, Action and Craziness

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review: Sequel Starring Chris Pratt and a Too-Cute Baby Groot Pumps Up the Volume, Action and Craziness

Guardians of the Universe Vol. 2 is never less than explosively, even ornately inventive — Doctor Strange, by comparison, is a chaste classic of Shaker design — with the perhaps unavoidable trade-off

The Rise of the Global Novelist

When Cities of Salt, an Arabic novel by Abdelrahman Munif, was published in translation in 1988, John Updike reviewed it for The New Yorker. “It is unfortunate,” Updike remarked, “given the epic
Elisabeth Moss Stars in The Handmaid’s Tale, the Mother of All Totalitarian Nightmares

Elisabeth Moss Stars in The Handmaid’s Tale, the Mother of All Totalitarian Nightmares

Offred, wearing a uniform of prim hood and draping gown — its color might be described as Nathaniel Hawthorne Scarlet — is in the supermarket, moving past armed guards and listening to other hooded

Dawn Of War III: The Kotaku Review

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. And more Warhammer games.Read more...
Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Yellow Review: More Gaming, Less Typing

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Yellow Review: More Gaming, Less Typing

With the debut of Razer’s new linear yellow keyboard switches, one of the gaming-est keyboards going gets a lot gamier. It’s a board for playing, not so much for typing.Read more...
I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

I was walking through the office with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon dangling between two fingers when my colleague spied the logo. “That was my first computer,” she said with immeasurable fondness. The
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: The Kotaku Review

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: The Kotaku Review

Mario Kart 8 is an excellent game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is even better.Read more...
Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate review: A great step in the right direction

Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate review: A great step in the right direction

I have a love-hate relationship with Bluetooth, especially headsets. As a regular gym-goer, I like the convenience that they offer, which by-and-large outpaces wired earbuds. However, most are not as
The Liberating Obsessiveness of <i>I Love Dick</i>

The Liberating Obsessiveness of <i>I Love Dick</i>

There is a scene in the second episode of I Love Dick, the new Amazon original series from Jill Soloway, in which two characters debate the aesthetic appeal of straight lines. Dick (Kevin Bacon), an
Asus C302 review: A $500 MacBook for everyone

Asus C302 review: A $500 MacBook for everyone

What makes the perfect "everyday" computer? You probably have a different definition of the ideal day-to-day laptop than me, but I'm willing to be there's some crossover: minimal weight, enough