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2017 Volvo V60 Polestar First Drive: Feeling Blue

It’s a Volvo renaissance right now but, though the XC90 and S90 may be flying off dealers’ lots with their high-tech cabins and minimalistic style,

Sony PlayStation VR review : THIS is mainstream VR (with some ifs and buts)

The PlayStation VR is virtual reality’s big hope to go mainstream, and with some great games now on the system it’s even easier to recommend

Xiaomi Mi VR review : Slightly more than your average affordable mobile headset

Another Xiaomi device where you get what you pay for but again, the price really can vary so it’s tough to say whether it’s worth

RHA CL1 Ceramic Earphones Review

Pros Truly outstanding performance with high quality material Well built Good carry case Cons Hard to drive Some comfort issues Won’t flatter poor recordings What

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special FLHRXS First Ride Review

Harley’s new Street Rod was our excuse to go to Daytona last week, but while we were there we got to ride The MoCo’s new

2018 Audi Sport RS 3 first drive: a 4-door, 174 mph speed-demon

For nearly twenty years, Audi Sport was known as quattro GmBH, but with cars like the 2018 RS 3 the performance division is embracing its

2017 Ferrari 488 Spider 4XX Siracusa By Mansory Review

There are tuners who are best known for their visual stylings while there are others who are recognized for the power upgrades they offer. Then

Jeep Cherokee Overland review: Off-road heritage with on-road comfort

The mid-size SUV market isn’t short of options: Germany is represented by the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, Japan has the excellent Nissan Qashqai, Seat

Sony KD-49XE9005 review

How long does it take your brain to process an image? No, it’s faster than that – it’s around 13 milliseconds. In the time it

ATI AT527NC and AT524NC Amplifiers Review

PRICE $3,695, $2,595 AT A GLANCE Plus Very powerful Natural and balanced Made in the U.S.A. Minus LEDs are too bright THE VERDICT The days

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S GTStreet R By TechArt Review

The business of tuning Porsche sports cars is a big one. It can also be an expensive one depending on where you go. Still, Porsche

Suzuki GSX250R Review

After years of bigger/better/faster, many of the world’s top sportbikemanufacturers took a step back and expanded downward into the pocket-rocket displacements. It’s unclear whether this

2017 Lexus IS 200t review

THE GOOD: The compact chassis is nimble and ready to turn and the zippy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine offers just enough power to be fun. THE BAD: The

2015 – 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR Review

Meccanica Verghera Agustaquickly made its mark on the motorcycle-racing world back in 1945 when it started producing motorcycles in post-war Italy. Legend has it that

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod First Ride Review : Harley lets fly an angrier, urban-sport version of its lovable Street 750

As a lifelong rooter for the underdog, I really wanted to like this one. Almost three years ago, I was a big fan of the

Samsung Gear S3 vs LG Watch Sport : Battle of the bulky smartwatches

While Fitbit smartwatch details are beginning to emerge and Apple leads the pack, the latest offerings from Samsung and the Android Wear world are still

How-To Use Your Alienware Notebook for VR

Now that the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have arrived, you’re ready to jump into the virtual reality fray. However, like many of us, you

Phase Technology dARTS DFS-660-T Speaker System Review

AT A GLANCE Plus Audyssey MultEQ XT Pro room equalization Variable-axis soft-dome tweeters on surrounds All speakers are biamped or triamped Minus Expensive Status LEDs

How to use a Chromebook : 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

When Google first introduced Chromebooks in 2011, it seemed like a ridiculous idea. A laptop that can only run a browser? Who wants that? But

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Review

Traffic-carving performance isn’t the first thing one thinks of when hearing the name Harley-Davidson, but the MoCo is going about changing that perception with the

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Review

It’s been known for quite some time now that Mercedes-AMG had its eye on releasing a four-door performance saloon that would compete against the popular

Rotel A12 Integrated Amplifier Review

PRICE $899 AT A GLANCE Plus USB inputs for PC and iOS Premium Wolfson DAC Bluetooth aptX Minus No DSD decoding No Wi-Fi, AirPlay, or

2016 – 2017 Triumph America / America LT / Speedmaster Review

Triumph returns in 2017 with three bikes in the America/Speedmaster family: the America, the America LT and the Speedmaster. All three models come with that bullet-proof

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars

BenQ HT2050 review

THE GOOD: The BenQ HT2050 has excellent overall image quality with best-in-class black levels and contrast. A shorter-throw lens helps it project a larger image

2017 Alpina B4 S Biturbo Review

When you line up the number of tuning firms who specialize on BMWs, you’ll inevitably come across Alpina, which technically started as an aftermarket company

Modem vs. Router : How They’re Different and What They Do

When it’s time to set up a home Wi-Fi network, it’s important to know exactly what kind of equipment you need. Everything starts with two

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus Review : Kid Tested, Parent Approved

For many Americans, the ever growing checklist of bank account-draining expenses means that they need to be more selective about what they buy and why. House with

The best smartwatch 2017: We choose between Apple, Samsung and more

Picking the best smartwatch for you among the plethora of brand new devices is increasingly tough. Gone are those horrible lumps of plastic and the

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition Review

Mitsubishi is struggling to keep up with demands presented by the masses, effectively letting certain once-successful models like the Lancer go untouched for years only