• Golf training aids to help you get into the swing and lower your score

    Golf is one of the most technically challenging sports out there – and for most players, it's all about constant improvement. The fun and the challenge of this beautiful game is that you can always become better, although you don’t have to play five days a week to make those big impr...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • Review: on the road with Microsoft's Surface Go

    Walk through airline lounges around the world and you'll see a revolution taking place. The sea of MacBooks and iPads is being replaced by a rising tide of tablets and laptops from Microsoft. And among this latest wave of devices is Microsoft's smallest Surface device yet – the 10.5-inch Su...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Five up-and-coming Aussie whiskies to watch for

    Australian whisky has achieved some incredible feats in its short lifetime, but its availability and pricing has largely put it out of reach as an everyday dram. With very few exceptions – Melbourne’s Starward Whisky being the obvious one – local whisky is still produced on a r...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Porsche axes diesel models in shift toward hybrid, electric vehicles

    Porsche is phasing out diesel versions of its cars to focus on gasoline, electric and hybrid vehicles. The company confirmed plans to exit the diesel market in an emailed statement on Sunday, citing declining demand. For the sportscar manufacturer diesel “has traditionally played a subord...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • McLaren 600LT is "a barely road-legal track animal"

    'Longtail' is more than just a word at the McLaren supercar company. It’s a homage to the McLaren that won the classic Le Mans 24-hour race in 1995 and also provides the punctuation for its track-focussed road rockets. McLaren makes cars with three speeds – fast, very fast, and silly...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Aston Martin to build street-legal version of its Valkyrie hypercar

    Aston Martin will build a hybrid supercar code-named “003", based on the Valkyrie platform and due to arrive in 2021. This sketch is all that’s available now of the “003” supercar, but you can see its Valkyrie lineage in the shape of the body. It’s the third high...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Genesis revs up for Australian launch of prestige G70, G80 models

    Australia is the latest high-profile target for Genesis, the world’s newest prestige car brand. Genesis will rev up in December with two cars, – the sporty G70 and luxury G80 – and three sites which move away from traditional car dealerships in favour of shopping precincts in i...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • Apple's Watch 4 can monitor your heart only in the US

    Shoppers queuing up to buy Apple Inc.’s latest smartwatch anywhere but the U.S. face an uncertain wait before they can use the product’s headline-grabbing electrocardiogram feature. Only American customers are being told the functionality will be enabled for them later this year. App...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: one week wearing the new Apple Watch 4

    I've spent the past week wearing with, and living with, the Apple Watch Series 4. My take? The fourth-generation Apple Watch is cohesive, it's ambitious, and it might just encourage you to reshape your habits and behaviors for the better. During my tenure covering the watch industry, there ...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Review: 2019 Bentley Continental GT is power, glory and oh-so-brawny

    People often ask me which new car I’d buy if money were no object. Here’s a strong contender: the 2019 Bentley Continental GT coupe. Produced on the eve of the esteemed British brand’s centennial anniversary next year, the US$214,600 Continental GT combines most things that dis...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • These four top-shelf soundbars will bring your home theatre to life

    A great soundbar brings your movies to life, filling your living area with sound without the need to cram in lots of speakers. If your super-thin television doesn't leave room for decent built-in speakers – and that's usually the case – a soundbar is the best way to beef up your audi...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • How to use global roaming on the dual SIM iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR

    With the launch of its latest iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR models, Apple has finally delivered dual SIM card capability to make overseas roaming easier for travellers. Well, sort of. Here's what you need to know about the new dual SIM iPhones and how to use them for global roaming. Which new iPhones...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • One watch, many looks: a primer on watch straps

    Replacing the strap is a quick and inexpensive way to dramatically change the style of your watch. A new strap can dress a watch up or down, make it more comfortable in hot and humid weather, and look the part while driving a vintage car. And for frequent flyers in particular, it's far easier to...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • Why the 'King of Cocktails' sticks to a gin martini

    Dale DeGroff spends about two thirds of his year on the road educating and consulting the international bar industry as the world’s foremost expert on the classic American cocktail. Dubbed 'The King of Cocktails', DeGroff is notable for pioneering the use of fresh juices and ingredients in...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • BMW's Vision iNext concept puts the 'passenger experience' on wheels

    With its new Vision iNext concept, BMW is planning for an autonomous future where everything you do while inside a car matters - except driving. BMW has unveiled the latest iteration of its planned electric-car flagship, morphing what started out as low-slung cruiser into a sporty SUV, as the Ge...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: Mazda MX-5 (mid-2018 refresh)

    What we’re driving: Mazda MX-5 What it costs: From $34,190 to $48,960 Why we're driving it: It’s spring. That’s more than enough reason to jump into the latest Mazda MX-5. Even better, the world’s favourite sports car has received its annual tickle for the sunshine seaso...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • Apple goes big screen, dual SIM with new iPhone Xs Max, Xs and XR

    iPhone Xs Max: 6.5-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,799 iPhone Xs: 5.8-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Sept 21 from $1,629 iPhone XR: 6.1-inch screen, dual SIM, on sale Oct 26 from $1,229 Apple pulled back the curtains on a trio of new iPhones overnight, although the...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • Aston Martin's electric Rapide E set for 2019 launch

    Aston Martin will begin development of its first all-electric production car, the Rapide E, by the end of 2019. Limited in production to 155 units, the car will have an 800-volt battery with 65kWh capacity, using lithium ion cells mounted to where the original 12-cylinder Rapide engine and gearb...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: Titleist TS2 driver gives more height, more range, less spin

    Everything you need to know about the Titleist TS2 and TS3 drivers is in the name. TS standing for "Titleist Speed", and they've been designed to out-fly the already impressive 917 D2 and D3 drivers. After a round with the new Titleist TS2, it stand out as a fast yet forgiving driver which mak...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 2 Comments

  • With eSIMs new iPhones make life better for you, harder for telcos

    Each new iPhone is usually good news for mobile network operators. The latest Apple device always comes with upgrades that make it easier to play games, watch films and download reams of data. More data means bigger phone bills. There’s a chance, though, that this week's arrival of the nex...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 2 Comments

  • Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker won't launch in Australia until 2019

    If you're starting to cast your eye over the smart speaker market, you can rule Samsung's Galaxy Home out of contention until next year – it certainly won't be snaring a spot under the Christmas tree. Local Samsung executives have confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the company...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Henschke releases stunning Hill of Grace 2013 shiraz

    With the debut of Henschke's Hill of Grace 2013, we tour the vineyard and tell the story behind the standout Australian shiraz. This month's release of Henschke Hill of Grace 2013 this week marks a significant anniversary for the Henschke family, now headed by fifth-generation winemaker Stephen ...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Lexus takes to the high seas with LY 650 luxury superyacht

    With almost three decades of crafting luxury cars under its belt, Lexus is now launching into superyachts. The first of its offshore fleet is the multi-million dollar LY 650, launching in 2019 and which the Japanese carmaker describes as its fourth flagship alongside the LS limousine, LC coupe a...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Holden's red-hot HSV Chevrolet Camaro is on the way

    Australian fans of the Chevrolet Camaro will soon be able to park one in their driveway for $85,990. The long-awaited price line for the classic American muscle car comes as HSV confirms the final details of its plan to import, re-manufacture and convert the Camaro for sales down under. Only ...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Here are the three new iPhones which Apple will launch this week

    Apple will kick off a blitz of new products this week, headlined by three new models in the iPhone X along with new Apple Watches. The product launches will begin on Wednesday (US time) in the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. The focus w...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

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