Brabus 850 4×4² Final Edition Gives Old Mercedes G-Class 838 HP

Brabus knows how to customize the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, and it says farewell to the previous generation of the rugged SUV by unveiling the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4² Final Edition 1 of 5. The limited-run model costs 482,000 euros, which includes 19 percent VAT in Germany, ($546,226.50 at current exchange rates) and premieres at the Geneva Motor Show. Using the previous-gen G63 as a starting point, Brabus takes the model’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 then bores and strokes the mill so that the powerplant now displaces 6.0 liters. There are also bigger turbos and a larger diameter intake for getting plenty of cool air into the engine. Gold heat reflection material covers some of the piping for also keeping temperatures down. An exhaust with variable flaps lets drivers alter the sound out of the popes. After these tweaks, the Brabus-tuned G-Class produces 838 horsepower (625 kilowatts) and a stump-pulling 1,069 pound-feet (1,450 Newton-meters) of torque. The output lets the SUV reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.7 seconds. The off-road tires force an electronic limit on the top speed to 131 mph (210 kph). For handling rugged terrain, Brabus gives this ...

To begin our review of the Saucony Peregrine 8 ($120), it’s meaningful to look back through this

To begin our review of the Saucony Peregrine 8 ($120), it’s meaningful to look back through this shoe model’s long history. The Peregrine stayed in a fairly predictable mold for the first five updates. There were the minor changes to be expected as a shoe moved from year to year. The update might include new color ways, perhaps some lighter material used here and there, or maybe some slight tweaks to the upper’s patterns in the name of support, but you could always count on the shoe staying close to its original design. With the introduction of the Peregrine 6, we started to see a departure from that model. The Peregrine 7 continued to divert even more from the past and now with the latest iteration of the Peregrine 8, we have the most radical update so far. The upper shape is almost unrecognizable as being part of the Peregrine family and this toothy trail runner has lost its rock plate. Luckily one thing has held true that keeps this shoe connected to the past, an aggressive outsole and that low-to-the-ground 4-millimeter drop. Are all of these changes enough to make a die-hard Peregrine wearer like myself think of moving on from this tried-and-true model? Check out the video ...

REPEAT/Halo Labs Reports Record Q1 2019 Revenue of US $8.7MM: US Cannabis Extraction Specialist Revenue up ~190% from Q4 2018

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 10, 2019–Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) today announced its financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Entry into the California market fueled significant growth as revenues these three months were $8,718,503 representing a 302% year on year increase (three months to March 31, 2018: $2,168,976). California continues to be the driving force behind Halo’s revenue growth. With the implementation of new, proprietary products (e.g. DabTab™ Dablets) as well as implementing existing contracts, the Company is now operating at an annualized production rate of approximately $25MM USD, which is in line with Halo’s previous guidance. Halo expects to release updates on new distributor agreements to increase distribution of bulk and branded products further fueling success in the California market. Halo has already signed bulk supply agreements with Falcon and Ilanka Farms (formerly Cannus Partners). Consistent with prior guidance, the Company launched and is on pace to introduce higher margin Oregon product offerings into the Nevada and California markets by th...

People & Places: FIBBR Joins PVA; Legrand Acquires Kenall; StormAudio Joins Azione; Lau Wyrestorm

CE Pro People & Places is a daily feature on CEPro.com. If you are looking for a job or to fill a vacant position in the custom electronics industry, please visit the CE Pro Job Board. Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC announces that its ELAN Intelligent Home Control brand has been awarded with ProSource’s Specialty Technology Vendor of the Year. The award was presented at ProSource’s annual Spring Meeting, April 29 – May 3, at the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The award is determined by vote, with nominations cast by over 500 custom installation dealers in a variety of technology categories. “We are honored to accept this year’s award from ProSource,” states NSC director of sales Jeff Costello. “It’s especially important as the nominations and votes come from the dealers themselves. Adds ProSource CEO and president Dave Workman, “The ELAN platform is pushing the boundaries of home automation. With the recent introduction of its Intelligent Touch Panels and Surveillance cameras – both of which are enhanced with face recognition – dealers have more options than ever before to please their customers.” Just Add Power has appointed Taylor Wolf as i...

Bedroom storage ideas: 38 clever and stylish solutions

The best bedroom storage ideas do not have to be purely functional. But there are so many stylish options out there that it can be hard to choose. Panic not – we have everything you need to turn your bedroom from a cluttered mess to the ultimate space for relaxation. Fitted bedroom storage ideasBedroom storage furnitureBedroom storage chestsBedroom shelving ideasStorage bedsBedroom storage ideas for a multifunctional spaceBedroom storage accessories The type and amount of storage you need for your bedroom completely depends on what kind of items you need to store and how much space is available. Most of us need some sort of clothes’ storage, which may be in the form of drawers, wardrobes, rails or even under-bed storage boxes. You may also be looking for a bedside table or other ways to store things like books, glasses or chargers that you will want near the bed.  Finally, don’t forget miscellaneous items that don’t have a home elsewhere, or bedlinen and out of season clothes that might be best stored in an ottoman at the end of the bed. Before you buy your bedroom storage solutions, start by having a big clear out and sending unwanted items and unworn clothes...

NVIDIA Coin Mining Performance Increases with Maxwell and GTX 750 Ti

As we have talked about on several different occasions, Altcoin mining (anything that is NOT Bitcoin specifically) is a force on the current GPU market whether we like it or not. Traditionally, Miners have only bought AMD-based GPUs, due to the performance advantage when compared to their NVIDIA competition. However, with continued development of the cudaMiner application over the past few months, NVIDIA cards have been gaining performance in Scrypt mining. The biggest performance change we’ve seen yet has come with a new version of cudaMiner released yesterday. This new version (2014-02-18) brings initial support for the Maxwell architecture, which was just released yesterday in the GTX 750 and 750 Ti. With support for Maxwell, mining starts to become a more compelling option with this new NVIDIA GPU. With the new version of cudaMiner on the reference version of the GTX 750 Ti, we were able to achieve a hashrate of 263 KH/s, impressive when you compare it to the performance of the previous generation, Kepler-based GTX 650 Ti, which tops out at about 150KH/s or so. As you may know from our full GTX 750 Ti Review,  the GM107 overclocks very well. We were able to push our s...

Happy trails: Road trips in old cars require tools, parts and planning

Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series we’ll be publishing during June to get you ready to take a road trip in your collector vehicle. Driving an old collector car on a lengthy road trip is always a roll of the dice.  No matter how well you take care of your classic, and keep ahead of repairs and replacements, you know that anything can go kablooey at any time, generally in the most remote place possible. It is, after all, an old car.  Broken fan belts, blown hoses, fried ignition points, dead batteries, those are a few of the most-common things that can go wrong.  But really, you need to be prepared for anything.  Two times on a cross-country rally in which I participated, cars were laid low by fuel-pump failures.  Both were Corvettes, coincidentally, and both of them were restored and well-prepared for the trip.  Neither had a spare fuel pump or rebuild kit on board, and neither breakdown occurred anywhere near an auto-parts store.    One day, I was driving my old Porsche 356 when the shift linkage decided to come loose, requiring me to stop on the side of the road and swear my way through a repair.  Quite fortuitously, I happened to have with me the two 14mm o...