Google's music service received major updates revealed at the Google I/O conference that add new streaming options through its All Access service.
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The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is a blast to drive on curvy roads, but can also handle the everyday routine, offering solid, if not cutting-edge, cabin tech features.
Although not as sporty as its GTI sibling, the iconic 2014 Volkswagen Beetle comes through with good power and an enjoyable driving experience, but navigation isn't worth the option price.
The much-improved 2012 Dodge Charger R/T offers a good blend of power and cabin technology, but could use a bit more refinement where efficiency and ease of use are concerned.
The 2012 Volvo C30 R-Design, enhanced by the Polestar power upgrade, offers excellent driving performance. Solid cabin electronics are marred by a confused interface.
The 2012 Porsche Cayman R is an excellent car for fast driving on winding roads, but in daily use it can prove a little uncomfortable.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R is a dedicated sports car, a high-tech weapon for the track, and entirely suitable for winding public roads. But it is not the most practical for day-to-day driving.
The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.
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The 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design does little to justify its extra cost over the standard S60, but otherwise makes for a comfortable, premium sedan with modern tech amenities.