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This $626,000, 800-horsepower Mercedes-based pickup has a drone landing pad - Business Insider

  • Tuning company Brabus — whose specialty is Mercedes-Benz customization and whose creations include a hot-rodded Smart Car and an 900-horsepower Maybach — is at it again.
  • This week, the company announced a bonkers new pickup truck based on the already-excessive Mercedes-AMG G 63, and it makes some of the tuner's previous projects look modest in comparison.
  • The truck, dubbed the "800 Adventure XLP," packs a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that's been tuned to generate a claimed 800 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, according to Brabus.
  • That's creeping toward what the 840-horspower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, known as a street-legal dragster, can make, and Brabus claims the behemoth races to 62 mph in less than five seconds.
  • Business Insider has reached out to Brabus for official pricing and will update this story accordingly.

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This $626,000, 800-horsepower Mercedes-based pickup has a drone landing pad - Business Insider

  • Tuning company Brabus — whose specialty is Mercedes-Benz customization and whose creations include a hot-rodded Smart Car and an 900-horsepower Maybach — is at it again.
  • This week, the company announced a bonkers new pickup truck based on the already-excessive Mercedes-AMG G 63, and it makes some of the tuner's previous projects look modest in comparison.
  • The truck, dubbed the "800 Adventure XLP," packs a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that's been tuned to generate a claimed 800 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, according to Brabus.
  • That's creeping toward what the 840-horspower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, known as a street-legal dragster, can make, and Brabus claims the behemoth races to 62 mph in less than five seconds.
  • Business Insider has reached out to Brabus for official pricing and will update this story accordingly.

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The case against smart baby tech

  • The popular iBaby family of internet-connected cameras recently joined this club when a cybersecurity company found vulnerabilities in its M6S model.
  • Bitdefender, the aforementioned security company, just released the results of its research on the iBaby device as part of its partnership with PCMag. The report details several ways potential hackers can remotely access iBaby’s monitors.
  • However, when Bitdefender notified iBaby that its M6S smart baby monitor contained potential vulnerabilities that give hackers access to baby videos, its response was a whole lot of nothing.
  • While this data can be an attractive selling point for new parents, some experts doubt that super-smart baby devices are necessary, and there’s not currently any scientific evidence that suggests otherwise.
  • That depends on what makes you more nervous: not being able to see your baby at all times or owning an internet-connected video camera that could malfunction or, in rare instances, give a random hacker access to your home.

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Here's what Grimes will be up to in Cyberpunk 2077

  • And now we've got an idea of what pop star Grimes's character will be doing in the game.
  • Mild spoilers follow – but if you're a fan of Grimes, the nature of the character perhaps won't be much of a surprise.
  • Speaking on a livestream about the game (now since pulled) Grimes revealed that her character Lizzy Wizzy will be voicing a futuristic pop star who kills herself on stage, only to be revived by "emergency surgery" that sees her made into a full-blown cyborg, only to complete the gig.
  • If you've been following the development of Cyberpunk, you'll be aware that she's not the only big-name star set to appear in the game either.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 will hit PS4, Xbox One and PC on 17 September 2020, and will eventually be followed up with an Xbox Series X version.

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The best speakers

  • This will also help determine whether you want a stereo pair for the best listening experience, or a single speaker solution geared more toward smart features and less demanding audio needs.
  • Generally speaking, if you're most interested in audio performance, you'll want to stick with larger floorstanding and bookshelf speaker pairs, since they are are able to deliver more bass and a larger frequency range than smaller speakers.
  • Whether you want a pair of full-fledged home theater towers for more critical listening, or a portable smart speaker for casual use, we've selected the best speaker options on the market for a variety of needs and budgets.
  • Boasting a beautiful design, excellent sound quality, and a competitive price for their performance, the Klipsch RP-8000F speakers are a great choice for both audiophiles and the average listener alike.

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'What is an Amazon Smart Plug?': Everything you need to know about Amazon's outlet that lets you turn devices on with your voice

  • It was a popular device that made turning on your lights as low-effort as possible.
  • It has a compact design so it won't block adjacent ports, and it can be controlled remotely using the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
  • When you plug a device into the Amazon Smart Plug, that device can now be controlled using the app, and with your voice as well.
  • Set a timer on the plug to turn their system off after an hour or two.
  • Similar to running timers, you can set routines that trigger reactions from all of your Smart Plugs with one command.
  • The Amazon Smart Plug must be connected to a 2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi network, and is only compatible with the Alexa smart home system.
  • You don't need an Echo device to control the outlets — just the Alexa app.

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Alexa records you more often than you think

  • According to a new report from Northeastern University, smart speakers accidentally activate as many as 19 times a day, recording as much as 43 seconds of audio each time.
  • There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that voice-activated assistants aren’t perfect and will wake up accidentally and start recording if they think you’ve said their trigger word.
  • That’s not great if you’re a privacy-minded smart speaker owner (this could be an oxymoron), especially since the companies that make these devices hire contractors and employees to listen to small snippets of recordings.
  • The good news is they didn’t find any evidence that the devices were constantly recording conversations, and about half of the accidental activations lasted less than six seconds.
  • You can review recordings from Microsoft devices through its privacy dashboard (we’d love to know if you do), and there are instructions on how to delete your voice data from the service.

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Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, announces plans to sell the majority of its company to private investors

  • Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, announced plans Tuesday to sell the majority of its company to a group of investors led by former Viacom CFO Wade Davis.
  • Deal terms were not disclosed.
  • Why it matters: The company had been struggling to find a strategic buyer since it said it was putting itself up for sale last year.
  • Details: Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight will acquire a majority stake (64%) in Univision, per a statement from the network.
  • Mexican TV giant Televisa will retain its ~36% stake in Univision.
  • Smart Brevity worthy of people's time, attention and trust.

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The best Apple HomeKit-enabled TVs

  • In the past year, a number of companies have added Apple HomeKit support with AirPlay 2 to their TVs, allowing them to tie into the rest of your HomeKit setup — which is good news for those who want to automate their home and easily control their devices from their iPhone or with Siri.
  • Of course, you'll get HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for convenient streaming from Apple devices and easy integration with an existing HomeKit-enabled smart home setup.
  • In our full review for the Vizio P-Series Quantum, we called the TV "one of the best display options out there for buyers who want a genuine home theater experience without breaking the bank." Compared to more expensive HomeKit-enabled TVs, however, viewing angles are mediocre and the TV doesn't include a voice remote.

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The next Xbox will quadruple XB1’s CPU, octuple its GPU performance

  • Further ReadingThe next Xbox has a name and a new design: Behold, 2020’s Xbox Series XMicrosoft reconfirmed today that "existing Xbox One games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games" would still be playable on the Series X with "steadier framerates, faster load times and improved resolution and visual fidelity—all with no developer work required." More exciting, though, Microsoft seemingly announced a new commitment to forward compatibility throughout the Xbox line via a program called Smart Delivery.
  • Extending the same system to the Series X, though, lets publishers take advantage of features like ray-tracing and SSD load times without needing to develop and sell an entirely new Series X-exclusive version of the game.

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