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SVS Prime Pinnacle Loudspeaker Review

Certain geographies have long-held associations with loudspeaker design. Maidstone, Kent or Steyning, Sussex in Britain (KEF and Bowers & Wilkins, respectively) for example. Or Cambridge,

These neat xCloud controller concepts just moved closer to reality

With Microsoft set to launch the xCloud streaming service on a vast range of connected devices later this year, you just know some innovative mobile-friendly

After offline success, Vivo eye online gains with new Z-series

Vivo now wants to lure new online audiences with the Z-series. Its latest option in the Vivo Z1 Pro, which has a starting price of

My New Favorite IEMs – Meze Audio Rai Penta Review

This week I got a chance to spend some quality time with the long awaited Meze Audio Rai Penta! The Rai Penta has been undergoing

Best Smartwatches 2019 – Smartwatch News and Updates (June 2019)

The best smartwatch is more than just a way to get smartphone notifications on your wrist. The device has to be everything in one: a

Rega Aura review : Impressive phono stage, provided your system is up to it

The idea of a phono stage from Rega Research costing nearly £4000 is still surprising. It’s not that the company can’t make products at this

2019 Carsales Best Commercial Van Comparison- Ford Transit Custom v Hyundai iLoad v Peugeot Expert v Renault Trafic v Toyota HiAce v Volkswagen Transporter

Tax time is upon us, and if a new mid-size van is on your shopping list then this comparison is crucial reading Without vans Australia

Analog gems: 10 additional film cameras worth buying right now

Analog gems part 2 Back in 2017 we shared our list of 10 excellent, affordable film cameras worth considering. Jump to today, in 2019, and public

Fiat-Chrysler suddenly withdraws industry-rattling merger proposal with Renault

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has spent several years looking for a partner to merge with in order to save money on research and development. It looked

Things aren’t looking good for the iPhone 11 and Galaxy Note 10 – here’s why

Key handsets including the fabled iPhone 11 and Galaxy Note 10 will launch in incredibly difficult circumstances, according to new research from the the International Data

New Vauxhall Astra vs used Audi A3: which is best?

You’re in the market for a five-door hatchback, but do you buy new with a stylish Vauxhall Astra or do you go used with the

Fiat-Chrysler rattles the car industry by proposing a merger with Renault

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has spent several years looking for a partner to merge with in order to save money on research and development. Its search

Huawei grabs second spot in global tablet shipments

Last year, Huawei knocked Apple off second spot to become the second largest phone vendor in the world. Now it has repeated the trick with tablet

Best computer speakers of 2019

If you’re looking for a pair of speakers to put on your desk, check out our top picks for the best computer speakers you can

DJI denies rumors of Phantom 5 cancellation

DJI launched its brand with the Phantom 1, known at the time as Phantom, in January 2013. The iconic design has spawned numerous imitators but

Suddenly, OnePlus is a top 5 phone brand globally

OnePlus appeared as number five in the top five brands in premium smartphone market share for the year 2018. This is according to Counterpoint Research’s

How to transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse with an external graphics card

With a little bit of research and elbow grease, an external graphics setup can transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse for a fraction of

2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America First Look (200 Built)

One of the most iconic motorcycle models in MV Agusta’s storied history is the America of the 1970s. Instantly distinctive, certain America examples can demand

2019 Kawasaki Z400 Review – First Ride

Kawasaki admits motorcycles can be a tough sell these days. All the manufacturers perform market research to find out what new buyers want, but when

Standmounts vs floorstanders: Which speakers should you buy?

A big question that needs careful consideration The question of whether to buy standmount or floorstanding speakers is one of the earliest and most fundamental

2020 Toyota Corolla first drive review: A better value in the compact sedan space

The Baader-Meinhof effect, also called the frequency illusion, says that when you focus on something, suddenly you’ll notice it all around you. It happens to

Apple in 2019: AirPower, reverse wireless charging, iPads

Like it or not, and some definitely don’t, Ming Chi-Kuo continues to be one of the most listened to personalities when it comes to making

PS5 vs Xbox Two showdown is happening at E3 – but not when you think

Enter 2019 and the next-gen console wars seemed well and truly on, with the inevitable PS5 vs Xbox Two grudge match hogging the spotlight. According

Apple should make a cheap iPhone Air

It’s time Apple considered creating something akin to their MacBook Air, but in a smartphone. Considering their most recent announcement about the big bummer that

Best Laptops of 2018 – Updates (October 2018)

Whether you’re shopping for a sub-$200 laptop, a lightweight laptop for work or a powerful gaming rig, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming.

Atrial fibrillation explained: Why wearables want to look after your heart

Fitbit and Huami also want to make a difference in monitoring heart health Apple beat Fitbit by bringing serious health monitoring to its smartwatch first on the Watch

2019 Audi e-tron: 5 key things you should know

With the 2019 Audi e-tron, the all-electric SUV category enters the big leagues. Launching in the US midway through next year, the new five-seater promises

2019 Kia Proceed FIRST DRIVE review – price, specs and release date

The Kia Proceed is a svelte shooting brake which sits halfway between the regular Ceed hatchback and the Sportswagon estate – we’ve been for an

Snapdragon Wear 3100: The 5 big things you need to know

Time waits for no-one, and in smartwatch terms that means the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 is long overdue. The latest chipset for Wear OS by Google

Volvo’s road-plane vision is beguilingly disruptive

Air travel is dire, autonomous car development is split into poorly-communicating silos, and the goal of cutting road fatalities and making better use of infrastructure