2019 Mercedes‑AMG G 63

Most would look at the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and see a vehicle built for extremes — and they would be absolutely correct. But engineers in Affalterbach looked at the G-Class and said, "Let's make it more extreme." Thus the Mercedes-AMG G 63 was born. And now, they´ve taken that machine to its furthest extreme yet, with a 2019 model that preserves the icon's classic design while making it capable of extraordinary feats.

Total command to every adventure.

The handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine generates 577 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. It sprints from 0-100 in just 4.4 seconds. And its two twin scroll turbochargers guarantee a whip-fast response. That power and agility are further enhanced by a 9-speed transmission that uses model-specific software to achieve remarkably fast shift times. In a further departure from the previous model, the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive now features a 40 to 60 percent front/rear torque distribution, giving the G 63 maximum traction during acceleration.

When it´s time to leave the well-traveled road — or any road at all, for that matter — the G 63 is in its element. In addition to five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT on-road programs, there are three off-road modes — "Sand," "Trail" and "Rock" — that guarantee the best performance whatever environment you´re in. The bodyshell has been constructed with a new material mix of steel and aluminum to preserve a lighter weight while delivering improved strength and durability.

Outside, the G 63 remains one of the most iconic designs on any road. Inside, it departs from tradition, with a completely redesigned dashboard featuring analogue tubes, dial instruments and a Widescreen Cockpit. It´s also larger and more spacious in every dimension, bringing total command to every adventure.

Key Highlights [1]

  • Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine
  • 577 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque
  • Top speed of 210 km/h
0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds (est.)
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission


  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ with rear-biased torque distribution of 40:60
  • AMG Performance steering wheel
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive adjustable damping for increased safety and comfort
  • Five DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes: Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual, plus three additional off-road modes: Sand, Trail and Rock
  • LED High Performance headlamps

The new 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is a real beast. It’s capable of reaching 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) from a standstill in just four seconds (although Mercedes says it’s 4.5 seconds), yet it’s one of the best off-roaders on the market today. The “reinvented icon” as the German automaker calls its boxy SUV is now ready to hit the U.S. showrooms and it has been announced its starting price will be $147,500 without the $991 destination and delivery fee.

To put that into perspective, the most powerful G is just $2,050 cheaper than the Mercedes-AMG S63, which starts at $149,550. The two share a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that’s good for 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque in the G63.

Of course, $147,500 will buy you a G63 with pretty much all tech features Mercedes could offer you today. These include a nine-speed automatic gearbox, Ride Control sports suspension, performance exhaust with adjustable flap system, and a 12.3-inch central display for the infotainment system. In addition, the AMG Dynamic Select system offers five drive modes and three extra off-road modes – Sand, Rock, and Trail.

The total body scanner's first scan

New York: The world's first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the entire human body at once in as little as 20-30 seconds has produced its first scans, say scientists, noting that the technology can aid in improving diagnostics to tracking disease progression to researching new drug therapies.

Called EXPLORER, the scanner combines positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray computed tomography (CT) and can produce image up to 40 times faster.

The machine also captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanners.
"The level of detail was astonishing... We could see features that you just don't see on regular PET scans. And the dynamic sequence showing the radiotracer moving around the body in three dimensions over time was, frankly, mind-blowing," said Ramsey Badawi, chief of Nuclear Medicine at at the University of California - Davis, in the US.
"There is no other device that can obtain data like this in humans, so this is truly novel," he said.

The first images from scans of humans using the new device will be shown at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago.
Badawi along with Simon Cherry, Professor from UC Davis, first conceptualised the total-body scanner 13 years ago.

According to Cherry, EXPLORER will have a profound impact on clinical research and patient care because for the first time, an imaging scanner will be able to evaluate what is happening in all the organs and tissues of the body simultaneously.

"While I had imagined what the images would look like for years, nothing prepared me for the incredible detail we could see on that first scan," Cherry noted.

The machine can also quantitatively measure blood flow or how the body takes up glucose everywhere in the body.
Researchers envision using the scanner to study cancer that has spread beyond a single tumor site, inflammation, infection, immunological or metabolic disorders and many other diseases.

How Google track your location even when it's off.

You probably turned off your location history on your phone in order to maintain your privacy and limit the amount of data your share with some big tech companies.To your surprise,google may still be tracking  your every movement history.

Some of google different services are still tracking users every movement on your iPhone and Andriod phones regardless of whether they've turn off their location history. This was discovered by an AP investigator.

If you start using services like google maps, google will ask you to permit the access to your Andriod or iPhone phone's location.If you agree to the request, you automatically allow google map to take record of your history and it displays your location history on a timeline so that you can view it daily.

How does Google track it?

On the google  support page for managing your location history,they said that you can turn off your location history at any time.Well, according to the AP investigators, they discovered that it's not true.

Some things were noticed that even with your location history off,a number of google apps still automatically store your location data without asking for permission.

AP began it's inquiry into this location tracking issue after a graduate at UC Berkeley who is a researcher observed a notification on her Andriod phone asking her to rate  a recent trip to Kohls even though she had turned off her location history.

Well, to actually stop location services on your Android or iPhone device, Google pointed AP to the web and App activity settings. This setting is turned by default, controls various options for apps and services connected to your Google account.

Google further explained what each setting means,but only after you toggle each one on or off. Turning off location data have been saved which is part of your activity on other Google services such as search and maps.

Location history is a Google product that is entirely opt in and users have the controls to edit, delete or turn it off at any time.As the story notes, we make sure location history users know that when they disable the product we continue to use the location to improve the Google search or use Google for driving directions.

Google was found to be accessing users location even when their GPRS location tracking was off through cell ID codes obtained through cellular towers.

10GB RAM Smartphone is about to be launched.

Android smartphones have come up with a massive amount of RAM, with flagships sporting anywhere from 4GB to 8GB of memory. The more RAM a phone has, the better and easy way it handles apps, and we saw earlier this year. 

A variety of comparisons between top Android phones and the iPhone X revealed that the more RAM a handset packs, the more likely is to beat the iPhone in a certain type of speed test. And Chinese smartphone maker Oppo seems to think we need more than 8GB on a smartphone which is absolutely true.

That sounds like overkill for a mobile device. But then again, 8GB did it not too long ago.The first phone to feature 10GB of RAM will be a variation of the Oppo Find X, the Galaxy S9-like handset that was released earlier this year with an almost perfect edge-to-edge notch-less screen. It’s the phone with the slide-out selfie camera.

A listing for the Find X model above is already available on TENAA, the Chinese telecom regulatory body, GizmoChina reports. Well, the listing was already there, but it was updated for Find X model number PAFM00. Only the RAM changed, everything else stayed the same.

It’s unclear when the handset will be launched, or whether it’ll be available in other markets, but expect to pay plenty of cash for that extra memory. GizmoChina estimates the phone will cost 7,999 yuan ($1,163) in China.

The Find X may be the world’s first smartphone with 10GB of RAM, but it’s likely others will create similar devices. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Asus wanted to make a 10GB version of its first gaming phone, the ROG Phone. Word on the street is that Asus didn’t do it because it didn’t have enough space to fit the extra RAM.
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