• Why Volvo's new XC40 compact SUV comes with its own concierge

    Volvo, unveiling its first compact sport utility vehicle, is moving beyond eye-catching design and dashboard gadgetry by offering to eliminate some of the hassles of owning a car. The XC40 will be available across Europe from the end of September for €699 (US$840) per month over a two-year ...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Grape escapes: six lesser-known wine destinations worth visiting

    Wine tourism isn’t just expanding – it’s getting more creative in every corner of the globe, with more vine estates than ever wooing oenophiles with luxurious digs and experiences to indulge their grape-driven passions. As always, superb wines and great estates are my first cri...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Fast-charging on Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X

    Low smartphone battery levels are a serious pain point for business travellers, so it's no surprise that Apple's promise of fast-charge technology in the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X models will be a drawcard for many buyers of the shiny kit. Already an established feature of the best Andro...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2017 25 Comments

  • What's new, hot and headed your way from the Frankfurt Motor Show

    This year at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, automakers showed the heights and depths of their ingenuity. Relatively speaking, of course. Ferrari showed an “entry level” supercar, the US$234,000 Portofino, while Mercedes-Benz showed the ultimate Formula One-inspired car it co...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2017 1 Comment

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe is a sportscar for the super-polite

    Subtle, sleek, and hesitant to make bold moves on the road, it's the perfect car for those who want to turn heads – just a little. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe is a very demure sports car. With a long, fluted body and clean, uninterrupted lines, it doesn’t shred the road like th...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Formula One wants to keep Singapore Grand Prix on track

    Formula One sees Singapore as an anchor venue and wants to extend the world’s most popular motorcar-racing series there beyond this year. Negotiations are on with organizers in the city to “continue to bring this great sport to Asia and Singapore,” Formula One Chief Executive O...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2017 3 Comments

  • Bose shrinks the SoundLink with Micro Bluetooth speaker

    Bose will add a third member to its SoundLink Bluetooth speaker range this month with the debut of the SoundLink Micro. Available from September 22 for $170, the SoundLink Micro takes the core technology of the popular travel-friendly speakers and shrinks it down to a puck-sized package. ...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • Preview: what's hot at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show

    A new offering from Mercedes will lead a fleet of exciting, eco-conscious vehicles from European automakers this month in Germany. During the Frankfurt Motor Show (officially called the International Motor Show Germany), the Stuttgart-based automaker will take on McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrar...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple's new flagship Phone will be iPhone X, also iPhone 8 and 8+

    Apple’s most important new phone for years will be called the iPhone X, according to a leak of the company’s latest mobile operating system on Saturday. Strings of software code inside of the leaked operating system, first detailed by Apple news website 9to5Mac, show the expected thr...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2017 1 Comment

  • BMW revives electric-vehicle push with low-slung 'i' sedan

    BMW will add a low-slung electric sedan to its stalled “i” sub-brand, part of plans to accelerate the rollout of battery-powered cars to counter Tesla. The four-door model, kept under wraps as BMW showed journalists around its Munich design headquarters on Thursday, is set to go on s...

    POSTED 8 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

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