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Nate Swanner

Nate Swanner

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Nate is General Manager for all not-Digital-Trends properties at DTMG, including The Manual, Digital Trends en Espanol (DTES),  21Oak, NewFolks, The Angle, PawTracks, HappySprout, ToughJobs, and BlissMark. He was previously an Editor at Dice Insights, The Next Web, SlashGear, and Android Authority.

A former chef, lifelong snowboarder, documentary fiend, and avid traveler, Nate eats well, learns constantly, and falls down a lot of snowy mountains.

Costco croissants

How to keep Costco croissants fresh for weeks (or months)

We love croissants from Costco, but most households can’t get through 12 in a few days’ time. What can you do? Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks.
Level Lock front door

Level Lock review: The smart home is finally classy again

Level Lock promises smart lock brains with a subdued, familiar aesthetic. Does it deliver? Read our review!
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This 4-step peanut butter fudge recipe is a perfect last-minute Christmas gift

Don't know what to give this Christmas? This four-step peanut butter fudge recipe is a surefire winner for just about anyone.
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Review: The Turonic PH950 air purifier is expensive (and worth every penny)

We review the Toronic PH950 air purifier. Is it worth its weight in air purification?
Helt Kitchen Wear

Review: The Helt Utility Work Shirt is our new favorite kitchen-only apparel

Want to look professional while working in your home kitchen? The Helt Utility Work Shirt is a favorite of professionals we think fits in just as well at home.
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Purple Mattress review: The grid is great

We tested the Purple mattress and its famed grid. Wondering if it's all hype? Read our review to find out whether the grid is worth the hype!
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There’s still time to get this show-stopping item for Thanksgiving dinner

Don't have a boring Thanksgiving dinner! Instead of turkey and ham, mix things up a bit with this show-stopping item that's almost guaranteed to please.
hydropro plus sous vide machine review

Review: The HydroPro Plus is pro-level sous vide anyone can (and should) buy

The HydroPro Plus is a top-end sous vide machine meant for professional kitchens -- but does it belong in yours? We put it through its paces to find out.
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Our favorite premium kitchen gadget is on a deep discount (but there’s a catch)

The uber-expensive Breville Control freak is on sale right now – but there's a catch. We love this multi-tasker, but should you buy one?
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Fine, we’ll say it: The new HomePod mini colors are absolutely hideous

Apple announced new colors for its popular HomePod mini, but two of them are terrible.
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4 items you can check off your spring cleaning list in under an hour

Get spring cleaning done and dusted with these great simple tasks
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How to put together a complete living room spring cleaning checklist

Keep these X things in mind when it's time to tackle spring cleaning
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An honest review of the NutriBullet Immersion Blender

Is the new NutriBullet Immersion Blender worth your money, or should you look elsewhere? Our honest review.
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An honest review of Brandless refillable cleaners

Brandless is popular for its minimal aesthetic, but do its products live up to the hype? We tested their new line of refillable cleaners to find out.
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Best cheap hot tub deals for March 2021

It's still a bit cold, but now may be the perfect time to add a hot tub to your patio or back yard. Here are the best hot tub deals for March 2021.
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An honest review of the Logi Circle View Wired Doorbell

All-in on Apple's HomeKit, Logitech's Logi Circle View Doorbell is a clever smart-home device – but should you buy it?
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An honest review of the Lorex 2K QHD Wired Video Doorbell

There are plenty of connected doorbells on the market, but which is right for you? We tested an underdog, the Lorex 2K QHD Wired Video Doorbell.
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8 home office painting ideas you’ll love

A coat of paint can really improve your home office and your work productivity. Eight ideas will help you accomplish your design goals.
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6 home office remodeling ideas that will make you happy to work from home

If you're working from home, follow these simple and affordable ideas to achieve work-life balance with a streamlined work space.