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    Jada Toys' I-Playaz VW Beetle iPod speaker
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    Brother blog Engadget just tipped us off to something they thought we might like just as much as they did. It's a new iPod speaker system from Jada Toys. Not that the world needed another iPod speaker system, but this one is a whole lot of fun. This one, in fact, comes in the funky shape of a ...

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    Audi Music Interface takes iPod integration to a new level
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    The Audi super-forum, Fourtitude, recently had a chance to sample the automaker's newest attempt at iPod integration in an S8, while joined by Audi of America's Product Planning Manager Filip Brabec. The new system, dubbed the Audi Music Interface (AMI), builds on the MMI system in the A3, A4, S4 ...

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    Man arrested for DWP: Driving With Porn
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    It was only a matter of time. With the prevalence of in-car monitors for playing DVDs, you had to know some bozo would pop in some porn to keep him entertained during his commute. A Tampa Bay TV station has reported that one Tracy Pope was pulled over in Aiken, South Carolina for just such an ...

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    VIDEO: Bullrun special blank license plate
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    It's often been said that racing improves the breed. Here we have video of a solution to a problem only scofflaws like the Bullrun participants would encounter. What to do when the popo spots you flying by at three times the posted limit? Give them a nice blank license to photograph or write ...

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    Steve Jobs hearts Autoblog
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    click image to enlarge a bitWe try not to be a toot-our-own-horn kind of blog, but a few of us are just way too into Macs to let this one slide by. While watching the keynote given by Steve Jobs on the progress of OSX 10.5 Leopard in August (you can watch the video here), reader Dewey K. noticed ...

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    Nissan developing drink-and-drive proof vehicles
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    According to recent reports, Nissan is developing an ignition interlock that would deter intoxicated individuals from starting their cars and possibly causing great bodily harm to themselves or innocent bystanders should they drive drunk. Several recent high-profile, alcohol-related accidents and ...

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    Newest Ferrari laptop from Acer
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    Acer has announced its newest Ferrari-themed notebooks, the 5000 and ultra-portable 1000 series. Powered by the latest AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile chip running at 2.0GHz, and encased in carbon-fiber, the 64-Bit Ferrari 5000 promises a performance edge over the other supercar-logo'd ...

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    Auto thieves get stuck on new deterrent
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    Some of you may remember the sci-fi action flick, Demolition Man, starring Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone. Aside from the laughable script, the movie featured some good action, funny scenes with Dennis Leary, and some cool cars. One of the film's futuristic vehicles even demonstrated an ...

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    Becker Traffic Assist Pro custom Ferrari edition
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    Continuing on our recent theme of supercar logoed electronics, Becker has recently released a Ferrari F430 skinned GPS system at the IFA 2006 in Germany that should even work in a Fiat. The featured Becker Traffic Assist Pro 7929 is customized with Ferrari red coloring and the Ferrari logo printed ...

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    Wanna win a Mini for $50.43? Try Limbo
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    Making eBay seem lame and so three-days-ago in the auto auction game, upstart Limbo is offering bidders a new twist on bidding for a new car. Actually, there are several items up for bid at any given time at Limbo, including electronics, trips, gas, and of course cars. The way it works is that you ...

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    You know you've made it when... Koenigsegg gets a laptop
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    Apparently if you are going to play in the supercar ranks, you need to offer consumers a laptop to be taken seriously. Joining fellow automakers Ferrari and Lamborghini, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg now has its own notebook computer as well. Unlike Ferrari and Lamborghini, however, who rely on ...

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    Car carrying motor coach debuts in Germany
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    Have you ever noticed how many Saturns are towed behind motorhomes on our nation's highways? The reason is because most Saturns are part of a small group of vehicles that don't require the installation of a lube pump to circulate the transmission fluid in order to be towed with all four wheels on ...

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    GPS: When common sense flees
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    Sibling site Engadget reports what may be a trend among GPS-using drivers at least in the U.K. According to The Times, drivers going through the village of Luckington have driven right into the river by following their navigation systems. This is despite all the warning signs that the bridge has ...

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    Instant de-icing film
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    While not directly addressing vehicles, sibling-site's Engadget's post on pulse electrothermal de-icing (PETD) technology definitely has applications in the automotive industry.Developed by Dartmouth college professor Victor Petrenko through his company, Ice Engineering, PETD uses a thin ...

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    Goodyear adds some (carbon) fiber to its diet
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    Is there any application that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of carbon fiber? You can strike tire technology from the list, as Goodyear has announced a new line of Eagle tires that features ResponsEdge Technology. The outboard sidewall of these new shoes are reinforced with a carbon fiber ...

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    Ford designers dumping clay for computers
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    Computers have aided in the design of cars for decades now and each passing year sees the big beige boxes becoming a more important design tool than the pencil itself. Ford is on the cutting edge of computer aided design with a new software system called Bunkspeed that allows a design to go ...

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    VW gives its EcoRacer the finger
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    One of the things we missed about VW’s EcoRacer when it debuted at the 39th Annual Tokyo Motor Show was a little piece of technology living on top of its gearshift. Beneath a flip-up panel on the head of the stick lies a biometric scanner that can identify the fingerprint of whoever is ...

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    Ford to brighten corners with new lighting system
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    Headlamps that pivot to see around corners are nothing new—they’ve been lurking on the fringes of mainstream autodome, with cars like the Tucker Torpedo and Citroen DS. After a long dormant period in the industry, adaptive illumination seem to be gaining currency again—Lexus and ...

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    Volkswagen gets all touchy-feely with screens
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    VW has made a move to acquire licensing for a new technology called TouchSense from a U.S. company called Immersion. Foursprung reports that this technology makes it possible to make virtual buttons on touch screens sensible, thus providing tactile feedback from a 2-D display. TouchSense could ...

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