John R. Quain
John R. Quain has been reviewing and testing video and audio equipment for more than 20 years. For Tom's Guide, he has reviewed televisions, HDTV antennas, electric bikes, electric cars, as well as other outdoor equipment. He is currently a contributor to The New York Times and the CBS News television program.
The Cadillac ATS is a very pleasant, comfortable drive. Everything from the seats to the color heads-up display make the driver's task lighter.
The Samsung Series 6 UN50JU6500 delivers a sharp 4K picture and good contrast in a 50-inch set for an affordable price.
The 2016 Ford Escape Titanium’s new Sync 3 system is a significant improvement over earlier models, but voice recognition is a weak link.
The BMW 7 Series offers a novel gesture-recognition system and super-smart cruise control in a very luxurious ride.
The Hisense 50H7GB has a nearly irresistible price for a 5-inch, ultra-HD 4K set, but the picture is flawed.
The Sharp LC55UB30U delivers solid 4K performance and an intuitive interface at a reasonable price.
Priced to compete against cheap, lesser-known brands, this Insignia model boasts thousands of built-in Roku streaming channels, making it a good choice for cord cutting.
The LG 65UF9500 delivers a sharp 4K picture with good color and smart webOS software in an attractive design.
The Samsung UN65JU6500 is a relatively affordable ultra-HD set that punches above its weight class.
The E-Series is an excellent HD set for price-conscious buyers looking for a crisp picture with good contrast.
Android Auto beats Apple CarPlay, but the differences aren't substantial enough to make anyone dump their iPhone for an Android Phone.
The Volvo XC90 is one of the smartest SUVs yet, complete with a pilot assist system an iPad-like touch screen.
The first autonomous vehicle from Daimler Trucks has been officially licensed to operate on public roads, and I took a ride.
The leader of the streaming player pack, the Roku 3 offers the most content choices, a comprehensive search feature and a remote that enables private listening.
The Panasonic 65AX800U can't match the quality of Panasonic's now-defunct plasma TV lines, but it delivers a pleasant 4K performance.
A true value in the 4K TV category, the P652ui-B2 is good choice for those who want to be ready for the Ultra-HD future.
This Sharp Aquos set presents a praiseworthy Ultra HD picture at a reasonable price, but it could use a few ergonomic improvements.
Channels' effort to combine over-the-air and online TV is still a work in progress, but it has a lot of entertainment potential.
OLED TV comes close to perfection, thanks to gorgeous colors, stunning contrast and an intuitive smart-TV interface and remote.
Samsung's trim, 65-inch 4K TV delivers great image quality and smart TV features in an attractive package and at an approachable price.
The Tablo requires considerable effort and equipment to enable HDTV recording. Cord cutters should look elsewhere.
The low price and smart-TV features offered by Panasonic's TC-50AS530U make it a good choice for big-screen viewing, but it's not the best performer.