2020 Audi SQ8 review: Leather-lined linebacker

Not every go-fast SUV needs to be the shoutiest thing on the planet.


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Sometimes, you don’t need all the power in the world to make a great car. While the eyes of most fast-SUV fans might be on the hot-to-trot Audi RS Q8, don’t sleep on the middle-child SQ8. With a whole bunch of thrust and all the things that make the standard Q8 great, the 2020 Audi SQ8 makes a compelling case in the large luxury SUV segment.

Like

  • Twin-turbo performance punch
  • Smooth air suspension
  • Great cabin tech

Don’t Like

  • A little thirsty
  • Iffy 48-volt stop-start
  • Cool things cost money

Not much of a showoff

The Q8 isn’t actually much of a peacock — sure, there’s a dramatic rear end and a whole lot of creases front and rear, but the overall visual impact of this large SUV is pretty under the radar. My Prestige-trim tester rocks 21-inch alloy wheels and has silver trim around the grille and on the mirror caps, neither of which deliver a heavy punch. The most obvious signs that there’s something more nefarious happening under the hood come from the rear, where there’s a sufficiently large SQ8 badge and a

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Stimulus check eligibility status: Here’s what you need to know and where you currently stand

It’s expected that millions more people will be included the second time around.


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Both sides of the aisle have advanced proposals for a new round of stimulus payments that you and your dependents may qualify for, even if you weren’t eligible for the first stimulus check. But negotiations to pass a new coronavirus relief package that includes that second stimulus check have crawled along, and the Nov. 3 election only complicates the process. 

The eligibility requirements in the first stimulus check prevented almost 13 million people under 25 from receiving any money at all, but that may change in a second round. Other factors such as your adjusted gross income from your most recent tax form (or if you don’t usually file taxes) will determine who qualifies — here are six stimulus check facts to know.

As we wait for the negotiations to inch forward, here’s everything we know about the eligibility requirements that could be part of a second stimulus check. After you read below, try CNET’s stimulus check calculator to estimate how much you could get in a second round. This story updates often.

How to know

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The best hidden features in iOS 14

Apple’s iOS 14 is full of new features, but some of the best gems are the ones in obscure places. Learn about the best hidden features in iOS 14 and how to use them on your iPhone and iPad.

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When Apple’s iOS 14 was released last week, many users and developers were surprised by the next-day availability. iOS 14 includes big changes that will forever change the way we use our iOS devices: From the widgets on the Home Screen, to the App Library, to the new automations in Shortcuts, iOS is clearly moving at a fast pace and bringing many new headlining features. Read about the best iOS 14 hidden features that many users skip over. 

SEE: Apple iPadOS: A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Listen for sounds

One accessibility feature that Apple added to iOS 14 was the ability for your iPhone to listen for particular sounds and then alert you whenever it encounters them. This feature is fantastic for hard of hearing or deaf users who need assistance in identifying when the door bell rings, an animal makes a noise, etc.

To enable this feature, perform the following steps: 

  1. Open the Settings app.
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