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WD My Passport 4TB review: A good budget choice that’s just a little slow

WD’s My Passport 4TB mobile USB 3.0 drive lets you stuff a lot of data in your pocket without emptying it of cash. While not as fast with sequential transfers as the LaCie and Seagate drives we’ll be comparing it to, it’s certainly fast enough. And, at $115 on the street, it’s considerably cheaper. Design and specs Because the 4TB ... Read More »

Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Personal Shopper review: For shoppers with plenty of time but too little imagination

Don’t confuse the Kenmore Alfie with the Amazon Dot. Kenmore’s puck-shaped device aims to simplify your shopping experiences, not control your smart home. In that sense, it’s more like an Amazon Dash, except that pushing its button initiates a speech-recognition session that helps you buy any product from virtually any retailer. Kenmore’s website offers this example of Alfie’s abilities: “Alfie, ... Read More »

Hands on with the Polar M600: The ultimate fitness-centric smartwatch is just a little too big

I’m not a gym rat, nor do I get pumped up to ride my bike for hours on end. It takes a lot to convince me to leave the house and sweat. Still, there’s something particularly convincing about the new Polar M600 Android Wear smartwatch that makes me think I could start a disciplined work out routine of my own. ... Read More »

Dell XPS 15 Review: A great laptop gets bigger and a little better

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that when you hit pay dirt, you might do so again if you keep digging in the same area. That’s the tack Dell takes with its redesigned XPS 15 laptop: It’s easily summed up as a bigger, more powerful version of the super-popular XPS 13. Bigger isn’t always better, of course, but in ... Read More »

Apple is gunning for PC users, but Microsoft has little to fear

When Apple introduced a smaller iPad Pro on Monday, vice president Phil Schiller didn’t mince words when he discussed which customers Apple is targeting with the product, along with its 12-inch sibling. “When [users of old PCs] see the features and performance and capabilities of a product like the iPad Pro, designed for the modern digital lifestyle, many of them ... Read More »