Our Best Tech Stories of the Year

A look back at the best stories our tech writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from smart eyewear to nostalgic gaming to in-depth camera reviews.

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365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear, and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best stories our tech writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from smart eyewear to nostalgic gaming to in-depth camera reviews.


Which Apple Products Are Really Worth Your Money? (Updated)

What to buy and what to pass up, from iPad to Apple TV, MacBook to AirPods.

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The Innovation Lab That’s Pushing the Future of Eyewear

Trusted by Nike and Google.

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The Future of Tech Manufacturing? It’s in Brooklyn

New Lab is an innovative workspace dedicated to helping tech companies manufacture hardware.

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Review: The New Sony A9 Is A Mirrorless Monster

It’ll make you a better photographer—one frame at a time.

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I Spent $1,100 on the iPhone X — And Now I Hate Myself

This year was supposed to be the year we got everything we wanted from our smartphones. So much for that.

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Can a Smartphone Really Replace Your Camera?

We put the three best up against a mighty full-frame mirrorless.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Review: The Most Comfortable Noise-Canceling Headphones. Period

Bose's new QC35 II headphones are similar to last year's QC35, with a few added perks.

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The Most Beautiful TVs You Can Buy Are OLEDs. Period.

OLED technology produces darker blacks and more lifelike colors than any LED LCD TV. And it's finally accessible.

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4 Professional Adventure Photographers Share Their Photo Kits

The most successful adventure photographers reveal what camera gear makes it into their backpacks.

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Marantz TT15S1 Review: This Storied Turntable Isn’t Just a Majestic Machine, It’s Ravishingly Good

Marantz is leagues ahead of everything happening in analog technology.

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Meet the Holy Grail of Retro Gaming Consoles

Who cares about price? (Rhetorical question.)

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Which Smartphone Has the Best Camera? We Pitted Them All Against Each Other to Find Out

We put the four flagship smartphones with the highest-rated camera systems to the test.

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Meet the Men Making the Most Beautiful Analog Audio Equipment

Priceless audio, designed in Nyack, New York.

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The Perfect Apple Desk Setup, Four Ways

Do you prefer working from a laptop or desktop? Either way, we've got you covered.

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The Best Products of 2017

A look back at the year in gear. From superlative whiskey to sustianable denim, these were the best products released in 2017. Explore the Series

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