Buying a mattress can be a confusing and anxiety-ridden process, thanks to a sea of choices and features to consider. And purchasing mattresses online isn't quite the same as visiting mattress stores. But now, more than ever before, is a good time to consider buying a mattress online. No longer do you have to go through the hassle of dealing with a salesperson or lying on numerous floor models; you can simply shop from the comfort of your own home and end up with the answer to a good night's sleep. Starting about seven years ago, a number of online mattress retailers upended the market by simplifying the nightmare of the buying process. The movement was headlined by brands like Casper and Tuft and Needle, and it's transformed how we buy our beds. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.*Proprietary "Purple Smart Comfort Grid" But the revolution also drew a lot of attention to the $29 billion market. While the early … [Read more...] about Find the best mattress in 2019: 11 top brands compared
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Wondering about the best mattresses you can buy online? You're in luck. Starting about seven years ago, a number of online mattress retailers upended the market by simplifying the nightmare of the buying process. The movement was headlined by brands like Casper and Tuft and Needle and it's transformed how we buy our beds. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.*Proprietary "Purple Smart Comfort Grid" But the revolution also drew a lot of attention to the $29 billion market. While the early disruptors maintain their hold, for the most part, a number of challengers have arrived, offering slightly different combinations of price, product, materials, and customer service. After a series of parries and pivots by companies large and small, consumers now face a more nuanced mattress market. If you're a low-maintenance shopper looking to avoid the showroom, you're no longer locked into just grabbing a Casper -- there are other … [Read more...] about Finding the best mattress online: 11 top brands compared
I knew from the moment I held it that the $1,980 Galaxy Fold, the world's first major foldable phone, would be something different, something special. Feeling the screen open and close was such a visceral action that felt natural and right. And after doing everything from watching videos and reading the news to writing emails on that enormous 7.3-inch screen, you'll never want to go back to "only" a 6-inch display again. The promise -- and peril -- of a foldable phone is real. And it's all in the screen, center crease or no.We knew there would be growing pains, but nobody expected the screens on some reviewers' phones to malfunction so quickly, or for Samsung to postpone the Fold's April 26 sale date for weeks while it investigated what went wrong. That sucked, because the incidents cast a pall over the Fold and over the concept of foldable phones in general. I had been super excited to be one of the first in the world to try the Fold, but the screen meltdown let all the air out of the … [Read more...] about Galaxy Fold review: The potential and peril of foldable phones has never been clearer
Places like Colorado have many THC-laced edibles for sale. © Erich Schlegel/Corbis In 2014, when New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd ventured to Colorado, legally purchased a marijuana-infused candy bar and ate way too much of it, she spent eight sleepless hours believing she was dead [source: Dowd]. After writing a column documenting her nightmarish experience, a billboard appeared in Denver, offering sage advice: "Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation. With edibles, start low and go slow" [source: Wallis]. While smoking is the prevailing means of consuming marijuana -- the most commonly used illegal drug in the country -- eating marijuana is a popular alternative [source: National Institute on Drug Abuse]. Typically, "eating marijuana" doesn't mean chowing down on cannabis plants in their raw form. Instead, it means eating baked goods, candies, ice cream, salsa or another food fortified with the drug's constituent chemicals -- in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol, or … [Read more...] about What if you eat marijuana?
Half a decade ago, a new kid named Sony made up a game called “full-frame mirrorless,” and has spent the last five years dunking on everybody else. At first, the cool kids thought this game was dumb and they were happy to let Sony play by itself. Then, as the game caught on, old veterans were suddenly scrambling to get in. Well, Nikon finally got in, and while its first effort isn’t perfect, it’s really pretty damn good. As a refresher, a couple months ago Nikon announced its first full-frame mirrorless cameras: The 24.5 megapixel Z6 and the higher-end, 45.7 megapixel Z7. Both cameras use Nikon’s brand new Z Mount system and have lenses being made especially for them (just a few at launch, but more will be rolling out over the next few years). The Z7, which this is a review of, is made to compete directly with Sony’s 42.4 megapixel A7R III, and really, with Nikon’s own D850. It’s for pro (or aspiring pro) photographers for whom resolution … [Read more...] about Nikon Z7 Review: A Worthy Mirrorless Contender, But Not a Sony Killer