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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition limited to 350 production units

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Transportation

Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition will be the swan song for the iconic line. If you want one, make sure you've got the money in the bank (we're guessing it'll run near $250,000) and get in line--there'll just be 350 units produced for the last of the SLS AMG vehicles, each rocking a 6.3-liter V8 engine with 591-horsepower. You can feast your eyes on one, with its red and black two-tone paint job, at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show.

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Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti Edition: $3 million carbon fiber luxury

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Transportation

Bugatti Grand SPort Vitesse Jean Bugatti Edition

Talk about a limited run. The Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti Edition will sport just three models. Of course, Bugatti is known for exclusivity, and this one will cost a cool $3 million. The Type 57SC sports a carbon fiber frame, 1,200 horsepower (no, not a typo,) platinum grill surround and badges, rosewood shift knob, twin five-spoke wheels, and a silhouette of the 57SC within the door inserts.

Who's buying?

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Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Edition makes debut this week

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Transportation

MASERATI QUATTROPORTE ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA EDITION car

Maserati is set to introduce the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Edition this week in Frankfurt, Germany, and we’re already drooling. This is a limited edition concept vehicle that gives cues to what we can expect from Maserati in the future. Decked out in fine Italian leather and textiles furnished by Ermenegildo Zegna on the interior, and painted aluminum-specked platinum with flat black primer on the outside, it's one gorgeous motor vehicle. No pricing or engine details just yet.


Koss Striva headphones wirelessly stream music over Wi-Fi

Koss Striva wi-fi headphones

Step aside, Bluetooth, as Koss has just unveiled a new line of headphones that stream music wirelessly over Wi-Fi. The new headphone line is called Striva, and they access audio channels delivered from the Internet that you organized and choose using the MyKoss.com dashboard interface. In addition, you can also use any device that has a headphone port. You just plug in the CAP (content access point) and the headphones can then tune into music from devices like smartphones, tablets, etc.

To start, there'll be two Striva models on the market--the over-ear Striva Pro ($450 USD,) and the in-ear Striva Tap ($500,) both of which include touch-sensitive gesture-based technology that lets you switch channels and manage volume by using swipes and taps. Check out a video explaining it all below.

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AT&T launches super-expensive global text messaging plans

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News

att global messagingAT&T launched two global messaging plans today to attract international travelers who prefer to text while abroad.

Global Messaging 200 lets you send 200 messages for $30 per month, while Global Messaging 500 lets you send 500 text messages for $50 per month. Previously AT&T only offered a package of 50 text messages for $10. Don't let that fool you, though, as these prices are ridiculously expensive.

The new plans let you send text, photo, or video messages in more than 100 countries. Without a plan, AT&T charges $0.50 to send a text, $0.20 to receive a text, and $1.30 to send a message with a photo or video.

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Bang & Olufsen’s first 3D HDTV costs just $85,000

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment

Bang & Olufsen 3Dtv

Luxury home audio and video company Bang & Olufsen is entering the 3D HDTV market. The new BeoVision 4 is an 85-inch plasma HDTV with active shutter 3D, a massive profile, and a massive price tag.

The 85-inch screen weighs a whopping 300 pounds, with a motorized stand that weighs an additional 600 pounds. The screen can automatically lift up from the floor to viewing position, rotate left and right 20 degrees, and even tilt up and down slightly. The stand includes a B&O BeoLab 10 center channel speaker that gives it high-end dialog levels. The BeoVision 4 offers all of this for a whopping $85,000. Yes, that's five digits.

Don't think you can just hand over a check for $85,000 and get the HDTV, though. Bang & Olufsen requires its dealers to inspect the place where you plan to put the HDTV to make sure that the floor can handle the heavy screen and the wiring can deliver the required 220 volts to run the screen. So be prepared to entertain structural and electrical engineers in your home before you can even hope to get one of these HDTVs.

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Olive Opus No. 4 2TB music server

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Home Entertainment, Music, Storage

Olive Opus

According to the dictionary, and opus is considered “one in a series of musical works”.  In the case of the Olive Opus No. 4 music server, this thing is capable of holding 2TB worth of musical works. 

That’s room enough for 6,000 CDs, which can be accessed from the full-color display, stored in a lossless FLAC format. In the back is a WiFi adapter, a left and right analog output, optical/coaxial digital audio outputs, as well as a USB socket and Ethernet port. 

Now how much would you pay?  Try $1,799, buddy. 

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Kingston drops a 256GB thumb drive on us, world’s first

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Storage

Kingston Datatraveler 300 256GB thumb drive

Okay, check it. We know that media consumption is growing rapidly, those torrents are flying fast and furiously, and sometimes you just want the convenience of not having to being a notebook with you. We get it. But really, there’s no excuse to drop $900 on Kingston’s DataTraveler 300 256GB thumb drive, okay? Just buy a netbook! Or four 64GB thumb drives for a fraction of the cost. These aren’t available yet in the US, so let’s hope that when they do make it over here, that price drops just a tad.

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Motorola MOTOAURA gets pictured and reviewed

Posted by Aaron Zollo Categories: Cell Phones, Design, Product Reviews

MOTOAURA Cell PhoneNot many people have the luxury of spending $2000 on a mobile phone.  The MOTOAURA is a new luxury phone from which incorporates an 240x320-pixel display enclosed behind an A-grade 62-carat Sapphire lens, giving it expense and a scratch-proof cover.  The enclosure is almost all metal except at the bottom where there is a small piece of plastic for the internal antenna.  The back of the MOTOAURA has a watch-like quality in that it allows you to see the workings of its switchblade-style opening mechanism.  The rest of the MOTOAURA is your normal cell phone, incorporating a keypad and screen.  Mobile-Review has plenty of pictures, a full review and a video showing how scratch-resistive the screen is.  It’s hard to see people spend this kind of money on such a simple device, but if you need that premium device that is out of reach for most of the population, then the MOTOAURA is just what you have been looking for.

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Apple Spill Detection Waterproofs Your MacBook Warranty

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop

MacBook Liquid Submersion Detection

Spill your morning coffee on your MacBook and then take it in for covered warranty service? Those days are ending; water damage is obviously a violation of the AppleCare warranty, and the new MacBook and computers, introduced last week, include what cellphones have had for years: Liquid Submersion Indicators, which alert technicians to water damage. Located under the keyboard and near the trackpad, the sensors change color when exposed to a liquid. Once these sensors are activated, there is no way to undo the process, so you’re just gonna have to fess up next time, so please - no more Shirley Temples near the hardware, okay?

Read More | Los Angeles Times

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