Gadget-packed 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV pushes high-tech offroading

Mercedes-Benz has updated its upscale, outdoorsy GLE SUV with a barrage of high-tech goodies, including suspension that leans into corners, an intelligent, voice controlled user interface system that learns your habits, and some fascinating new driver assist ideas. Hot on the heels of the all-electric EQC we saw last week comes another gadget-laden 4WD Merc riding the fine line between round-town luxury and serious off-road mud flinging. The 2019 GLE gets its first major refresh since the badge was launched back in 2015, and it’s quite an overhaul. The GLE 450 4MATIC will launch with a new inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, making 367 horsepower and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. But, like many vehicles coming onto the market, it’s got built-in 48-volt electrical systems. These don’t replace the traditional 12-volt systems that run things like the power windows, displays and lighting, but augment the car with a range of extra abilities. One of these new powers is an electric “EQ Boost” that throws an extra 22 horsepower (and more importantly, an extra 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) on top of the combustion engine’s output – but only for short bursts. This p...

The Best Art Shows in Seattle: Summer 2019 – Things to Do

Found something you like and don’t want to forget about it later? Click “Save Event” on any of the linked events below to add it to your own private list. Departures and Arrivals: Artists in Abstraction BIMA offers an “intense session in art vocabulary” with this group exhibit focusing on the artists’ idiosyncratic approaches to abstraction. The roster ranges from textile artist Jono Vaughan to ecologically focused Mary Coss. (June 29—Sept 29) School: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project Rossano and his collaborators have sculpted a school of silvered glass salmon, which are paired with videos from scientists, artists, and indigenous people. Rossano says his project grew out of concern for the salmon schools of the Skagit River, whose population has shrunk from the millions to the tens of thousands. (Through Sun Aug 11) Simon Hanselmann: Bad Gateway You know that moment when you’re in the middle of a hangout with your friends—slamming beers, intermittently hitting a bong, shoving chips into your mouth, binging old episodes of Project Runway—and suddenly a drunk-stoned realization overtakes you. Maybe all this eagerness to get and stay intox...

Android Circuit: New Galaxy Smartphone Leak, Nintendo’s Dr Mario Arrives, Galaxy Fold Disappointment

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes a spinning camera for the Samsung Galaxy S11, the Galaxy Note 10 launch date, Samsung’s continued delay of the Galaxy Fold, Huawei facing up to falling revenue, the launch of the Honor 20, HMD Global moving your Nokia data to Finland, and Nintendo’s Dr Mario World arriving on Android. Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here). Will Samsung’s Galaxy S11 use the main camera both in the standard ‘rear’ position but also as the selfie camera? Given the rotating camera design of the Galaxy A80 has proven the concept, there’s a certain logic in expecting the South Korean manufacturer go all out on the S11 with the same principle. Robert Jones investigates, with some help from TechConfigurations: Mere weeks after the Samsung Galaxy S11 was confirmed to be codenamed Picasso, and tipped to boast next-gen 5nm technology as well as rock a futuristic 64MP camera, whispers about just what the highly-anticipated new flagship will look like have sta...

The Big Five: We give ‘Ireland’s Ultimate Bucket List’ challenge series a go

This brand-new challenge series combines fitness, mindfulness and exploring Ireland’s wild and rugged Reeks District. Abi Jackson tries it out. Heading to Cloon Lough for some late-night paddle boarding, I have everything crossed for clear skies. The lake sits on the edge of the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve – a status granted to areas that possess ‘exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment’, with strict rules in place to keep them that way. It’s the only International Dark-Sky Reserve in Ireland and one of just three in the world with a Gold Tier ranking. In short, we could be in for some bad-ass astronomical displays. Mother Nature has other ideas tonight though; there’s thick cloud. Still, stars or no stars, late-night SUP is thrilling, and after squeezing into a wetsuit by torchlight, I clamber onto my board and start tentatively paddling.Preparing for some night SUP at Cloon Lough (Tadhg Hayes/PA) Soon, my six travel buddies melt into the darkness. It’s silent but for the rhythmic ‘plaps’ of paddles on water and bats flapping a few feet overhead. Then, the clouds begin to crack. Moonlight filters through, bathing the lake in the...

Complét Bags: The Holiday Handbag That Will Be All Over Instagram This Summer

Welcome to Glamour UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can opt out at any time or find out more by reading our cookie policy. In the same way that there’s always a sandal you see on just about every foot, every season there are a small number of bags that reach cult status and find themselves being toted by everyone from a-list celebrities to the woman sitting next to you at work. The start of the year may have played host to a slightly pricier hit piece in the form of the Chloé ‘C’ bag, this season the fashion industry is championing a slightly more affordable piece. Complét is a handbag label headed up by three friends, Emily, Sivan and Leonora, whose pieces are designed in Tel Aviv before being made in Italy with high-quality Italian leathers produced by artisans in Northern Italy. The fierce kind of pink

Lufthansa Uses Telemedicine On Board its Long-haul Fleet

As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur. In case of on-board medical emergencies, the compact, intuitive system will allow flight attendants without cardiological expertise to record an ECG for passengers and send the test results directly to a medical hotline on the ground. The system has initially been tested in 2018 on the A380 fleet and now, it will be available for medical emergencies on all long-haul aircraft within the Lufthansa fleet. “The health of our passengers is very close to our hearts. Especially when they are feeling unwell on board, they should know that they are in good hands with Lufthansa. The results of the resting ECG conducted directly onboard the aircraft provide a better basis for deciding whether it is necessary to divert a plane in order to provide medical care on the ground in case of medical emergencies,” says Dr. Sven-Karsten Peters, a cardiologist with the Lufthansa Medical Service, as he explains the advantages of the system. Cardiovascular complaints are the most common cause of medical incidents on board. If there are any doctors on the f...

Vetements recreates the “Heart of the Ocean” necklace from “Titanic” Vogue Paris Chevron Menu Facebook Twitter Pinterest Chevron Vogue Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Snapchat Condé Nast France

On June 20, Vetements presented its Spring/Summer 2020 collection in the McDonalds on the Champs-Elysées, Paris. Stirring frenzy each season with polemic soaked collections, Demna Gvasalia again delivered a powerful message, blending uniform with underground codes, pop culture and one very pertinent cinematic reference: the necklace worn by Kate Winslet in 1990s classic, “Titanic”. It was in the deep spaces in the darknet, its hackers, nerds and cyberpunks that Demna Gvasalia found his inspiration for the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 show in January. But it was from an undeniably less covert space that the Georgian designer took influence on June 20, with a show in the McDonald’s on the Champs-Elysées. The 54 looks epitomized 1990s hyper-capitalist brand culture, with Pokemon prints, Playstation hoodies and the Internet Explorer logo, as well as a nod to one of the decade’s signature films, “Titanic”. The blue sapphire necklace worn by Kate Winslet in James Cameron’s blockbuster was reinterpreted by London-based jeweler Asprey & Garrard with a 170-carat sapphire surrounded by 104 diamonds. When the 1998 film was nominated for 14 Oscars, Cél...

Barrier Shrink Films Market 2018-2022 | Business Analysis and Evolutionary Growth

The global barrier shrink films market is foretold to gain a high demand in end-consumer businesses where products are stored in retail store shelves. The fresh and processed food industry could be a good instance to follow where products such as meat, poultry, and cheese are sliced and stored in plastic trays covered with peelable and mostly with reclosable lidding laminates or films. Barrier shrink films are expected to become extremely demanding in the foreseeable future due to their excellent printing designs, capability to increase the shelf life of products, and convenience. Companies today are focusing more on providing innovative and comprehensive packaging solutions. The global barrier shrink films market is foreseen to attain a valuation of US$4.5 bn by the completion of 2022, as per Transparency Market Research (TMR), at a 5.1% CAGR. In 2017, the market earned a valuation of US$3.5 bn The world barrier shrink films market is projected to be cataloged into flowpacks, vacuum bags, shrink forms, chubs, and shrink wraps, according to product. Out of these segments, the market could witness the dominance of vacuum bags accounting for a titanic share during the forecast pe...