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2018 Yamaha MT-07 First Ride Review

As the rain made its way between my mismatched waterproof motorcycle gear and we climbed in elevation through southern Spain’s pristine backroads, I thought to myself, there still isn’t

2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XRt And XCa Review – First Ride

The 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 is one of those bikes that kind of flies in the face of conventional wisdom about what makes a great Adventure Touring motorcycle, and Triumph is

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400: Exclusive Dyno Run And Measured Weight!

Kawasaki’s all-new Ninja 400 is ready to upend the small-displacement sportbike category by offering the triumvirate of appealing motorcycle characteristics: class-leading power, a reasonable price, and swanky

2018 Yamaha Star Eluder Review – First Ride

From the moment I thumbed the starter button, I knew I was going to like the 2018 Yamaha Star Eluder. The exhaust note just hit

2018 Yamaha XSR700 Sport Heritage First Ride Review

Whoever said, “you can buy fashion but you can’t buy style” has obviously never seen or ridden Yamaha’s all new 2018 XSR700 Sport Heritage. While this statement usually

First Look: 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 And Tracer 900 GT

Yamaha continues to consolidate its naming structure by replacing the FJ name with Tracer, which has been used in Europe. Consequently, the bike we’ve known

First Look: 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 / V4S / V4 Speciale

Here it is in the flesh, the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to mount a four-cylinder engine, and it’s derived, Ducati says, directly from the MotoGP Desmosedici. Actually there are three of them: Panigale V4, Panigale V4S and V4S

First Look: 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

With a long list of upgrades over the last generation of Multistradas, this year’s ’Strada is pretty much all new for 2018. It gets an upgrade

2015-2017 Yamaha WR250F Review

First introduced in 2001, the WR250F has seen some changes through the years up to and including 2014 — most notably the alloy frame introduced

25 Years of ThinkPad: The Best and Most Innovative

Since 1992, the ThinkPad brand has been synonymous with strong build quality, eye-popping innovations and first-class usability. In the past 25 years, IBM and later

2016-2018 Yamaha Bolt Review

As Yamaha’s “Made in the U.S.” cruiser line, Star shows its stuff with the 2018 lineup. The Bolt continues with that classic “bobber” style — high tank and short wheelbase — folks

2016-2017 Yamaha Smax Review

Building scooters is a somewhat funny business. You have overseas licensing conventions that force engine sizes into certain size brackets, and the displacement usually eases right up

Apple TV 4K Review: One Powerful (But Pricey) Streaming Box

THE GOOD Fantastic 4K HDR content Intuitive home screen Simple iOS and macOS integration THE BAD Expensive Fiddly remote No digital audio or USB ports

Lavardin ISx Reference review

Lavardin must be one of hi-fi’s best-kept secrets. Never heard of it? We don’t blame you. It’s a tiny French company that specialises in amplification,

2018 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride Review

Yamaha tantalized the American dirtbike press with the unveiling of its all-new, electric-start, WiFi-equipped 2018 Yamaha YZ450F about a month ago, and we haven’t stopped

2016-2017 Yamaha YZF-R1/YZF-R1S/YZF-R1M Review

The YZF-R1 family brings MotoGP styling and performance normally only experienced by the privileged few to the streets for consumption by the “everyman.” Blessed with

2015-2018 Yamaha XT250 Review

It seems like when God said “Let there be light,” Yamaha was already making the XT250. Okay, maybe not that long ago, but it has

Polk Audio Boom Bit review

Polk’s Boom Bit ($30, £40) may not be the first wearable Bluetooth speaker, but it’s one of the most ambitious attempts at creating a wearable

The Intel Xeon E5 v4 Review: Testing Broadwell-EP With Demanding Server Workloads

We have been spoiled. Since the introduction of the Xeon “Nehalem” 5500 (Xeon 5500, March 2009), Intel has been increasing the core counts of their

Octave V 80 SE/Super Black Box review

Verdict Terrific on its own, even better with the Super Black Box upgrade, the V 80 SE is one of the best integrated amplifiers we’ve

2016 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS 4×4 Review

For 2016, Yamaha updated its flagship 4×4 with a new DOHC, 708cc powerplant. This single-cylinder, which is also found in the Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec, offers

Acer Liquid Jade Z Review: Blah Budget Android

THE GOOD Low price tag Decent camera for a budget phone Very light THE BAD Unacceptable battery life Subpar performance Cheap-feeling design: Low-resolution display VERDICT

iPad Pro review: Big and powerful, but it won’t replace your laptop

Here we are. Apple, the same company that once swore off styluses, and dismissed hybrid PCs as experiments gone wrong, is now selling a laptop/tablet

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Review : Breakthrough Durability

THE GOOD Shatterproof display Rich quad-HD AMOLED screen Customizable design Fast charging and long battery life Speedy performance Loud speakers THE BAD A bit thick

Dell Precision M3800 review (2015): solid performance from Dell’s thin and light workstation laptop, with superb build quality but poor battery life

When Dell launched the Precision M3800 laptop in late 2013, it resembled the essential layout of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display, the 15-inch

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card Review – ASUS STRIX GTX 950

NVIDIA today launched their latest mainstream graphics card, the GeForce GTX 950, which features a suggested retail price of $159 and uses the GM206 Maxwell

Moore’s Law in action: making our machines ever more micro

Over the past few decades, engineers have leveraged Moore’s Law to the fullest, resulting in powerful ultrathin laptops and feature-rich miniature wearables. Back in 1981,