• Review: Ping i210 and Ping i500 irons will help you go the distance

    Ping has upgraded its popular i200 iron and added a new i500 iron to the line up, and they're both exciting and amazing-looking clubs from the American manufacturer. The Ping i210 puts its focus on feel and precision while the Ping i500 is a players’ distance iron, and they slot in between...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • These four luxury SUVs blend city style with soft-road appeal

    For the daily drive and the weekend getaway it's hard to beat the appeal of a stylish yet practical SUV. More and more owners are switching to upmarket soft-roaders, which is why prestige brands are now injecting punch, personality and panache into the latest generation of family-friendly five-s...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2018 5 Comments

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be dual-SIM, Galaxy Watch gets roaming eSIM

    Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone will be sold in Australia as a dual-SIM card model while the Galaxy Watch's embedded eSIM will allow international roaming under new plans from Optus, Telstra and Vodafone. The twin travel-friendly moves show the South Korean tech colossus plans to not only...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Review: Apple 2018 MacBook Pro (15-inch)

    With its flagship laptop and top-of-the-line desktop replacement, Apple has predictably gone all out – to the point where this muscle-bound MacBook Pro could be too much laptop for many people. But if you demand maximum performance as well as portability, Apple's newest 15-inch MacBook Pro...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to travel with wine in your checked luggage

    Opening a bottle of fine wine or spirits sourced on holiday evokes memories of your travels that can transcend enjoyment of the wine itself. As such, I scarcely return home from overseas travel without a few bottles of some unique and special drops. Most often that's Pinot Noir – I've rec...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 6 Comments

  • Why Ryan Reynolds is backing the boom in boutique gin

    Rising sales and plenty of love from bartenders and drinkers alike are giving gin a buzzy resurgence. Sales of super-premium gin – bottles typically priced above US$35, were up 12.9 percent in 2017, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Last year gin sales in the U.K. surpassed &poun...

    POSTED 13 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: Mercedes-Benz A 200 A-Class hatch - high tech meets high style

    The stylish new Mercedes-Benz A 200 A-Class hatchback flips convention in more ways than one. Instead of packing the latest technology into its flagship, the $425,000 Maybach limousine, Mercedes-Benz has injected all the good new stuff into its newest baby. That car is the A 200, the first ar...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

  • Ferrari Portofino will be the Italian marque's next best-seller

    The Ferrari Portofino is a looker you can comfortably drive every day, with performance that should be reserved for the track – and it's set to be a best-seller for the House of the Prancing Horse, writes Bloomberg motoring journalist Hannah Elliott.  This summer has been an emotional...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

  • "Hey, Mercedes" – new A-Class marks debut of "Siri on wheels"

    “G'day Mercedes” is all you need to say get the best from Benz' newest baby. A breakthrough voice-command system is fitted to the latest A-Class that taps into the car’s artificial intelligence system, recognising hundreds of individual commands. Unlike simpler systems which w...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight: a stunning spin on the vintage dive watch

    The Black Bay Fifty Eight is a landmark watch release from Tudor, providing the smallest and slimmest true dive watch from the brand since the Tudor Submariner (ref 7924) launched in 1958 – hence the name bestowed upon the Black Bay Fifty Eight. But that's not the only part of the Fif...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • First look: BMW's all-new limited edition M5 Competition

    BMW has sent its already-impressive M5 off to the gym and the result is the even more muscular M5 Competition, which will elbow aside the standard M5 V8 when the souped-up sedan arrives here by year's end. The M5 Competition promises more straight-line punch and more grip for hooks and uppercu...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • First look: HP Envy x360 13 boasts a superfast-charging battery

    With its latest Envy x360 13 laptop, HP takes a travel-friendly cue from smartphones and electric cars by introducing a fast-charge battery which goes from zero to 50% capacity in 45 minutes. After all, enjoying all-day battery life is one thing: and as the new Envy x360 13 chalks up 11 hours on...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • The 12 best burgers in Los Angeles, as rated by top chefs

    Los Angeles has a stronger burger culture than any other city in the U.S. It’s here that the quintessential fast-food burger really took hold in the ’50s as car culture took off. The first In-N-Out Burger opened in Baldwin Park, an L.A. suburb, in 1948 and came to epitomize the kind ...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 2 Comments

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI: the original hot hatch gets even hotter for 2019

    Too much is never enough for the legion of mid-level executives who get their driving jollies from the punchy yet always-practical Volkswagen Golf GTI. Case in point: the 2019 edition of this turbocharged pocket rocket, which will be burning up the bitumen from October with even more performance...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Dressed for success: how to choose a winning dress watch

    Designed to be worn on formal and black tie occasions, dress watches are the most elegant of timepieces. Their goal is at once powerful yet subtle: an understated 'classic' design which doesn't draw undue attention to itself. When it's time to add a dress watch to your wardrobe, look for a ...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 7 Comments

  • Whisky lovers will want to try these three Japanese boutique brands

    Whisky from Japan has become one of the rarest, most luxurious categories, and for good reason. As is expected from Japan, endless attention to detail and the pursuit of perfection has led the country's growing legion of distillers to experiment and innovate, and in turn seeing whisky from The L...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

  • Mercedes' new G-Wagen: a luxurious and endearingly boxy SUV stand-out

    When Mercedes-Benz launched the 2019 G-Class SUV in Detroit earlier this year, it felt the need to do so with tremendous fanfare: a party for 2,000 people, indoor pyrotechnics, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was huge. And it should have been. It’s the first time in the 40-year existence of the ...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • How to find the club that's right for you

    Anybody who cares about how they look has probably invested the time and money to have a suit tailor-made. It feels good, it looks good, and as a result you’ll probably wear it more often than an off-the-rack suit. So why treat your golf any differently? I'm not suggesting having your club...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • Alfa Romeo's Giulia QV is a coupe-styled sedan brimming with brio

    What we’re driving: Alfa Romeo Giulia QV What it costs: $143,900 list price (around $156,932 drive-away) The Alfa Giulia QV is all about emotion. It’s an Italian dream machine, if you one night dreamt of a sedan, with sexy four-door styling mated to a highly-strung V6 engine develop...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 4 Comments

  • Mercedes-Benz revs up aerodynamic new A-Class sedan for 2019

    Overnight in New York, Mercedes-Benz introduced the car it will pit against the likes of the tiny Audi A3, the BMW 1-Series, and the Volvo S60: the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. The new car will likely match Mercedes’ most affordable price tag with a highly aerodynamic profile. It was...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 6 Comments

  • Why you should invest in whisky (seriously)

    In recent years we’ve seen whisky investing branch out into new and exciting categories. There's been a whisky cryptocurrency, auctions held for almost priceless bottlings, and bottle exchanges. Whisky as an investment you can feel, follow, and enjoy is bound to succeed. With too many bott...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • Flight test: wireless noise-cancelling headphones to suit your music

    There is arguably no better piece of travel technology for the frequent flyer than a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. The drone of engines, the chit-chat of passengers and even the squeals of crying children: you can shut them all out and focus on your music, movies or TV shows, reading ...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2018 20 Comments

  • Revealed: secrets to designing the lavish interiors of a super-yacht

    If you’ve ever listened to an interior designer break down why and how they designed a room or undergone the design process yourself, you understand that it isn’t all about paint colors and plush rugs. There are needs to be met, visions to be considered, and problems to...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Miami won’t drop the chequered flag on a Formula 1 race before 2020

    Plans for a new Formula One race in Miami are on hold at least until 2020. The racing series had hoped to stage a Miami grand prix in 2019 but announced Monday that negotiations have taken too long to get it on next year's racing calendar. While calling negotiations "complicated," F1 managing d...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 4 Comments

  • Cartier Santos: the original pilot's watch, reimagined

    Very few watches can claim true originality, and the Cartier Santos is among those few. The Santos made its debut way back in 1904 as a personal timepiece for aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, making it both the first pilot’s watch and one of the earliest known men’s wristwatch...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

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