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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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2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T Prestige AWD Review: The spoils of obsession

2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T Prestige AWD Review: The spoils of obsession

I was a little afraid that the Genesis GV80 honeymoon period might have worn off. Having been more than impressed with my first taste of the luxury SUV, then enjoyed its company - in 2.5T RWD form - for a more leisurely review in the snow earlier this year, the risk was that the even-more-lavish charms of the 2021 GV80 3.5T Prestige AWD might be lost in the familiarity. Turns out, though, I needn't have worried.

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2021 BMW 430i Convertible Review: Less roof, more grille

2021 BMW 430i Convertible Review: Less roof, more grille

Taste is subjective. That became my mantra, snug behind the wheel of the 2021 BMW 430i Convertible, as I surreptitiously watched the reactions of the people around me at the 4 Series' substantial snout. Not since the Bangle years has the German automaker found itself at the heart of such styling controversy, a furore that threatens to overshadow this drop-top before you even get to the new fabric roof.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review

There's no shortage of Windows 10 laptops, and plenty of high-end, design-led choices there too, yet Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 still stands out. For this fourth-generation there's clearly evolution where it was needed, rather than revolution for its own sake, and while the result isn't an entirely clean sweep it still makes for a compelling alternative to what Apple is doing with its M1-powered MacBooks.

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2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: The last hurrah

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: The last hurrah

It was hard not to wince, glancing out the window at the 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro parked on my driveway, as I read Ford's breathless announcement of the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup. Comparing any current truck to Ford's upcoming all-EV flagship is a recipe for pickup whiplash, sure, but in places the Tundra wears its age more obviously than most.

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Anker PowerHouse II 800 Portable Power Station Review – For the Great Outdoors

Anker PowerHouse II 800 Portable Power Station Review – For the Great Outdoors

In an age where we rely perhaps too much on electrical appliances and electronic devices, having a power source available all the time has become even more critical. Going off the grid mostly only applies to just networks these days and while gasoline generators do still exist, they may not be the most practical and definitely not the safest. Portable Power Stations are what's in these days and there's almost one for every size and need. For those who prefer mobility over gargantuan batteries, Anker's new PowerHouse II 800 is offering another combination of portable power with an assortment of ports.

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Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station Review – Hitting the Sweet Spot

Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station Review – Hitting the Sweet Spot

Portable power stations, the hulking versions of the power banks for smartphones you carry with you in your bag, now come in all shapes, sizes, and capacities. Almost all of them offer the same trifecta of portability, power, and safety though they mostly vary in how they balance the first two. Go too small and you won't be able to get much out of it. Put in too much, however, and it defeats the purpose of being portable, even if you have wheels. Offering a powerful battery that won't pull your arms off when you carry it is what the Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station is trying to offer and we take it for a good spin to see if it is indeed the Goldilocks of its kind.

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Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer Review

Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer Review

Over the past several weeks we've tested the Formlabs Form 3 3D printer. This printer can be compared to other SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers, but it works with a process that's advanced beyond the models we've reviewed in the past. The Form 3 works with Low Force Stereolithography, a process that allows this printer to create extremely detailed, consistent, smooth prints with minimal support. This printer is extremely easy to use and well worth the cost.

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New Pokemon Snap review: You know, I’m something of a photographer myself

New Pokemon Snap review: You know, I’m something of a photographer myself

The original Pokemon Snap is a title that I played very enthusiastically as a kid and still think about today. Even though it was a fairly short affair, I squeezed as much gameplay out of it as any person reasonably could have, determined to uncover its secrets and photograph every Pokemon in the game. At many times throughout the past, I’ve been expecting Nintendo to announce a sequel, but that announcement only recently came after literal decades if waiting. After waiting 22 years to play New Pokemon Snap, I can safely say that Nintendo made us wait far too long for a new entry in this delightful sub-series.

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