2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Tech Deep Dive

Angelena Iglesia

Every new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a vast array of new features that tend to blow us away. Whether it’s Mercedes inventing something totally new, or just improving upon an older technology, the S-Class consistently sets the bar for every other big luxury car in the world.



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If you want a broader overview of what the new S-Class is like, check out our full reveal post that covers the car from bumper to bumper. Here, we’re going to take a closer look at the new gadgets and gizmos that owners will find hidden within their new Mercedes.

Biometrics

As cars get more digital, they tend to remind us of our smartphones. Mercedes is diving right into this with some serious biometrics. It’s all in an effort to personalize the driving experience. You can program up to seven different profiles (for seven different drivers) into the car. Mercedes estimates that these profiles

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This mophie Gadget Can Sanitize and Charge Your Phone In Just 5 Minutes

Angelena Iglesia

There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.



This wireless charger by mophie is a must-have smartphone accessory for the new reality we live in. It can sanitize and charge your phone in just five minutes. Check out our review.


© Mophie; Stefan Vazharov
This wireless charger by mophie is a must-have smartphone accessory for the new reality we live in. It can sanitize and charge your phone in just five minutes. Check out our review.

On Trial: mophie UV Sanitizer With Wireless Charging

The Tester: Stefan Vazharov — a senior tech editor and a proven germaphobe

The Brief: This wireless charger by mophie is a must-have smartphone accessory for the new reality we live in.

We live in a time when sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of our daily routines. As one of the objects we interact with the most, our phones are also particularly

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High-Tech Cocktails at Home: A Guide to Smart Drink Makers

Angelena Iglesia

If social distancing has you missing your favorite watering hole, never fear-technology is here to help.

While smart devices haven’t (yet) figured out how to replicate your pub’s camaraderie, they’re getting pretty good at replicating its cocktails. Below, a few intelligent instruments for making adult beverages at home.

Bartesian

This countertop cocktail maker provides users with more than 25 (and growing) professionally tasting drinks at the tap of a button. Looking a little like laboratory equipment, the Bartesian consists of four canisters, flanking a central dispenser. Users fill their canisters with their base liquors of choice (gin, rum, tequila, vodka, whiskey), insert one of Bartesian’s proprietary cocktail mixture capsules in the top of the dispenser, select their preferred drink strength and Bartesian takes care of the rest, instantly pouring the requested libation.

Bartesian automatically reads the inserted capsule to identify which spirit is required and will even suggest the ideal

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This Was the Tech My Dad Banned in Our House When I Was a Kid

Angelena Iglesia

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.
Graphic: Apple (Other)

Where technology was concerned, my dad liked things that were cheap. He liked things that did what they supposed to do. And he didn’t like being hassled. Anything else, and he’d excommunicate an entire company it forever, even if the quality improved down the road. His victims were marked by derisive nicknames: Internet Exploder; Packard-Hell; America Offline. The man was fiercely stuck in his ways, and his frustrating quirks of consumption became the rule of law for our household growing up.

You see, my dad was a hardware engineer. He didn’t talk much about the work he did, which I think involved designing circuit boards and working on EMVs—those chips we all have in our debit and credit cards. But his real passion was computers: specifically, Windows-based computers. Gadgets have since become my passion, as well as the

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The Download: Tech News for 12/27

Angelena Iglesia


  • The Download Photos

    The Download Photos

    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.
    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.


  • The Download: Ovis smart suitcase

    The Download: Ovis smart suitcase

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    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.
    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.

    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric

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    SRP on gadgets? DTI to decide soon

    Angelena Iglesia

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will decide this week whether suggested retail prices (SRP) will be imposed on gadgets like laptops.

    In an interview with Teleradyo yesterday, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the DTI Consumer Protection Group headed by Trade Undersecretary Ruth Castelo is currently studying if price caps need to be put in place on gadgets.

    “This week, we will release the decision if we will put SRP,” Lopez said.

    He added that the DTI initially had misgivings on putting price caps on gadgets.

    “We are reluctant when it comes to computers and gadgets because they have different features, prices, performance and power. The SRP is not one size fits all,” he said.

    If the study would show the need to have the SRP, however, the trade chief said this would be applied to the basic features of the gadget.

    “If needed, that’s why

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    Techy Advice Offering the Customers with Various and the latest gadgets

    Angelena Iglesia

    28th August, 2020 – Electronic gadgets are among the highly demanded and most attractive products in the world market. So, this is not surprising why online stores are now filled with plenty of models of different gadgets. Now, if you want to avail of the most reliable cell phone or the best magnetic charger, then you will have to ensure that you choose the right site. Techy Advice is one of the most reliable and convenient websites, which offer you the best gadgets.

    As the internet has revolutionized the way we choose and buy gadgets, we at Techy Advice also come up with various gadgets, which can be extremely beneficial for your daily use. Techy Advice is one of the popular online stores that you can visit at any point in time, and you are bound to come across huge electronic selections, right from a digital watch to a

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    Coolest Technology Gadgets You Must Try in 2020

    Angelena Iglesia

    Technology has made our lives so much easier that the majority of people couldn’t imagine their lives without certain tech products. What is more, constant technological advancement regularly brings out new items with more sophisticated features that promise to add more fun into our daylife.

    In this text, we are going to list the most important devices you should own, and also explain how you can benefit from them. Let’s go!

    Power Bank

    Crave PowerPack 2 50000 mAh power delivery power bank
    Crave PowerPack 2 50000 mAh power bank

    No matter which smartphone type you own, if it’s from the latest series, it will perform seamlessly. However, assuming that you rarely let it rest, it’s highly unlikely that your mobile device battery will last long.

    Luckily, this problem can be easily solved by obtaining a good power bank. These devices are created in a compact way to fit any bag or even your pocket. Yet, even though they are

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    Tech Smart: Android Earthquake detection, Microsoft Duo and Cadillac’s all-electric SUV

    Angelena Iglesia

    Android Earthquake Features

    Google is going to automatically send earthquake early warning alerts to Android users in California.

    Google is collaborating with the USGS and its Shake Alert System, which uses signals from more than 700 seismometers across California.

    Follow Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Instagram for more tech news, tips and gadgets!

    It sounds like the alerts will be similar to Amber alerts and delivered to phones by default unless you disable them. There will be no extra apps necessary to install.

    Additionally, Google is turning every Android phone into a mini earthquake detector using the sensors in phones from around the world to create their own crowdsourced data network.

    “Having many Android phones out there that means that there’s a lot of chances of detecting an earthquake pretty early on as it’s just starting and then be able to warn people further away, ‘hey, this way is coming

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    Restaurants are using a high-tech hand scanner that detects how well employees are washing their hands in seconds

    Angelena Iglesia

    Coronavirus has only emphasized the importance of proper hand-washing. Now, restaurants across the country are using a high tech hand scanner called PathSpot that detects just how well employees are washing their hands in seconds.

    Follow Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Instagram for more tech news, tips and gadgets!

    Recently, I visited the newest location of Dave’s Hot Chicken in San Diego to see the scanner in action. Dave’s serves up Nashville-inspired chicken tenders and sliders.

    Employees must scan their freshly washed hands under the device, which is mounted near a hand washing station. It uses light and an algorithm to detect dirty hands in seconds.

    “It gives you the green light if it’s good to go or the red X if it’s not,” explains Deryl Pangelinan, director of operations at Dave’s Hot Chicken San Diego.

    “We chose to go with PathSpot to give us an extra step, an extra

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