The Drought Is Making the Klamath River’s Baby Salmon Sick

The Drought Is Making the Klamath River’s Baby Salmon Sick

    05 Jun 2021

This story originally appeared in High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The video shows clear river water washing over rocks as sunlight dances in the shallows. Small slivers of white that look like leaves float on the surface. But they aren’t leaves; they’re the bodies of juvenile salmon, most of

TCL 6-Series TV Review (2020): It’s Our Favorite TV, Again

TCL 6-Series TV Review (2020): It’s Our Favorite TV, Again

    27 Sep 2020

Someday, there will be a reason to spend more than $1,000 on a TV. For now, save your money and buy the new TCL 6-Series. For the third year in a row, the $650, 55-inch model is our favorite TV—where beautiful picture quality and a usable Roku interface meet a reasonable price. It has better

Motorola One 5G Review: It Has Battery for Days

Motorola One 5G Review: It Has Battery for Days

    24 Sep 2020

In all my years of testing smartphones, I can hardly remember a time I asked myself, “Wait, when did I charge this again?” That’s what Motorola’s latest, the One 5G, will make you think. It’s a heavy and thick phone, stuffed with a 5,000-mAh battery cell. But I can take some bulk for a phone

GoPro Hero 9 Black Review: Time to Upgrade

GoPro Hero 9 Black Review: Time to Upgrade

    19 Sep 2020

You can almost set your seasonal clock by the release of a new GoPro camera. This year is no different; pandemic notwithstanding, the Hero 9 arrives precisely as the weather starts to cool. Last year’s Hero 8 brought a new cageless design with built-in mounting rings and a more compact front lens. This year takes

Yamaha THR30 II Review: A Guitar Amp of the Future

Yamaha THR30 II Review: A Guitar Amp of the Future

    14 Sep 2020

I vividly remember my dad telling me about Wi-Fi when I was a kid. He promised that when I made it to high school, I’d be able to print my essays from a laptop—no cables required. It sounded like science fiction, but by the time I had my awkward ninth-grade growth spurt, I was regularly

Microsoft Surface Duo Review: Not Quite There

Microsoft Surface Duo Review: Not Quite There

    12 Sep 2020

Notification bar stuck. Some apps freeze. Camera keeps flipping back and forth. These are a few of many notes I made while testing Microsoft’s new phone, the dual-screen Surface Duo. I’ve run into so many bugs these past two weeks that I had to start jotting them down just to keep track. Presumably after hearing

Vintage Electric Roadster Review: An Ebike That Offers Pure Joy

Vintage Electric Roadster Review: An Ebike That Offers Pure Joy

    11 Sep 2020

I’ve always liked going fast, but I’m keenly aware of the consequences. When I was a child on the ski slopes, I’d spear my way down the mountain on my runs, eating more than my share of snow between the lift lines. As an adult, who more coherently understands mortality, I impose limits on my

LG Velvet 5G Review: Suave, Bland, and Overpriced

LG Velvet 5G Review: Suave, Bland, and Overpriced

    10 Sep 2020

LG has always made weird phones. Remember when it put all the buttons on the back of the LG G2? Then there’s the leather-backed G4, and the modular G5 that let you attach different add-ons to the phone, like a camera grip. And it’s hard to forget last year’s G8, which let you turn up

Oura Ring Review: Worth the Hype

Oura Ring Review: Worth the Hype

    07 Sep 2020

No gear reviewer is perfectly objective. It’s impossible. Even if I wanted to, I wouldn’t be able to insulate myself from the buzz around the Oura ring. The Oura costs $299. It’s not cheap, and it, like, tracks your sleep? That’s something a lot of other wearables do. Moreover, the company cultivates a privileged mystique

iMac Review (27-Inch, 2020): A Powerful and Reliable Mac

iMac Review (27-Inch, 2020): A Powerful and Reliable Mac

    28 Aug 2020

The first and last time I used an iMac was back in 2013, in the dingy office building that housed my college newspaper. Being an all-in-one computer, it didn’t take up much space—crucial, since the room was often packed like a can of sardines with student journalists. Its simplicity was striking compared to the bulky,