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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

Anthem MRX 1120 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $3,499 AT A GLANCE Plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support Anthem Room Correction (ARC) 11 amp channels in one box Minus ARC doesn’t calibrate

Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 2 10000mAh vs Chuwi Hi-power 10050mAh Powerbank Comparison

Being daily users of power banks, we are aware of the major functions needed from these devices, one of which is to serve as a

BMW R1200GS Adventure vs. Ducati Multistrada Enduro vs. Honda Africa Twin vs. KTM 1190 Adventure R – COMPARISON TEST

We humans tend to obsess on how good something can be, how fast it can go, and what farkles it needs for higher performance even

Onkyo TX-RZ610 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $799 AT A GLANCE Plus Crisp, clear top end FireConnect wireless capability Attractive, simplified remote Minus Atmos limited to 5.1.2 Single-position room correction THE

Sonus faber Venere S Speaker Review

Pros Supremely accomplished and involving sound Superb build Handsome appearance Cons Require a reasonable amount of floor space Not the most ballistic speaker going What

Dell Latitude 11 for Education (3150) Review

The Pros Comfortable keyboard; Strong speakers The Cons Consistent, annoying lag; Dim display; Heavy for its size Verdict The Dell Latitude 11 for Education (3150)

Google Pixel vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: Which 5-inch flagship is right for you?

Months of speculation and sky-high anticipation has finally come to an end. Google has taken the wraps off the flagship phones that’ll supplant last year’s Nexus smartphones

2017 Audi A4 allroad First Drive: Wunderwagon

For a nation so addicted to crossovers and SUVs, it’s perverse that Audi had to get sneaky to make America swallow its wagon medicine. The

Best Wi-Fi Routers 2016

There’s a traffic jam in your home, with a wide array of connected devices — from smartphones and tablets to laptops and media streamers —

15 of the Fastest Ford Mustangs Ever Made

Since its introduction in 1964, Mustangs have been the beating heart behind Ford’s all-encompassing lineup. While General Motors aims to take on the supercar segment with the

7 Strange Motor Sports You Have to See to Believe

  Drag-racing motorcycles made of farm equipment? Summertime snowmobiling? How about tractor-trailer drifting? Since mankind’s earliest days, the need for speed has always been a powerful