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The Leica M Monogram camera

Lenses for the camera.

The Hue smart-lighting system.

The Hue Bluetooth app.

The GT 53 Coupe from Mercedes.

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High-tech toys on the cutting edge

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the first GT 53 4-door Coupe, which blends the high-speed performance of a sports car with versatility and comfort that make it suitable for everyday use. The first four-door sports car to be developed by AMG, the car boasts a sinuous shape and “shark nose” grille. The coupe reaches a top speed of 195 mph and in-line 6-cylinder and V8 engines boast outputs ranging from 429 to 630 horsepower. From $99,000; mbusa.com

In collaboration with world-renowned musician and artist Lenny Kravitz, Leica unveiled its new M Monochrom Drifter set specifically conceived for black-and-white photography. It features the Leica M Monochrom camera, covered in sepia-brown, vegan snakeskin, along with two lenses—one of which is ideal for portraiture and the other best suited for travel and street photography. Only 125 sets of the limited-edition collection will be sold worldwide. $23,950; leicacamerausa.com

The Hue smart lighting system by Philips allows users to switch among 16 million hues with ease using the Hue Bluetooth app or the Hue Bridge device. The system employs energy-efficient LED bulbs, available in three color ranges: white, white ambiance, and white-and-color ambiance. $90; meethue.com.


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