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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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[ 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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[ 28 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Aetna to offer Apple Watch free to employees, discounted to customers and launch new health-oriented apps ]
Apple Watch, Aetna

Insurance provider Aetna is planning to use the Apple Watch as part of a major health push later this year.
Beginning later this fall, Aetna will provide free Apple Watches to select large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season and plans to subsidize what it calls a “significant” portion of the cost and offering monthly payroll deductions to help cover the remaining costs.
It did not announce how much of the cost of the watch …

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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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[ 24 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Samsung 4K player delivers the goods to high-def TVs ]

After spending a few months with a Samsung 4K disc player I have come to the conclusion that blu-ray is no longer enough.
There, I said it. Yes, folks, watching 4K movies is a much more immersive experience than watching my favorite films on Blu-ray. No there isn’t a lot of content, but what’s out there is enough to say it’s time for an upgrade.
The player is the Samsung UBD-K85009, the first to be offered in …

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[ 25 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on More online shopping consumers using smartphones than personal computers study shows ]
smartphones are outstripping personal computers for shopping

More U.S. consumers are now using smartphones for shopping than personal computers.
A new study from Demandware, an e-commerce software provider, shows smartphones accounted for 45.1 percent of web-shopping traffic in the first quarter of 2016. Computers were a tick behind at 45 percent.
The company projects that the
smartphone will account for 60 percent of e-commerce visits by the end of 2017. Make sense, phone screens are getting larger and larger and folks are on the go …

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[ 12 May 2016 | Comments Off on Madden 17 visuals are absolutely incredible ]

The new Madden trailer is out and the graphics are getting downright scary good.
New cover boy Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots is featured in actual game footage that is long way from the Coleco-Vision games of the past.
This will really fool you into believing it’s the real thing.

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[ 4 May 2016 | Comments Off on Captain America: Civil War proves Marvel really, really knows how to make a big comic book movie ]

By their nature, comic book movies are not supposed to be candidates to be epic, memorable films. They are meant to be in the toy and candy aisle of the movie theater supermarket, instantly filling or instantly fun, but ultimately something you put down when it’s time to get serious about nourishing your mind or serious about nourishing your body.
Only “Captain America: Civil War,” the year’s first satisfying “big” super hero film, succeeds as a …

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[ 27 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on CTS-V Kicks Caddy In Gear ]

Cadillac is an amazing company. It has transformed itself from a stodgy, luxury-leaning brand into something fresh and wonderful.
This 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan is something special – and I mean really special. It looks good, it drives well and it has very few things that wrong.
Let me start with the good stuff. Look at this beast. The architectural lines that dominate the body are enough to make your drool. I love rounded, swooshy cars but …