Why You Should Stick with One Brand of Cordless Power Tools

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November 4, 2022

If you’re buying power tools for the maker in your life this holiday season, check to see which brand they prefer. And if you’re getting them for yourself, you may want to rethink getting a Ryobi circular saw and a DEWALT sander. In our top story, Review Geek staff writer, Cory Gunther, makes the case for keeping the tools in your workshop all in one brand.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY Why You Should Stick with One Brand of Cordless Power Tools


When it comes to cordless power tools there’s no shortage of options. Walk into any hardware store, and you’ll quickly be overwhelmed with choices. If you’re wondering what to buy and asking yourself, “should I stick with one brand of power tools?” here are a few things to consider. Read More »

 
The 24 Best Card Games For a Party in 2022


Whether you’re hosting a one-time party for a special occasion or having a weekly game night with the family, it’s never a bad idea to have an awesome card game on hand. Card games, as opposed to board games, are easier to store, usually have simpler rules, and are fantastic icebreakers at a party. Read More »

 
The Best Gadgets to Keep You Warm When the Temps Drop


When the seasons change and the mercury drops, you might think you have to accept that you’ll be cold until spring. However, frigid temperatures outside don’t mean you have to feel frozen. There’s a world of gadgets that can help keep you warm and cozy. Read More »

 
Lenovo Slim 7i Pro X Laptop Review: A Speedy Performer, Sans Battery Life


Lenovo’s formidable Slim laptop line brings yet another heavy hitter to the forefront: the Lenovo Slim 7i Pro X. This sleek portable computer marries premium features like professional graphics and an Intel Core i7 processor to take productivity to the next level. Read More »

 
Today’s Quordle Answers


Wordle was just too easy, wasn’t it? You probably left that behind and moved on to Quordle, the true “hard mode” of the word-guessing game format. But now you’re stuck and so close to failing. Don’t worry, we’re here to help with a hint—and if you really need it, today’s Quordle Answers. Read More »

 
STUFF WE LIKE Make Physical Photos Wherever You Go With This Pocket Printer
Make Physical Photos Wherever You Go With This Pocket Printer

The prevalence of printed photos has declined rapidly since everybody got smartphones. The days of dropping off your photos for development ended when you could start carrying around every photo you’ve ever taken in your pocket. But there’s still a certain charm to a printed photo, even a black and white one. Enter the Mini Pocket Printer from Zeacool. This portable printer fits in the palm of your hand and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. So, if you’re enjoying a vacation with the family, you can snap some shots of the kids with your iPhone and have them printed after they go to bed.

 
Today’s Wordle Answer


Are you a huge fan of Wordle and absolutely stuck today? Let me guess; you’re hanging out on guess four or five and feeling the pressure. We get it entirely: nothing feels worse than losing your streak. If you’re not ready to outright cheat, we have you covered with hints and today’s Wordle answer. Read More »

 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Belt-Drive vs. Direct-Drive Turntables: What’s the Difference?


Most people start their vinyl journey with a cheap belt-drive turntable. But when it’s time to upgrade, they discover something new—expensive direct-drive turntables. They cost more money, so they must be better, right? The answer is a bit more complicated than you’d expect. Read More »

 
Arcade1Up Launches the First ‘NFL Blitz’ Home Cabinet


Today, retro arcade maker, Arcade 1Up, announced pre-order availability for its newest nostalgia gaming arcade cabinet: NFL Blitz Legends. The cabinet features remastered versions of 90s classic games NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz ’99, and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition. Read More »

 
Netflix’s Ad-Supported Plan Doesn’t Work on Apple TV


The Netflix ad-supported plan launches today for $7 a month. Unfortunately, it caps playback at 720p and doesn’t let you stream certain shows or movies. And as 9to5Mac notes, you can’t stream a Netflix with Ads membership on an Apple TV box. At least, not yet. Read More »

 
Don’t Worry, 17 Amazon Products Gain Matter Support This Year


Amazon was one of the first major smart home brands to back Matter, the universal smart home standard. Now, it says that 17 Echo devices will gain Matter support through an update this December—but there are a few disappointing footnotes to this plan. Read More »

 

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Gmail Makes Tracking Your Packages Easier Just in Time for the Holidays


If you use Gmail, it just got a lot easier to track your shipments. Today, the company announced that it’s rolling out a new package tracking feature to your inbox. Read More »

 

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Sling TV Announces a Price Hike, but It’s Not All Bad


Bummer. Like everyone else lately, Sling TV is getting ready to increase prices for all subscribers. Starting on December 3, 2022, the base Sling TV package will now cost $40 per month, an increase of $5. However, it’s not all bad news, as the company announced extra channels and more features are coming soon. Read More »

 
The Philips Hue Bridge Gains Matter Certification


The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) now lists Philips Hue Bridge as a Matter-certified product. We expect the Bridge to receive its Matter update within the next few months, likely in December. Read More »

 
Eve to Roll Out Its First Matter Updates This December


The celebrated Matter smart home standard finally launched in early October. Still, products need to go through a lengthy certification process before they can gain full Matter compatibility. And it seems that Eve is one of the first companies to complete this certification process. Read More »

 
Brilliant Will Extend Its Excellent Smart Home Integration with Matter


Brilliant is already one of the most widely-integrated smart home brands; its products work with Google Assistant, HomeKit, Alexa, and Samsung SmartThings. Still, to fit in with our smart home future, Brilliant will add Matter compatibility to its products in 2023. Read More »

 
Nanoleaf Prepares for the Smart Home Future with New Bulbs and Strips


In early 2023, Nanoleaf will launch a new line of Essentials smart lighting products with Matter compatibility. The new products include several smart bulbs (A19, GU10, BR30) and a Lightstrip—yes, this is basically a refresh of Nanoleaf’s current Essentials lineup. Read More »

 
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How Much Worse Is the Xbox Series S, Really?


The Xbox Series S was a bold move by Microsoft, offering a next-generation console at an enticing price, at $200 below the Series X. But if you choose to spring for those savings, how much are you actually giving up? Read More »

 
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You're Tracking Your Sleep Wrong


Whether it’s a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or smart display, a growing number of people have devices that can track sleep. It’s great to have that information, but knowing your sleep cycles isn’t actually going to improve your sleep. Read More »

 
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How Many Websites Are on the Internet?


To say the internet is “big” would be a massive understatement. It’s become the central place where an incredible amount of activity occurs. Most of that activity is happening on websites, so just how many are there? Read More »

 
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15 Life Hack Amazon Finds That Make Life Way Easier


How many times each day do you let out a sigh of frustration because a daily task felt harder than it needed to be? Maybe you made a mess trying to pour leftover soup into a container or maybe you couldn’t get the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube. Whatever the case, there are a lot of ways our lives could run a little easier. Read More »

 
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Why White Bread Is the Secret to Soft Cookies


Is there anything more satisfying than biting into a warm, soft cookie? Sometimes they don’t remain as soft the next day, especially if you store them in a moisture-sucking environment like the fridge. Read More »

 
 

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