The best tech gadgets we tested in 2021

Tech is an essential part of our everyday lives, but finding the right gadgets for your needs — whether it’s for working, staying fit or having fun — can be overwhelming. That’s why we spend countless hours rigorously testing the latest technology, from measuring how fast the top smartphones and laptops actually are to living with headphones and earbuds for weeks on end. We’ve tried out lots of great gadgets this year, but here are the ones that truly stood out in every category.


Best smartphone overall: iPhone 13 (starting at $699;

Apple’s iPhone has long been …

Signs You Need Replacement Size-accurate Rubber Mat

When the car mats are already too light and thin, these will end up slipping around. This can be very annoying since you need to adjust it again back to its original place or position. 

Slippery car mats may pose some danger to the driver since these might obstruct the accelerator, brake, or clutch once the car mat has slipped under the pedals when driving. This is why it is highly recommended to replace dangerous worn out car mats sooner than later.…

All the best home products we tested this year

CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — be it coffee makers or office chairs — to find the absolute best in each respective category.

Our testing process is rigorous, consisting of hours of research (consulting experts, reading editorial reviews and perusing user ratings) to find the top products in each category. Once we settle on a testing pool, we spend weeks — if not months — testing and retesting each product multiple times in real-world settings. All this in an effort to settle on the absolute best products.

This year, we tested hundreds of home products — from office furniture to vacuums …

We spent 2021 testing hundreds of products: These are worth the money

Throughout the year, CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — from coffee makers to computers to sheets to shower heads — to help our readers find the absolute best things.

Our testing process is rigorous. We spend countless hours of research, consulting experts, reading editorial reviews and perusing user ratings to identify the products we want to bring in for testing, be they things that have stood the test of time or the most promising new contenders. Then we spend weeks or months testing and retesting each product multiple times in real-world settings, putting everything through the sort of use …

Podcast: How a healthy diet can help alleviate depression and anxiety


The brain makes us who we are. It’s the control center that manages thoughts, emotions, and even our perception of time. But for many of us, the brain remains a mystery. This season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, explains how this 3-pound organ impacts our physical and mental health. As Dr. Gupta demystifies the brain, you’ll learn tangible takeaways to help you sleep better, eat healthier, and live longer.

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Researchers found Omicron had 10 times the proportion of reinfection cases compared to Delta. Here’s what else two early studies say.

Two new preprint papers add to growing evidence that the Omicron coronavirus variant may be less likely to cause severe disease and hospitalization compared to the Delta variant.

Omicron is associated with a two-thirds reduction in the risk of Covid-19 hospitalization compared with Delta, suggests one study, released online Wednesday as a working paper by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. That research was based out of Scotland.

The other paper, posted Tuesday to the online server, suggests that people with Omicron infections have had 80% lower odds of being admitted to the hospital compared with Delta infections. But once …

Grosse Ile MI Heating Supplier

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Wearing Disposable Daily Contact Lenses the Safe Way

Keep Your Contacts Off Your Mouth 

This may sound funny but whether you believe it or not, there are actually a lot of people who do this. They put it in the mouth for the purpose of lubricating it. There are numerous bacteria in the mouth that may end up infecting your eyes when you put your contacts on again. To play things safe, be sure to carry around an extra pair of dailies or an emergency pair of glasses.…

The advantages of buying online, even for your car

Experience of visiting a physical store might not be too comfortable for some people. This is because they prefer to make their shopping process silent and uninterrupted. However, some sellers will try to persuade the buyer to buy a particular product of a particular brand. As much as some sellers do this with good intentions, it’s hard to ignore the possibility of profit-based advice.…