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2017 Cadillac XT5 First Drive

2017 Cadillac XT5 First Drive

Regime change doesn't have to be bloody. Sometimes, the weight of new ideas alone is sufficient to push out the lingering elements of old-school thinking, creating a void where innovation floods in to fill the vacuum with a renewed sense of purpose. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover represents the latest, and perhaps capstone chapter in the automaker's near-total makeover from luxury also-ran to legitimate contender for high end family dollars - and the only shots fired are in the direction of Tokyo, where the Lexus RX 350 finds itself facing its toughest challenger in over a decade.

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Choetech 19w dual-port solar charger mini review

Choetech 19w dual-port solar charger mini review

Spring is nearly upon us, and that means shedding one's bulky winter clothes, leaving the claustrophobic confines of one's winter domicile, and heading out into nature. If you're taking your gadgets with you, you'll need a way to charge them, of course, and a portable solar charger is one of the most popular ways to do this. Enter Choetech's dual-port 19W portable solar charger -- it promises to keep your phone juiced up, but how does it fare during real-world use? Read our review to find out!

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR Review: Snakes on a Track

2016 Dodge Viper ACR Review: Snakes on a Track

I grew up in the frozen north, which means whenever I find myself thrust into a desert environment I keep an eye out for snakes. You see, I've got all the wrong instincts when it comes to keeping my feet and hands out of the nooks and crannies where rattlers and their ilk love to hang out, and so I maintain a state of hyper-vigilance every time I set foot on the sand.

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2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 First Drive

2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 First Drive

If at first you don't succeed…how about 400 horsepower? That seems to be the guiding philosophy behind the redesigned 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400, the latest luxury sedan from a Japanese brand tired of being relegated to third-pick status amongst fans of conspicuous consumption.

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Mimoco Star Wars PowerBot and PowerTube review

Mimoco Star Wars PowerBot and PowerTube review

There used to be a time where I only charged my cell phone every few days, and rarely worried about it actually dying on me. These days, if I don't charge my phone every single night, it will run out of juice before noon on the following day. And if I'm covering a show, or using it heavily, my iPhone 6 might not even last the day. This is why I like having a portable charger in my bag, so that I've always got a way to charge my phone.

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Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo has a new gaming laptop that obviously follows in the footsteps of its Y50 and other past gaming machines, but with updated features and hardware to tackle the industry’s most demanding games. The Lenovo ideapad Y700 gaming laptop features the same red-on-black design and angular mean-looking design elements as the maker's past gaming PCs, not to mention quite a heavy weight. We recently took the Y700 for a spin to see what all it can take; read our full review to see our results!

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Drone World DJI Phantom 3 Pro Executive Kit Review

Drone World DJI Phantom 3 Pro Executive Kit Review

Consumer drones have exploded in the market, so much so that governments are scrambling to rein them in before they get out of hand. With an innumerable selection of drones in the market, ranging from minuscule to gigantic, it might be hard to choose which one to get, especially for this holiday season. But if you're looking for a professional drone that won't burn a hole in your pocket, you couldn't go wrong with DJI's Phantom 3 Pro. And with Drone World's Executive Kit bundle, you'll be getting more than just the basics but also a ton of extras that will turn the drone from Pro to Epic.

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Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Everyone has a first: the first smartphone they owned, the first tablet they used, the first virtual reality headset they put on. For many, select Lenovo tablets will be the first tablet they've used that features an integrated projector, enabling it to beam its own screen onto the nearest wall for an anywhere-you-need-it grande display. The YOGA Tab 3 Pro is Lenovo's latest projector-toting tablet, and we recently gave it a spin to see how it fares in everyday life. Is the tablet a must-have tool for pros, or a mere novelty? Read our full review to find out!

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Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Music, as with most gadgets and entertainment in one’s life, has become portable, with powerful speakers about the size of soda cans filling the market. They pack a battery, allowing them to run for hours without a wired tether; they connect to your phone or tablet over Bluetooth, eliminating the other wired tether. Many even function as a speakerphone, allowing one to take a call seamlessly, then return to their music. All these things are true of the Nixeus ARC 4.0, a wireless speaker we recently took for a spin.

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Review: Acer Aspire R 13 laptop — an oddly hinged beauty

Review: Acer Aspire R 13 laptop — an oddly hinged beauty

Despite what some may say, not every new laptop is unique. Sure, the configurations may differ. Nitpick enough and you’ll find ways in which one laptop is distinguished from another. Users have certain expectations, however, about what a laptop is: it is a display hinged at the bottom to a base that holds the computer’s guts, keyboard, and ports. It is that expectation that makes Acer’s Aspire R 13 model so unique.

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Three things to know about Lenovo’s LaVie Z laptop

Three things to know about Lenovo’s LaVie Z laptop

Lenovo recently introduced its newest LaVie laptop, the LaVie Z. The LaVie Z is an ultrabook able to meet everyday and most business needs, but with one big perk: it is super lightweight, likely lighter than any laptop you've ever held. We reviewed the laptop in full on Friday (and you should definitely read it all), but in case you missed it, we're back with the top three things you need to know about the model before buying.

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Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Lenovo has many laptops, so much so that trying to choose the perfect one for your needs may be a little frustrating. We've seen heavy gaming laptops from the company, svelte workstations, powerful business laptops, and more than a few ultrabooks. Not a single one of them offered such a surprising first impression as the maker's insanely lightweight LaVie Z, an ultrabook that weighs so little it deserves a category all of its own.

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