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19 Best Nintendo Switch Games (2020): ‘Odyssey’, ‘Cuphead’, and More

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is another one of Nintendo’s enhanced Wii U ports, and it still holds up. Its spectacular tracks, colorful karts, and the myriad of dirty tricks make it a marquee multiplayer experience on Nintendo’s hybrid console. A new smart steering option opens the game up to younger kids, too, giving them a way to play along without getting completely trounced. Whether drifting, hovering, or gliding around the scenic courses, you’re almost guaranteed to grin while playing it. [For 1-8 players]

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Father’s Day Gifts: 40 Gift Ideas for the Dad in Your Life

Matt Jancer is a staff writer for WIRED who focuses on reviewing outdoor gear. Previously, he spent a decade as a freelance writer covering automobiles, motorcycles, and lifestyle stories for magazines. Some of his longest gigs were at Car and Driver, Outside, Esquire, Playboy, and Popular Mechanics. 

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5 Best Smart Light bulbs (2020): Lifx, Philips, Wyze, and More

If you’re anything like me, you spent your childhood dreaming of lights you could control by clapping. The Clapper’s premise was brilliant—no more getting up from your comfortable bed to hit the light switch! (You can still buy it.) But technology has come a long way since then. …

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Best Streaming Content for Kids: Animal Cams, Story Hours, and More

On a normal day, my kids don’t often get a chance to look at screens. They’re usually at school, going to the playground with friends, or walking with me to the library. Social distancing and shelter-in-place laws have taken all of that away from us, but that doesn’ …

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9 Easy Mess-Free Indoor Activities and Creative Ideas for Kids

If your kids are home because schools are closed, you’re probably scrambling to find ways to keep them occupied when they’re not being homeschooled. I’ve seen quite a few posts around the internet from well-meaning parents suggesting activities that are indeed fun for kids but are also almost guaranteed to …

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5 Best Compact Cameras (2020): Cheap, Rugged, 10x Zoom, and More

The best camera, they say, is the one you have with you. That’s usually your smartphone, but there’s only so much it can do. Even with software wizardry like the Google Pixel’s Night Sight or two extra lenses on the back, a good compact camera gives you features like optical …

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The Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Deals (and Which Model to Choose)

Every year, Samsung stuffs more and more tech into its phones—this year it’s touting 8K video recording, 5G, and 100X digital zoom on the Galaxy S20 range. But the added features give those phones staggeringly high price tags. The Galaxy S20 starts at an eyebrow-raising $1,000, and it is the …

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8 Best Android and iPhone Games to Help You Survive Social Distancing

In the wake of Covid-19, one recommendation has been doled out over and over again: stay home. It’s quite possible that you’ve fantasized about never having to leave the house before—a time where you’re supposed to be lazy and stay inside for the good of society. It’s a glorious …

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