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Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R: Inside the fast, fun and powerful hatchback

Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

by Justin Kaehler

Just last year, it seemed Volkswagen had reached peak hatchback status, but evidently, they had grand plans. The respected company is now ready to release its ultimate hatchback, the Golf R. It’s the fastest, most powerful Golf……

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Test Drive: 2015 Acura TLX in Park City, Utah: Auto-steering up the mountains to the Sundance Film Festival

Test Drive: 2015 Acura TLX in Park City, Utah

En route to this year’s Sundance Film Festival, we hopped into a 2015 Acura TLX, the brand’s latest mid-sized performance sedan, to drive from Salt Lake City to Park City, Utah. Acura has been a premier sponsor of the festival for five years now……

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Song of The Car: AEV JK350 Wrangler: We test the off-road vehicle on a muddy December day while listening to rip-roaring American rock

Song of The Car: AEV JK350 Wrangler

We owe off-roading to the Russians. In 1904, Tsar Nicholas II hired French military engineer Adolphe Kégresse to head the Court Garage in St. Petersburg. The harsh wintry elements inspired Kégresse to outfit a Mercedes 32/45 with the first halftrack……

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Test Drive: 2015 911 Porsche Carrera GTS: The aerodynamic coupe packs a powerful punch as we hurtle along the Angeles Crest

Test Drive: 2015 911 Porsche Carrera GTS

by Sue Mead

“Hang on, I’m going to push the awesome button,” shouted our co-driver, above the hearty resonance of the 2015 Porsche Carrera GTS’s exhaust note. We were already motoring at a healthy speed through a sweeping corner, along the legendary……

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Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler: The exciting, retro-inspired motorcycle opens new doors for the performance-driven Italian superbike-maker

Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler

Originally introduced in 1962 exclusively in the United States, the Ducati Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylindar thumper on par with much of the enduro-style bikes coming out of Japan at the time. In 1968, its stateside popularity led to the launch……

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Tokyo High Low: We put Amex Platinum to the test in the sky and on the ground in the future’s city

Tokyo High Low


When my plans to get from Beijing to Tokyo required a last-minute change, American Express Platinum Travel was able to confirm a seat on a new flight just hours before departure, even though they didn’t handle my original booking. And when I checked……

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Samsung and Oculus are putting virtual reality to the test with the Gear VR

Samsung’s Gear VR is out today, putting virtual reality on the mass market in a way we haven’t seen since the Virtual Boy — although hopefully, this time, with more staying power. The Gear VR fits around a Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, magnifying the Note’s screen to create the illusion of presence. Carefully marketed as an “Innovator Edition,” it’s technically a beta product with no final version announced. Even so, it’s probably the most user-friendly headset available, and Samsung virtual reality VP Nick DiCarlo succinctly sums up the marketing pitch: “We’re very carefully trying to avoid overhyping this, but we think it’s going to be amazing.”

The Gear VR was built in partnership with Oculus, which has sold over 100,000 of its own Rift…

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Gillette Clear Gel’s No Sweat Test Thanksgiving: Staying dry from start to finish, while delivering a holiday extravaganza for 30 people

Gillette Clear Gel's No Sweat Test Thanksgiving

When considering what we think of as a powerful deodorant, one’s mind often envisions sports or other high-endurance scenarios where physicality triggers perspiration. But, with stress and heat as stimulants for sweat, there’s no better place to……

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Top Shelf: Taste test

In previous episodes of Top Shelf, we’ve introduced you to the sleekest, most spectacular, and most futuristic technology. Electronic gadgets, gizmos, and vehicles that beg to be seen, from high-class cruise ships to electric skateboards. This episode is a little different. It’s about a technology that is best appreciated if you never need to consider it exists: food tech.

Expensive machines that resemble tools from a chemistry lab have become increasingly important parts of professional kitchens. Many of these gastronomical oddities make flashy appearances on reality television, helping would-be chefs create goat cheese foams and salmon egg popsicles. But the tech serves the food, not the other way around. When you visit their eatery,…

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NASA’s test flight of the Orion spacecraft is underway

Get all the updates on the very first test flight of the spacecraft that could take the first people to Mars.

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