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In part four of our multipart story on upgrading the entertainment system in your vehicle, starting with a Pioneer 4100 NEX in-dash receiver, we concentrate on adding some oomph to your bass with an easy to install Pioneer TS-WX120A 150 watt Amplified Subwoofer System. Does your vehicle’s bass need some bottom end help? Read on for our review to find out if the TS-WX120A did the trick.

Harris Fogel, with additional reporting by Nancy Burlan, posted 1/30/2017

Unlike last year's Chevrolet Bolt launch, there was no single dominant automotive technology introduction at CES 2017. Despite this, there was a lot going on—John Mulhern III covers some of the more important automotive introductions at the show.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/22/2017

With almost a week since he got back from CES 2107, John Mulhern III feels there's now been enough time to get a handle on what was notable at this massive show with it's 3,800 exhibitors and (at least) 175,000 attendees. He writes about ten products and technologies that impressed him.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/14/2017

With about a week to go, John Mulhern III's attention is now solidly on CES 2017 in early January, and he writes about ten areas he's watching at the Consumer Technology Association's huge annual trade show in Las Vegas.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/27/2016

Tablets are great devices, but many of us still find them vexing to use them for serious typing or entering of text and data. What else explains the multitudes of keyboards and cases available for them? We have tested keyboards in the past, but the approach taken in creating the Brydge 9.7 keyboard for the iPad is unique. It claims to bridge the gap between an iPad and an Apple MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. How does it deliver on its promise? Read on for our full review!

Harris Fogel and Nancy Burlan, posted 11/26/16

In a world of capable multi-function devices, how does a single-function device succeed? John Mulhern III reviews Amazon's top-of-the-line Kindle Oasis e-reader and describes what differentiates it in a crowded marketplace. Is the Kindle Oasis right for you? Read John's review to find out!

John Mulhern III, posted 11/26/2016

Personal storage has been growing in popularity for years. At this point everyone is pretty much used to the idea of cloud storage via Google, or Dropbox, but online services don’t always fit the needs of users. The solution is a shared drive, usually attached to your network. NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems have been the norm for years, so it piqued our interest when Promise Technology introduced their first NAS consumer product, the Promise Technology Apollo Cloud. Featuring a new GUI approach, so that the storage appears to belong only to the logged on user, it’s an easy to use private cloud backup solution. Is the Promise Apollo Cloud for you? Read on to find out!

Harris Fogel & Frank Schramm, posted 11/25/2016

It might be common sense that drives continually increase in size, speed, and reliability, but when to upgrade is a different sort of question when upgrading the drives in your NAS. The easy part is deciding that it’s time for more capacity, but what drives to use and how it works in practice are a bit more complicated a choice. We were curious what the recent upgrade of Seagate’s NAS drives to the new IronWolf 10TB series would reveal. Read our full review to find out.

Harris Fogel posted 11/23/2016

"Exhibitionism -- The Rolling Stones," the internationally touring show of Stones memorabilia, has just opened the U.S. leg of its itinerary in New York City. "Delivered by DHL," staged at what the press release refers to as "the iconic Industria in the West Village," this extravaganza represents yet another item in the Stones' extensive product line. Is Exhibitionism just for hardcore Stones fans, does it reveal the musical process for their work, or is it a trip down memorabilla lane for fashionistas? Read the review by A.D. Coleman for his take on this exhibition.

A.D. Coleman, Posted 11/22/2016

Recently, we had a major data crash, a 6TB RAID configured as a multi-disc mirror somehow became corrupted, and since it was a mirror, it dutifully duplicated the corrupted data. To make matters worse, even after other tools were able to get the RAID up and running, we were missing tons of files. Luckily, an invitation to test an app we had never heard of arrived in the nick of time. The app was Disk Drill Pro 3 for Mac OS, and to find out how it saved the day, read our full review.

Harris Fogel and Ken Kramar, posted 11/20/2016