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2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 official: Iconic luxury SUV goes high-tech

2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 official: Iconic luxury SUV goes high-tech

This is it: the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the latest reinvention of the G Wagon. One of the most recognizable SUVs - indeed, one of the most recognizable vehicles, period - on the road, it may only now be entering its second generation, but that comes after almost forty years in production. Still, finding yourself custodian of an icon can prove to be a double-edged sword. Mess it up - at least, in the eyes of your most loyal fans - and it can be an expensive, legacy destroying mistake.

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2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

This is it: one of the most iconic nameplates in trucks has returned to the US, with the covers taken off the 2019 Ford Ranger at the Detroit Auto Show today. Aiming to take a bite out of the midsize truck market, it's a slice of F-150 ability in a more urban-friendly package. All the same, Ford knows well enough that you can't count solely on nostalgia for sales.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

Chevrolet has whipped the covers off the new 2019 Silverado 1500, the company's latest pickup and arguably the most important truck in the American automaker's line-up. An eight-strong line-up, spanning work-focused through to performance, with premium features and advanced driver-assistance along the way, it's Chevy's retort to the F-150 and the product of more than 7m miles of testing by the time it arrives in dealerships.

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Interview with Starkey’s Achin Bhowmik: technology that saves lives

Interview with Starkey’s Achin Bhowmik: technology that saves lives

SlashGear was invited to join Starkey's Hearing Innovation Expo, prior to this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is always a time to show off the latest innovations, the latest products, and the latest technologies for consumers and opportunities for potential business partners as well. But technology isn’t just about self-driving cars, talking speakers, or even the latest smartphones and connected televisions. Technology is about making lives better for people, especially people who need to see better or, in the case of Starkey Hearing Technologies, hear better. Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear's Editor-in-Chief sat down with Achin Bhowmik, the company’s chief technology officer and executive VP of engineering, to learn where the current technology’s at and, more importantly, where hearing innovation is headed.

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The Best of CES 2018

The Best of CES 2018

Big TVs, self-driving cars, slick laptops, and more smart home gadgetry than your WiFi can handle. CES 2018 brings the latest, greatest, (and often the oddest) technology to Las Vegas every year, and each year we pick our favorite products for our big "Best in Show" awards. Some are from huge companies that are already household names; others are the ambitious first-attempts of new startups hoping to make an outsized splash. What links them all is the idea that we think they have real potential. Read on for the full list...

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Byton’s electric SUV is the anti-Faraday Future of CES

Byton’s electric SUV is the anti-Faraday Future of CES

If your taste in concept cars leans toward daring, dramatic design, CES 2018 might have been a slight disappointment, and Byton's eponymous SUV epitomized that trend. The electric vehicle eschews outward glamor in favor of a design that could easily - with a few minor tweaks - be visualized in a dealership, rather than starring in a motion picture alongside Tom Cruise.

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Lumus’ AR glasses are a vision even Apple could approve of

Lumus’ AR glasses are a vision even Apple could approve of

If the mass market is going to be successfully sold on the idea of wearing augmented reality glasses, it could do worse than look to Lumus for design inspiration. The transparent display firm is showing off its latest hardware at CES 2018 this week, flush from a recent deal with Taiwanese manufacturing heavyweight - and, conspicuously, Apple partner - Quanta. If you've been waiting (semi) patiently for consumer AR to arrive in a less geeky form-factor, there's some good news.

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Sony Aibo hands-on at CES 2018: In the USA to make us envious

Sony Aibo hands-on at CES 2018: In the USA to make us envious

Today we got our first chance to take a look at the newest version of Sony Aibo. This is the electronic puppy dog that Sony re-introduced to the world late last year after an extended time of darkness. That is, a time without the doggy. People loved this dog's predecessor. They loved this robot dog's family members so much, they had funerals for them when they "died." Now, here in Las Vegas in January of 2018, we get to see the greatest robot puppy again.

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CES 2018: 10 more of the best devices and tech (so far)

CES 2018: 10 more of the best devices and tech (so far)

Today we're taking a second look at what's been delivered to CES 2018 in gadgets, gizmos, or otherwise innovative tech. Our first list of devices (linked at the end of this article) was limited to the first day on the ground in Las Vegas. This second list of tech from CES includes another heaping helping, this time with 50% more Alexa with every spoonful!

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Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream hands-on: VR and the camera to shoot it

Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream hands-on: VR and the camera to shoot it

Right now there are two main types of virtual reality headsets, ones that are tethered to PCs and ones that need a smartphone to work. Either way, such headsets are beholden to another device running the show, which also prevents users from accessing said devices normally. Standalone VR headsets have long been a dream but, as far as Google’s Daydream platform is concerned, that almost failed to take shape. Lenovo has, fortunately, come to the rescue with the new Mirage Solo with Daydream standalone headset that promises freedom in more ways than one.

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Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

This week we're taking a look at the Razer Phone taken to a new universe. This is the Razer Project Linda, a laptop (or notebook, whatever you prefer,) made to house the Razer Phone. This device does nothing without the phone, but with it, it becomes a fully functional Android-based notebook computer. For the moment, this remains a concept design - but there is a chance it could be made into a real-deal consumer product in the near future.

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Rokid Glass hands-on: AR glasses with teething pains

Rokid Glass hands-on: AR glasses with teething pains

Is the world ready for augmented reality glasses? More importantly, perhaps, are augmented reality glasses manufacturers ready? Having tried the latest attempt at the segment, Rokid's Glass, at CES 2018 this week I'm pretty confident in saying the answer is "kinda, maybe."

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