Who needs buttons when you have screens? Debuting on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan this year, the MBUX Hyperscreen is a 55.5-inch-broad screen that spans the whole dashboard. It is created up of a few haptic OLED touchscreens less than one particular continual piece of Corning Gorilla glass. The driver and front passenger every single get a large 12- by 3-inch display, with an 18-inch screen in between them for navigation, HVAC controls, smartphone messaging, and media controls. The passenger screen can enjoy video clip, and the driver display screen shows gauges and all the data you’d hope, this kind of as the remaining vary on the electrical car.

Mercedes’ press briefing also confirmed off a UFO graphic that zooms all over on the exhibit to reveal the g-drive the car is undergoing in true-time. Why they selected to measure g-drive, I will not know. Automakers by now struggle to keep the driver’s data feed effortless to fully grasp, and drivers do not require to know g-forces. Hopefully it can be disabled.

The MBUX Hyperscreen was developed fully in-property by Mercedes-Benz, and it involves eight CPU cores (processor mysterious) and 24 GB of RAM to ability it. The tech will trickle to other Mercedes types just after its debut on the EQS, assuming customers actually do want an all-touch interface.

Find out far more about the MBUX Hyperscreen here.

Matt Jancer

Philips Is All In on Teeth and Slumber

Philips normally tends to make effective and smooth electrical toothbrushes, and like most toothbrush providers as of late, it’s been incorporating sensible options into them. Its newest is the Sonicare 9900 Prestige, with auto-syncing so you never have to have an application open up every single time you brush (a thing we observed and liked with the Colgate Hum). It also statements to personalize your brushing expertise, by sensing your technique and adapting in actual time. So if you have a tendency to implement also considerably tension, it can instantly adjust the depth.

Philips also has a tele-dentistry company, so you can get responses to your tooth worries without having venturing into the Covid-infested earth.

If you treatment far more about your sleep, the enterprise also debuted a slumber apnea signs quiz and mask selector at CES. Individuals get a image taken of their deal with that will decide the very best mask for them to wear, which will with any luck , make sleeping in a comic-guide-villain-type mask a little bit additional comfortable. Nonetheless, that will have to be carried out at a collaborating site, which may well not be obtainable to everybody. 

Medea Giordano

Cobalt-Totally free Batteries Are Coming

Currently at CES, Panasonic touted new batteries with significantly less than 5 % cobalt and pledged to do the job towards cobalt-cost-free batteries “in the upcoming few many years.”

Lithium-ion batteries ability practically every single gadget you own, but possibilities are you really don’t know considerably about what is actually within your battery. Lithium batteries never just comprise lithium, they also use cobalt as a cathode substance within just the battery. Right now perfectly in excess of half of the world’s cobalt source arrives from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and many investigations have uncovered kid labor and harmful doing the job circumstances rife within just the cobalt supply chain.

Panasonic is just one of the biggest lithium-ion battery producers in the entire world and supplies the cells for Tesla’s battery packs.

Scott Gilbertson

Belkin’s Linksys Hones in on Wi-Fi 6E

Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6E router

Photograph: Belkin



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