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Power and style above all

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a paradox. It’s utilitarian, rugged and boxy. But at the same time, it’s coveted by the rich, stylish and famous, and Mercedes keeps coming up with ever more luxurious and powerful variants to satisfy those buyers, the latest of which is the 2020 AMG G63.



a truck that is driving down the road: No SUV has the inherent cool factor of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Steven Ewing/Roadshow


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No SUV has the inherent cool factor of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Steven Ewing/Roadshow

This ubertractor has a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 that produces 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque — figures befitting a supercar — and routes that power through a chassis that, while more refined than ever, still feels better suited to guarding a Slavic border checkpoint than driving on anything resembling a twisty road. It’s all very silly and austere and purposeful. And therein lies the charm of the G-Wagen: well-dressed lunacy.

The always-lovely 4.0-liter V8 is paired with Mercedes’ nine-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic

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Apple dropped the price of its EarPods and iPhone power adapters by $10, after it said the iPhone 12 would not ship with these accessories



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  • Apple’s EarPods and iPhone power adapter now cost $10 less.
  • Apple dropped the prices after announcing on Tuesday that the newly announced iPhone 12 will not come with these accessories.
  • Its EarPod headphones and 20W wall power adapter now cost $19 each on the Apple Store.
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Apple has dropped the price of its EarPods and iPhone wall chargers by $10, after it confirmed that the new iPhones it announced Tuesday would not ship with these accessories.

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Its EarPod headphones — a wired alternative to Apple’s Bluetooth AirPods — are now $19 on the Apple Store, a third less than the previous price. 

Its 20W power adapter, which lets you charge your phone at a plug socket, is also $19 — this is a new product, and down from $29 for the old adapter,

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Apple’s iPhone 12 event: A mini iPhone and HomePod, but no headphones or power brick in the box

In a prerecorded video streamed Tuesday morning, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12 lineup that includes four different models. Filled with elaborate drone shots of Apple’s mostly empty Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, the announcement focused on camera features, durability and the promise of fast wireless connections. Literally from the rooftop (which is covered in solar panels), Apple proclaimed it was shrinking its environmental footprint by not automatically including the power adapter and headphones.

The star attraction was a new iPhone 12 line that supports new 5G cellular networks. That technology theoretically enables much faster mobile downloads than the 4G networks the iPhone has supported ever since 2012’s iPhone. But consumers won’t experience that until carriers build out their 5G networks.

Hello again, old iPhone designs

Flat edges are back. After years of smooth, slippery rounded edges, Apple is bringing flat sides back to its iPhone designs. It one of a handful

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Black Women More Motivated to Vote than Ever Before, Fully Grasp Political Power to Shift Election Results

New Higher Heights National Poll: Black Women More Motivated to Vote than Ever Before, Fully Grasp Political Power to Shift Election Results

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020

Top Factors Energizing Vote Include Protecting Democracy and Racial Justice

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Black women are more motivated to vote in the 2020 election than ever before, according to a new #BlackWomenVote 2020 nationwide poll released by Higher Heights. The poll’s findings also suggest that a majority of Black women believe that their turnout at the polls will make the biggest difference in this year’s election results.

Black women are more motivated to vote in the 2020 election than ever before, according to a new #BlackWomenVote 2020 nationwide poll released by Higher Heights. The poll’s findings also suggest that a majority of Black women believe that their turnout at the polls will make the biggest difference in this year’s election results
Black women are more motivated to vote in the 2020 election than ever before, according to a new #BlackWomenVote 2020 nationwide poll released by Higher Heights. The poll’s findings also suggest that a majority of Black women believe that their turnout at the polls will make the biggest difference in this
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‘We’re going to lead this’: a call for Black women in Florida to claim their political power | US news

Democrats face a tough fight to win back the White House in November, and with anti-racism protests raging nationwide, the coronavirus pandemic threatens the voting rights and turnout of their most powerful voting block: Black Americans. While they are 14% of the population, African Americans make up a third of all Covid-19 cases.

In Florida, a recent rise threatens turnout as Black people make up 13% of eligible voters. The state already ranks second in the nation in income inequality. But the pandemic, and recession that followed, worsened existing economic and healthcare disparities between white Americans, and Black communities.

With one in 1,000 Black Americans having died of the virus, progressives such as Angie Nixon are rallying voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Running uncontested, she’s the next state representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district representing Jacksonville and its outer suburbs.

“I think it’s really important that we work

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Garmin deals: Save money on Garmin’s range of cycling computers, power meters and accessories

Garmin has forged a deserved status for navigational excellence. The American brand initially built its customer base with marine, aviation and automotive navigation systems, but as technology has improved and scale allowed, its cycling product portfolio has grown.

You don’t need to wait for the Amazon Prime Day cycling deals or for a Black Friday Garmin deal, as we’ve pulled together all the best Garmin deals aimed at cyclists right now. Alternatively, if you’re looking for more than just Garmin, our cycling deals page is a top-level view of the best bargains available right now, covering everything from bikes to bar tape. 

Garmin is home to some of the best cycling computers on the market, ranging from devices that help you track your speed, to models that can navigate routes, log training data and guide workouts, the company has a device for every budget and purpose. Garmin cycling computers can

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Vintage Electric E-Bikes Review | Big power and retro style without the sweat or spandex

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Portland is the only city in the continental United States with a volcano within its city limits. It’s called Mount Tabor, and although technically a mere “extinct volcanic vent,” walking or hiking up to the top of its roughly 440 feet is still a decent workout. Those who bike up it are typically spandex-clad Lance Armstrong types or casual cycling sadists content to chug up at 3 mph. I, on the other hand, pedaled up Mount Tabor at 20 mph. No huffing, no puffing, no sweat, no spandex.

That’s because I was riding a Vintage Electric Café electric pedal-assist bicycle, and after a summer spent zipping around town without the typical cycling concerns of hills, going too damn slow and showing up to your destination drenched, I’m thoroughly sold on electric assist bicycles as a concept. And as for the Café itself, it takes that

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Vintage Electric E-Bikes offer big power and retro style without the sweat or spandex

See Full Image Gallery >>

Portland is the only city in the continental United States with a volcano within its city limits. It’s called Mount Tabor, and although technically a mere “extinct volcanic vent,” walking or hiking up to the top of its roughly 440 feet is still a decent workout. Those who bike up it are typically spandex-clad Lance Armstrong types or casual cycling sadists content to chug up at 3 mph. I, on the other hand, pedaled up Mount Tabor at 20 mph. No huffing, no puffing, no sweat, no spandex.

That’s because I was riding a Vintage Electric Café electric pedal-assist bicycle, and after a summer spent zipping around town without the typical cycling concerns of hills, going too damn slow and showing up to your destination drenched, I’m thoroughly sold on electric assist bicycles as a concept. And as for the Café itself, it takes that

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Variety Announces Initial Programming for Power of Women Conversations

Variety has reimagined its popular Power of Women luncheon as a virtual summit to take place on Oct. 28 and 29. The conversations will celebrate female executives, producers, and talent who create content that inspire and promote social good.

This year’s Power of Women issue, to be released on October 28th, will feature the Women of “Grey’s Anatomy.” The story will celebrate the show’s influence throughout the years. As part of the Power of Women conversations, Ellen Pompeo (Star and Producer); Chandra Wilson (Star and Director); Debbie Allen (Executive Producer, Director, Recurring Star) and Krista Vernoff (Executive Producer and Showrunner) will sit for a roundtable discussion on what’s to come for the upcoming season and how the show has always empowered dynamic female leadership – in front of and behind the camera.

Fair Fight Action Founder Stacey Abrams alongside award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés will participate in the

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Mark Craig’s Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Kansas City style

1. Chiefs (4-0)

Andy Reid is the only coach to start 4-0 four straight years. His 211 regular-season wins rank seventh. The only guy ahead of him not in the Hall of Fame — yet — is Bill Belichick.

2. Ravens (3-1)

Geez. As if the Ravens weren’t good enough on offense and defense, their punter, Sam Koch, is now 7-for-7 as a career passer on fake punts.

3. Seahawks (4-0)

Heads up, Vikings secondary. D.K. Metcalf has 403 yards receiving … on 16 catches. That’s a league-high 25.2 per catch.

4. Packers (4-0)

The Packers scored a season-low 30 points on Monday night. #staystrongGreenBay.

5. Bills (4-0)

The Associated Press began handing out the MVP award in 1957. A receiver has never won. Stefon Diggs looks like he wants to change that.

6. Steelers (3-0)

A suddenly tougher intrastate game with Philly awaits the Steelers after their Week 4

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