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Gadget Lab Podcast: Trying to Get Pregnant? There's a Gadget for That

In recent years, women have increasingly turned to personal technology to provide insight into their own fertility. The women’s health market is awash with wristbands, sleep tracking devices, and sensor-laden wearables that can track the myriad factors that indicate imminent ovulation. These technological solutions can not only help women trying to get pregnant, but also those who may want to […]

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How to Preorder the Nintendo NES Classic Mini (And Make Sure You Get One)

The NES Classic Mini is an elusive little beast. The teeny tiny Nintendo Entertainment System packed with 30 classic 8-bit games originally hit store shelves in late 2016 … and promptly sold out. It’s been nigh impossible to find ever since, and was sent off into the sunset in favor of Nintendo’s Super NES Classic. We weren’t thrilled with Nintendo’s […]

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Apple’s HomePod Speaker Now Supports Stereo Pairing, Multi-Room Audio

When Apple launched the HomePod in February of this year, early users squawked in equal measures about its unbelievable audio capabilities and the fact that it was a WiFi-connected smart speaker that didn’t “talk” to other speakers. Its limits, not just around stereo pairing and multi-room audio but also around some basic voice commands, established it early on as a […]

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VR Headsets That Will Transport You, Wherever the Destination

Whether you’re beaming up to the Enterprise or crashing your friend’s destination wedding from your sofa, these headsets take you there. 1. HTC Vive ProBest for: Holodeck dreamersHTC’s first Vive headset was the pinnacle of home VR; the new Vive Pro improves on every feature. Paired with a powerful PC, the Pro transforms your room into a near-limitless virtual gamescape. […]

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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Very Human Element of Self-Driving Cars

One of the greatest ironies in this still-nascent era of self-driving cars is that humans are the backup safety drivers for these autonomous systems, while the systems themselves are supposed to replace human drivers and all our follies. Earlier this week, a preliminary report from the NTSB indicated that the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman in Arizona earlier […]

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