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The Auric Cut Communication helmet.

Heatwave+ Ascent gloves.

Abom Heet goggles.

Porsche’s 2018 911 Carrera 4 GTS, shown in the convertible Cabriolet model.

Tech Time

The latest toys and gadgets

Tech Time Top-Down Approach
Aspiring motorsports enthusiasts might want to give Porsche’s 2018 911 Carrera 4 GTS a spin. The all-wheel-drive roadster packs a twin turbo, flat-six engine with the seven-speed transmission that musters 450 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. A standard electronics package delivers navigation and traffic data, while a smartphone app based on pro-technology reports and records data should drivers venture onto a racetrack. $139,900. porsche.com

Taming the Elements
Never have skiers and snowboarders been better equipped with electronics and gadgets to maximize comfort and enjoyment on the slopes. The coolest options we spotted recently are: Abom Heet goggles with two-part lenses that heat to evaporate fog ($279; abom.com); the Auric Cut Communication helmet with an integrated headset that includes speakers and mic for listening to music and communicating ($270; pocsports.com); and Heatwave+ Ascent gloves, featuring a reflective layer that radiates heat to keep hands warm in the coldest conditions ($110; seirus.com).

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