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Disney Pixar’s “Cars 3” Filmmakers Announce Key Cast and New Characters

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Disney Pixar’s “Cars 3” Filmmakers Announce Key Cast and New Characters

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OWEN WILSON, CRISTELA ALONZO & ARMIE HAMMER BUCKLE UP FOR “CARS 3”

High-Octane Adventure Cruises into Theaters June 16, 2017

BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2017) — Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” filmmakers revealed key cast members and new characters in the upcoming faster-than-fast film. Joining Owen Wilson in the all-new story that tests the heart of a champion in a high-tech world are Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer as unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and next-gen racer Jackson Storm, respectively.

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Comic Issues #153 – Cars of Geekdom

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Comic Issues #153 – Cars of Geekdom

Anthony’s getting a new car! To celebrate, the podcast crew talks about their favorite geek cars: which prop car would you want to drive off the set, and which fantasy car would you have if it was a real thing?

Along the way they also talk about James Earl Jones, the wrong way to take a pill, terrible sound effects, and who is and isn’t a troll.

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[Gadget Review] Scosche MotorMouth II

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[Gadget Review] Scosche MotorMouth II

In my opinion, geeks do not need to wear a Bluetooth headset. A geek’s main communication tool is a computer or a laptop.  The only time a geek would need to use a phone would be walking around or in the car.  But in a geek’s everyday life, or at least mine, if I’m walking around or in a car, my main thought is I need to get somewhere.

The Scosche MotorMouth II is a gadget that may replace unneeded headsets. It can stream both music and call audio through your car speakers and has a microphone attached to the reciever. Check out my review below so you can understand why you do not need a Bluetooth headset.

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Nissan Leaf – Fun to drive, bad against fire Pokemon

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Nissan Leaf – Fun to drive, bad against fire Pokemon

This year, Nissan is going around America to let regular folks test drive the new Leaf, an all electric vehicle, before it comes out.  Andrew and I got up early on a Saturday morning to get into one of these high-performance, yet oh-so-quiet, machines of the future. Check out the photos and videos of the upcoming Nissan Leaf as well as our first ever car review past the break.

Sadly, our emails for a review unit to keep did not get through.

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The Ford "Start" Concept Car might be the work of a Cylon

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The Ford "Start" Concept Car might be the work of a Cylon

Today was day one of our two day visit with the Ford Motor Company.  Tonight’s agenda was just about mingling and eating dinner with other people from other publications. While we were busy talking and “noming”, two cars drove up onto the grassy courtyard behind everyone.  One was the upcoming 2011 Ford Fiesta and the other was a car none of us had ever seen before.

After we finished dinner, Jordan and I broke out the cameras and got to work.  What we were looking at was the Ford “Start”. A brand new concept car that looked like something only a Cylon would create.  It looked very sleek and sexy and would definitely turns heads. As for a geek take on the car, it has a lot of buttons to play with as well as a touch screen right above the stick shift. I could easily imagine myself pretending to punch in “jump coordinates” to my house on the touch screen, dropping the car into first gear and peeling out.  LUDICROUS SPEED. GO!

We were told by Ford Designer, Jeff Nield, that this was the first time the Ford “Start” was shown in the US.  It was unveiled in Beijing, China 3 weeks prior.  We were also told a little bit about the MyFord Touch technology that we will be seeing tomorrow.  For more pictures of the Ford “Start” concept car, go past the break.

This post is part of our 2 day visit with Ford Motor Company

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Taking Epic Mounts to a non epic level

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If there is one thing consistent with teenage boys throughout the ages, its that most like to show off how cool their “ride” or “whip” is by customizing the hell out of them.  Some boys actually know what they are doing and spend a lot of cash on parts that will definitely make any person turn their heads and say, “that’s damn cool.” Then there are some boys that like to use colored duct tape and a Horde insignia decal from J!NX. I just hope this kid doesn’t draw anymore attention to himself by making it sound like a farting rice rocket.

Yes, I’m looking at you Fast and the Furious wannabes.

Zapatag – A way to call out bad drivers on the internets

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Zapatag – A way to call out bad drivers on the internets

Ever been cutoff on the road? Did you see some jerk-wad throw trash out his car window?  Was there a time you wish you could call someone out for being dumb inconsiderate driver? Well, this is what Zapatag.com was made for.

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Just register for a free account, put the license plate number, city, and state on the site, then lash out on why you think the driver should be called out.  Now, I’m not sure how legal it is to post up peoples license plate numbers, but it is public information.  Anyone can grab anyone’s license plate number.

The website is a good idea, but it might be tough to drive while writing down some jerk-face’s plate number just because he gave you the bird while cutting you off and almost clipping your front bumper.

[Thanks for the tip Mike!]

Carbon E7; KITT Eat Your Heart Out

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The New Age Cop Car Cometh

The New Age Cop Car Cometh

The cop car is something that most people take for granted as being pretty crappy. Ok you have high-speed persuit cars and armoured vechicles but your day-to-day beat car is reduced to the lowest common denominator. If we are to believe the movies (and we do learn everything from TV and movies) cop cars are only good for one thing, smashing up in droves. Carbon Motors are attempting to change that with their E7, thought to be vapourware (he’re looking at you Phantom) the first showing of the gadget ladened E7 prototype has put our fears to rest. The in-developement purpose built police cruiser is equipped with all the things a modern day police officer needs. A 0-60 time of under 7 seconds thanks to a 300 BHP diesel engine, an operating specification of a good 250,000 miles, suicide (pillerless) doors to make getting perps into the thing easier, a hoseable interior for when the action gets a bit too great for your dumbass criminal passengers and integrated bull bars for when that joyrider just won’t pull over.

Hit the read link for a video of the E7 and more on the gadgets this car wields.

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