Our coverage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, kicks off this weekend, and to get you pumped up for the biggest and baddest mobile showcase of the year, we're offering up a preview of what's in store in a new Inside Scoop. While we expect some interesting unveilings from Nokia, Sony, LG and other major mobile players, one of the hottest news items so far is the rumored announcement of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung. In this week's Top 5, we're rounding up some of the features we're dying to see in the new … Read more
Cruising down the freeway in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet, I took the opportunity to contemplate the meaning of luxury. The car afforded me plenty of time to ponder, as its adaptive cruise control handled the pedal work and its steering-assist system helped maintain its position in the lane.
Looking at the design and materials surrounding me in the cabin, I noted the significant use of real metal for the vents, buttons, and even some of the speaker grilles. A bright little analog clock sat in the center of the stack, a cue that spoke of tradition. Further evoking tradition … Read more
Typically, sound bars are horizontal speakers that are designed to be placed below your TV.
Samsung's upcoming HW-E550 Surround Sound Bar is just that--but with a twist. Not only can you place it horizontally below your TV (the speaker weighs 4 pounds), but you can split it in two and turn it into a traditional 2.1-channel floor-standing system using the included bases.
Yes, there's also a subwoofer, but the sound bar (or speakers if you split it in two) connects to it wirelessly using Samsung's proprietary dual-band 5.2/5.8GHz wireless technology. Samsung says the … Read more
Getting to the bottom of the Chevy Volt fiasco, beaming your iPod screen on your dash, the littlest Aston Martin gets a green light, and the world's most advanced driving simulator.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 189 SHOW NOTES
The Lincoln MKS with an EcoBoost V6 engine is put to the ultimate challenge for speed and handling against four European luxury V8s up Loveland Pass, Colo. The challengers are the Maserati Quattroporte, the Jaguar XF, the BMW 550i, and the Mercedes E550.
Unfortunately, no real details of the challenge, such as fuel economy braking and handling, are released. More details about the challenge can be found at 6versus8.com.
Ford is backing a federal ban on texting while driving--well, of course they are! Do you need a nanny to hang up the phone for you? GM thinks its cars and technology are good enough for a money back guarantee. And we roll in the Mercedes that looks more expensive than it is.Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | RSS (audio) SHOW NOTES
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe makes a good first impression with its athletic good looks and eager, sporty V-8 engine. Even its seven-speed automatic transmission doesn't disappoint. The coupe possess a dual nature, made possible by a sport button that sharpens up its performance when necessary.
While a sculpted body is great, the E550 Coupe follows up with brains to go with its brawn in the form of a smart COMAND-based tech package featuring Bluetooth hands free with a smart voice command system, a hard-drive-based navigation system that actually utilizes its traffic data, and an audiophile-quality premium Harmon Kardon … Read more