TCL 8-Series review: TV tech tour de force gives superb performance

Sarah Tew/CNET If you’ve been researching TVs lately, “expensive” probably isn’t the first thing you’ve read about TCL, a China-based manufacturer known for Roku TVs that happen to be spectacular values. But here we are. As I write this review, the 8-Series, which comprises the 65-inch 65Q825 and the 75-inch 75Q825, is among the more … Read more

Best flashlights for 2020: From Rayovac to ThruNite

Like fire extinguishers and other safety devices, you usually don’t know you need a flashlight until it’s too late. In fact, if a storm or natural disaster knocks out the power, flashlights can be key not only to your comfort, but in more extreme cases to your survival. Will your light break if you drop … Read more

6 Alexa features you should turn off right now on your Amazon Echo

Alexa is becoming a fixture in more homes than ever. But along with all the clever new features, a few are definitely worth disabling. Sarah Tew/CNET Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are getting smarter all the time — plenty of hidden perks can improve your experience with them, and Alexa’s third-party skills add even more. But … Read more

Best cordless vacuum for 2020: from Shark, Dyson, Bissell, Moosoo and more

Vacuum cleaners have changed a lot in the last few years. The most popular models are no longer the massive upright machines they’ve been for decades. Today’s vacuums are lightweight, cordless and are powered by Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries. And a lot of these cleaners can tackle multiple types of flooring, from carpets to hardwood. … Read more