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    Video: Is Honda working on airbags for smartphones?
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    Smartphones are expensive yet delicate - a single impact on a hard surface can shatter their touchscreens, often damaging them beyond repair. Fitting a case offers only so much protection, but what about an airbag? Honda has explored the concept with the airbag-equipped Case N and even made a ...

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    Video: Rally accident brings timely death to brick building
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    There are crashes and then there are crashes. This is emphatically the latter, as a competitor in a Belgian event partially demolishes a brick building with the help of his Opel Ascona rally car. Next time, we'd recommend a backhoe, bulldozer or perhaps some dynamite. Despite the aftermath of ...

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    ETC: As it turns out, vehicle wraps are anything but new
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    From Newhouse Automotive Industries comes the "very latest automotive sensation:" vehicle wraps. That was back in 1954, though, long before the "new" vehicle wrap craze took hold five or so years ago. Newhouse's "Car-D-Cal" isn't like the wraps seen today that are usually stretched over cars ...

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    Video: WRC codriver biffs pace notes, car ends upside-down in a crappy predicament
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    Professional rally driving is one of the toughest gigs going in motorsports. High speeds, uneven surfaces, varied weather conditions and the occasional flub from driver or co-driver can (and do) conspire to wreak all manner of havoc. Just a fraction too much steering lock, selecting the wrong ...

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    Video: Dodge wants you to touch Ron Burgundy and win a prize
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    As if the tie-in between the 2014 Dodge Durango and fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy wasn't already odd enough, Dodge has come up with an equally bizarre contest to give away one of its SUVs. The "Hands on Ron Burgundy" contest kicks off tomorrow, and whoever can touch Ron the longest will drive ...

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    Video: Man turns Ford Fiesta into a one-car band
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    The one-man band is a rather ridiculous idea, drawing up images of one person attempting to manipulate several instruments, at once, in a vain attempt at creating music. It's usually represented by silly scenes like this. Interestingly, the concept isn't much more successful when the "man" in ...

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    Video: Hot Wheels creates ultimate test track for dads
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    There have been some really crazy Hot Wheels tracks created over the years, from home-grown masterpieces like this to 'official' versions such as the "highest" wall track. But the folks at the diecast-car company have outdone themselves with this latest track, which was designed for dads, not ...

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    Report: Why it's not a good idea to show counterfeit Vespas at Italy's EICMA
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    We wouldn't be surprised to see Chinese knockoffs of well-known car and motorcycle brands - in China. But a handful of Chinese scooter exhibitors at last week's 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) had their goods seized by the Italian financial police, according to a Piaggio Group ...

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    ETC: Porsche 911 and Citroën DS lovechild would look like this
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    The early Porsche 911 and the Citroën DS were two cars produced in the same era (though the DS launched in 1955, nearly 10 years before the 911), but they were vastly different from each other. The 911 was a uniquely German, pure-bred sports car, while the French-built DS had four doors and ...

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    Video: Ron Burgundy returns for four more Dodge Durango ads
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    Dodge has released several more of its Anchorman 2-themed commercials, starring Will Ferrell as inept newsreader Ron Burgundy. The four spots, one of which is a sequel to a previous commercial, follow roughly the same pattern as previous ads, with Ferrell's Burgundy misunderstanding or generally ...

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    Video: Tow truck driver hilariously bad at righting a flipped Mazda
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    Can rolling your car get any worse? The correct answer is yes, as this poor soul found out when he rolled his Mazda3 onto its side. Calling a tow truck might be a logical, post-rollover move, but in this case, it kind of made the situation worse. We don't want to give away just what happened, so ...

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    ETC: Cardboard Ecto-1 Halloween costume follows last year's DeLorean
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    There are parents who take there kids trick-or-treating, and then there are Cooper's parents, who built him the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters with a push cart and put together a costume for him to match it. It only makes sense because last year the toddler rolled around the neighborhood demanding ...

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    Video: Ken Block's Gymkhana parodied by Ken Box and his Crazy Cart
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    Do we all remember the Razor Crazy Cart? If you don't, click here, and be prepared to wonder why we didn't have toys this cool as children. For those that didn't watch the first clip, the Crazy Cart has a wheel on a castor at each corner, and an electrically powered wheel in the middle that can ...

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    Video: Japanese commentators make NASCAR more exciting than ever [UPDATE]
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    When it comes to NASCAR racing, fans can always count on superspeedway tracks to provide exciting racing and spectacular crashes, but adding in some Japanese voiceover commentary is a great way to crank up the intensity a little more. One such commentator gives an entertainingly overzealous ...

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    ETC: Muffler Man gets racing suit to mark progress on Porsche Experience Center
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    In a dramatic change of careers, a fiberglass Muffler Man statue on the side of a busy Los Angeles freeway, formerly known as "Golf Guy," traded in his clubs for a Porsche driver's suit a couple days ago. It's no coincidence, as he's standing on land that the German automaker bought from the ...

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    Motorsports: Kurt Busch to shake and bake (again) in Ricky Bobby car at Talladega
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    Kurt Busch will channel Ricky Bobby for another NASCAR race, this time driving a Wonder-sponsored Chevrolet SS, in this weekend's Camping World RV Sales 500 at the Talladega Motor Speedway. Unlike past tie-ins, though, there's actually an element of sponsorship here (the "Me" car was done when ...

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    Video: Chris Harris and David Coulthard wring out a Mercedes Fintail at the Nürburgring
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    If there's one thing we've learned from the latest video from Drive, it's that the combination of Chris Harris and David Coulthard will produce some very quotable moments. Take this exchange, for example. DC: "We are by some way the slowest." CH: "But we're in a class of three cars, ...

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    Video: Angry Birds Go! might be your next mobile gaming fix
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    As far as wildly popular mobile games go, Angry Birds! is right up there, being a staple on millions of cellphones around the world. The Rovio-developed series has already explored the seasons, Rio, space and even the Star Wars universe (twice, actually). All of those games have involved little ...

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    Video: 'Carpark' animated short captures risk of taunting canines
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    We've all been there before: walking up to the car in a parking lot ready to open the door, when out of nowhere a cute, rascally ankle-biting dog hops up to the window in an adjacent vehicle and starts barking. Have you ever barked back? For all of you who have, maybe this animated short ...

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    Report: 2014 Dodge Durango Ron Burgundy ads already have 2.7M views [w/videos]
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    The guy who once made the Dodge Stratus a punchline of sorts is now a spokesman for the 2014 Dodge Durango, and the move appears to be paying off handsomely for Dodge. Will Ferrell, acting as 1970s-era TV news personality Ron Burgundy, has teamed up with the automaker for co-branded ...

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