Lenovo Duet 3 Review: More Than I Expected From a Budget Laptop

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I like cheap laptops. More accurately, I like good cheap laptops… but those can be hard to find. For every hundred bucks that gets trimmed off a laptop’s price, its features, design and performance all typically take a hit. But when I find one that rises above Black Friday doorbuster level, it’s something to cheer about. 

If you need a budget laptop that looks decent, has a passable keyboard, is small enough to go anywhere and is flexible enough to double as a video-streaming tablet, then check out the Lenovo Duet Chromebook. It’s not especially fast, and the touchpad isn’t

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Google Pixel 6A Review: The Best Budget Pixel Yet

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Google’s Pixel 6A is the latest sign that you no longer need to pay close to $1,000 for a great phone, coming after Apple and Samsung launched their own wallet-friendly devices earlier this year. The $449 Pixel 6A launched on July 28 and has the same Tensor processor as the Pixel 6, but for $150 less. Internationally, the Pixel 6A costs £399 and AU$749.

Google’s cheaper A-series Pixel phones aren’t new; they’ve been around since 2019’s Pixel 3A. But the Pixel 6A fills a different need in Google’s lineup compared to its most recent predecessors. In some ways, the 

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Framework Laptop (2022) review: the repairability dream

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Tech companies are notorious for promising modular, upgradable devices and failing to follow through. So, when Framework announced its completely upgradable thin and light laptop last year, including replaceable ports, bezels, and even (gasp) mainboards, everyone was understandably a bit skeptical.

As I said in my review of that original device, you just never know with these things. Regardless of how good the laptop was, much of its value hinged on how well the company would continue to support it. Framework assured us that it would make replacement parts, repair guides, and a centralized marketplace available to laptop owners —

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Firewalla Purple Review: This Tiny, Pricey Box Takes Your Home Network to the Next Level

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Like

  • Outstanding parental controls
  • Support for gigabit speeds
  • Solid support for third-party VPNs
  • Relatively easy to setup and get started with
  • No monthly fees or subscriptions needed

Don’t Like

  • Expensive upfront cost
  • Intermediate and advanced features can be intimidating
  • App insights aren’t always easy to follow

Just slightly bigger than a deck of playing cards, the Firewalla Purple firewall device packs an awful lot into a tiny package. At $319, it definitely doesn’t come cheap. But if you connect it to your router or modem and set it up as per the Firewalla app’s instructions on your Android or iOS

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Ugreen 200W Nexode review: almost the end-game of USB-C chargers

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Power adapters have been getting smaller over the years thanks to gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology, but Ugreen’s $179.99 Nexode 200W charger is using the tech for big power. This hefty four-by-four-inch square brick can be placed on your desk and could power three, maybe even four, laptops simultaneously — or power a combination of up to six mobile devices.

If you’re like me, you are a part of the remote workforce and were given a work laptop, but you also like to use your personal laptop at the same time. My desk has two MacBook Airs, a docking station,

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