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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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Samsung Q9 TV goes against OLED with LCD's best picture yet

With superior light output and superb local dimming, the Q9 takes the LCD crown from Sony and Vizio. But can it beat LG's OLED TVs? author

Bumblebee transforms from action-packed to adorable

Like ET meets Short Circuit, this Transformers spin-off is packed with '80s-tastic adventure. author

The Google Pixel Slate hints at what the iPad Pro needs next

Somewhere between Google Pixel Slate and the iPad Pro is my dream computer. But Google’s expensive 2-in-1 isn’t worth the splurge. author

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spins the best Spidey movie

This animated adventure is all heart. author

Lenovo's Yoga C930 is the ultraportable 2-in-1 we've been waiting for

The fine-tuned premium convertible's updated design adds more functionality, making this tough to beat if you can afford it. author

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless blow away the AirPods' sound

These are the first truly wireless earphones that sound like premium headphones -- but they aren't cheap. author

Xiaomi’s brilliant sliding-camera phone keeps the screen notch-free

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3's slider is the best solution I’ve seen to maximizing screen space. author

This smart oven cooks with the power of light

Brava’s $995 countertop oven uses visible and nonvisible light to cook multiple foods at once. author

You can do better than this LG Smart Display

Other Google Assistant smart displays look better or sound better and LG's costs more for some reason. author

Razer Blade Stealth sneaks in an end-of-year update

This slim 13-inch laptop can scale up to a 4K display and Nvidia MX150 graphics. author

Sonos Amp is wireless streaming for grown-ups

The Sonos Amp offers dynamic performance in a compact package with plenty of flexibility for both home theater and streaming-music fans. author

Nanoleaf Canvas decorates your smart home in living color

The new, square LED light panels are Nanoleaf's best-looking product to date, and they work with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant -- so are they worth the splurge? author

AKG N700NC: Does it beat Sony and Bose?

This premium noise-cancelling wireless headphone from Samsung-owned AKG has serious audio chops. But is that enough? author

Instant Pot Smart Wifi connects your pressure cooker

This $149 pressure cooker has Wi-Fi smarts, but they won’t revolutionize the way you cook. author

DJI's Osmo Pocket is an amazingly small stabilized 4K camera for creators

The truly pocket-sized camera is tailor made for people who love to shoot and share without worrying about shake. author

A leather-clad laptop to make your MacBook jealous

The new HP Spectre Folio goes undercover as a high-end leather portfolio. author

We ordered an Amazon Christmas tree!

What's it like to get a Christmas tree in the mail? We found out. author

Art and architecture on the Microsoft Surface Studio 2

Artist Caitlin Masley tries the latest Surface desktop for 2D illustration and 3D design. author

AmazonBasics Microwave lets you tell Alexa to make the popcorn

Adding Alexa commands to a microwave is an obvious next step for the kitchen, and this affordable AmazonBasics model makes it accessible to almost anyone. author

Amazon Fire TV Recast is one of the best DVRs for the money

The Amazon Fire TV Recast offers a fun and easy way to stream over-the-air TV around your home. author

Dolby Dimension headphone adds another dimension to the home-entertainment experience

The company's first consumer-electronics product is a $600 wireless headphone designed for binge-watchers with multiple viewing devices and deep pockets. author

This smart oven makes meal-kit cooking easier than ever

Tovala's second-generation smart steam oven is a $349 meal-kit wizard. author

Just Cause 4 is like Breath of the Wild on crack

Big dumb fun is even better when you add a tornado to the mix. author

Galaxy X foldable phone FAQ: Specs, release date, price

Here's what we know and what we don't. author

Facebook’s pricey Portal Plus brings loved ones closer

Facebook’s Portal Plus and Portal smart displays connect you with friends and family — even when you live far away. author

PlayStation Classic first look: Exactly what you think it is

This is one of the best looking throwback consoles yet. author

Samsung's foldable phone will use One UI

Look out for this refresh on the Galaxy S10, too. author

Klipsch's striking R-51M monitors sound great on a budget

The Klipsch Reference R-51M offers excellent performance in a small, affordable bookshelf speaker author

Royole FlexPai is a foldable phone you can actually buy

Switching between a tablet and a phone, the FlexPai can fold, bend and snap together with its flexible screen. author

Yamaha's 2018 streaming sound bar gives a beefy performance

The Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 is an excellent performer with a bunch of handy features, but it's frustratingly short of greatness. author

The MacBook Air wants to be the laptop for everyone

Apple adds almost everything on our MacBook Air wishlist. author

iPad Pro: Is it a computer now?

Apple's iPad Pro is now more like the iPhone X, but it’s not necessarily everything you might expect. author

This smart mirror puts Alexa at your bathroom sink

Kohler's $1,200 Alexa-enabled mirror is one pricey piece of bathroom tech. author

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: Dolby Vision for cheap(er)

Sure it has Alexa and a new remote with TV controls, but Amazon's streamer is also the least expensive to handle Dolby's high dynamic range video format. author

Mac Mini: Apple's tiny desktop computer gets an all-new design

Apple's tiny computer gets its first update in four years. The new MacOS device has new quad- and six-core Intel CPUs and starts at $799. author

Apple's iPad Pro gets a giant makeover

Apple's latest iPad gets an all-new design, including a slimmer bezel, Face ID and a Liquid Retina display. author

MacBook Air 2018 now has a Retina display

We go hands-on with Apple's latest laptop, which comes with a new Retina display, and a new Touch ID sensor on the keyboard. #appleevent #macbook #macbookair author

OnePlus 6T's in-screen fingerprint reader looks to the future

The OnePlus 6T is the first widely available phone in the US to have a fingerprint-on-display. But to do so, it abandons the headphone jack. author

Red Hydrogen One phone costs more than an iPhone and has a 3D screen

It's truly unlike any other phone you can buy today. author

Philips Hue's newest smart lights step outside -- but are they worth the cost?

A new range of outdoor smart lights from Philips Hue seeks to light up your home's exterior. We tested all of them at the CNET Smart Home. author

Samsung Galaxy Book2 will change how and where you work

The two-in-one detachable PC uses Qualcomm's mobile compute platform for great battery life and fast Gigabit LTE wireless. author

Lenovo’s Yoga Book C930 kills the keyboard for an E-Ink touchscreen

The year’s most unusual laptop has two screens and no physical keyboard or touchpad. author

Vizio P-Series Quantum leaps ahead of the picture quality pack

With a searingly bright picture full-array dimming, the PQ65-F1 is the TV to buy if you can't afford an OLED. author

Ring’s Stick Up Cam Wired is better than before

You still have to pay a fee for cloud video storage, but this indoor/outdoor security camera is pretty darn good. author

HP has a sharp new angle on 2-in-1 laptops

New Spectre and EliteBook laptops get design makeovers just in time for holiday shoppers. author

iPhone XR: It's the iPhone you should buy

Apple's lower-cost X is the best of the bunch. Here's why. author

Asus ROG Phone is the best phone for playing PUBG

It has gamers' looks and truly innovative game controls. author

Google Home Hub comes up big as a smart home control center

The Google Home Hub is a $150 smart display that blends in well, but proves useful when you need it. author

Razer Phone 2 packs gaming prowess with flagship features

It has pretty much everything missing from the original Razer Phone. author

The Dyson Airwrap hair styler falls short

The $550 Dyson Airwrap styles your hair with lower heat and air, but doesn't always get it right. author