2020 Polestar 1 review: A weird flex and a moot point

Maria J. Danford

So fresh and so modern, you’d never know this is a seven-year-old design.


Steven Ewing/Roadshow

The best thing about the 2020 Polestar 1 is the way it looks. It’s the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe come to life with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. But despite being the first car to launch under the standalone Polestar brand, it in no way lays the groundwork for any of the company’s future models. Really, the Polestar 1 is just a rolling billboard for a carmaker most people have never heard of — and a gorgeous one, at that.

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  • Absolutely stunning design
  • 60 miles
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2020 Subaru WRX review: Happiness on the cheap

Maria J. Danford

Only 500 of the Series White WRX sedans will be sold.


Emme Hall/Roadshow

As much as I love spending time with tech-rich dream machines, more often than not, I like my cars to be… simple. I just want to get in and go without having to fuss with driver profiles or sport settings or anything like that. I just want simple, honest fun. And for that, it’s tough to beat the Subaru WRX.

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  • Series White gets nice suspension upgrade
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Lots of fun for under $35K

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  • Interior looks as old as it
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2020 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport review: A family sedan for enthusiasts

Maria J. Danford

Throughout the Honda Accord’s nearly 45-years of existence, it’s built a reputation of being a safe, reliable and strong all-around vehicle. Because of that it sits in the upper echelon of the midsize sedan class commonly grouped in with the likes of the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. It’s a car that many people see as a can’t-go-wrong option. But what’s something that many usually don’t think about the Accord? That would be that it can be quite a bit of fun to drive — especially in 2.0T Sport form. 

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  • Energetic turbo engine
  • Slick manual transmission
  • Composed handling

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Working from home on a laptop? Check out these external monitors

Maria J. Danford

Many business users now rely on a laptop as their primary PC for office work, but with millions of people now working from home there’s a real demand for larger, external monitors that can be used with a laptop. Having a larger display is obviously easier on the eye when you’re staring at the screen all day long, and can also help to reduce neck and back problems as you don’t have to keep bending over your laptop while working.

There are other key factors as well, with size being the most obvious. If you’re simply running Microsoft Office and

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 review: Faster, with more AI and added collaboration Review

Maria J. Danford

Since moving to annual updates, CorelDRAW has been getting one or two strong features in each release. In the 2020 release, which costs £299 a year or £599 as a one-time purchase, that includes using machine learning to improve several features. This isn’t an attempt to deliver automatic designs, but to make designers more productive.

Expert users could turn a bitmap into a vector illustration by starting with PowerTRACE, but there’s usually quite a bit of tedious cleanup to be done on tracings. This tool is now powered by machine learning (and promoted to being a feature inside CorelDRAW rather

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