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Smart Electric Drive (2017) first drive: Nippy inner-city transport sprouts a plug socket

Stop anyone in the street and ask them to name the electric carpioneers and it’s likely the big names will make up the majority of

Here One review : Augmented sound like you’ve never heard it before

With Here One, the hearable has truly arrived. Sound quality is surprisingly good, the earbuds don’t draw attention to themselves, the augmented audio features are

First Look Review : Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens

The new Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens is the first of the company’s new line of ‘MK’ series Fujinon lenses aimed at the ’emerging production’

5 Things you need to know about the 2018 Lexus LC

The 2018 Lexus LC is without question the most gorgeous car to ever emerge from the Japanese luxury brand’s design center – and it’s also

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Guide

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum ($80) is one of the best gaming mice you can buy, partially because there’s so much you can do with

2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Review: First Ride

The last time Triumph conducted a major revamp of its Street Triple family was 2013. At that press launch Triumph didn’t feel it necessary to

2017 Cadillac Escalade Platinum review

THE GOOD: The 2017 Cadillac Escalade’s powerful V8 powertrain boasts excellent torque and smoothness, but also makes liberal use of cylinder deactivation to save fuel. The

2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 / V-Strom 650XT Review

Adventure bikes are definitely a thing, and aren’t showing any sign of going away anytime soon, and Suzuki’s V-Strom (Deutsch for stream) is definitely one

2017 Holden Spark LT v Suzuki Ignis GLX comparison

The market’s smallest vehicles aren’t selling quite as well as they used to, but you can’t attribute this decline to any lack of quality on

Prime vs zoom lenses : Can the best zoom lens match the best prime?

In recent years, zoom lenses have been taking over the hearts of many working professional photographers as the more obvious, versatile choice. With the latest

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King & Road King Special Review

The Road King has long been an alternative for Harley-Davidson riders who want a tour-capable bike sansbarn-door fairing. It keeps getting better in the 2017

How to set up and use Android Pay on your Android Wear smartwatch

Android Wear 2.0 has a fancy new trick With Android Wear 2.0, Android Pay has finally come to wearables. Like Apple Watch wearers, Androiders can

2016 – 2017 SYM Wolf Classic 150 Review

We usually think of the Sanyang Motor Co., Ltd — better known to us as SYM — as a scooter company, so when looking at

Sony CAS-1 Compact Audio System Review

PRICE $1,000 AT A GLANCE Plus Small-footprint amp and speakers Streaming app Hi-res capable Minus No analog line input No S/PDIF input No sub output

Android Wear 2.0 review : Google takes another run-up at its smartwatch platform

Android Wear 2.0 is the overhaul Google’s OS needed. Not only does it make Wear more independent from the smartphone, it now gives iOS users

2016 – 2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber & V9 Roamer Review

Moto Guzzi launched a brand-new model family in 2016 that pays tribute to the past efforts of custom bike builders, of which there are no

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist

Smanos UFO review

PROS Wide field of view Vertical and ceiling mounts CONS Temperamental apps No IFTTT channel No cloud storage KEY FEATURES 1080p recording Night vision Built-in

Tizen v Android Wear : Which smartwatch OS is right for you?

It’s fair to say that no-one has truly answered the smartwatch question yet. Google’s Android Wear and Samsung’s Tizen OS provide two of the best

2017 Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet Review

Leave it to Mercedes-Maybach to come up with something like this. Ostentatious doesn’t even begin to describe the marriage of excess off-road capability with luxury.

Kyocera DuraForce Pro Review : Unbreakable Exterior with a Blah Battery

THE GOOD Superbright 5-inch screen Military-grade durability IP-68 water-resistance Lots of buttons Super-wide-angle “action cam” THE BAD Underwhelming battery life Mediocre performance Big and heavy

2016 – 2017 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Review

I remember watching news clips on TV in the early-to mid 1970s for events taking place in California. The news had plenty to talk about

Infiniti’s Old Guard: How the QX70 is an Exercise in Delayed Gratification

Most people don’t know this, but a top-secret team of engineers and designers founded Infiniti in the 1980s, looking for ways to improve customer service.

2017 Triumph Street Scrambler Review

Triumph has been getting some mileage out of its new 900 cc engine, and this mill drives yet another mid-size ride for the “Street Twin”

Honda CRF450R Vs. Husqvarna FC450 Vs. Kawasaki KX450F Vs. KTM 450 SX-F Vs. Suzuki RM-Z450 Vs. Yamaha YZ450F – Shoot-outs

The race to deliver the best 450cc motocross bike on the planet grabbed another gear in 2017 when Honda released its all-new 2017 CRF450R to

10 Things You Need to Know About the 2018 Ford Mustang

2015 was a big year for Ford. It launched two all-new versions of its icons, the F-150 and the Mustang. The F-150 shed over 700

Audio Research GSi75 review

High-end hi-fi purists tend to frown upon the concept of integration. Multiple boxes, each dedicated to an individual task have long been promoted as the

2017 Subaru Outback review

THE GOOD: Standard all-wheel drive and good ground clearance make the 2017 Subaru Outback more capable than the typical crossover SUV, and its EyeSight system adds

2015 – 2017 Indian Chieftain / Chieftain Dark Horse Review

The Chieftain has all the classic elements that identify it as part of the Indian Motorcycle heritage, including classic badging and iconic War Bonnet mounted

Control4 EA-1 Home Automation System Review

PRICE $600 AT A GLANCE Plus 50 context-sensitive programmable buttons on remote IR, serial, and IP-based control Amazon Alexa voice-control integration Minus Controller generates a