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Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown

Digital Trends Contributing Editor Bruce Brown is a member of the Smart Homes and Cars teams. He also writes technology news for the News team and deals posts for the Commerce team.

Bruce uses smart devices compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant at home. To minimize confusion, his Google Assistant has a British accent. An enthusiastic cook, Bruce enjoys concocting his own recipes and getting the most from new small kitchen appliances.

Bruce is a long-time automotive enthusiast, now particularly interested in motorcycles,  three-wheelers, and, most recently, ebikes.

Bruce is a former high school English teacher, university professor, and therapist who jumped ship in the early 80s to work in the world of tech following his exposure to personal computers. He was the founder of the Connecticut Computer Society, a statewide nonprofit corporation organized to promote the use of personal computers in education, business, and homes. At its height, the CCS monthly newspaper had a circulation of 28,000+.

Bruce also co-founded Soft Industries, a Connecticut-based computer consulting corporation. Soft Industries consultants trained, consulted, supported, and developed applications for industry, professional schools, and small businesses. Clients included The Hartford Insurance Company, Continental Can, and the professional staffs of Yale Law School and Yale Medical School.

For several years Bruce taught graduate courses in business applications of personal computing at Wesleyan University. In 1985 he was the Director of the Wesleyan University Summer Computer Institute, an intensive seven-week graduate program for professionals and business people.

Bruce is a former long-time Contributing Editor for PC Magazine, Extreme Tech, PC Week, and Computer Shopper. His focus over a 20-year period shifted from personal computers and printers to handheld devices, smartphones, and wireless networking. During that period one of his articles won a Computer Press Association Best Hardware Article award.

Bruce's smartest move ever was proposing to his wife 13 days after a blind date on his first motorcycle. He’s a proud father and grandfather, and an avid walking companion with Happy, a 7-year-old Double Doodle.

Lucid Air Touring EV left profile with unobtrusive Stealth Package.

We drove a Lucid Air Touring EV: Warp speed and and life-saving responsiveness

The Lucid Air Touring more than holds its own in the competitive luxury performance sedan market, especially with its generous battery range.
Maserati MC20 Icona.

Maserati unveils two M20 limited edition cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati unveils the MC20 Icona and MC20 Leggenda limited series cars at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Teaser for upcoming Audi A5 family.

Audi CEO shares future plans with a glimpse of the new Audi A5 family

Audi CEO Gernot Döllner outlined the automaker's launch plans for new models in 2024 and 2025
2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Pro 4Matic+ on a racetrack.

2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Pro 4Matic+: Upgraded track readiness

The 2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Pro 4Matic+ upgrades improve the car's responsiveness and performance for everyday driving and on racetracks.
2023 Audi Schnellsportwagon image driving on a curved road.

Audi dream car conceived in the 1930s, ready for first public showing

Audi brought a 90-year-old dream to reality with a one-off street version of a 1930s Grand Prix race car.
Rimac Nevera 15th anniversary edition right front three-quarter view with wing doors raised.

Rimac reveals limited 15th Aanniversary Edition Rimac Nevera hypercar

Rimac will build only nine 15th Anniversary Edition hypercars with a fixed price that covers all options, including bespoke matching luggage.
Aaron Boss, Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun, and Roland Sands with Dun's rowdy new Roland Sands Design custom Indian Scout.

Roland Sands built a custom Indian motorcycle for Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun

Indian Motorcycles awarded Josh Dun with the RSD one-of-a-kind motorcycle because of the dynamic drummer's passion and precision in redefining modern music.
2025 Audi RS 6 Avant GT in Nardo Gray driving along California coastline.

Audi RS 6 Avant GT limited edition honors Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO racing car

Audi released the limited-edition Audi RS 6 Avant in California because of the car's cult status in the U.S., Audi's second largest market in the world.
2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure parked on a hillside with mountains in the background.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure gets new engine, chassis, and accessibility

The changes for 2024, including a redesigned frame and improved steering for greater stability were welcome, but the most recent update is more momentous.
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class inspired by the Robbe & Berking SPHINX 12m racing yacht.

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class special edition honors Robbe & Berking Classics shipyard

The bespoke Mercedes-Maybach's colors match those of a celebrated racing yacht, the Sphinx, restored in 2008 by Robbe & Berking Classics shipyard.
McLaren Arturo Trophy race cars will compete in the McLaren Trophy America championship.

McLaren Trophy America championship debuts in 2025

The McLaren Trophy America championship 2025 series calendar includes five doubleheader weekend races, with the first event at Sonoma Raceway in California.
A Maserati GranCabrio Folgore in the foreground with a Maserati TRIDENTE luxury all-electric power boat on Lake Maggiore.

Maserati Tridente, a luxury all-electric powerboat

The Maserati TRIDENTE is the result of a shared vision for a zero-emission all-electric powerboat with uncompromised performance and luxury.
Land Rover Defender OCTA driving through deep sand.

Defender OCTA: Introducing the tough luxury high-performance hero

The Defender OCTA stands its ground to protect the brand's place in the luxury sporting vehicle space.
Aston Martin DBX707 AMR24 Edition left rear three-quarter view.

Aston Martin launches F1 racecar-inspired DBX707 AM24 super SUV

Aston Martin combines the exhilaration of F1 racing and an SUV supercar with DBX707 AMR24
Bugatti Chiron and Veyron comprise the majority of Bugattis on the road now.

More than just the cars, Bugatti expands after-sales customer service

Bugatti's recent Tourbillon launch, following soon after the Bolide and W16 Mistral began production, underscored the need to address after-sale customer service.
2025 Audi SQ6 e-tron European model parked on a stone street near a seaport.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and SQ6 e-tron debut PPE platform benefits

The Q6 e-tron and SQ6 e-tron are Audi's fourth fully electric models and the first built on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) co-developed with Porsche.
2025 vw Golf R Black Edition.

Volkswagen launches two high-performance Golf R models and a special edition

Volkswagen isn't leaving money on the table from the many GTI and Golf R gas-powered performance hatchback fans.
2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello 100% electric luxury convertible right rear three-quarter view.

Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello: An all-electric convertible inspired by wine

Maserati celebrates its 110th anniversary with a bespoke all-electric convertible inspired by a wine from vineyards with more than 600 years of history.
Audi Formula Racing GmbH CTO Stefan Dreyer talking with an engineer at one of th Audi Power Unit test benches.

Audi hits milestones and meets goals for Audi Power Unit for 2026 F1 racing season

The Audi team reports the complete F1 Power Unit running simulated races based on F1 tracks on the test bench.
2025 Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible right front three-quarter view.

Bentley fourth-generation Continental GT Speed: The most powerful ever

The combined power from the Bentley Continental GT's V8 engine and electric motor give the car blistering acceleration and a monster top speed.
Maserati MSG Formula E drivers Maximilian Günther and Jehan Daruvala.

Formula E is the ‘future’ — Maserati team talks Portland race, track changes, and more

The Maserati MSG Racing Formula E racing team discuss Maserati's Formula E racing and share their thoughts on the remainder of the season.
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Best Keurig Deals for June 2024

We've rounded up the best Keurig deals you can buy today along with buying advice to support your decision.
2025 BMW M5 performance sedan driving on a winding ocean-side paved road.

BMW unleashes the all-new 2025 BMW M5 Hybrid with 717 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque

BMW takes a big step toward electrification with the 2025 M5's hybrid powertrain, the most powerful yet.
2025 VW Jetta GLI left front three-quarter view driving on a paved road in the countryside with mountains in the background.

Updated 2025 VW Jetta and Jetta GLI offer refined style and better value

Volkswagen introduced the 2025 Jetta and Jetta GLI, with refined styling and a lower starting price than the 2024 Jetta with an automatic transmission.
The second generation Audi R8 GT produced 620 horsepower.

The Audi R8 electric successor: Everything we know so far

With Audi walking away from gas cars, Audi's highest-performance car will be electric.
Aston Martin limited edition Valiant road-legal race car at Q New York left front three-quarter image.

Aston Martin Valiant: Road-legal race-car inspired by Fernando Alonso

Champion F1 driver Fernando Alonso created a custom car with Q by Aston Martin and Q liked it enough to create a limited edition.
2025 audi q8 rs and performance parked on a helicopter landing pad with mountains in the background

2025 Audi Q8 RS and Q8 RS Performance: Unleashed powerful SUVs

The Audi Q8 RS and the new-for-2025 Q8 RS Performance are both products of Audi Sport GmbH, the division responsible for high-performance road cars,
Celebrating the MC C12 with the Maserati MC12 GT1 Vitaphone, MC20 Leggenda, MC12 Stradaleand MC20 Icona with the newer cars in the foreground.

Maserati MC20 Icona and MC20 Leggenda celebrate the MC12 race car

Maserati recently introduced two limited-edition Maserati MC20 super sports cars that celebrate Maserati's iconic MC12 race car.
MotoAmerica Talent Cup logo on white background.

American road racing in 2025 with the MotoAmerica Talent Cup

The MotoAmerica Talent Cup is part of the Road to MotoGP international racing preparation program for young riders seeking a career in motorcycle racing.
Bugatti Tourbillon limited edition watch on a wrist.

Jacob and Co. and Bugatti release limited edition Bugatti Tourbillon

Jacob & Co. and Bugatti also worked together to create the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon with the same high standards of design and engineering.
Lexus GX550 Overtrail.

All Lexus models explained: Your complete buying guide

The following summaries of the current various Lexus models will help you understand the various Lexus size, power, and trim levels.
Ford Bronco at Bronco Off-Rodeo center in Tennessee.

Sharpen your back-country driving skills at Ford’s Bronco Off-Roadeo center

Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport owners can register now for off-road adventure-driving experiences at new location.
bugatti tourbillon hypercar premier limited edition

Next Generation Bugatti hypercar reveal

Bugatti's 300mph, 500-car limited edition Chiron has sold out, now meet Tourbillon, the next Bugatti hypercar.
2024 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 114 softail cruiser

Harley-Davidson Softail – 40 years of smooth riding

The Softail platform continues to be the foundation for many of Harley-Davidson's most successful motorcycle models.
2025 Jeep Wranger 392 Final Edition parked in the desert with clouds in the background.

Jeep fans have spoken: The Hemi V-8 Jeep Wrangler 392 gets one more year

Jeep will open the order books for the 2025 Jeep Wrangler 392 Final Edition closer to the end of 2024.
2025 BMW X3 M50 xDrive direct front view with the car parked under a stone structure in the desert.

BMW announces fourth-generation 2025 X3 30 xDrive and X3 M50 xDrive

The fourth-generation 2025 BMW X3 series includes beefed-up 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder motors with 48V mild hybrid technology and improved agility, cornering, and ride comfort.
Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac CEO holding a model he used to get the go-ahead for his vision of a new hypercar.

Bugatti YouTube docuseries A New Era: Concept and Vision, creating the next generation Bugatti hypercar

Two days before the big reveal on June 20, Bugatti launched a YouTube docuseries covering the process of creating the next hypercar.
Audi e-tron GT quattro, e tron Gran Turismo, and RS eTron GT Performance..

Audi expands the e-tron GT family for 2025 with three new models

Audi's three 2025 e-tron GT all-electric sedans have varying emphasis on luxury and performance, but they're designed for fast, comfortable transport.
Ferrari 499P hypercar 50 wins the 24 hours of Lemans.

24 Hours of Le Mans results: Ferrari wins second year in a row

Ferrari won the 24 hours of Le Mans 2024, making it two consecutive overall wins in the grueling endurance race for the Ferrari factory team AF Corse.
2024 Mini Cooper S 4-door right side doors and rear quarter panel with sunroof and slight wing.

2025 MINI Cooper S 4-door on the way to U.S. this summer

MINI is keeping the MINI ICE lineup fresh while it develops a complementary cadre of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs).
Ford Mustang GT3 race cars to race in the 2024 24 Hour of Le Mans World Endurance Championship race.

Ford Mustang GT3 to race in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

Three Mustang GT3s racing in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race are a sign of Ford's commitment to motorsports.
aston martin returns le mans in 2025 valkyrie hypercar to 24 hours of overhead view

Aston Martin returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with two hypercars in 2025

Aston Martin will race two Valkyrie hypercars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2025
Battista Dark Knight with bat doors open with bats in the background.

Bruce Wayne is selling Dark Knight and Gotham Pininfarina hypercars

Pininfarina participated in this event because Bruce Wayne represents their customer.
2025 BMW 2 Series Coupe direct front view parked in a yacht club with docking in the background.

2025 BMW 2 Series Coupe gains access to M Sport Professional Package

New colors, finishes, and wheels look great, and the 2025 BMW 2 Series Coupe's available M Sport Professional Package underscores its driver-focused design,
2024 Lexus Monogram GX concept vehicle rear view with doors open revealing pizza oven and bar.

2024 Lexus Monogram GX: Ready to entertain with a pizza oven and bar

Lexus and Monogram collaborated on a bespoke concept vehicle for foodies.
Direct front view of a 2026 F1 racecar according to new FIA regulations.

FIA releases details on next-gen 2026 F1 racecars – DRS is gone

The FIA announced the first round of specifications for the next generation F1 racecars to start in 2026.FIA releases details on next-gen 2026 F1 racecar.
2025 Ford Mustang GTD exterior right profile ready for the Nurburgring.

Ford drops all-new Mustang GTD capable of sub-7-minute laps at the Nürburgring

Ford's goal was to add what was need to enable a skilled driver to complete a full lap of the Nürburgring race circuit in under seven minutes.
Red second-generation Rivian R1T right rear three-quarter view parked on beach edge facing water bike on back of the truck.

Rivian reveals second-generation EVs with 1,025-hp quad-motor

Rivian recently presented second-generation models of its original R1T EV pickup truck and R1S EV SUV.
2025 Toyota Crown Signia Limited Finish Line Red in the rain parked on a driveway in front of a house.

2025 Toyota Crown Signia hybrid crossover SUV arrives this summer

Later this summer, Toyota will begin to ship the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia, an SUV version of the nontraditional Crown sedan.
Vigilante 4x4 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer restomod.

Vigilante restores and revitalizes old-style Jeeps with modern performance

The husband-and-wife Vigilante team owners have have developed three restoration types or stages for old full-body Jeeps.