Ioniq hybrid stares down rival Toyota Prius

Hyundai’s Ioniq hybrid makes it loud and clear  the company wants to wrestle the best small hybrid crown from Toyota. It just might. The Ioniq comes in a couple of forms, gas/electric hybrid and the plug-in version. My test car was a gas/electric version that had loads of bells and whistles and a good bit

Galaxy Note9 unboxed and ready to sell

Samsung’s Note9 is unboxed. Do you want it? Should you want it? Maybe. The new Note9 is very similar to the Note8, but with upgrades. Slightly seems to be the best way to describe the new Note. It’s slightly larger, has a sightly larger screen, is slightly heavier, has a slightly better camera  and is

Toyota’s Corolla hatchback is loads of fun

Toyota (www.toyota.com) isn’t one of those companies that buyers choose if they are looking for a hot hatchback, especially if Corolla is plastered on the car.  Nope. Corollas are sensible, reliable and comfortable, somethings  you’d say about a favorite pair of shoes.  Well, probably by the time you read this, Toyota will be selling the

The name’s Pie, Android Pie

The wait is over. The P stands for Pie, Android Pie. Yep, Google’s new operating system is called Pie, or as Google will tell you, Android 9. The systems latest features concentrate on battery life and tech addiction. That’s right, tech addiction. Google (and Apple) want us to believe the company doesn’t always want you

GMC Canyon has heart of truck, soul of car

The Canyon is a mid-size pickup that has the good looks of General Motors’s much larger pickups. It is essentially a more upscale version of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup. Throw in its Denali package and it’s way more upscale than a Colorado. My test vehicle’s red quartz tint-coat was an exceptionally deep hue which enhanced

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport looks, acts the part of sporty car

Infiniti has always been one of my favorite luxury brands, despite the disastrous ad campaign that launched the brand. Remember the salmon swinging upstream? Never did see that Q45 did we. Ok, that was nearly 30 years ago and the brand certainly has proven itself worthy against well established luxury marks. Infiniti has added some

CDs leaving Best Buy, maybe Target could signal end of era

Big box retail chain Best Buy plans to stop selling music compact discs, or CDs, in its stores by July 1, while Target may sell them only on a consignment basis. Industry rumors have Walmart following soon. Could this spell the end to the more than three-decade old format that revolutionized music into a digital

Android P To make living with phone easier, less addictive

Android phone users are eagerly awaiting the next operating system, no matter what it’s called.  Soooooo, what will it be called? For now it’s Android P. What the P stands for is anyone’s guess. Some of the guesses are really interesting. More on that later. The new OS will launch in the fall. You can