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JL Audio Dominion d110 Subwoofer Review

PRICE $1,100 each; $2,200 as reviewed AT A GLANCE Plus Powerful bass for a compact sub Performs extremely well with music and movies Minus Lacks

Why You Shouldn’t Root Your Android Phone

Rooting your Android phone gives you access to the operating system powering your device, including the parts of the OS that are closed to the

Sony MDR-Z1R review

Sony turns 70 this year, and celebrates that landmark with a range of Signature products. The range consists of two portable music players, a desktop

Best Cheap and Unlocked Smartphones 2017

The appeal of unlocked smartphones is that they provide features comparable to those on pricey flagships like the Galaxy S7 for hundreds of dollars less.

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

10 Cars With the Most NHTSA Safety Complaints Since 2005

Sometimes, car news gets all too predictable. When Consumer Reports comes out with the list of its most reliable cars, you know you’re going to see

HDR TV : What is it? How can you get it?

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the latest buzz-phrase in the TV world, with manufacturers and content creators alike suggesting it could bring noticeable leaps in

Why you shouldn’t waste money on extortionate HDMI ‘Premium’ cables

Opinion: The advent of 4K and HDR has reignited the the debate about HDMI cables and created new opportunities to rip people off. John Archer,

Anthem AVM 60 A/V Processor Review

PRICE $2,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Pristine audio plus 4K passthrough video Clean, simple, eminently usable design Excellent proprietary auto-setup/EQ system DTS Play-Fi streaming/multiroom wireless

Which GPU is Right For You?

If a laptop’s brain is the CPU, than consider the GPU the occipital lobe. Responsible for rendering images, video and animations in either 2D or

Onkyo TX-RZ1100 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $2,199 AT A GLANCE Plus Impressively dynamic, generous nine-channel power Dolby Atmos, DTS:X on board THX Select2 certified Minus Meh remote Ocassionally unintuitive ergonomics

Razer Project Ariana hands-on at CES 2017: gaming room lighting gets wacky

Razer’s Project Ariana was used this week at CES 2017 to show the potential of Razer Chroma lighting in full-room immersion. The company announced earlier

Hyundai’s Self-Driving Ioniq Review : Amazingly Smart, Can Cause Road Rage

Taking a Spin in Hyundai’s Self-Driving Ioniq I’ve been testing a new car, but I never actually drove it. That’s because it drives itself. It’s

McIntosh MT5 review

Few high-end companies can boast a heritage like the McIntosh brand. It’s easily one of the oldest around, founded in Maryland, USA in back in

Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGG1000B-1A Watch Review: The Luxury Beater

Casio recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the MR-G family of top-grade G-Shock watches. The MR-G, or “Mr. G,” as Casio’s Japanese contingent calls it,

10 Cars a Donald Trump Presidency Might Kill

Campaign promises are a special sort of thing. While most people don’t believe they will come true exactly how candidates state them, they do believe the underlying

PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos Speaker Review

What is the PSB Imagine XA? The PSB Imagine XA is a Dolby Atmos Speaker Module that uses upward-firing drivers that have been specifically designed

Como Audio Solo & Duetto Wireless Music Systems Review

AT A GLANCE Plus Versatile Solid build quality Streaming via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Impressive sound Intuitive app plus traditional remote Minus Wish it was battery-powered

7 Things You Never Knew About Honda

It’s a frigid March morning, and I’m standing outside of Honda’s corporate office in Aoyama, nestled deep in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Less than

Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?

A computer’s processor is its brain, the component where most of the “thinking” happens. A faster CPU (central processing unit) lets you crunch spreadsheets, surf

25 Worst Gadget Flops of All Time

There are gadgets that change everything (the iPhone, Amazon Echo, Bose’s noise-canceling headphones), and then there are devices that are so spectacularly bad that they

Honda Mobilio CVT Review

Imagine having a long time crush. For years, you and the object of your admiration have been in contact on and off. You know there’s

​The best wearable payment devices : Put the bank card down and pay with your body

Wearables aren’t just for showing smartphone notifications and tracking your fitness (or lack of it): a growing number of them are adding contactless payments to

2017 Kawasaki Z650 First Ride Review

Here’s a number to consider: 382. Kawasaki says that’s the percentage the naked motorcycle market has increased since 2011. For comparison, the sportbike market has

PSB SubSeries 450 Subwoofer Review

PRICE $1,499 AT A GLANCE Plus Very powerful on music Outstanding build quality Small size Minus Tepid output at the very bottom THE VERDICT One

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback First Drive

Launching a hatchback in a country traditionally skeptical about the 5-door might seem an unenviable challenge, but Honda sees the 2017 Civic Hatchback as an

Which Dell Is Right For You?

After doing your research, you’ve decided that you’re getting a Dell (congrats!), but which one, exactly? Is it going to be a jack-of-all-trades Inspiron, a

Best Outdoor Speakers 2016

For many of us, summertime means sitting outside with the wind in our faces, the barbecue cranking out great food and our music setup pumping

UMI Plus Hands-on Review

We got the UMI Plus for review from a Chinese store, Efox, here we will  present our review of the Umi Plus Smartphone after using

14 of the Biggest Automotive Flops of All Time

Over the years there have been plenty of bad cars. Countless bad cars, really. If you made a directory of car model ever built, you’ll realize that