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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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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Review: Conversation Starter

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Review: Conversation Starter

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is a very fast car, but it's slow to leave a parking lot. That's not down to this eighth-generation of Chevy's attainable sports car but rather a testament to the fact that, as a bonafide example of four-wheel Americana, someone, somewhere, always wants to start a conversation about why the 'Vette is special.

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Beats Studio Buds Review: Balance and Sacrifice

Beats Studio Buds Review: Balance and Sacrifice

Beats' earbuds are getting into the active noise cancellation game, with the Beats Studio Buds also promising a much smaller package and more flexible product than its previous wireless headphones. The ANC earbud and headphone space is hotly-competitive right now, with mainstays like Apple's AirPods Pro going toe-to-toe with Sony's new WF-1000XM4, Google's Pixel Buds A, and a host of rivals. The big question, then, is whether Beats' mix of tight cross-platform compatibility can give its $149.99 Studio Buds an edge.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon Review: Family Fortune

2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon Review: Family Fortune

Look, I have already sung the praises of wagons. I have waxed about their practicality; shook my fist at the sky and howled about their aesthetic superiority. I have made it abundantly clear that I am on Team Wagon, and so the fact that the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon has an early advantage with me should come as little surprise.

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2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review: Blunt Honesty

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review: Blunt Honesty

Everything about the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is ridiculous. The 6.2-liter supercharged V8 good for 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque is ridiculous, as is a supercar-shaming 3.6 second 0-60 mph. Driving this SRT madness - in, you'll note, ridiculous "Hellraisin" purple - requires a suspension of not only disbelief but any scraps of self-consciousness you might have left.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart review – PlayStation 5 is off to a strong start

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart review – PlayStation 5 is off to a strong start

It’s been a while since we last heard from our buddies Ratchet and Clank. Not only has it been five years since the last Ratchet & Clank game, titled simply Ratchet & Clank, but that one was only a reimagining of the original game from 2002. To find the last proper Ratchet & Clank release, you have to go back all the way back to 2013 and the release of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Back then, I remember hearing some question of whether or not the Ratchet & Clank series had worn out its welcome after a packed 13 years of releases. After some time off, the pair are back to usher in the PS5 era along with some new friends in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) Review: Alexa’s best display yet

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) Review: Alexa’s best display yet

The pandemic has made clear that low-resolution webcams are only the tip of the video calling iceberg: in an ideal world we'd all have our own cameraperson to make sure the angles were perfect. That's what Amazon's Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation) promises, turning Alexa into your personal videographer but - to keep the new smart display to $130 - with no moving parts involved.

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2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review: Compelling Confidence

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review: Compelling Confidence

It takes a certain type of person to buy a 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country. I'm not entirely sure if it's a matter of self-assurance, or the sort of rationality and awareness that some of us need a decade of therapy to get close to, but in a sea of SUVs this almost-wagon has a quiet confidence it's hard to ignore.

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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Review: Claws in

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R Review: Claws in

You could call them "decade decisions" - the judgement calls you make today, and just hope they'll still make sense in ten years time. With that in mind, it's hard to argue with the idea that Jaguar made a damn good choice when it created the F-TYPE, because ten long years later this kitty still has plenty of appeal.

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Linedock 16″ Review: Portable ports and power for your MacBook Pro 16″

Linedock 16″ Review: Portable ports and power for your MacBook Pro 16″

Some Mac accessories are stylish and some are practical, but the Linedock 16" aims to satisfy on both counts as it adds power, ports, and storage to your MacBook Pro 16-inch. A Mac-matching slice of aluminum, it slots under your laptop but then tackles some of the biggest complaints users of Apple's portable flagship, including adding not one but two full-sized SD card readers.

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Molecule Hybrid Mattress Review – Sleeping Your Way to Wellness

Molecule Hybrid Mattress Review – Sleeping Your Way to Wellness

It's probably safe to say that the past year or so has been particularly stressful for almost everyone around the world. People have different ways of coping with stress but, more often than not, most of those strategies involve more activity, healthy or unhealthy foods, binging on entertainment, and a general lack of sleep. Sleep often gets sacrificed in today's activity-obsessed world but, as athletes would tell you, it is also the key to actually being more active. Quality sleep isn't actually easy to achieve and that is what Molecule's newest Hybrid Mattress promises to deliver by combining the best of two worlds.

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Apple Watch Series 6 Review: Six months of Pandemic Intervention

Apple Watch Series 6 Review: Six months of Pandemic Intervention

You take your health for granted, right up to the point where a global pandemic makes it abundantly clear just how fragile we all are. I've not taught myself a new language during lockdown, or written a bestselling novel, but for the past six months the Apple Watch Series 6 on my wrist has chronicled what I feel may have been an altogether more meaningful achievement.

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