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Amazon Echo Sub review: Echo can finally go deep

This year, befitting its Echo speakers’ primary function as purveyors of music, Amazon is releasing a whole bunch of new audio gear. The lineup includes a beefed-up Echo Plus speaker, an Alexa amp, a strange pre-amp… thing, a Dot without the speaker and more. But if you already own an Echo and …

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Dell UltraSharp 49 is a big monitor matched by a big price

Two UltraSharp 49 monitors stacked vertically, because more is better. Lori Grunin/CNET There’s a reason Dell is specifically targeting the finance industry with its new UltraSharp 49 curved monitor: it’s a hard sell at $1,700 (roughly £1,290 or AU$2,400).  Unlike Samsung‘s slightly less expensive (and lower resolution) C49HG90, the 49-inch U4919DW …

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Montblanc Summit 2 shoots for the high end of Google smartwatches

James Martin/CNET Google doesn’t have its own premium Pixel smartwatch — not yet, anyway — but there are plenty of smartwatches with Google’s newly updated Wear OS software with added fitness tracking and NFC mobile payments hitting stores this fall. And some of them will have those brand-new Qualcomm chips that …

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2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen review: Stirring sensibility

There is nothing in the passenger-car market that can match the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen’s cargo-hauling value. With a $21,685 starting price — plus $895 for destination — the Golf is less expensive than larger, heavier crossovers like the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and even Volkswagen’s own Tiguan. Even if …

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