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Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They're powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented.

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Tweaking Google's Chrome browser with extensions to serve your every whim is one of its best features. Those optional little buttons sitting next to Chrome's omnibox now number in their thousands, and add all manner of new functions to your net-navigating experience. From VPNs to Chromecast to managing your passwords.

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Finding a comfortable way to carry around your gear is always a challenge for photographers. DSLRs are heavy. Lenses are big. Many enthusiasts — even pros — are turning to mirrorless cameras and their small footprints as a way to lighten the load. But you still need a bag, the perfect bag, to accommodate your shrunken gadgets.

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February is the cruellest month. An unconventional sentiment, maybe, but by now we've lost that New Year's vigour, winter is just around the corner, and our only escape is the dumping ground of post-awards-season Hollywood. But that's OK! Because February also brought some major upheavals to our Best Gadgets roster. So turn away from those grey skies and just keep staring at the shiny gadgets.

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You can be on the cutting edge of fashion, the very definition of style and the king or queen of cool, but if you're carrying around an old junker for a smartphone it's all for nought. Here are the best handsets for living large.

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There are a swathe of wrist-based fitness trackers out these days, but which one should you choose? We've rounded up the best four smart watches for your fitness needs to help you choose.

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Upgrading your computer's hardware isn't the only way to get that new machine experience. A new monitor can go a long way towards making your computer more fun to use and more functional. Here are five of the best to choose from, based on reader nominations.

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The pace of development in the SSD world is staggeringly awesome, as each generation of SSD controllers has delivered substantial increases in performance and reliability, while at the same time we've seen flash prices drop like a stone. It's a great time to be storing and accessing data, for sure, but we've also seen the market dominated by a trio of SSD controllers from SandForce, Marvell and Indilinx, with different vendors applying their own tweaks to the drives' firmware to differentiate them.

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Can you believe it's September already? Yep, winter is officially over, which means the jumpers get tossed back under the bed and we start daydreaming about summer getaways. Here are the newest additions to our list of best gadgets to get you fired up for spring.

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Picking the best mouse is a personal decision, but there are some stand-out models that are more likely than others to be recommended. This week we're taking a look at five of the best desktop mice.

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Ultraportables have been the only class of laptop that really matters for a while now. Sure, you can find more powerful machines for less money. But the mix of portability, speed and beauty — along with the miniature muscle of Intel's Ivy Bridge chips — has made ultrabooks the best laptops to own for most of us.

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Dragging party music to the park or patio doesn't have to involve so much actual dragging. More party, more easy! You've got a gazillion songs on your phone already. And little, portable Bluetooth speakers are getting so cheap. Now, for around $100-$150, you can blast your jams to the high heavens, or at least a 10m radius.

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Summer is well and truly gone, which means there's no better time than now to hole ourselves inside with some new gadgets. Here are some of the best from the past month.