LaCie Rikiki Hard Drive Rating: LaCie Rikiki Hard Drive

After we reviewed the LaCie Starck Mobile hard drive in 2009, we started to think that LaCie places more emphasis on the look and design of a product than its core functionality. Starck Mobile feels cumbersome and can’t keep up with its competition in both transfer speed and cost per gigabyte. Luckily, LaCie bought itself … Read more

SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive Review: The SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive

There isn’t anything extreme about the SanDisk Extreme SSD. Instead, it is a standard 2.5-inch, 9.5 mm thick solid-state drive that supports SATA 3 (6Gbps). And this is a good thing as the drive can be used in any computer that currently uses a SATA hard drive. Like most SSDs I’ve reviewed, SanDisk offers a … Read more

I don’t like the 2014 Lexus IS F-Sport look, but I love to drive it

Antuan Goodwin / CNET After debuting in 2013 Detroit Auto ShowThe third-generation Lexus IS sports sedan is only a few weeks away from arriving at your local Lexus dealer. The new 2014 model is the latest in a series of redesigns as the automaker overhauled its lineup and renewed itself with a new, sporty image. … Read more

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive Review: Fast and capable but not innovative

The Aero wireless portable drive is Patriot’s answer to Corsair’s Voyager Air and Seagate’s Wireless Plus. This device is essentially a bus-powered USB 3.0 portable drive with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and internal battery to provide external storage, with HD streaming, for up to five clients. wireless at the same time. The Aero is closer to … Read more

Affordable Smart electric vehicle easy to drive

The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive performs well as a city car, offering consistent range and very economical performance. Wayne Cunningham / CNET Getting around San Francisco in a convertible, visiting attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, is a real thing. Do it in an electric convertible car that fits the city’s compact size and high-tech … Read more

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive Review: A small but versatile Wi-Fi storage device

Its micro-size isn’t the only thing that is interesting about the SanDisk Wireless-Connected Multimedia Drive. The new device is the latest one to join the long list battery-powered Wi-Fi storage device and the first product from SanDisk, a major manufacturer of flash-based storage devices. It comes with up to 64GB of built-in flash memory. However, … Read more

Seagate Slim Review: A fast, compact drive for both Windows and Mac

Seagate Slim portable drives are basically front drives Seagate GoFlex Slim without the flexible modular design. Instead, it now only supports USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) and cannot be used with any other peripheral connection via adapter. That said, the new drive is much shorter than its predecessor and is an extremely efficient portable storage … Read more

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Drive 2018 review: price, release date, photos, specs, more

Jeep says the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk exists because customers demand it. That’s right, people want the 707-hp supercharged V8 from the Dodge Challenger and the Charger Hellcat revamped into the popular Jeep SUV, and the world is a better place for it. That’s better because I can sit right in front of New Hampshire’s … Read more

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive review: Small changes make a big impact

What is the biggest difference between Volvo’s latest Cross Country and the V60 wagon it’s based on? Ground clearance 3 inch. Take that, add a bit of body cladding, and you’ve got a buttery-tall wagon that is beautiful. I want one. Admit it: You too. Yes, this transition from V60 to Cross Country is small, … Read more

Ford Escape Hybrid 2020 first drive review: A more efficient SUV option

When Ford launched the original Escape Hybrid in 2005, it won the title of the world’s first hybrid SUV. And while the petrol-electric Escape has found many happy homes – including New York’s fleet of taxis – it doesn’t last long. Third-generation Escape launches without electrification options. But now, that hybrid hiatus is coming to … Read more