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9Streetpong is the cure for pedestrian boredom

A group of Germans have come up with an ingenious way to prevent jaywalking and entertain pedestrians at the same time. It's called Streetpong, and the idea is already at work in the real world at one lone intersection.

2How to turn your living room into a Mario Kart course

There's now a way to bring all of the fun and competitiveness of a game of Mario Kart to your living room floor with a tech project called RomoCart. The game uses cameras, a projector, robots and special programming to create an infinite variety of courses on your floor based around any obstacles in the way. Once the race begins, you can even drop bananas or shoot missiles just like in the game.

15Motor Recall app makes game out of identifying vehicle lights at night

What will they think of next? This is an app called Motor Recall, and if you're at all like us, it's pretty much the equivalent of any nighttime car ride as a kid - see a pair of headlights or taillights, pick out the make, model and if you're lucky/good, the year. Now, the clever folks at Case By Case Studios have turned that time-honored way of surviving a long drive into an app.

AddMotor Trend giving away Tesla Model S.... sorta

Our initial response to Motor Trend saying it was "giving away" a Tesla Model S, was "we'll take it." Alas, it's only a simulated version.

20Automation engine design demo up and running

Automation, the game that allows players to build their own car company from the ground up, has made a big step forward by releasing a engine-builder demo. Those who have already pre-ordered the game can download a preview of the designer right now by heading over to the Camshaft Software site, while the rest of the world gets to wait until April 22. So far, the glimpse is limited to four-cylinder applications, though players can tweak nearly every aspect of the four-pot's design. Block, crank a

8Reckless Racing 2 video game turned into radio-controlled reality

If you've never played Reckless Racing 2, odds are you've taken the helm of similar games in the past. Players are given control of a vehicle viewed from above as it bashes its way around a dirt track with other cars.

42New trailer for Automation, the car company tycoon video game

A new trailer for Automation has made its way to the web. As you may recall, the game allows you to design a vehicle from the ground up with your own chassis, engine and exterior design before attempting to sell the car to the masses as part of your own car company. The game is now officially available for pre-order, which can save you $10 off of the final $30 purchase price. Camshaft Software will even throw in some exclusive content with each pre-order purchase.

27Toyota builds giant arcade claw game to sell cars in Japan

There is no greater test of skill and dexterity than an arcade claw game. Open heart surgery? For amateurs. Watch making? Child's play. Plucking an oddly-shaped stuffed animal from the clutches of its brethren with nothing but three flaccid claws and a joy stick is what it's all about.

5Race of Champions coming to a smartphone near you

Not everyone can compete in the Race of Champions. You have to be, you know, an actual champion of something. (That something being a professional racing series of some sort.) But us ordinary Joes can do the next best thing: pretend like we're champions while playing with our smartphones.

5Ride the globe with the Honda CBR250R side scroller

Honda wants to ramp up the buzz around its flingable new 2011 CBR250R, and rather than dumping a pile a of YouTube videos onto the web, the company has unleashed a side-scrolling Flash game, TouringGlobe. The rules are simple: Players pick a bike livery and avatar before heading out to "ride" around the world. Unlike other flash games, you don't actually control your bike, per se. You can speed up or slow down, but the motorcycle more or less continues on regardless of your interactions.

45Thrustmaster's latest gaming rig is the next best thing to a Ferrari 430 Scuderia [w/video]

Thurstmaster Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen moonlighting as cab drivers

Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen in Vodafone's Taxi GP commercial – Click above to watch video

27Beat some ugly Italian designs with an ugly stick

Got some time to burn? Of course you do! iMotor Mag has created a game to punish the wayward children of esteemed Italian design houses. Where designers such as Pininfarina and Bertone have penned gems like the Ferrari F599 and the Lamborghini Miura, they have also thrust the Peugeot 1007 and Skoda Favorit on unwary car shoppers (hey, even designers have to eat...).

28Need for Speed franchise splitting into trio

Click above for a high-res gallery of screenshots from coming Need for Speed titles

13Forget Gran Turismo, Bus Driver is greatest next-gen driving sim

Click above for more screen shots of Bus Driver

AddCan you load a truck as "green" as SC Johnson?

My only concern when it comes to packing the trunk is: will my new Mulholland golf bag fit in my old Jaguar roadster? Seems packing the boot is more complicated for everyone else according to Industry Week. Consumer products manufacturer SC Johnson & Son uses a "Truckload Utilization" system and they say it has eliminated 1,882 tons of greenhouse gases, caused 2,098 fewer trucks to be used, fuel use cut by 168,000 gallons and saved the company $1.6 million in the last 12 months.

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