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Though instant photography has seen a resurgence in popularity lately, it’s been hard to recapture the feeling of a true square Polaroid image. Polaroid Originals (neé Impossible Project) makes film that’s compatible with older Polaroid cameras, and sells brand-new cameras under the brand)—but the original chemical recipe that gave photos their pop was lost to …

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Crack open some of today’s best compact cameras and you’ll find Sony sensors embedded in their guts. However, the Japanese giant hoards its best work for its own Alpha line of mirrorless cameras. The latest, Sony’s A7 III, has a 24-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor that’s the stuff of a silicon junkie’s dreams. Its 693 phase-detection …

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In a rare but not unprecedented acknowledgement of fault in one of its products, Apple announced Friday that it would cover the cost of repair of recent MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, for free, for four years from the date you purchased it. It won’t keep your keys from succumbing to a speck of dust, …

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If you’re thinking of buying the Amazon Fire TV Cube because you’re delighted by the idea of having an Amazon Echo and a Fire TV device mashed into one device, let me stop you right there. Alexa on a TV interface demands a level of conversation like no other streaming TV product I’ve used before. …

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Testing workout earbuds requires an entirely different set of metrics than regular in-ear headphones. More than anything else, workout earbuds need to stay put. Running is hard enough without constantly flibberting with something in your ear canal. Other factors that might be big pluses when you’re sitting at your desk are not so great when …

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If you know the company Square, it’s probably because you’ve paid in a store using a Square “stand,” a dock that supports a tablet, or you’ve swiped your card through Square Reader, a smartphone dongle that processes payments. These products have a soothing, decidedly Apple-y aesthetic, from the simple dongle to the all-white stand that …

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We look at two cameras that approach the iconic quadrilateral instant photo from new angles. Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Best for: Instagram natives Fujifilm’s first square-frame instant camera is an analog-digital hybrid. Capture up to 50 images with the digital sensor, apply Instagram-like effects and tweaks on the dial switch, then commit only the best …

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It may be a little too late to get two-day delivery on your Father’s Day gifts, but you still have until the end of today to snag some of the best prices on Amazon’s already affordable devices. Our top pick is the Echo Show, which is now $150 (was $230). We’ve listed all of Amazon’s …

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Finding the perfect summer travel shoe can be an overwhelming task. No one wants to tote around a suitcase full of sneakers and sandals, but it’s hard to have fun on vacation with blisters or a limp. Can you hike all day and walk into a nice restaurant for lunch? What if your travel plans …

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Another WWDC has come and gone, and even though Tim Cook and company showed off the future of Apple software, the company’s Mac hardware has been left untouched. The Mac faithful, those devoted members of the community that kept the company afloat in the dark days, cling to every shred of hope that Apple throws …

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