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Get the first look at the hottest products from our expert CNET editors. They'll dive in deep and cover all of the hot features, as well as the flaws, of the latest tech gadgets across every product category.
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Tonal shrinks your gym into a touchscreen TV

The Tonal trainer doesn't need bulky weights to create resistance -- it uses electricity to give you up to 200 pounds of resistance, and it comes with a built-in personal trainer . author

Maingear's F131 is crazy impressive

Check out Maingear's latest water-cooled PC innovation. The F131 features a custom-built APEX cooling block that was engineered by Maingear in collaboration with Bitspower. It is one of the most impressive accomplishments we've ever seen in the world o... author

The skinny on two new slim Asus gaming laptops

The Zephyrus S gets slimmer, while the 17-inch Scar II trims its screen bezel down to almost nothing. author

Galaxy Note 9 is a superphone through and through

Bonkers storage, monster battery, new tricks. But is it ready for a 5G world? author

Lenovo's tough little Chromebook

The Chromebook 500e is sturdy but doesn't cost a lot. author

Moto Z3 has a long wait for its 5G moment

Until 5G arrives, Motorola's latest is a reliable, but "boring" 4G phone. author

A combination laptop-tablet for under $300

The Lenovo Flex 11 delivers the basics, dirt cheap author

Yamaha YAS-108 sound bar offers better TV sound for less

The Yamaha YAS-108 is a budget sound bar with great sound and a fine selection of useful features author

The Acer Swift 7 takes bragging rights as "world's thinnest laptop"

Even at just 8.98mm thick, this laptop includes a 14-inch touchscreen and backlit keyboard. author

Samsung Galaxy Watch ticks better battery life

Samsung's newest smartwatch has LTE, multiday battery life and that rotating bezel. author

Samsung Galaxy Home is your newest smart speaker

Bixby and Spotify support plus ADK equals a cauldron-shaped gadget that'll take on Google, Alexa and Apple. author

Fortnite on Note 9!

Samsung's got a tiny little exclusivity window on Fortnite before it's a cross-Android beta. And anyway, you want to see Fortnite on the Note 9, so: here. author

Galaxy Note 9's S Pen stylus is a remote control

Samsung's phone for power users gets even more powerful in 2018. author

Despite Alexa, GE's Scan-to-Cook microwave isn't very smart

Both the app and the Scan-to-Cook feature feel as though they're still in beta. author

The June Intelligent Oven is back to livestream your meals for less money

The $599 countertop oven uses a built-in camera, an internal processor, software and Wi-Fi connectivity to identify foods that you've placed inside and cook them automatically. author

Vector is a tiny home robot with attitude

Want a robot that rolls around, plays blackjack, and can bug your kids to clean up their rooms? Vector's your guy. author

What it's like to experience Magic Leap One

The latest headset to blend virtual and real things is here. We've tried it at Magic Leap's headquarters in Florida. author

Coros Linx Smart Cycling Helmet review

Listen to tunes on your bike ride without covering your ears. author

A pair of affordable laser printers that won't drive you crazy

Take the pain out of printing with these frequently discounted monochrome and color printers from Brother. author

Digital Storm's Equinox puts big gaming performance in a thin body

Packing an Nvidia GTX 1070 Max Q GPU and an Intel hexa-core processor puts out a lot of performance (and a good deal of heat, too). author

Vizio's SB362 solo sound bar is great value for money

For only $100 the Vizio offers everything you need in a budget bar, including great sound, and nothing you don't. author

The Moto Z3 gets ready for blazing 5G speeds

And the price is right at under $500. author

Microsoft Surface Go goes with you anywhere

The new smaller Surface is portable and less expensive, but be ready to pay for extras. author

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 is an Android tablet that wants to be a laptop

Thanks to its keyboard and S Pen and the company's DeX interface, the 10.5-inch tablet is ready to multitask. We got to check it out at an event in New York. author

Sony's Master series offers TVs 'closer to the creator's intent'

Sony has debuted its A9F OLED and Z9F LCD TVs which offer near-reference quality and a dedicated Netflix picture mode author

Asus' cheap Tuf Gaming FX504 laptop is just enough

A durable keyboard and decent gaming specs will get through a battle royale, but there are better entry-level options. author

Showstopper: The Lenovo Smart Display outclasses the Echo Show

With a simple touchscreen and built-in Google Assistant, the Lenovo Smart Display proves particularly helpful in the kitchen. author

Google is releasing its own 'Titan' security key to prevent phishing

Carry it like you would your house key. author

Vivo Nex is bezel-less with a popup camera

And a fingerprint reader built underneath the screen. author

Xiaomi's Mi A2 is a tantalising budget phone -- if you can get it

It has the tech, the good looks and the low price, but this solid all rounder is only available in China, India and Spain. UK, wider Europe and US fans are out of luck. author

Vizio's P-Series aims for higher style, better picture

The value-centric TV company is charging a bit more for the P's upgrades. Is it worth the extra money? author

Looking Glass holographic display augments your design reality

Interact with 3D content without breaking out the headset. author

Lattis Ellipse smart bike lock review

Is this $200 smart bike lock worth it? author

Ring's budget home security system covers the basics

Ring's uncomplicated $199 Alarm Security Kit keeps an eye on your home for less than the competition. author

The Asus Scar II has a great screen for gaming, but the design is a yawn

It's a hefty investment, but has a great CPU/GPU combo, thin display bezel and lots of storage. author

Hands-on with Lego James Bond Aston Martin DB5

007's Lego model is packed with top secret super-spy gadgets -- including a working ejector seat. author

Almost everything inside the new MacBook Pro is new and improved

But even with new CPU, RAM and storage options, a True Tone display and a quieter keyboard, it still looks just like the last model. author

Polk's Command Bar is the sound bar for Alexa fans

Polk's Command Bar may look and act like an Echo Dot but it sounds the best of any Amazon speaker yet author

Art meets HoloLens augmented reality in Times Square

Mel Chin's Unmoored floats virtual boats in a flooded Manhattan to raise awareness of climate change. author

The two-screen Ticwatch Pro is a Google smartwatch with a display twist

This fancy $250 watch turns into a basic old-school Casio to save battery life. author

Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock puts on an Alexa show

This new docking accessory turns current Fire HD 8 and Fire 10 tablets into a slim Echo Show. author

Sirin Finney blockchain phone secures your bitcoin

A pop-out second screen is one of the features keeping your cryptocurrency safe. author

Galaxy J3 is an underwhelming midrange phone

Featuring a 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera and Android 8.0, this year's Galaxy J3 isn't as compelling as the Moto G6 Play. author

Mystic drone flies with AI

Is it enough to let Airlango take on the drone market leader, DJI? author

The Surface Go shrinks Microsoft's iconic tablet

Smaller and less expensive, this new Surface tablet takes aim at Chromebooks and budget laptops. author

Motorola Moto G6 and G6 Play review

One phone has sleek new features and the other has a big battery. But both are easy on your wallet. author

We ate a lot of meat to test these gas grills

We tested some of the newest gas grills to find which one is right for you. author

The LG V35 ThinQ has a gorgeous screen and an AI camera

Available on AT&T and Google Project Fi, the $900 LG V35 is a premium phone that's gunning for the Galaxy S9 Plus. author

BlackBerry Key2 review: 6 things to know

Watch and learn. author

Sonos Beam offers big sound at a more affordable price

The Sonos Beam sound bar is an excellent entry point into the company's streaming products with voice control being its most winning feature. author