* After 30 hours of research and testing against five other magnetic stud finders, we found that the reliable and accurate Biary Innovation Company’s Magic Stud Finder Plus is the best option for home use. [Best Stud Finder]
* After consulting three carpenters with a combined experience of 36 years, we tested the build quality and usability of 12 different tools by repairing cracked walls, putting up shelves, and drawing perpendicular lines to bring you the best putty knife, the best toolbox, the best torpedo level and the best combination square for your home.
* There's a new version of our runner-up dishwasher pick, so we updated the guide with the 2015 model of the Bosch Ascenta. The only change is that this new model is quieter than before. [Best Dishwasher]
* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, life without an air conditioner, better productivity without deadlines, and the link between heavier silverware and better-tasting food.
* We updated some of our picks for emergency gear based on American Red Cross and FEMA standards, and early hands-on testing, but stay tuned for our full update to this guide in this fall. [Helpful Gear for Any Emergency]
* Bosch updated their Ascenta dishwasher line, which means there's a new version of our budget dishwasher pick. The company says the new model will run a few decibels quieter than the previous model, and we plan to test it ourselves when we can. [Best Dishwasher]
* On Wednesday, July 15, Amazon plans to launch a one-day shopping event that it’s calling Prime Day. We’re expecting Amazon to announce a high volume of deals that day, but we’re applying the same maniacal level of deal scanning we do year round. We'll be covering the deals that are actually good over at Wirecutter in our Deals page.
* Frigidaire has announced a new smart AC, and we're 95 percent confident that it's our current pick, plus Wi-Fi and a companion app. We'll be testing the new unit to make sure and will update the guide with our results. [Best Air Conditioner]
* Our pruners guide could have been more clear on which model to get for gardeners with small hands, so we've updated the piece with a link to the Felco 6, an option that is a nearly identical (but smaller) version of our main pick. [Best Garden Pruners]
* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, make your own DIY speaker cables, use acupressure to reduce nausea and vomiting symptoms, and listen to the best soundtrack for increased productivity.
* Best Deals: Our favorite standing bike pump, the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive, and favorite tire lever, Pedro's Tire Lever, are down to $52 (from $65) when bought together with code STOCKUP20. [Bike Pump/Tire Lever]
* We've seen some reports of the head of our favorite Casabella indoor broom spinning forever when people try to screw it on. We tracked down a broom with this problem and initiated a return through customer service, and had a great experience. Casabella shipped us a whole new broom--that works perfectly--free of charge. If you're experiencing this problem, please reach out to Casabella at 800-841-4140 or email@example.com. [Best Broom, Mop, and Dustpan]