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DJI Action 2 Camera Review: Modular Magnets

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Drone maker DJI is no stranger to great and small cameras and lenses. The company’s drones capture some of the best aerial footage around, which is why DJI’s first stab at an action cam—the Osmo Action—was a hit. It was more or less a GoPro clone, but it added a full-color front screen, a feature […]

Cowboy Bebop review: Netflix’s live-action adaptation a fun, thrilling romp

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John Cho effectively captures the natural cool and swagger of Spike Spiegel. Netflix There’s nothing quite like Cowboy Bebop. The stylized, over-the-top galaxy-spanning sci-fi adventure combines the pacing of an old-school Hong Kong action film with the melodrama of classic westerns — all to the tune of a bumping jazz soundtrack. The landmark 1998 anime […]

Metroid Dread review — The best 2D Metroid

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Metroid Dread is a worthy revival of one of Nintendo’s more revered franchises. It plays great and is difficult to put down. Dread also earns its place as the fabled Metroid 5 — a continuation of a […]

Urbanista Los Angeles Review: Solar-Powered Headphones That Actually Work

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“Infinite” is a tricky one, isn’t it? Something’s either infinite or it isn’t. So when Urbanista describes its Los Angeles wireless noise-canceling over-ear headphones as having “virtually infinite” playtime, that’s basically the same as saying the Los Angeles don’t have infinite playtime. Although, to be fair to Urbanista, the Los Angeles get a lot closer […]

Oura Ring Gen3 Review: Get It Together, Please

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I never would’ve guessed that the rollout of Oura’s third-generation ring would go poorly. The Finnish health-tracking ring debuted in 2015 to high praise (some of which I gave). It’s simple, accurate, stylish, and the near-universal choice for businesses and organizations to spot early warning signs of Covid. Everyone (well, everyone who cares about these […]

Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop review: A slick reinvention of a classic anime series

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John Cho effectively captures the natural cool and swagger of Spike Spiegel. Netflix There’s really nothing else quite like Cowboy Bebop. As a stylized, over-the-top galaxy-spanning sci-fi adventure, it combines the pacing of an old-school Hong Kong action film with the melodrama of classic westerns — all to the tune of a bumping jazz soundtrack. […]

Home Sweet Home Alone review: Disney Plus reboot is the worst Christmas gift

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Archie Yates is Home Alone. Disney If you learn anything from Home Sweet Home Alone, it’s that children are evil. Not because the kid in this 2021 reboot is a giggling sociopath torturing grownups with an array of horrifyingly vicious traps. No, children are to be feared because of their insatiable hunger for content. It’s […]

Nintendo Switch OLED Review: More Than Just a Pretty Screen

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I have a bad habit of biting my fingernails. Because of this, I can’t get the frail rear kickstand on the Nintendo Switch to pop out. The lip of the kickstand is too thin and nestled too snugly into the body of the device. For years, I’ve exasperatedly asked my partner to use her long, […]

ESPN Plus review: A must-have for some, but not all, die-hard fans

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For many NHL, MLS and UFC fans, ESPN Plus is the best — and in some cases, the only — place to watch their favorite team or fighter on a regular basis. As a Washington Capitals hockey superfan living in Maine, I would be unable to watch more than a handful of my team’s games […]

Rider’s Republic review: Fast-paced fun, surprisingly peaceful

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Riders Republic, Ubisoft’s extreme sports playground, is much more relaxed than its premise and advertising would have you believe. I spent large portions of my time with the game on PlayStation 5 spent just enjoying the scenery […]