The Best Products That Work With Google Assistant

There are a lot of smart home options out there. Before Amazon, Google and Apple got their acts together and created a connected Internet of Things network, Nest was leading the way. Nest was responsible for offering a standard that other companies could build off, creating a way to link multiple home devices. It’s so pervasive, so popular, that when Google tried to effectively end its Works With Nest (WWN) program earlier this year, it had to quickly issue a new statement that better clarified that it would be transitioning WWN devices…

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The best makeup brush cleaner you can buy

I love just about everything that comes with wearing makeup – apply it, removing it, shopping for it. But cleaning my makeup brushes? I could do without that part. And in fact, I often do. I definitely don’t wash them as often as I should. My signal that it’s finally time comes when the bristles on my go-to eyeshadow brushes are so gross all my looks turn a singular muddy shade of sorta glittery brown. Having a good cleansing method does take a lot of the stress and guesswork out of…

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The best gadgets of 2018

It’s back. The expected and mandatory round up of the best gadgets of the year. 2018 turned out to be excellent for breakthrough products. Over the next two columns, I’m going to take you through the best of 2018. Let the ‘best of’ games begin. Apple Watch Series 4 Three letters. ECG. Yes, a wrist device that can give you medical grade ECG anywhere and at any time. The Apple Watch Series 4 has other great innovations like a bigger screen, an eSIM built in, great call quality, better battery…

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The best PC games of 2018

In 2017 we spent a lot of time talking about gaming’s so-called “Indiepocalypse.” People cited different contributing factors, but this hypothetical indie game implosion usually came down to some combination of bigger budgets, a more crowded market, and dwindling audience enthusiasm. And you know what? In 2017 it didn’t seem too impossible. Although an indie game (What Remains of Edith Finch) won our 2017 Game of the Year prize, it was one of the few to make the list. And yet in 2018, our ten-game list has nine indie games.…

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The best PC games of 2018

In 2017 we spent a lot of time talking about gaming’s so-called “Indiepocalypse.” People cited different contributing factors, but this hypothetical indie game implosion usually came down to some combination of bigger budgets, a more crowded market, and dwindling audience enthusiasm. And you know what? In 2017 it didn’t seem too impossible. Although an indie game (What Remains of Edith Finch) won our 2017 Game of the Year prize, it was one of the few to make the list. And yet in 2018, our ten-game list has nine indie games.…

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Best of CES: The coolest PCs, PC components, and PC spectacles we saw

Put aside all misconceptions that CES is a smart home show, a home entertainment show, or even a car stereo show. CES is a computer show, and we’ve got the battle scars to prove it. For the last four days, the PCWorld staff has immersed itself in all the laptops, chips, components, accessories and outright PC monstrosities it could find, and now we’re read to name the Best of CES 2019. To win a Best of CES award, a product has to show unique promise and technical innovation—but do keep in mind…

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Best Audio Products of 2018

The audio industry has been experiencing a revolution ever since Apple had the ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. Wireless headphones/ speakers are gaining in prominence and their wired counterparts are increasingly drifting away from the mainstream, towards the audiophile realm. As such, 2018 saw mainstream manufacturers like Sony and Jabra shift their focus towards wireless products, with new and emerging brands like Fiio and 1More catering to purists. Without further ado, let’s dive into our list of the best audio products of 2018. Sennheiser AMBEO…

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