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2022 Lexus LX 600 First Drive: A Tale of Two SUVs

2022 Lexus LX 600 First Drive: A Tale of Two SUVs

The new 2022 Lexus LX 600 — the all-new one-stop-shop replacement for the Lexus LX 570 and Toyota Land Cruiser siblings — is finally here. It’s a welcome update to Lexus’s full size SUV platform; despite the outgoing model’s off-road prowess, the LX 570 is now old enough to be entering its freshman year of high school. When it debuted 14 years ago, it did so in a market nearly devoid of competitors approaching its abilities and comfort.

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The Apple game system that failed early in the console wars

The Apple game system that failed early in the console wars

Apple is not a name you usually associate with the infamous console wars of the early 90s. But way before the era of the iPods and the iPhones, in the age of the PlayStation 1, the Nintendo 64, and the Sega Saturn, Apple tried its hand at developing its own gaming console. The result was the Apple Pippin, a product that would eventually go down in history as one of the worst Apple products ever made, possibly even superseding the likes of the infamous Hockey Puck mouse and the Newton tablet.

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The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid surprised me

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid surprised me

Selling patience as a virtue to the super-rich who make up Bentley's clientele seems like a challenge even for the etiquette-schooled British automaker, but with the promised shift to full electrification still a few years out, it's cars like the new 2022 Flying Spur Hybrid which will bridge gasoline and green. Eventually, Bentley plans to retire its V8 and W12 gas engines altogether but, until that happens, the third addition to the Flying Spur line-up offers a taste of what's to come.

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10 features we want to see in Nintendo Switch 2

10 features we want to see in Nintendo Switch 2

Nearly five years on, it's safe to say the Nintendo Switch is a success. According to Nintendo sales data, the Switch has come dangerously close to selling 100 million units worldwide, with almost 700 million software units sold to boot. Not only will the Switch soon take its place in the 100-million-sellers club -- a club few home consoles have joined -- but it has the potential to become one of the best-selling game platforms of all time. 

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The 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About OPPO Smartphones

The 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About OPPO Smartphones

The smartphone market is saturated and innovation is the key for each manufacturer to stand out in the competition. Besides Apple and Samsung, Chinese OEMs have been at the forefront of innovation, and one of them is OPPO, which is leading the charge with innovations in optics and fast charging technologies. In its dedicated approach, through the years, OPPO has been ahead of the curve owing to its focus on R&D and commitment to excellence, which has especially found brand loyalists in millennials and young adults.

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How Steve Jobs’ iPhone Keynote Changed Everything

How Steve Jobs’ iPhone Keynote Changed Everything

When Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld in San Francisco, January 9, 2007, to introduce the first iPhone, no one could have imagined the impact that small device would have on Apple, the smartphone industry, and the world at large. Back then, the smartphone market was much different -- and far smaller — than it is today.

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God of War PC impressions: A masterpiece for a new audience

God of War PC impressions: A masterpiece for a new audience

When Sony started announcing PC ports of some of its first-party exclusive games, I wasn't surprised to see titles like Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone make the jump. Both are relatively new franchises, after all, and while there's a lot of excitement for Horizon Forbidden West, I'm not so sure we can call Horizon one of Sony's heavy hitters yet. By contrast, I was floored when Sony revealed that God of War would also be making the jump to PC. That was a game that I never expected to see anywhere other than PlayStation consoles, but here we are, just a couple of days out from its release on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Humble, and more.

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Driving the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL made me question the future

Driving the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL made me question the future

The cynic might say that anything gets branded "an icon" if it makes the auto industry enough money, but the Mercedes-Benz SL deserves the halo more than most. Boasting legitimate racing heritage, star connections, and true luxury bonafides, the SL has set trends more often than following them. For the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL, though, the automaker's tuning division has taken the wheel completely, and that's not the only upending of tradition.

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The 15 Most Groundbreaking NASA Missions

The 15 Most Groundbreaking NASA Missions

Humankind has yearned to explore space since our ancestors began to study the night sky millennia ago. What we've been able to accomplish in the last 63+ years has taken the dedication, perseverance, and imagination of countless people. While many nations have aided in scores of missions outside of the Earth's atmosphere, NASA has certainly had the lion's share of firsts. Indeed, NASA successfully landed astronauts on the surface of the moon, collaborated with European governments on the exploration of Saturn's largest moon, and developed space telescopes that capture the far reaches of the universe. While this list isn't meant to outline every major accomplishment, it will lend some perspective on what this U.S. space agency has been able to achieve since its creation in 1958 (via History). 

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Rode VideoMic GO II adds USB-C to vlogger-favorite microphone

Rode VideoMic GO II adds USB-C to vlogger-favorite microphone

Not for nothing has Rode's VideoMic GO become a popular favorite among bloggers, podcasters, and others looking for decent audio quality without a wild price tag. Compact, affordable, and flexible, it plays just as nicely with a smartphone as it does a camera or a laptop. Now, it's getting an upgrade courtesy of some features Rode borrowed from more expensive models like the VideoMic NTG.

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SlashGear’s Best of CES 2022

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2022

Nobody knew quite what to expect from CES 2022 but, even for the most part virtual, the Consumer Electronics Show has had its fair share of big news. TVs, cars, laptops, and the smart home all featured strongly this year, often with a nod to green technology and a new era where we're spending more of our time at home. They're themes that have unsurprisingly helped shape our annual Best of CES list.

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This is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup

This is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup

Chevrolet has revealed its first all-electric pickup, wading into the growing EV truck segment with the 2024 Silverado EV aiming to take on Ford's F-150 Lightning. When it arrives in 2023, the new Silverado EV will be based on GM's Ultium platform, capable of around 400 miles of driving - model depending - on a charge, and include unusual flexibility features like a Multi-Flex Midgate that allows the bed to extend into the cabin for hauling longer items.

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