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Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: The Future of Smartphones Is a Bit Undercooked

These days, smartphones are easily our most important devices. We use them as cameras, gaming platforms, music players, text-messengers, calculators, and — occasionally — as phones. But what if they could do even more than that? What if our phones could act as full-on desktop computers? That’s the idea behind Microsoft’s new Continuum app for Windows 10 phones, which debuts on ... Read More »

2015 MERCEDES-BENZ C250D REVIEW

The C250d is equipped with a 2.1-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine, a time-proven unit that has powered a long list of Mercedes models including the E, the outgoing GLK, the new GLE and even the Sprinter van. In this application, it sends 201 horsepower and a generous 369 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that can ... Read More »

Pick up a Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian – it’s a workhorse and family car rolled into one

  Mitsubishi’s truck impressed on MPG The tools of my trade are a laptop, pen and a notebook. And a brain jammed full of statistics, like the time the last Triumph Spitfire rolled off the line (August 1980) and whether a limited-slip differential is an option on a Porsche Cayman or not (it is). A roofing contractor, on the other ... Read More »

Most Read Car Reviews of the Week: October 4 – 11

The truck has added a new 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel to its lineup, making it more formidable than ever before. But is it enough to take the top sales spot from the Toyota Tacoma? Read the review for our thoughts. Our take on the 2017 Audi A4 is up second. With new skin and loads of new technology, the Audi ... Read More »

2015 Mahindra Mojo Review

When you name a bike Mojo, you better make sure it lives up to its name or else you are asking for not so happy headlines hitting the press or social media. Well that they should be justified in doing so considering the long period of development, Mahindra Two Wheelers has taken to make sure the Mojo is 100 per ... Read More »

Hardcore Handsome: ‘Recon Mixed’ Bike Shoe Review

Buffed faux-leather and shoelaces distinguish the Recon Mixed bike shoes, conjuring up old-school aesthetics that existed before the days of Velcro and carbon-fiber soles. But hidden in the design of this high-end cycling footwear are new technologies giving a rider versatility and performance with a refined look. Made for mountain bikers as well as chameleons who also roll on pavement ... Read More »

BMW will bring four new models to the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show doesn’t start until November 18, but automakers are already giving the public some insight as to what to expect on the show floor. This week, BMW announced that four models will make their North American debuts in LA, with design focus ranging from performance to technology to fuel economy. In addition to the four models ... Read More »

Subaru shows design direction with 2 concepts

TOKYO — The Subaru Impreza 5-door Concept unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday shows the brand’s new design language: “Dynamic & Solid Subaru.” Subaru also rolled out another concept, the Viziv (VEE’-ziv) crossover, which is equipped with semi-autonomous features due in 2020. The five-door Impreza will be joined by a four-door sedan concept that’s expected to be shown at ... Read More »

The Fifth Macau Auto Show, The Largest of Its Kind in Hong Kong and Macao, Opens Today

MACAO, China, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Following on five years of solid growth and development, the Fifth China (Macau) International Automobile Exposition (“the 5th Macau Auto Show”) was held at Cotai Expo in the Venetian Macao on November 6, 2015. Now in its fifth year, the Macau Auto Show has become the largest of its kind in Macao and Hong ... Read More »

Detroit passed over for CFP game because of auto show

The biggest game in college football won’t be coming to Detroit in 2019. The College Football Playoff announced today that Santa Clara, Calif., won the bid to host the 2019 championship game over Detroit and other bidders. CFP executive director Bill Hancock said the Detroit bid was lacking a key element for the week of Jan. 7, 2019: The inability to use ... Read More »