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Five Best Ebook Readers

If you like taking your books on the go, you’ve never had more options. The best ereaders are slim, have batteries that last for weeks, have multiple screen sizes and types to suit you, and come at different price points. Let’s look at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Outdoor Speakers

Listening to music in your back yard is easier than ever thanks to the proliferation of outdoor speakers, but which ones offer the best sound and the most features? This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on reader nominations.


Five Best Drones

Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs if you’re being formal) are becoming increasingly affordable. Whether you’re getting into drones because you want to take awesome video of your community, do some neighbourhood mapping, or just fly something cool looking through the skies, you have lots of great options. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Headsets With Attached Microphones

Whether you’re gaming, taking video calls, listening to music or doing all three, a good headset makes a huge difference. There are lots of choices on the market, and this week we’re looking at five of the best, based on reader nominations.


Five Best Price Tracking Tools

Figuring out the best time to buy something requires constant watching over ever-fluctuating online prices, and some knowledge of how prices have changed in the past. Luckily, you don’t have to figure it all out yourself — there are great tools to help you do it. This week we’re looking at five of the best.


Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps

Scanning receipts while you travel, notes on a whiteboard, or sketches on an envelope can be easy with the right tools. The best apps for the job take a snapshot, offer text recognition, and save your scan to the cloud for future reference on other devices. This week, we’re looking at five of the best smartphone apps that get the job done.


Five Best Audiobook Services

If you’re looking for ways to fit more books into your life, listening to audiobooks is a great way to do it. You can listen on your commute, on holidays, or at home while you’re doing other things. This week, we’re looking at five of the best audiobook services, based on your nominations.


Five Best File Encryption Tools

Keeping your personal data safe doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you keep sensitive information encrypted and under your control. That’s why this week we’re looking at the five best file encryption tools you can use to encrypt your data locally.


Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

You don’t have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it’s your desktop PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we’re looking at five of the best.


Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites

Taking photos and uploading them to the web has never been easier. The best sites to store those photos keep them backed up, make them easy to share, showcase them in good-looking galleries, and offer you lots of space and effective editing tools. This week, we’re looking at five of the best image hosting sites, based on your nominations.