I’m not quite sure how I missed this thing at CES. It must have been shown behind closed doors, or maybe some doors I just didn’t bother to peek through. At least the guys at Mashable shot some footage of this goofy looking two-seater, the GM EN-V.
I know that there are a bunch of geeks out there that strip out the factory audio gear in their new car as soon at its parked in the drive way. I can understand that, the factory stuff tends to not sound that great for the most part, and is often feature limited.
Think back a number of years ago when OnStar first launched. The ability to talk on your cell phone without actually having to hold a cell phone was really novel. Of course, this was back in the days before Bluetooth was as common as it is in cars today.
How smart is your car stereo? I’m happy that my stereo can interface with my iPhone and let me sort through my music efficiently. However, if you want something that does more than just play music and display the time, you might want to have a gander at what Parrot is cooking up with their Asteroid.
I am a major car guy. I lean more towards the Mustang, but I can appreciate sweet cars for other brands like Chevy and the Camaro and the Corvette. I like the looks of the Corvette and once I am 60 and own a few more gold chains, I might buy one.
Here’s a high-tech tweak to one of the most popular kids’ toys. With the Doodle Track car, you don’t need to assemble or create race tracks. Just plot and create your own course using a plain black marker.
Is your car a beater? Do you drive one of those stupid little Smart cars? I bet you wish you had a V12 engine under the hood, don’t you. Well with this fun little contraption, you can’t have that, but you can at least make your car sound like a sports car.
By starting with a 1/6th scale remote-controlled Chevy Corvette ZR1 as the basis for his casemod project, modder Bill Owen managed to create a complete desktop PC on wheels.
Under the hood of his “Project blur” Vette ZR1 is a Jetway NC64 Mobile ITX motherboard, housing a Quad Core Q9000 mobile CPU.
I only have one question: why would the Borg bother to assimilate an old car? Does it have some hive-mind abilities that we don’t know about? I don’t know and I don’t think it matters, but Craig Smith has definitely modified his car in an unusual fashion.
He started the assimilation of his car by cutting and forming plastic sheets.
You know all is right with the world when geeks have a competition specifically for DIY dragsters that are powered by power tools. Tim Allen must be so proud. The annual competition in the UK is called the Power Tool Drag Racing Championships.
I have to say that I’m actually a big fan of the recent trend of automakers bringing back the classic muscle cars of my childhood. One of the better looking retro-modern muscle cars is the Chevy Camaro that played a major role in Transformers.
Mounting solutions that hang the iPad for a wall or stand it up on a tabletop are getting to be some of the more common accessories for the tablet. They are popular because people want to be able to view content and read while they are standing or sitting without having to hold the iPad in their hands.
I have to be honest with you; I usually look at the people who buy the expensive collector’s edition video games with some amusement. I mean these people pay a lot more for the collector’s edition game to get goofy things like a tin box for the game or DLC clothes and such.