Category Archives: Technology

New designs and technological advances in everyday luxury goods. Things we find that are cool, that wow us, or are silly or shocking to share with our fans and readers.
From the latest gadgets, technological advances, to the newest carbon fiber brakes for exotic cars, you can read about it here. Technology has a direct impact on exotic cars, luxury hotels, superyachts, air charters and other things that we love. Whenever technology improves one of these areas, you can bet that we will have something exciting to say about it to our readers via our luxury blog.
Technology is constantly improving the luxury items we already love, capturing our interest all over again with each brilliant tweak.

$6,000 Lamborghini Smartphone is Already Outdated

This is the $6k Lamborghini smartphone that is already outdated. It is the 88 Tauri, and it’s technology has already passed its prime, though it may find its way onto the Christmas wish list of a somewhat older Lamborghini fan who does not know the difference. Hold the phone: Lamborghini founder’s son is offering brand-inspired smartphones.  The 88 Tauri smartphone at a glance: The company behind the phone is Tonino Lamborghini. The head of the company is none other than Lamborghini founder Ferrucio’s son–though Tonino Lamborghini is not officially affiliated with Lamborghini cars. The smartphone operates on Android and a … Continue reading

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Can’t Steer it, Can’t Steal it: Is a Steering Wheel Lock Still the Best Defense?

With new technology come new challenges. Now that the majority of exotic sports cars and luxury cars on the roads today feature keyless entry and a variety of high-tech alarm systems–thieves are savvier than ever before. Some police say the old-fashioned steering wheel lock may remain the best defense against auto theft because thieves can clone keys in seconds and use other techy methods to gain access instantly and drive off. Steering wheel lock devices come in a multitude of shapes and styles. Going with a trusted brand is likely the best option. Similar to online hackers, vehicle thieves have … Continue reading

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Porsche InnoDrive Challenges Pesky Human Drivers

Porsche is joining the ranks of autonomous vehicle offerings. With the Porsche InnoDrive, the brand aims to begin paving a path toward eliminating driver (human) error. Will Porsche have what it takes to compete with the Google or Audi autonomous technologies? Not so fast. They are merely bundling some of their existing smart technologies together and still require flesh and bone to function. What autonomous really means The autonomous vehicle is being billed as one without human error, even though humans created it. The idea behind the technology is quite simple: A machine can stay focused on the road while … Continue reading

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The Mercedes-Benz S500 Is Plugged Into the Market

The mere uttering of the word “Plug-in” when connected to car talk used to inspire disgust. Now that hybrids, electric cars and other alternative powertrains are being embraced by the masses–it has become rather a term of endearment. The luxurious Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in may even be a car people actually want to drive, and it is quite quiet. The S500 model is set to arrive in Spring of 2015, according to the Mercedes-Benz website. The Mercedes-Benz S500 is plugged in for a bright future. Not only is it smooth and sporty, it is also performance-based, eco friendly and loaded with … Continue reading

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Robot Butlers Enhancing Luxury Hotel Service Standards?

How would you like a staff of robot butlers to serve you during your next hotel stay? That is a possibility when you choose the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino! While Japan and China may have a few working robots, they pale in comparison to A.L.O. Botlr, the robot butler setting a new precedent in California! Watch the one minute clip above showing A.L.O Botlr in action. He is quite the cutie and I want one for the house! A.L.O. Botlr robot butler is the creation of Savioke, a California-based venture funded by Google. The project is spearheaded by Steve Cousins … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Technology: Gesture Control Feature Raising Questions & Hands

Mercedes-Benz has been dropping hints that it is about to toss more brain muscle toward technology. It is already a worthy adversary to any tech savvy exotic carmaker, but word is that Mercedes-Benz technology is gearing up to do more than just impress…it wants to drop jaws. Slowly over the past few years it seems that Audi and BMW have stolen the limelight in terms of engaging customers with technology. BMW’s bold ‘i’ badging clearly communicates to the world that it is futuristic and intelligent, and that cool blue doesn’t hurt the goal. So what can Mercedes-Benz possibly do to … Continue reading

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Ferrari Steering Upgrades in Future Cars Will Improve Perfect Experience

Ferrari is among the oldest and most prestigious exotic sports car companies on the planet. The Prancing Horse did not get where it is today by simply chilling in its stables, however. They continually gear up for greater acheivements and work to surpass what is possible at that place and time. Now Ferrari is working on providing sharper steering for its supercars. The Ferrari steering upgrades will make an already amazing beast even better. It is not that a Ferrari handles poorly as is, that is not true. The Ferrari car is simply so powerful that it is a challenge … Continue reading

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Florida Man Arrested for Using Cellphone Jammer During Commute

A Florida man is being dubbed a vigilante after taking the annoying and deadly issue of distracted driving into his own hands. Jason Humphreys of Seffner, Florida, used a cellphone jammer in his vehicle for a couple of years before being hit with a very hefty fine. Yikes. Jason Humphreys of Florida became so annoyed by the cellphone yammer, he installed a jammer. It is, of course, not legal to run amok with a cellphone jammer and disrupt the service of all around you. It is legal to talk on cellphones while operating a vehicle in the state of Florida, … Continue reading

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Finally: BMW i8 Plug-in Official Details Released

After many years of concepts and teasing, BMW has officially released the final details for its i8 luxury hybrid car. Eager buyers can now account for actual cost, added options costs and special trim packages. All details aside, it will be an exhilarating first for BMW i8 hybrid buyers! The BMW i8 should perhaps be shown in green? For the money I would personally rather have an Audi R8, but this is great for BMW addicts. The BMW i8 base model will begin at $135,700 plus that pesky standard $950 destination charge. BMW shared in their blog that the first … Continue reading

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Not Parched? Porsche Flat Four Engines Swap Thirst for Thrust

With all of the new hybrids, electric powertrains and more eco-friendly fare lining the stages of auto shows over the past years–it comes as little surprise that Porsche is downsizing in some areas. Word is that Porsche flat four engines may dip as low as 1.6-liters in all their turbocharged glory. That is right, the sixes are going down. What will downsizing mean for Porsche in the power department?  The new Porsche turbocharged flat fours will be emerging to engage over the next few years. There is much speculation, and there should be a handful engine options to choose from. … Continue reading

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