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Review: 2017 BMW 5 Series

As I cruise down Silicon Valley’s Bayshore Freeway, I twirl my right index finger in small clockwise circles. Though the gesture recognition system needs several tries to pick up the command and crank up the 16-speaker stereo, the 20 air chambers massaging my backside keep my frustration at bay. All ...

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Review: Microsoft Surface Studio

Not long after Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he laid out his plan for the company. “We want to move from people needing Windows, to choosing Windows, to loving Windows,” he said. recommends 2017 Microsoft Surface Studio 8/10 Wired As good-looking a desktop as you’ll find. Everything about this screen is ...

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Review: Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug

Technology offers plenty of ways to smartify your home. Some prefer the DIY approach—cobbling together an array of NFC antennae and some Arduino boards to make the coffee maker deliver a fresh, hot cup at sunrise—but that’s a giant pain in the ass. Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug 6/10 Wired ...

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Review: Here One Wireless Earbuds

You always hear one of San Francisco’s BART trains before you see it. The ear-splitting squeal, like metal against metal against a thousand screeching cats Autotuned up three octaves, rattles your brain right out of your skull. The din is so horrible BART has spent five full years trying to ...

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Review: Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven

Panasonic gave a splashy introduction to its Countertop Induction Oven at this year’s CES, promising to get tasty dinners on the table in record time by blasting them with impressive-sounding technology. Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven 4/10 Wired Intriguing use of induction heat to power an oven that fits on your ...

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Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro

Over the last couple of years, Chromebooks have quietly infiltrated the computer market. Google’s affordable “just a browser” devices are the best-selling computers in schools, and they’re percolating around boardrooms and cubicles. Last fall, more people bought Chromebooks than Macs—and that’s not going to switch back anytime soon. Now Google’s ...

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Review: 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S

Of the 14 corners of Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the scariest is the hard left-hander at the end of the half-mile straightaway. That’s because by the time you hit it, you’ve had the space to accumulate a triple-digit velocity, and for me, the time to worry about how to drop enough speed and ...

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Review: LG Watch Style and Sport

I’ve worn almost every smartwatch worth the name, and I’m still waiting for that life-changing, never-going-back moment that leaves me incapable of imagining life without one. Instead, I’ve found that smartwatches excel at little things: Checking the weather, remembering where I’m supposed to be, switching songs on Spotify. The best I can say ...

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Review: Lenovo Flex 4

I was drawn to the Lenovo Flex 4 after seeing it in a showroom. On a floor full of laptops with mushy Chiclets for keys, the Flex 4 was a callback to the glory days of the IBM ThinkPad. The keyboard had full-size keys with actual travel! They even audibly ...

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Review: Dyson Supersonic

Hair dryers are the least glamorous part of looking glamorous. They’re cumbersome, their cords tangle easily, and they devour precious drawer space. The cheap $ 20 ones barely get the job done, while $ 200 “professional” models only provide marginal improvements on the same old technology. recommends 2017 Dyson Supersonic 8/10 ...

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