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Surface Neo and Surface Duo first-look: The skeptical geek’s dream

Surface Neo and Surface Duo first-look: The skeptical geek’s dream

Microsoft's big Surface event today was certainly hardware-packed, but nothing stands out like the Surface Neo and Surface Duo. Both dual-screen devices - one scaled like a tablet, the other like a phone - the pair run Windows 10X and Android. They're eye-catching, yes, but we still have plenty of questions.

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Surface Earbuds hands-on and in-ear first impressions

Surface Earbuds hands-on and in-ear first impressions

Today we got our first opportunity to give the new Microsoft Surface Earbuds a listen. Because we're in a relatively loud environment here at the Microsoft Surface event in NYC, it's not exactly the most kind place to test something like this - but, shockingly, these earbuds did the trick. Because of the unique way in which the buds fit in the ear, we were treated to an audio immersion experience the likes of which we've never heard before - certainly not in an environment such as this.

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Surface Laptop 3 hands-on and first impressions

Surface Laptop 3 hands-on and first impressions

Surface Laptop 3 comes in a variety of colors and a couple different materials. Each of the units Microsoft's presented today look as handsome as ever, coming with some sleek, determined edges up top and a single, basic, matching four-square Windows logo on top. Also it comes with a 15-inch display if you do so wish to opt for such a size - for the first time in the product's history.

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2020 Lincoln Corsair First Drive: Upending your crossover preconceptions

2020 Lincoln Corsair First Drive: Upending your crossover preconceptions

The Navigator and Aviator have a baby brother, but while the 2020 Lincoln Corsair may be smaller on the asphalt, it arrives with an outsized personality. Replacing the dreary, forgettable MKC is, on paper, straightforward. Doing so in a way that doesn't dilute the work Lincoln has done to position itself the flag-bearer of New American Luxury, in a fierce premium crossover segment, well that's quite another thing.

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Skydio 2 drone answers all my autopilot requests: Cheaper, smaller, smarter

Skydio 2 drone answers all my autopilot requests: Cheaper, smaller, smarter

I love drones but I'm a terrible pilot, and that's why Skydio's self-flying technology is so appealing - particularly when the new Skydio 2 makes it so much more affordable. Back when the Skydio R1 launched last year, it was an expensive taste of what AI-powered autopilot could do. Now, Skydio 2 aims to fly that right into the midst of the mainstream drone segment.

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Levi’s new Jacquard smart jackets make Google’s gesture tech more affordable

Levi’s new Jacquard smart jackets make Google’s gesture tech more affordable

Two years after Levi's and Google teamed up on their touch-sensitive Jacquard jacket, now there are two new versions of the gesture-responsive clothing that promise to be more affordable and more flexible. The Levi's Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google brings the cost of entry down to under $200, slims down the gadgetry, and coaxes more functionality from your swipes and taps on the sleeve.

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OnePlus 7T Review: Even Better

OnePlus 7T Review: Even Better

The OnePlus 7T is essentially the OnePlus 7 Pro with a few key details changed, just a smidgen. Today we're taking a peek at how well the OnePlus 7T stands up to the OnePlus 7 Pro as well as the rest of the market. This phone launches for approximately $600 (around $50 more than the base cost of its predecessor, the OnePlus 6T released one year ago.) We'll see where those extra few ten-dollar-bills went, and we'll give a final verdict before this whole thing is through.

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Amazon Echo Studio first-look: Apple, Google and Sonos should be worried

Amazon Echo Studio first-look: Apple, Google and Sonos should be worried

It looks like a HomePod with a letterbox slot, but make no mistake, the Amazon Echo Studio isn't playing around when it comes to audio. Slotting in at the top end of Amazon's smart speaker line-up, the beefiest of all the Echos sets its sights on audiophiles with a Dolby Atmos tie-in.

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Amazon Echo Frames hands-on: Alexa’s audio-only smart glasses

Amazon Echo Frames hands-on: Alexa’s audio-only smart glasses

Smart glasses may bring to mind complex augmented reality eyewear, but Amazon's Echo Frames are taking a more focused approach with Alexa using audio alone. Announced at today's hectic Amazon hardware event, the Alexa smart glasses are part of what the retailer is calling its Day 1 Editions range: products it's experimenting with, and will be offering to buyers by invitation only.

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Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always-on makes all the difference

Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always-on makes all the difference

When it comes to smartwatches, there's the Apple Watch and then there's everything else. Five generations of wearable have seen Cupertino's timepiece lose most of its rough edges; now, the Apple Watch Series 5 is taking one of the last big usability issues to task. With an always-on display, the new Apple Watch aims to keep out-shining the competition.

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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback First Drive Review

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback First Drive Review

If you're driving something special, you want it to look the part, and so when Audi was creating the second-generation 2020 RS7 Sportback it put in the time to differentiate not only on driving dynamics from the regular A7, but also the exterior design. Sure enough, while the new RS7 Sportback still has that svelte sloping roofline, put both cars side by side and the differences stack up. Step outside to find a Tango Red Audi RS7 Sportback waiting for you, and it's enough to give you sweaty palms.

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iPhone 11 Pro Review: The “should I upgrade?” question

iPhone 11 Pro Review: The “should I upgrade?” question

Tell someone you write about tech, and the question you're almost guaranteed to get is "should I buy the new iPhone?" With the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max freshly on the scene, that's a question a whole lot of people - whether considering their first smartphone, weighing an upgrade, or even thinking about jumping ship from another platform like Android - are now mulling over.

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