Refurb.me tracks and predicts the availability of refurbished Apple gadgets. Based on its past data for laptops (including M1 MacBooks), the new MacBook Pro is likely to turn up in the refurb aisle a couple of weeks into January. Why refurb? Because for top manufacturers—not just Apple—they are generally indistinguishable from new, with equivalent warranties, and all you're losing out on is customization and original packaging.
Microsoft's Surface Duo is a clamshell device about the size of a pocket notebook. Open it up and there are two facing touchscreens. Is it any good? The Verge's Dieter Bohn says the hardware design is excellent, but it's buggy and far too expensive at $1400. The feel of opening this device like a book… READ THE REST
A CNN investigation into the AmazonBasics lineup of inexpensive yet seemingly good-enough electronics gear found dozens of products that melted, exploded or started fires: "Dozens of AmazonBasics product are flagged as dangerous, but many are still being sold." consumers have raised serious safety concerns about AmazonBasics items in complaints to government regulators and in reviews… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We know that technology can get overwhelming and is mostly very helpful, but none of your electronics can be good to you dead. Your phone is super useful daily, but it's your… READ THE REST
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