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TAG Heuer Connected unboxing shows unflattering packaging

TAG Heuer Connected unboxing shows unflattering packaging

The phrase "new wine in old wineskin" might be a bit apt in this scenario. TAG Heuer has just launched its first ever smartwatch, running Android Wear, of course, aimed at the luxury market and squarely aimed at the Apple Watch. Coming from the marque, you do expect a hefty price tag, which, for this wearable, translates to $1,500. With that four-digit number, you sort of expect it to have a nice packaging to match. But as some people on Reddit have discovered to their dismay, that might not always be the case.

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2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review

2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review

I am not a rapper. I'm not even - to my parents constant disappointment - a superstar DJ. Instead I'm a 5'8 British man, and I really shouldn't like the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. In fact, as someone who believes in climate change and gets vaguely embarrassed by expressions of outlandish and obvious excess, I should probably hate it.

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New Sennheiser Orpheus flagship headphones will sell for $55K

New Sennheiser Orpheus flagship headphones will sell for $55K

The German audio specialists Sennheiser have revealed that they're making an updated version of their Orpheus, a set of flagship headphones that were first released in the '90s for $16,000, with only 300 sets produced. The electrostatic headphones were paired with an external tube amplifier, and designed to be the best headphones ever made. Now Sennheiser wants to do it again, this time going crazy with the luxury and premium factors, resulting in a pair of $55,000 cans.

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Lexus LF-FC Concept is Japan’s sleek answer to the S-Class

Lexus LF-FC Concept is Japan’s sleek answer to the S-Class

Long, sleek, with a massive mesh grille up front and substantial muscle in the rear, no one can accuse Lexus of a boring looking concept here. For all of the futuristic concepts, wacky robots, and sort-of cars we’ve seen today in Tokyo, the Lexus LF-FC may be the most significant, and the most likely to actually be on the road in some form, in the near future.

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Tag Heuer can’t stop teasing its super-expensive smartwatch

Tag Heuer can’t stop teasing its super-expensive smartwatch

Tag Heuer hasn't been shy about teasing its upcoming smartwatch, and as a stalwart of the traditional watch brands there's plenty of interest in what's up its sleeve. The Tag Heuer Connected is due to be unveiled officially on November 9th, but we now know how at least a portion of the wearable will look when it hits wrists.

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Apple Watch Hermès is now up for grabs, if you can afford it

Apple Watch Hermès is now up for grabs, if you can afford it

Nothing says luxury and prestige than fine hand leather. Or a four-digit price tag. Whichever your take, that is exactly what Apple is now making available with its Apple Watch Hermès edition. Partnering the already fine Apple Watch with the extra fine leather straps from the luxury marque, Apple is heralding the formal entry of the smartwatch device into the world of high fashion. And it is a move that will definitely inspire traditional luxury watch makers to jump on the smartwatch train, which, in turn, will help validate the wearable device industry.

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How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

The 21st century dashboard is about more than just a speedo and fuel gage, and Mercedes is looking to blockbuster movie tech to fend off CarPlay and Android Auto. I caught up with the latest in infotainment at the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America center with the team responsible for recent concepts like the autonomous F 015 and the shape-shifting Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, to find out why a supercomputer-on-wheels is the future of transportation.

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Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus, the performance auto tuning outfit from Germany, seems to have taken a break from supercharging Mercedes' AMG sedans and has come up with a Business Lounge van, a ridiculously luxurious ride based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. While the exterior design might be a bit tame compared to Brabus standards, the real attraction is inside, where riders will find enough high-tech comforts and plush seating arrangements to want make the vehicle their new home.

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New Vertu Signature Touch puts specs on par with luxury

New Vertu Signature Touch puts specs on par with luxury

Gone are the days when "luxury smartphones" meant paying both arms and both legs but getting last year's specs inside. It seems that this niche market has caught up with the trend at long last. Vertu has announced a revamp of last year's Signature Touch model and this time it might well be worth the price, both in terms of design and performance. Touting 2015 flagship specs wrapped inside premium materials, the New Signature Touch is something that could make affluent geeks swoon with pleasure.

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Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its latest concept, the Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, dubbed a "digital transformer". Previewing a four-door coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, the Mercedes Concept IAA has a 41 mile electric range from its super-slippery body.

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Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV details revealed in full

Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV details revealed in full

Following shortly after a teaser video, Bentley is now announcing the full details of the first ever SUV to grace its luxury line, the Bentayga. From the headlights to the cabin interior to the set of driver safety technologies, the Bentayga bears the Bentley DNA that is defined by luxury and comfort. But at the same time, it attempts redefines the luxury SUV category by introducing what is claimed to be the fastest and most powerful of its kind, thanks to an all new W12 powertrain.

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2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

There's no arguing with quite how important the RX is to Lexus. The company credits it with kickstarting the "midsize luxury crossover segment" - that's fancy SUV to you and I - back in 1998, and since then over 1.2m have been sold. You could forgive Lexus for playing it safe, then, when it comes to refreshing the best-selling model in its line-up.

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