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Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Review | Rocket in the real world

Does the IRL version of 'Rocket League' live up to the original?

Does the real-life version of Rocket League live up to the original?

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Sphero launches Ultimate Lightning McQueen app-controlled car

'Cars 3' comes alive in your living room.

He'll even watch the movies with you.

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Wrist controlled toy car | Autoblog Minute

Worlds first wrist Controlled smart toy car. Ultigesture wristband uses pre-defined gestures to control the car. Find out more on Ultigesture's kickstarter page.

Batmobile toy uses augmented reality to show the driver's view

This new ride is exactly the kind of thing Bruce Wayne would have built if he went into toy design instead of crimefighting.

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ISIS rigs remote-control car bombs to beat detection systems

Heat-Emitting Mannequins Could Fool Infrared Cameras

Uncovered terrorist training videos have shown that ISIS is attempting to develop remote-controlled car bombs that can beat a primary method of detection.

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Oscar Mayer sold out of Mini Wiener Rovers on Cyber Monday [w/video] [UPDATE]

The Wiener Rover RC car from Oscar Mayer seems to be a hot toy this year, and the small releases sell out in minutes on the company's Twitter page. There will still be chances to get them through the rest of the week.

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Traxxas RC car is so fast it can drive on water

Traxxas shows how its Slash 4x4 RC car can drive across water and do jumps, thanks to paddle tires and high-speed gearing. And some foam for flotation, just in case.

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Wirelessly charging RC car challenges Formula E

To promote its wireless charging tech, Qualcomm races an RC car against Lucas di Grassi in his Formula E racer.

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RC car drift video brings Fast and Furious style in 1:10 scale

A quartet of RC drift machines hang their tails out together around this scale model world. Thanks to some skilled camera work, it almost looks real.

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Watch the National Corvette Museum sinkhole being filled in by R/C cars

Okay, so not exactly cars, but Bobcats - but still quite cool. Turns out the construction firm filling the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum is using the two remote-controlled vehicles, and you can see it for yourself.

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Audi S1 rally car races its RC counterpart

Veteran racer Mattias Ekström campaigns the meanest looking Audi S1 on the block in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. With 600 horsepower on tap, it can reach 60 miles per hour in a claimed 1.9 seconds. However, for Ekstrom's latest race in the Audi pits him against a pint-sized doppelgänger in the form of an RC replica of the rallycross machine.

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Real FX could be the R/C slot car racing of the future

If you're of a certain age your simulated driving experiences probably followed an order something like this: Tonka, Hot Wheels, slot car track, radio controlled and finally (and at long last) driving/racing video games. We children of the 1980s had it rough, kids. Still, there's no denying that slot tracks and R/C cars had their charms, with cool, tangible vehicles that engaged a user differently than does even the most advanced console racer today.

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R/C fans' film tribute to Fast and Furious franchise

Fans of the Fast and Furious series have about a year to wait before the seventh installment in the franchise hits theaters, but in the meantime, let this homage to the series made with radio-controlled cars whet your appetite. It might lack the actors, but it nails the automotive action.

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This 188-mph R/C car will blow your mind

A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is capable of hitting 186 miles per hour. The new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is estimated to top out at 170, while the BMW M5 is electronically limited to 155 mph. All impressive figures, and all of them would lose in a top-speed race to this remote-controlled car.

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Watch this R/C Jeep Wrangler plow snow

There's no denying the fact that the Jeep Wrangler is one tough and rugged vehicle, and there is apparently little lost when the SUV is shrunk down for a 1:10th scale radio-controlled version. Proving that the Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler is not your run-of-the-mill R/C car, YouTube user Andrew Dykiel posted a pair of videos showing it clear about an inch of snow from his sidewalk and driveway during a snow storm last month.

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Watch these hyper-realistic R/C tractors farm a mini field

As a teenager, I was obsessed with radio-controlled cars, which led to my purchase of a Team Associated RC10T3 and a Team Losi XXX buggy (remember those?). The fun of owning them was their ability to drive over almost any surface and, crucially, launch off jumps to dizzying heights. But apparently there's a crowd of R/C enthusiasts who prefer fully functioning radio-controlled tractors that can plow fields.

R/C car-quadcopter seeks Kickstarter funding [w/video]

Go ahead and clear off your holiday wish list. You're going to need some space. Behold the B: the remote controlled offspring of a toy car and a quadcopter. The machine is capable of vertical take off and landing thanks to four seven-inch propeller blades mounted at each wheel hub. Each rotor makes use of a brushless motor and the body and components are made to withstand multiple hard impacts from crash landing. It even features an HD camera in the nose capable of recording up to 32 gigs of 720

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Fast and Furious 6 trailer redone with R/C cars

Whether or not you've seen and judged the trailer for the audio-oculo-neural assault that will be Fast and Furious 6 – you know, the one where an Alfa Romeo hatchback pulls down a military cargo jet at full throttle and then a pristine Dodge Charger erupts from the jet's flaming nosecone – we'd like to recommend you check out a facsimile made with R/C cars. That means that none of the classic and current metal our own Michael Harley got to check out on the Universal lot was harmed du

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Watch this awesome R/C car chase scene made with cardboard and glue

It never ceases to amaze us how much video production talent you can find on YouTube, especially when considering movies like Battleship actually exist on the silver screen. It's even better, of course, when cars are involved, which is why we can't stop watching this car chase between a pair of radio controlled Ford Mustangs.

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