Category Archives: Tech Reviews

2017 Cadillac CTS review – Roadshow

It’s hard to build a luxury car that also wants to be sporty. Sacrifices must be made somewhere in order to deliver both, whether it’s pulling back on the fancy stuff (which can jack up the price and the curb weight) or softening up the sport. The Cadillac CTS V-Sport is not the most bonkers […]

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Q Acoustics Media 4 review – CNET

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Sound bars without separate subwoofers are one of the hottest trends in home cinema right now. In the past six months alone, we have seen units from Samsung, Bluesound, Bose and Paradigm, in addition to newcomer Q Acoustics. All of these kinds of speakers have an integrated “subwoofer,” but in testing we’ve found that most struggle […]

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Ring Video Doorbell 2 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Ring’s Video Doorbell 2 comes with a removable, rechargeable battery. Ring Smart doorbell and outdoor security camera maker, Ring, is back with a new buzzer, the $199 Ring Video Doorbell 2 (about £155 or AU$265, converted). While this model is technically an updated version of the original Video Doorbell, Ring’s first-generation buzzer will continue to sell […]

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6 months using Office and a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple introduced the first iteration of its MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a few months ago. Microsoft soon put Touch Bar support in Office for Mac apps. I’ve used both for several months and with a new Touch Bar Mac now available and Microsoft’s implementation clearly past beta, I thought it might be useful to […]

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review – CNET

Amazon calls the 2017 edition of its Fire HD 8 tablet the “all-new Fire HD 8,” but there really isn’t anything new about it except a handful of new colors — oh, and its slightly lower price tag. Already a good deal when it debuted at $90 or £90 in 2016, it’s now down to $80 or […]

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iFrogz Impulse Duo review – CNET

iFrogz has carved out its niche in the headphone market by making relatively inexpensive headphones that perform as well or better than other cheap headphones. At $45, the Impulse Duo Wireless is toward the high-end of its in-ear Bluetooth headphone line and features dual 6mm drivers in a lightweight design that’s comfortable to wear. (UK […]

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LG Exalt LTE Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

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The LG Exalt LTE is Verizon’s first flip phone that only uses the carrier’s 4G LTE network. LG LG is giving the flip phone an upgrade. Verizon has begun selling the LG Exalt LTE for $170 this week, which is the carrier’s first basic phone that drops its older CDMA network completely in favor of […]

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Cnct IntelliPlug review – CNET

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Connected plugs might be the building blocks of a smart home, but they can also be really annoying with their blocky design getting in the way of other outlets. Now a new smart plug is on the market, the Cnct IntelliPlug, and it’s setting the standard for the smart plug industry. The Cnct IntelliPlug is […]

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Samsung The Frame Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

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Samsung Today’s TVs can look nice enough hanging on the wall, but nobody would mistake one for an actual painting. Until now. Samsung’s newest TVs try their damnedest to mimic real art. Called The Frame, the “TV” has a bezel that looks like a picture frame and displays images from its library of more than […]

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox review – Roadshow

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“This is it. The moment of truth,” I thought as I pressed the start button of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The day before, I set up the Teen Driver system to monitor my behind the wheel antics. It was now time to view my report card. Forward collision avoidance braking: zero. ABS Active: zero. Go […]

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