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Windows 11 preview released: How to try Microsoft’s big new OS

Windows 11 preview released: How to try Microsoft’s big new OS

Microsoft has released the first Windows 11 preview, an early - and official - taste of the new OS announced to great fanfare last week. It comes amid lingering uncertainty and confusion about just who will be able to actually upgrade come the full Windows 11 release day, with existing PC owners left bemused by Microsoft's somewhat opaque upgrade checker.

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Driving the 720 HP AMG GT Black Series taught me a $325,000 lesson

Driving the 720 HP AMG GT Black Series taught me a $325,000 lesson

If high-output gas engines are facing their gradual curtain call at the hands of electrification, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is going out with a howl. Fiercest of the tuning division's Black Series, it's a 720 horsepower track-ready, road-legal monster GT where excess comes as standard. It's also a reminder of what AMG has traditionally done best - and that big changes are fast incoming.

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This unique 41′ Nighthawk AMG Black Series cigarette boat redefined my definition of speed

This unique 41′ Nighthawk AMG Black Series cigarette boat redefined my definition of speed

Mercedes-AMG is no stranger to fast boats. The automaker has a dozen special editions under its belt now, but 2021's may well be the most dramatic. Riffing off the potent 2021 AMG GT Black, the new Cigarette Racing 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series is an ocean-bound love letter to speed and high-tech engineering. As I found out on deck, though, it's as much about feelings as it is technology.

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Windows 11 revealed by Microsoft : Create, Connect, Play

Windows 11 revealed by Microsoft : Create, Connect, Play

Today, Microsoft revealed Windows 11 for the first time. According to Panos Panay, Windows 11 is "A space, a place, that feels familiar." Panay suggested today that, now, more than ever, the PC is the place where we live our lives. As Panay suggests, Microsoft knows how "functional and practical the PC must be, and believe me, we know that more than we ever have before," but that "it also must be personal." Today we're going to look at everything that makes Windows 11, "the Windows that brings you closer to the things you love."

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With Loki, Disney should edit the Marvel movies – Hear me out

With Loki, Disney should edit the Marvel movies – Hear me out

The Disney+ TV show Loki is largely about The Multiverse and the overarching timeline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At this point I should warn you that I'm about to drop some spoilers if you're not all caught up on Marvel movies and TV shows. You should watch at least episodes 1 and 2 of Loki, Thor: Ragnarok, and the Avengers movies. Watch Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Wandavision for good measure. This is your second and final SPOILER ALERT.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Review: The Self-Confident SUV

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Review: The Self-Confident SUV

Sometimes it can feel like there aren't any "regular" Mercedes-Benz out there. Plenty of AMG versions, or cars dressed up to look like they're AMG's handiwork, and even the odd Maybach for the luxe-chasers, but a standard, stolid car with the three-pointed star? That's the real rarity, it seems.

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Sony WF-1000XM4 Review: Silence is Golden

Sony WF-1000XM4 Review: Silence is Golden

If silence is a true luxury, then perhaps the $279.99 which Sony asks for its new WF-1000XM4 active-noise cancelling earbuds isn't, in fact, all that lavish. The company which upended ANC - and gave Bose and others sleepless nights - with headphones like the WH-1000XM3 has returned to demonstrate just what you can achieve with earbuds, some fiendishly clever software, and a new chipset. Turns out, you can do a whole lot.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class First Drive Review: Tech and Luxury Collide

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class First Drive Review: Tech and Luxury Collide

The S-Class is hands down the best-selling luxury car in its class, so where do you begin in trying to describe a whole new generation? For as long as I can remember, the S-Class has always been a hotbed for world-blazing technical innovations. From the first-gen Sonderklasse - or "Special Class" - revealed in 1972, to the 8th-gen W223 model at my disposal, the S-Class sits at the pinnacle of the luxury car hierarchy. I was spoiled with unprecedented levels of comfort, sportiness, refinement, and an eye-watering lineup of technologies.

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EVs and Range Anxiety: Besides Tesla, are carmakers doing enough to address this fact?

EVs and Range Anxiety: Besides Tesla, are carmakers doing enough to address this fact?

In a 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study by J.D. Power, range anxiety remains the most cited factor in deciding which EV to buy. In other words, range anxiety remains a primary concern when making that all-important shift from gasoline to electric.

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta Review: Sober Value

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Review: Sober Value

Volkswagen would probably call the 2021 Jetta "pragmatic," and rationality certainly is the name of the game for one of the most affordable cars on the market right now. A mainstay of the compact sedan segment since 1979, the Jetta always promised a balance between the playful Golf and the grown-up Passat. These days, though, the Jetta may have matured a little too far.

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The biggest (and strangest) moments of E3 2021

The biggest (and strangest) moments of E3 2021

E3 2021 has wrapped, and it's safe to say that it was a fairly up and down show. The event was home to some major announcements presented side-by-side with segments that felt like they didn't really fit the typical E3 schedule. Despite the awkwardness that comes with transitioning a show that normally takes place in-person to an entirely online one, we still got some of the big announcements that E3 is known for.

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L First Drive Review: A three-row SUV worth the wait

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L First Drive Review: A three-row SUV worth the wait

When you arrive late, you can either slink in through the back door, or make a dramatic entrance: Jeep chose the latter. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L may be the first three-row of its lineage, but arrives to a crowded market of strong rivals. That it manages to stand out among that group is a testament to just how big an improvement this SUV is over its predecessors.

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