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[ 30 May 2017 | Comments Off on Lincoln’s Black Label fits new Continental very, very nicely ]

I was almost afraid to write my review on Ford Motor Company’s new Lincoln Continental. Will my readers believe me when I say I like this car as much as I liked the 5-Series BMW I drove a few weeks ago? That’s not possible, is it?
Think about that. A Lincoln, which was known for riding like a cruise ship instead of handling like a cruise missile, is now as good as luxury sedans that have …

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[ 25 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on With new wave of 4K TVs coming, Sony’s 850D is a steal — and here’s why ]

Before we opened the box to unwrap Sony’s 65-inch 850D series TV to test, I’d read a lot about the TV’s lack of really good contrast. The thinking was this: if you were watching  the set in a dark room, or you were watching a really dark scene, the TV would express blacks as dark gray.
We found that to be just a tiny bit true, but we also found this TV to be the best …

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[ 25 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Samsung 2016 4K Midrange TV is a great bargain, if you get a good one ]

It’s really hard to walk into the TV store nowadays and stare at the row of impossibly then sets and not stop on a Samsung 4K TV. Whether really big or somewhat big or even curved, the Samsung TVs are stunning (especially when set on the brightest mode possible for the store environment, eschewing any need for color accuracy).
We got our hands on a 2016 version 65 inch KS8000 model recently and were very, very …

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[ 31 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Ford Fusion Energi is stylish ]

With the number of hybrid options growing yearly, it’s hard to choose the right car. Do you go straight electric, plug in or gas/hybrid combo? Depends on how green you want to go and what your size need are.
I’d like to suggest the Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi. It’s stylish, roomy and gives you a bit of all electric vehicle as well.
The Fusion Energi looks exactly like its gas sibling so you have to look at …

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[ 25 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Why AT&T’s DirecTV Now may change how you watch TV tomorrow ]
AT&T DirecTV Now

It’s been a pretty good week for AT&T.
Over the weekend, the company announced its proposed $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, adding a portfolio of media offerings to its portfolio, like HBO, TNT and Cartoon Network.
Tuesday morning, AT&T announced DirecTV Now, which will stream more than 100 live channels for $35 per month beginning in November.
Now what are you paying for cable/satellite right now? It’s probably more than $35, right?
DirecTV now will be available on …

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[ 21 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on QX50 crossover keeps Infiniti in the game, begs for update ]

Infiniti has tried hard to get its mojo back.
Introduced the same year as Lexus, the company bolted on the scene with the Q45, a stunning piece that gave Jaguar a serious challenge. It hasn’t had a big sedan that adventurous since, probably because it’s more concerned with trucks and crossovers.
That’s not a big problem since the company’s crossovers and trucks are pretty good.
The QX50 is one of those crossovers. It started as the FX35 back …

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[ 16 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Why Tiger Woods buying TaylorMade Golf could be a great idea ]
Tiger Woods to buy Taylor Made

A new rumor is circulating that one of the greatest golfers who ever lived, Tiger Woods, is in talks to buy one of the world’s best golf companies, TaylorMade.

Best golf rumour ever. @TigerWoods will not only play @TaylorMadeGolf clubs in 2017 he is negotiating to buy the company. #STP #fanciful
— Brendan James (@BrendanJames2) September 15, 2016

The story got legs Thursday when Golf Australia magazine editor Brendan James hit Twitter to say that Sir Eldrick will not …

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[ 16 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall into full effect; how to get a replacement or a swap out ]

Earlier this week, Samsung responded to its mounting Galaxy Note 7 problems by announcing a software fix that would limit the sleek new phone from charging past 60 percent.
The software update was issued for people outside the U.S. who ignoring an initial recall notice about the phone, which a small number of users reported was exploding and bursting into flames.
There was an placed on the front page of a large South Korean newspaper, the Seoul …

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[ 15 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Want a jet black iPhone 7 or any iPhone 7 Plus? Better order online; Apple Store supplies will be low ]
Apple iPhone 7 jet black

According to TechCrunch, Apple has released a statement saying that customers can expect limited quantities of iPhone 7 in Apple Stores when the phones go on sale Friday morning. And the iPhone 7 in the new jet black color is completely sold out, as are all colors of iPhone 7 Plus.
With news that Sprint and T-Mobile have seen records during the pre-sale period, it seems that customers are buying up the multiple improvements in iPhone …

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[ 14 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Special effects in Apple’s new iOS 10 not working? Here’s how to fix them ]
Apple iOS10 software

Yesterday, Apple released its much anticipated iOS 10 software for its users. The software will come standard in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which will hit stores Friday. But users of some older iPhones and iPads can take advantage of a series of software-based improvements that will make their older devices more useful.
Of course, some users had issues with the software causing their hardware to crash Tuesday, though by Tuesday evening Apple …