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BenQ TH530 review

PROS Great value Sharp, detailed pictures Plenty of brightness CONS Quite noticeable rainbow effect Runs a bit noisily Only one HDMI KEY FEATURES Single-chip DLP

2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD Review: Luxury, reinvented

Cadillac could’ve followed its luxury rivals, but instead the 2017 CT6 rethinks its segment, injecting both sporting enthusiasm and style into an unabashedly tech-savvy sedan.

Pioneer VSX-531 review

If capitalism has shown us anything, it’s that money is power. Skew that into a home cinema context and that correlation isn’t necessarily as straightforward –

Samsung Q9F Hand-on Review

First impressions of Samsung’s new flagship TV from CES 2017 Samsung has officially unveiled its latest TVs. To say it’s kicked off the CES 2017

LG 65UH8500 LCD Ultra HDTV Review

PRICE $1,700 AT A GLANCE Plus HDR10 plus Dolby Vision HDR Great color Wide viewing window Minus Middling black levels Backlight artifacts THE VERDICT LG’s

2016 Victory Cross Country Review

In direct competition with Harley-Davidson and other Made-in-the-USA brands in the traditional American style of a heavier motorcycle, Victory continues to reap a share of the market.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra vs. Indian Roadmaster – COMPARISON TEST

There’s been a lot of talk about “bug-out bikes” lately—as in which is the perfect motorcycle to escape a natural (or unnatural) disaster. Earthquake? Tsunami?

2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country review

THE GOOD: Comfortable ride, lots of safety tech and all the practicality you’re liable to ever need. THE BAD: Its interior tech leaves an awful lot to

Who Should and Shouldn’t Buy a 2017 Subaru Impreza

After dropping over $1 billion on overhauling 95% of the Impreza platform, Subaru cashed in big time, as it recently took home the prestigious award for Japan

Yamaha MusicCast YAS-306 review

PROS IR passthrough Well balanced, high-quality sound Generous features CONS No text-based display Comparatively expensive KEY FEATURES Air Surround Xtreme virtual surround sound Dolby Digital

JBL Cinema Base review

PROS Powerful room-filling sound Good detail and solid mid-range Discreet design and robust build Easy to set up CONS Terrible remote Could offer more subtlety

2017 BMW X5 XDRIVE40E IPERFORMANCE REVIEW

HIGHS Tranquil ride quality Upscale design inside and out Stupendous seats Efficiency without sacrifice LOWS Limited cargo capacity for its size Lofty base price Driving

2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha Review

The Rezvani Beast came to be in 2014, less than a year after Rezvani Motors was established in 2014. Developed as a street-legal race car,

LG 55B6P 4K HDR OLED TV REVIEW

HIGHS Perfect Black levels/Contrast Excellent HDR performance/versatility Outstanding Color Super-friendly user interface Excellent viewing angle LOWS Slight screen glare The LG B6 OLED TV is

2017 Cadillac CT6 Premium Review: Let’s Call It a Comeback

Cadillac’s reinvention from has-been to vital luxury brand has been one of the biggest automotive stories of the past decade. But it’s a story that’s

Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

Light car sales may be down an alarming 16 per cent this year, but they’re still big business. Here we pitch two of the better

Bose SoundTouch 300 review

Bose’s latest soundbar offering, the SoundTouch 300, is much like the Build-A-Bear concept. Choose your basic product first, then accessorise away to your heart’s desire.

2017 Kia Soul Turbo first drive and review – it’s invigoratingly hamstertastic

In an age of homogenized design, the Soul is unmistakably a Kia and, internally, it’s known as the company’s most affordable “halo car”. It’s the

Acer H6517ST review

PROS Detailed, well-balanced pictures Short-throw benefits without the usual negative side effects Good value CONS Pretty noticeable rainbow effect Slightly noisy runner outside of its

Sony SRS-ZR7 review

Verdict This speaker has a sleek design and is very versatile, but doesn’t have the sound quality needed to make the most of it For

Vizio SmartCast E55-D0 HD TV Review : A Solid HD TV that’s Priced to Sell

THE GOOD Accurate color Bright picture Competitively priced big screen THE BAD No tablet included for smart TV features No 4K or HDR support VERDICT

MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO REVIEW

HIGHS Beautiful design Simple, intuitive hinge The best PC touchscreen, ever Respectable performance, for an all-in-one Solid bundled peripherals LOWS Extremely slow hard drive Last-generation

LG 55LH5750 HD TV Review : Snappy 55-Inch HD TV

THE GOOD Excellent smart-TV interface Accurate-color picture Competitively priced THE BAD No 4K or HDR support Only two HDMI ports VERDICT Although better known as

Review: Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

Consumers have two primary options for high-quality home audio: sound bars and surround sound speaker systems. Sound bars have their place, but tend to be

2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA HYBRID FIRST DRIVE

When Chrysler re-invented the minivan back in 1984, they hit on a formula that answered the needs of families – an affordable vehicle that could

Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You’ve got $40,000 and you want a dual-cab, diesel, 4×4 ute. But you don’t want to buy a Chinese vehicle – you want a brand

Best 4K Ultra-HD TVs 2016

If you want the ultimate detailed picture, 4K or ultra-HD TVs are the sets to buy. They pack four times more pixels (3840 x 2160)

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport review

THE GOOD: Solid brakes and an excellent cooling system make for long stints at the track. It’s cool to check out your racing stats in the

LG OLEDB6P series review

THE GOOD: The LG B6 outperforms every other TV we’ve tested, with the exception of even more-expensive 2016 OLED TVs, which perform about the same.

Review: Do Robots Dream of the Lexus GS 350?

I was driving a Lexus through a rustling wind. This is a car assembled in a work area that’s completely free of human presence. Not