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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”

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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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Tech Review – Kinivo BTC450 – Bluetooth Car Kit

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Tech Review – Kinivo BTC450 – Bluetooth Car Kit

There are plenty of downsides to owning an older car, usually involving the outdated car stereo. There have been plenty of solutions, my favorite being the Cassette adapter. I feel quite lucky that I have at least an Aux port, but I’ve been in too many cars that have those lovely bluetooth stereos. I’ve contemplated replacing the built in stereo, but those that support Apple Car Play are expensive. There is always that avenue of saving up for a new car, perhaps the affordable Tesla car? What? Don’t take my dreams away.

I’m not the only person that experiences Bluetooth Stereo Envy, and Kinivo has just the solution with the Kinivo BTC450, a Bluetooth Car Kit that plugs in using the Aux Port. I’ve had the chance to drive around using the device, so how does it rank? Is this the ultimate Bluetooth solution?

 

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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.

iPhone controls your car – James Bond eat your heart out

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So probably everyone has seen the scene in Tomorrow Never Dies where James Bond controls his BMW with a touch pad on his Q branch Ericsson. Well the dream of controlling your car, racing around a parking lot, could soon become a reality all thanks to an iPhone app. iDriver allows you to control the ‘Spirit of Berlin’, a mini-van kitted out for autonomous and  remote control ‘drive-by-wire’. Needless to say it’s not the most pretty car in the world, but it’s impressive none the less.

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