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Month: December 2023

8 Best Heart Rate Monitors (2023): Chest Straps, EKG, Watches

Those days of getting a heart rate reading only when you visit your physician are truly a thing of the past. You don’t even have to spend big money or leave your home to get a sense of your heart rate during exercise or at rest. The rise of...

Best Fitbits (2023): Trackers, Watches, GPS, Health

There was a time not too long ago when Fitbit was essentially the only wearable in town, the most popular way to brag about step counts and the rest. While its status has waned in the face of ever-growing competition, Fitbit is still making easy-to-use fitness trackers and watches....

Best Slow Cookers (2023) For Soups, Stews And Casseroles

Slow, low-heat cooking is perfect for delicious one-pot dishes and getting the best flavor from cheaper cuts of meat such as lamb shoulder or chicken thighs. With intuitive control panels, the best appliances allow you to throw all the ingredients into the pot, turn it on, and get on...

Spying On Beavers From Space Could Help Save California

For the first time in four centuries, it’s good to be a beaver. Long persecuted for their pelts and reviled as pests, the dam-building rodents are today hailed by scientists as ecological saviors. Their ponds and wetlands store water in the face of drought, filter out pollutants, furnish habitat...

5 Best Food Processors And Choppers (2023)

If you’ve already got a blender, stand mixer, or juicer, you may feel like you’re all set for prepping for meals, but—as the best chefs will agree—no kitchen should be without a decent food processor. The perfect multitasking tool for slicing, dicing, chopping, and more, with a good food...

Brazilian Gamers Aren’t Waiting For Hollywood. They’re Building Their Own Cons

In 2022, I interviewed journalist Mariana Ayrez, who opened my eyes to the relevance of Perifacon. She reiterated that “while other events promote pop culture and bring together artists and the public, they have a lot of incentive from private business players. Meanwhile, Perifacon delivers geek culture, love, and...

20 Best After-Christmas Sales And Deals (2023)

Maybe you still have some shopping to do, or perhaps you received some gift cards over the holidays. In any case, post-Christmas sales are a great time to make your money go a little further. We’ve rounded up our favorite genuine discounts below. Special offer for Gear readers: Get...

The 10 Best Albums Of 2023

The best albums of 2023 were actually released in 2022. Taylor Swift and Beyoncé dominated the year through global stadium tours, blockbuster movies, and countless digital column inches. Beyoncé began the year by performing a lucrative and divisive private concert in Dubai and ended it in Kansas City when...