• 2019 Porsche Cayanne spices up the SUV recipe

    A growing global appetite for curvy upscale SUVs has sparked a smooth new development of the Porsche Cayenne. The Cayenne coupe will go up against similar contenders from Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which pioneered the move away from giant boxes with its original X6. All the action on the ne...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 3 Comments

  • Nomos Duo: four elegant women's watches, fresh from Baselworld

    Design-led German brand Nomos is playing the ‘sheer elegance’ card with its latest series of ladies’ watches, released on the eve of Switzerland’s annual Baselworld watchfest. The new Duo models embraces Nomos’ Bauhuas philosophy – one which is typically assoc...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • BMW teases sizzling new 2 Series Gran Coupe

    The future of BMW design has arrived in the shape of the all-new 2 Series Gran Coupe. It’s still over a year away, but BMW has flicked its marketing switch to 'tease' mode in preparation for a complete renewal of its smallest model family. A single tantalising hint of the 2 Series Gran Co...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • First look: Apple AirPods 2 bring more talk time, wireless charging

    The features you wish your AirPods had will determine how happy you are with Apple’s AirPods 2, announced overnight and on sale by the end of this month. Tired of a too-short talk time, or having the battery-powered buds run out of puff in the middle of your music playlist? Then the extra ...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe aims for the 'compact SUV' sweet spot

    Choosing the right compact prestige SUV is about to get even tougher as Mercedes-Benz launches its updated GLC Coupe into a super-competitive sector of the premium car market. Style comes first on the Coupe, which will land here by year's end, and there are very few visual changes to the only se...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4

     What we’re driving: Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 What it costs: $56,900 (as tested $64,600) Why we’re driving it: 2019 year marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini, one of the world’s most iconic automotive marque, so we thought it appropriate to take the litt...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Tasmania's cool climate makes it a hot spot for boutique wineries

    Pop into just about any wine bar in Sydney or Melbourne and there will be a glass or two of cool-climate Tasmanian wine on offer – and chances are it'll be a top drop. The past decade has been one of extraordinary growth for Tasmanian wine producers, and while the Apple Isle represents les...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Australia's hot new motor show is Melbourne's Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Australia has a new motor show, and it's nothing like the old-school shows which saw giant exhibition centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane turned into massive new-car showrooms for buyers to cross-shop their potential choices. Instead, this annual mecca of motoring has sprung up around...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • BMW 2019 3 Series 330i: the ultimate driving machine returns

    What we’re driving: BMW 330i What it costs: from $70,900 Why we’re driving it: This is the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series, and it goes back to the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' promise. Is there any better reason than that? For the longest time, BMW’s 3 Series was the benchmar...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Four to watch at Baselworld 2019, the world's biggest watch show

    Hundreds of important new timepieces will make their worldwide debut in Switzerland next week at the 2019 Baselworld watch-industry trade fair. The expo is a rite of spring for retailers, media, and influencers worldwide who ply their trade in the horological world, continuing a tradition t...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Coming next: an affordable electric Bugatti you can drive every day?

    Bugatti is known for building dazzling supercars which are also super-expensive, but now the marque has its eye on a car that's well, less super and more of an everyday driver. It was a curious and even jarring juxtaposition against Bugatti's unveiling of the world’s most expensive new car...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: 2019 Ford Mustang V8 Fastback

    What we’re driving: 2019 Ford Mustang V8 Fastback What it costs: From $62,990Why we’re driving it: Since the sixties, the Ford Mustang has been an object of desire around he world. Maybe a bit raw and even somewhat crass at times, but the original American muscle machi...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • The renaissance of Canadian whisky, and five drams you should try

    Canadian whisky has long been in the shadows of American bourbon, but there are welcome signs of a renaissance. A landmark moment came three years ago when influential whisky critic Jim Murray named Canada's Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye his World Whisky of The Year, with a record-qualifying ...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • Telstra now offers 4G eSIM plans for selected Windows laptops

    WiFi dongles and portable hotspots, begone – at least, if you own the right Windows 10 notebook and sign up with Telstra. The former includes 4G LTE models of recent-release 'Windows 10 Modern' machines such as Microsoft's Surface Pro, HP's Spectre Folio and Spectre x360, which come with e...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • The human factor: why autonomous cars must keep drivers in the loop

    Technology from NASA's Mars rovers is helping to drive the world towards autonomous motoring, but one of the world's leading authorities in the self-driving field– himself a former NASA scientist – says that humans shouldn't be removed from the equation. In fact, the ideal solution c...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Road test: Mercedes-AMG G63 is 'fun' squared, or maybe even cubed

    What we’re driving: Mercedes-AMG G63 What it costs: $247,700 Why we’re driving it: In a world filled and over-filled with suburban SUVs, none of those soft-roaders is anything remotely like the Mercedes-AMG G63. It’s an old-school thunderbox, a total anachronism in 201...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Whisky review: Glenmorangie 2019 Private Edition Allta

    I've always respected Glenmorangie's Private Editions as genuine departures from the core Glenmorangie range. They often involve significant foresight and planning far beyond simply giving the whisky a 'finish' for a few months. Last year's Spios, for example, was wholly aged in ex-Rye casks for...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Geneva Motor Show proves electric cars can be sexy

    The world’s automakers are out to prove that electric cars can be sexy as they celebrate the start of the European spring season at the Geneva Motor Show. Supercars flooded stands at the Swiss car party and even the SUVs had extra style for their coming-out parties. Alfa Romeo set the sce...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Cab franc is the 'other' Cabernet, and one you really should try

    Quick: when you hear a wine is cabernet, do you automatically think cabernet sauvignon? Of course you do. It’s the world’s most widely planted red grape, noted for big, rich, power-packed wines you can swoon over and even invest in. But I’m here to convince you to remember cabe...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Ferrari F8 Tributo is the prancing horse's most impressive V8 yet

    A Ferrari feeding frenzy has erupted in Australia as fans of of the brand rush to get the first of the gorgeous all-new F8 Tributo. The Tributo is the replacement for the 488 and has been announced with less weight, more power and high-tech bodywork to make it the Italian company’s most ...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • Road test: 2019 Porsche Macan S remains the sportiest SUV

    What we’re driving: Porsche Macan S 2019 What it costs: From $97,500 Why we’re driving it: Despite the growth of electric cars, including city-smart SUVs, Porsche is not backing away from petrol power with its latest Macan. The mid-life update for Australia’s favourite...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • First look: Volvo's Polestar 2 is a luxury all-electric fastback

    Volvo's first all-electric car, the Polestar 2, broke cover overnight and shows how the Swedes will seek to juice up the electric mainstream market. Starting at US$63,000 – priced to take on the Tesla Model 3 – the five-seat fastback comes with all-wheel drive and will hit 100km/h ...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • Small size, big sound: Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless earbuds

    Wireless earbuds are finding their way into more and more cabin bags as business travellers embrace cable-free convenience - not to mention the small form factor that makes them perfect for slipping into your pocket or briefcase when you’re on the go. Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wirel...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Apple Watch to get sleep tracking but co-founder wants folding iPhone

    Apple is said to be testing a sleep monitor for the 2020 edition of its smartwatch, but Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he'd rather have a folding iPhone – and doesn't want to wait too long for it. First up, sleep tracking on a future Apple Watch (but probably not the fifth-gen model e...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • High-performance Jaguar XE 2019 is ready to pounce...

    A new performance push has begun at Jaguar as an updated XE sedan roars into Australia. Anything bland or boring from the original XE series has been culled in a clean-up that cuts the local roster down from a dizzying 11 cars to just two, while diesel engines have been completely eliminate...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

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