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9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 7:00am
How a startup wants to reinvent privacy on our devices, why lab-grown meat is drawing so much attention, and what exactly is going on in orbit.

Roku's Streambar drops to $99 ahead of Black Friday

Engadget - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 6:40am
If you wanted a Roku Streambar but didn’t get it as soon as it came out last month, this may be a great time to pick one up. The device, which is a soundbar, a 4K HDR streamer and a Bluetooth speaker in one, is available at a discount on both Amazon...

Best fitness trackers for 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 6:00am
Whether you're looking for band or a watch, these four options will help kick your fitness routine into high gear.

Best gaming laptop to buy for 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 6:00am
Our picks for when it's time to play.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: Amazing features, but is anyone a 'power user' anymore? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 6:00am
Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is possibly the right phone in the wrong situation. The newest power phone is too expensive for a steep global recession, and its feature set will be too much for many.

Sling TV Black Friday 2020 deals: Free month of service or free Android TV streamer - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 6:00am
The live TV streaming service is offering two additional freebies to new subscribers, including a streamer that normally costs $80.

I don't trust VPNs based in the United States. Here's why you shouldn't either - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 6:00am
Commentary: Sure, you can still game and stream on a US VPN. But if you want top-notch privacy, you've got to import it.

Best microwaves of 2020: GE, Panasonic, LG, Farberware and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 5:00am
From last night's pizza to fresh movie night popcorn, these microwaves are up to the challenge.

iPhone 12 Pro Max review: A big phone with big battery energy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 4:30am
With a big battery, outstanding cameras and the largest screen ever on an iPhone, the 12 Pro Max deserves a spot in your pocket -- if you can get it to fit.

iPhone 12 Mini review: Apple's smallest is a one-handed phone user's dream - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 4:00am
Move over iPhone SE. This is the small iPhone people have been asking Apple to make.

2021 BMW M2 Competition is quite the pocket rocket - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 4:00am
This small coupe packs a big turbocharged punch.

iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11: All the differences and whether or not you should upgrade - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 3:00am
Here's exactly how the iPhone 12 compares with the iPhone 11 in terms of screen size, battery, cameras and price.

PS5 review: Exclusive games power Sony's sky-high space-age console - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 2:00am
Sony's PlayStation 5 scores with the big game exclusives that gamers want. It's also tall and blindingly white.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus: Same looks, swanky new interior - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 11:01pm
You probably won't be able to tell the new Nautilus apart from the outgoing model, but its cabin is a completely different story.

Amazon Prime Video Channels will reportedly lose HBO access next year

Engadget - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 10:46pm
Amazon will stop offering HBO as a standalone Prime Video Channel next year, according to CNBC. The company offers HBO as a channel subscription for $15 a month to Prime subscribers who can then access its programming through Fire TV. After Amazon’s...

Apple promises Xbox Series X/S controller support in a future update

Engadget - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 9:15pm
While the slightly revamped controller that comes with Microsoft’s new console slides in as a mostly seamless upgrade, it’s not so simple if you’re trying to use it with Apple devices. 9to5Mac points out that a support page listing compatible control...

The 10 best car insurance companies in the US for 2020 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 9:10pm
Auto insurance is essential for safe, legal driving.

James Bond movies, ranked, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 8:00pm
From View to a Kill all the way up to our No. 1, consider this your 007 binge-watch guide.