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2014 Audi A3
2014 Audi A3
2014 Audi A3

Audi’s A3 Infotainment Processor Can Be Easily Upgraded Once the Current One Gets Slow & Old

Yesterday I got behind the wheel of Audi's brand new, not even in showrooms, A3 sedan.  I drove both the 1.8 and 2.0L models.   Suffice to say, it's a very capable cars that can hug the road, traverse the inclines with ease and...
 
Autos
 
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IMG_1715

2015 GMC Yukon Denali, Chevy Suburban First Drive and Look (video)

We can tow it, hull it, move it, and do it all in relative quiet and comfort.  That should be GM's tag line for the new Yukon Denali, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban. Last week GM flew us out to Napa, fed us, and then on the following...
 
Movies
 
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Video of the Day: Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Might Be Worth Seeing (video)

Epic awesomeness will emerge in this installment of the Transformers movie, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.  And not because it stars Boston born Walhberg, and not because there is an adorable teen played by of age 19 year o...

 
Pictures
 
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Hovr board
Hovr board

Video of the Day: A Real Life Hoverboard That Actually Floats… (video)

...in your dreams.  It's a spoof.  An elaborate one at that.  Props for getting Moby, TO and the grandmaster Tony Hawk involved.
 
 
Smartphones
 
Jackery iPhone 5s Battery Case
Jackery iPhone 5s Battery Case
Jackery iPhone 5s Battery Case

Jackery Leaf Premium iPhone 5s Battery Case Review

The iPhone 5s's battery ain't half bad. In fact, the average user can probably go a whole day and then some without a recharge. Not so, though, for those that chat, text, Instagram, or watch videos on the handheld device. If th...
 
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Dropcam Pro Review (sponsored)

This post brought to you by Dropcam. All opinions are 100% mine.   It's been three long years since we spent any serious time with the good ol' Dropcam. It's seen a couple at least one iteration before now. ...

 
Offbeat
 
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SlowMo m4
SlowMo m4

Video of the Day: Watch an M4 Carbine Fire In Super Duper Slow-Mo (video)

Slowed down to 18,000 frames per second (720 times slower than realtime), and the M4 Carbine looks like your average semi-automatic gun.  Full speed, though, and this people killer can rattle off 30 rounds in just 2-seconds.  B...
 
 
Vehicles
 
2014 Audi S6-006
2014 Audi S6-006
2014 Audi S6-006

2014 Audi S6 Review: 6 Reasons It’s Awesome, 2 That’ll Leave You Frustrated (list)

California is unlike any place.  No where else in the world can you ski, surf and catch a celebrity sighting in the same day.   There is also an inordinate amount of historical sites and national parks.  So, we harnessed the po...
 
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Cars
 
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BMW’s 4-series Grande Coupé is Official, Unveiling in March (video)

So if you're just getting comfortable with the concept that BMW's 3-series is a sedan, and the 4-series is a coupe, don't. Here are images of the 4-series Grand Coupe, which is like the 640i or 650i GC, which I drove late last ...

 
Cell Phones
 
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Screen Size to Front Infographic
Screen Size to Front Infographic

This Infographic Shows Which Phones Are More Display Than Bezel

How big is your phone's screen?  I've long lamented about the iPhone's tiny screen, largely because I switched to a Nexus 4 last year and since have had a phone display that measures almost 5-inches in size.  I'm not saying tha...
 
 
Gear
 
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DJI Phantom 2 Vision-006
DJI Phantom 2 Vision-006

DJI Phantom 2 Vision Review (video)

Parrot's AR Drone Quadricopter might be the most well known thanks to its association with the iPhone, but it's hardly, and by far the best.  Course, one wouldn't know this until they lay their hands on a legit four bladed heli...
 
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Cars
 
Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC Coupé Edition 1 (C 217) 2013
Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC Coupé Edition 1 (C 217) 2013
Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC Coupé Edition 1 (C 217) 2013

Mercedes-Benz’s New S Class Coupe is Dead Sexy, Comes with Magical Sunroof

If you thought that Audi and BMW were eating Mercedes' lunch, think again.  This is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, or more specifically the S550 Coupe. Initially shown off at the Frankfurt motor show as a concept, the S550 ha...