Hulu review: The best value in streaming if you don’t mind a few ads

Hulu is one of the most popular TV and movie streaming services for good reason. It’s the perfect complement and counterpoint to Netflix, with a huge variety of familiar shows from networks like ABC, Fox and NBC that you can watch soon after they air, as well as a growing catalog of its own critically acclaimed original series. If you have $6 per month to spare and don’t mind trading a few ads for a wealth of TV options, Hulu is a no-brainer.

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  • Low monthly fee for base plan.
  • New shows available soon after they air on networks.
  • Excellent
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Braven BRV-XXL/2 rugged speaker hands-on: Big size, big sound, and built for 18 hours of blissful audio playback

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Google Home speakers litter the inside of my house while I have a couple of Ultimate Ears small portable speakers to enjoy outside. The folks at ZAGG sent along the new Braven BRV-XXL/2 rugged portable speaker for me to try out and I almost fell out of my lawn chair in sheer joy listening to classic rock blast out of this boombox speaker.

The BRV-XXL/2 is a large speaker with a weight of 17.4 pounds, but you quickly forget about the weight as soon as you connect your phone and stream audio to the speaker. My family has been enjoying

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Working from home on a laptop? Check out these external monitors

Many business users now rely on a laptop as their primary PC for office work, but with millions of people now working from home there’s a real demand for larger, external monitors that can be used with a laptop. Having a larger display is obviously easier on the eye when you’re staring at the screen all day long, and can also help to reduce neck and back problems as you don’t have to keep bending over your laptop while working.

There are other key factors as well, with size being the most obvious. If you’re simply running Microsoft Office and

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 review: Faster, with more AI and added collaboration Review

Since moving to annual updates, CorelDRAW has been getting one or two strong features in each release. In the 2020 release, which costs £299 a year or £599 as a one-time purchase, that includes using machine learning to improve several features. This isn’t an attempt to deliver automatic designs, but to make designers more productive.

Expert users could turn a bitmap into a vector illustration by starting with PowerTRACE, but there’s usually quite a bit of tedious cleanup to be done on tracings. This tool is now powered by machine learning (and promoted to being a feature inside CorelDRAW rather

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The DualSense PS5 controller is packed with fancy features – but they won’t get used

In a blog post that came seemingly out of nowhere, Sony finally revealed the new DualSense PS5 controller. It marks a radical departure from the DualShock 4, but the redesigned pad will share one thing in common with its predecessor – developers will continue to ignore almost all of its unique features. 

And that’s a shame, as the DualSense is stuffed full of exciting and potentially game-changing technology. Sony wants to tingle your fingertips and massage your palms in a variety of interesting ways using haptic feedback and adaptive triggers – and I’m all for it.

We’ve seen the tech

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