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Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 revealed

Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 revealed

Some grunt for your morning: Bentley V8 style. The iconic car company has announced a pair of new Continental V8 models that will debut at the North American International Auto Show in January next year, and since we're talking Bentley nothing is being done by halves. The new Continental GT and GTC V8 models each pack a 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged engine with 500bhp and 660Nm (487 lb ft) of torque, for sub-5s 0-60mph acceleration and a top speed of in excess of 180mph.

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MB&F Legacy Machine 1 watch floats the balance wheel

MB&F Legacy Machine 1 watch floats the balance wheel

Bizarro watch maker MB&F has launched a new model, and while the new Legacy Machine 1 (LM1) may not be as obviously eye-catching as a fey purple owl, a second-glance shows this is just as unique as their previous "horological machines." Built around a brand new movement - visible through a crystal back - the LM1's distinguishing feature is the balance wheel, pulled up front to float actually above the face itself.

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i’m watch offers Android on Your Wrist at a Premium

i’m watch offers Android on Your Wrist at a Premium

While this isn't the first time we've seen an Android wristwatch, it's certainly the most expensive. At 249 euro at their minimum and 14,999 euro on the higher end, you'd better know what you're getting into before you get this "i'm watch" for your mother for her birthday. This Android-based watch the Blue Sky group say is "compatible" with iPhone 4, all Android devices, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7, and the version of Android the watch itself will be running will be "a customized version" of Android 1.6. How on earth this group came to the conclusion that this ancient pre-2.0 version of the Google mobile OS was their best option for the watch we're not sure.

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Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen, known for their upscale electronics, has today debuted a new media hub called the BeoSound 5 Encore. The device works like a networked media hub and is a more affordable follow-up to their BeoSound 5 introduced in 2009, which was known for its internet radio and an included hard drive. The new Encore edition eschews the hard drive opting for connectivity with a variety of external devices.

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TAG Heuer LINK Released as Swiss Luxury $6700 Android Handset

TAG Heuer LINK Released as Swiss Luxury $6700 Android Handset

There comes a time in every mobile OS's life when someone makes a device for it that's so luxurious that only Kanye West will own one. You've got your Galaxy S II our there right now for over $600 if you want it in the USA right this moment, but how about if you want to drop over $6k? How about speaking with Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer? They've got a device coming out that's called the LINK - made of 316L Stainless steel, Gold, Diamonds, Black PVD, Titanium, Rubber, Calfskin leather, Carbon leather, Alligator and Lizard skin, ringing in at 4700€, aka $6700 USD.

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SOUL by Ludacris Audio Equipment Shipping Inside May 2011

SOUL by Ludacris Audio Equipment Shipping Inside May 2011

That's this month! They'd better get them out the door if they expect them to make good on their word, and by they I of course mean SOUL by Ludacris. This is a series of headphones and earbuds right along the same lines as Beats by Dre and the now-defunct Sleek by 50. What we're looking at hear is three different models of headphone, two different models of earbud, all of them in conservative, muted tones like white, black, gray, and a few rogues like bright red, blue, and the most excellent gold-plated SL300s.

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MB&F HM3 ReBel timepiece channels bikers, James Dean, the filthy rich

MB&F HM3 ReBel timepiece channels bikers, James Dean, the filthy rich

We're used to bizarre timepieces from MB&F, and while the company's new HM3 ReBel - R for right (hand), B for Black (case) - timepiece may not rock the fey owl look, it's still pretty darn unusual. The "rebels" in this case are those who want to wear their watch on the right wrist, rather than the left; they also have to be well-heeled, since only 18 of the HM3 ReBel pieces will be made.

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