2020 Hyundai Venue review: A breath of small-car fresh air

More small cars should be like the Hyundai Venue.


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There really aren’t any bad brand-new cars anymore. Even the cheapest, smallest new cars are all pretty good.

Not nearly enough new cars have a distinct personality and character, though, especially on the smaller, cheaper end of the spectrum. In that regard the Hyundai Venue — and especially this Denim edition — is a much-needed breath of fresh air. 

Like

  • Standout all-blue interior design
  • Tons of standard features
  • Zippy powertrain and well-tuned chassis
  • Lots of personality for the price

Don’t Like

  • So-so fuel economy
  • Can’t get a sunroof or manual on the Denim

Singing the blues

The Denim version of Hyundai’s littlest crossover is, you guessed it, inspired by denim jeans. It only comes in one color, a nice blue called — wait for it — Denim. The white roof is actually hand-painted, which means you can’t get the Denim with a sunroof (it’s an option on the Venue SEL). There are a number of other white accents on the exterior, too, including the rear badges, some trim pieces on the bumpers and the wheel arches.

But the real star of the show is the interior. Yes, the denim-inspired

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Coronavirus: How to track the virus spread across the world as cases top 200,000

You can track the spread of coronavirus with an online dashboard.


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For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

The deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and you can use an online dashboard to keep up with all reported cases. The Center for Systems Science and Engineering has built a tool pulling in data from the World Health Organization, as well as the centers for disease control in the US, China and Europe. It shows all confirmed, suspected and recovered coronavirus patients, as well as deaths.

Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has so far killed more than 8,700 people and infected over 214,000. Cases have been confirmed in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australia and the Pacific, with the illness exhibiting pneumonia-like symptoms. It was first reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, 2019, with Chinese scientists linking the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses that include the deadly SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). 

As of 5:00 p.m. PT on March 18, the dashboard showed 8,732 deaths. There are 81,102 confirmed

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iPad Pro 2020: Cheat sheet

Apple released in March 2020 its most advanced iPad Pro. Some of the device’s upgrades include a LiDAR Scanner with depth-sensing abilities and a new Magic Keyboard accessory.

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With the A12Z Bionic chip, Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro has the highest performance ever in an iPad. The chip has an eight-core CPU and Neural Engine, and Apple claims that it runs with more power and speed than most Windows PC laptops.

To help CXOs, IT leaders, and other business professionals learn about Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro, we’ve put together the most important details and resources in this cheat sheet. This article will be updated as new, relevant information becomes public.

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What is the iPad Pro 2020?

The iPad Pro 2020 is the latest iPad in Apple’s Pro line, joined in the lineup by the standard iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air. The first iPad Pro, which was announced in 2015, had a 12.9-inch screen. In 2016, a 9.7-inch version was revealed, followed by the

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Anker Soundcore Life P2 review: The company’s best true wireless earbud value yet

The Soundcore Life P2 list for $60 but generally sell for $50.


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Available at half the price of Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earbuds but sporting a very similar feature set, the Soundcore Life P2 pipe-style true wireless earbuds are an excellent value option. The buds charge horizontally in their case rather than vertically, and the case and the buds have a slightly cheaper feel than the Liberty Air 2. Their sound doesn’t have the presence boost in the treble that the Liberty Air 2 buds have, so they’re not as clear-sounding with well-recorded tracks and the bass isn’t quite as well defined. But they’re warmer and more forgiving, which I appreciated, and they sound more like the original Liberty Air model. (I would buy these instead of the Liberty Air earbuds, which are now $60.) 

Like

  • Good sound for the price
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight, they fit comfortably
  • USB-C charging (7 hours of battery life)
  • Good for making calls
  • IPX7 water-resistance rating (fully waterproof)

Don’t Like

  • Case feels a little cheap
  • Sound is only decent, not great

It’s also worth noting that instead of touch controls they feature physical buttons, which some people prefer. Like the Liberty

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