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Go green and save money with a programmable thermostat

We put three programmable thermostats to the test to find out which is the most powerful, flexible, likely to reduce your energy bill.


Review: Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt docking station

Offering a nice complement of connectivity options, the DS1 docking station lets you turn your Thunderbolt MacBook into a full-fledged desktop workstation without having to spend $1000 on Appleā€™s Thunderbolt display.

Review: Play rock star-created delays with the Flashback X4 Delay

The FlashBack X4 is a ton of fun. It sounds great whether using it as a looper or as a delay.


The 28th Annual Editors' Choice Awards

Our 28th annual Eddys recognize the year's 21 greatest Apple-related products for work, entertainment, mobile use, and creative tasks.

Review: Relaunched Jawbone Up is a fashionable fitness tracker

The original Jawbone Up was a disaster. But the re-released model fixes the problems with its predecessor, and combines with the companion iOS app for a very nice and stylish fitness tracker.

Review: Striiv Play makes workouts more fun

The Striiv Play smart pedometer works with a free app to track your steps, stairs, distance, time, and calories.

Top-rated GPS devices

Dedicated personal navigation devices still have their place, in spite of the rise of GPS-enabled cell phones. Use one of these picks to get you from point A to B.

TomTom XL 350-TM

The XL 350-TM provides TomTom's usual impressive navigation features. Included lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates make this one of the most feature-packed GPS devices available for the price.

Garmin Nuvi 265WT

Navigation unit offers premium features at a budget-friendly price.

Garmin Nuvi 1350T

An excellent choice for a slim, value-packed 4.3-inch navigator without Bluetooth.

TomTom XXL 550-TM

Well-designed GPS device is a great deal with lifetime live traffic and map updates.

Garmin Nuvi 1260T

A very capable 3.5-inch navigator with a good Bluetooth phone interface. Larger screen devices with similar feature sets are available at similar or lower prices.

Magellan RoadMate 5045

Has same navigation features as other Magellan GPS units, but a bigger screen size.