Wednesday, April 8, 2020

ADT Blue Wireless Outdoor Camera review: Most security cams require a subscription to get the detection features that are standard on this model

The Blue Outdoor Camera is a chunky, battery-operated security camera that’s part of the Blue by ADT do-it-yourself home security system.The camera offers a 130-degree field of view and 1080p high-definition video. Custom motion zones, and facial recognition, and two-way talk at no...

Crucial X8 Portable SSD review: An affordable drive for mainstream users

Crucial’s X8 Portable SSD (1TB as tested) is affordable, fast with everyday tasks, and sports a classy design. It feels nice in the hand and looks good emerging from your pocket. But there is a performance caveat for those who work with very...

Which are the best laptops for home use? Here’s what to look for

The best laptops for working from home don’t have to be expensive. Models costing as little as $500 offer the features you need to work efficiently and stay connected with coworkers. That said, if you have the budget, some higher-end laptops could provide better...

The best online film festivals and virtual art house movie screenings

Movie theaters may be closed and film festivals canceled left and right, but that doesn’t mean sheltering-at-home movie lovers will miss out on the latest and greatest in cinema.Indeed, the hugely influential SXSW Film Festival just got a reprieve with word that the...

Best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

A USB-C hub allows you to add connections and ports that your laptop or tablet lacks: an HDMI connection, for example, or an SD card slot. Some laptops only have USB-C ports--that means a USB-C hub is essential if you want to connect...

TCL 10 Series smartphone: Strong design, middling specs, affordable price

TCL’s timing couldn’t be better. In a world where premium smartphone sales are slumping, the company best known for affordable 4K TVs is turning its attention to much smaller displays at prices that make the OnePlus 7T Pro and Galaxy S10e look downright...

Fitbit Charge 4 vs Charge 3: Is the newest do-it-all fitness tracker a worthy upgrade?

While we’re all waiting for the first tracker to emerge with Wear OS support and Google Assistant integration, Fitbit isn’t resting on its laurels. Barely 18 months after the debut of the redesigned Charge 3, Fitbit has launched the Charge 4, bringing new...

Photoshop tips to boost your skills: Scratch Disk, Image Fill, Masks, Brushes, Vignettes

When you're ready to boost your Adobe Photoshop skills, try one of these features to work some magic with your images. We start with what to do when your Scratch Disk fills up, then dive right into tips for getting started with Content-Aware...

Lenovo Yoga C940 15 review: Doing what the MacBook Pro doesn’t

Plenty of Windows laptops try to position themselves as MacBook Pro alternatives, combining slick designs and vibrant displays with powerful PC performance, but the Lenovo Yoga C940 15 is no mere copycat.While the Yoga looks sharp and has a bright display, it also...

ADT Blue Doorbell Camera review: It’s not much to look at, but it offers premium features and a good picture

ADT’s Blue Smart Doorbell Camera is a wired video doorbell that can operate on its own, in conjunction with ADT’s Blue Indoor Camera (reviewed here) and Blue Outdoor Camera (review forthcoming), or be integrated into the broader LifeShield DIY home security system that...
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