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2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Review – Because too much is just right

2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Review – Because too much is just right

In 2020 we take our reassurance where we can find it, even if that's in the sound and feel of an SUV door when it closes. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 is known for plenty of things - not least its wanton profligacy, Brutalist proportions, and conspicuous dedication to excess - but even with 577 horsepower to play with it's those doors I keep coming back to.

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Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Review – Look beyond 5G

Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Review – Look beyond 5G

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the more sensible half of Apple's new smartphone range for 2020, and that's as it should be. Nestling right at the heart of the mobile market, they replace the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro as the go-to choice for savvy shoppers, and this time around the list of differences between the two is even shorter. Somehow that makes deciding between them simultaneously easier and more difficult.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 was released to a wary consumer public in late 2020. Here it was, the least expensive of the RTX 30 graphics cards from NVIDIA, ready to roll with power that out-performed its predecessors in almost every way, available at approximately $500 USD. The "wary" part comes thanks to supply issues with other RTX cards this year, issues that messed with the minds and pocketbooks of potential users that, now, might be relying on the RTX 3070 to fill the void left for them after the hype of the reveal and the subsequent failure to meet demand.

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This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

Verizon's most affordable 5G phone has arrived, with the TCL 10 5G UW delivering mmWave speeds for under $400. Latest in the phone-maker's 10 Series, the new Android phone slots in as the cheapest way to get on Verizon's 5G network so far, undercutting the Motorola One 5G UW by $150.

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2021 Genesis G80 First Drive Review – Luxury without legacy

2021 Genesis G80 First Drive Review – Luxury without legacy

Emulate or innovate. When, as with the 2021 Genesis G80, you're taking on Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz in the segment that has for decades been their bread and butter, it would be easy to go conservative and simply borrow from their playbook. That's just what the first G80 did, indeed, a join-the-German-dots which ended up all proficiency and no passion. Nobody, though, would describe the new G80 as conservative.

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The gold iPhone 12 Pro is just so darn pretty – Hands-on

The gold iPhone 12 Pro is just so darn pretty – Hands-on

"Without pain," so the old saying goes, "how can we know true joy?" Happily the stress was all left to the iPhone 12 Pro design 000, leaving me to simply take pleasure in how near-perfect this new smartphone's design feels. Resembling a scaled-down version of the iPad Pro, this year's lineup consists of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, all having the same flat edges. I've never been a big fan of the rounded edges from Apple's last few generations of iPhone, though not because it looks terrible by any means. For me, it's more about how the iPhone feels in my hand.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Review – Upending Budget Expectations

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Review – Upending Budget Expectations

2020 is the year of big phone families, and Samsung's Galaxy S20 Series is nearing Brady Bunch numbers. Latest to arrive is the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, described as the "Fan Edition" but also the most affordable of the line-up. As always that means what's absent from the spec sheet is as important to note as what's present, but for once the compromise may all be worth it.

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Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp Review (2020) – Back, brighter

Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp Review (2020) – Back, brighter

What's old is new again, and the Philips Hue Iris table lamp returns with a welcome 2020 upgrade. Brighter, more flexible, and more competitively priced, the new Iris taps all of the features Signify has added to the Hue platform in the six years since the original table lamp launched, now with a $99.99 price tag.

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2021 Genesis GV80 First Drive – Detail where it matters

2021 Genesis GV80 First Drive – Detail where it matters

You may not know what the 2021 Genesis GV80 is, in among the sea of SUVs that crowd the roads, but you'll definitely not miss it. In just a few years, Genesis' design language has developed from "look, we can do a chrome grille too," to something unique and striking. Unapologetically different, and absolutely all the better for that. What it sorely needed, though, was an SUV to use that on.

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2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 2.0T Review – Looking backwards

2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 2.0T Review – Looking backwards

VW is teetering on the edge. On the one side, the exciting side, there are all-electric cars like the 2021 ID.4 crossover: zero-emissions, instantaneous electric torque, and eye-catching styling that screams "this is Volkswagen's future." The 2020 VW Passat R-Line 2.0T represents the other side of that line, and while that doesn't automatically make the sedan bad, it does make it trickier to get enthusiastic.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV revealed – 350 mile range from extreme “Supertruck”

2022 GMC Hummer EV revealed – 350 mile range from extreme “Supertruck”

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV has been revealed, and as expected there's a whole lot to this electric reboot of the iconic truck name. Headed into production in fall 2021, the new Hummer EV uses GM's Ultium platform for electric vehicles, with GMC estimating over 350 miles of driving on a full charge along with some of the fastest recharging around.

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I try not to fawn over tech, but the new iPhone 12 Pro sure feels good

I try not to fawn over tech, but the new iPhone 12 Pro sure feels good

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have landed on my desk, and oh boy, do they feel good. Now, "hand feel" is one of those rightly-maligned things in tech review circles these days, a shorthand not only for lazy design description but a more general fetishization of tech that feels a little weird at this point. So please, allow me enough rope to hang myself as I talk about just that.

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