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Chevy And Ford Fans Know Where To Put Their Tools
Chevy And Ford Fans Know Where To Put Their Tools

Are you a Chevy man (or woman)? Or possibly a Ford fanatic? Either way, you'll appreciate a quick trip over to What On Earth, where you'll find nifty toolboxes crafted in the shape of the blue oval and the bowtie -- although why the blue oval box appears to be black we couldn't say. No idea why...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz bicycle
This Benz Folds Like A...Bike

The latest vehicle from Mercedes-Benz doesn't depend on a tough safety cage to protect its passenger--and it doesn't have anything modified by AMG, unless it happens to run into a tuned Benz as it strays from the bicycle path. It's the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz Folding Bike, one of the...Read More»

Deluxe mini-fridge and warmer
July 4 Tailgating Must-Have: Deluxe Mini Fridge And Warmer For Your Car

We've got a big holiday weekend coming up in the U.S., so it's time to start thinking about party gadgets. TCC's fave so far: this deluxe mini-fridge that doubles as a warming oven, with a range of 36 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. AND it plugs into your car's cigarette lighter. We're sad that Billy...Read More»

F-4 Ejection Seat by MotoArt
Awesome Office: The Motoart F-4 Ejection Seat

A few of our colleagues are fortunate enough to wheel around TCC's hallways in swanky office chairs, like the thoroughly lustable Recaro models. Luckily, the rest of us just found a way to one-up them: with Motoart's F-4 Ejection Seat office chair, made from--yes--a real F-4 seat. Less luckily, the...Read More»

AT&T Navigator
Review: Apple iPhone 3G's AT&T Navigation

•    What is it: AT&T's attempt to displace portable navigation systems with Apple's iPhone and its cell network •    Key facts: Turn-by-turn navigation with voice prompts; also stores favorites and fetches routes by dialing numbers •    On sale: Now •    Price: Application...Read More»

Wave Disk Generator engine
Gadgetwatch: Pioneer Entertainment System Streams Media From Home To Car Via WiMAX

Pioneer is giving you one more reason to take your eyes of the road: its new Network AV playback system links to your home media center, streaming your collection of music and--most terrifyingly--movies straight to the Pioneer media player. The system works via WiMAX, a communications technology...Read More»

Someone doesn't like his Range Rover Sport HSE
Link Love From The Car Connection: Car Gadgets, An Angry Range Rover Owner, And Amazing Motorcycle Maneuvering

♦  Hate your car? Tired of making endless repairs? We've all been there. However, few of us have taken the ballsy step of plastering our car with lettering like "If you want trouble free motoring do not buy one of these!" and parking it in front of a dealership--but only 'cause we never...Read More»

Audi A4 fueled by biogas
Link Love From The Car Connection: Audi Outraces Bugatti, Cash-For-Clunkers Rears Its Head, And A Look Back At The Top 50 Car Ads

♦  GM goes bankrupt, Susan Boyle loses a talent show, and a biogas-huffing Audi A4 (to your left) outraces a Bugatti? The 21st century is a strange and scary place. [Wired] ♦  Even the New York Times has gotten a little weepy over General Motors' fate. Check out their slideshow of...Read More»

F-Bomb from Fast & Furious
Link Love From The Car Connection: Michael Jackson + Fast & Furious Send Cars To The Block, MTV Sends Reality Television To France

  Auction block heads -- Love the Fast & Furious franchise? Well now you can take home a little something from the movies--and by "little something", we mean one of nine vehicles used in their making, including TCC's in-office fave, the "F-Bomb". (Mostly because we love dropping it so much.)...Read More»

iPhone
Twelve Days of Christmas: iPhone/iPod Apps

Several months ago, we posted a down-and-dirty overview of car-related apps for the iPhone (most, if not all of which, also work on the subsequently launched iPod Touch). Now, two more apps have crossed our radar--and they could prove invaluable as you're going over the river and through the woods...Read More»

Infectious stickers
Twelve Days of Christmas: Infectious Car Stickers

Do you dream of tricking out your K-car with a wack custom paint job? Do you awake to the gloomy reality of 9-to-5 life in a squaresville office gig? Well, worry no more; thanks to the friendly folks at Infectious.com, now you can bling up your ride for special occasions, then revert to employee...Read More»

Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tailgate Sling Chair

OK, so we’re not aware of many things more useful than a barbecue pit or a hoops backboard attached to your truck’s trailer hitch. But then, on our way out west, we skimmed through the best catalog you can shop from at 35,000 feet—yep, Skymall—and found the perfect accoutrement to your...Read More»

Mio and Navigon GPS
Twelve Days of Christmas: GPS Units

Considering the number of portable GPS units on the market, it seems that as a nation, we have an incredible fear of being lost and/or not knowing where we are. Regardless of how fun it would be to dart down a rabbit trail commentary regarding our national consciousness, your author will stick to...Read More»

2008 Audi R8
Audi to Offer HD Radio Across 2011 Lineup

"Vorsprung durch Technik"--that's German for "Advancement Through Technology," a concept that Audi espouses in promoting new technologies such as HD Radio as standard equipment on many of its model-year 2011 lineup. The German automaker, who shares a U.S. headquarters with Volkswagen in Herndon...Read More»

iPhone
iPhone Tapped to Bolster 2009 Ford Flex Sales

Hoping to ride the wave of massive popularity enjoyed by Apple's iPhone, Ford is pumping up its 2009 Flex crossover with a new iPhone application, reports the Detroit Free Press. Called Flex Photo Lab, the app allows users to alter photos on the iPhone or learn more information about Ford's 2009...Read More»

Cell Phone Safety
Cell Phone Software Reduces "Driving While Distracted"

There is mounting pressure against using that mobile phone while driving, even if you go the safe route of hands-free, Bluetooth talking. From the AP Wire, a new mobile phone technology developed by Canadian software firm Aegis Mobility was announced Monday. The software, called DriveAssist, works...Read More»

Car Fire
Microheat Cooked by GM Recall

Recently announcing that it would become ever tougher on underperforming suppliers, GM has not only banished Microheat as a supplier of heated windshield washer systems for its premium vehicles, but it has allegedly withheld payments since June and wants Microheat to pay between $ 20 and 25 million...Read More»

OnStar reduced power
GM's OnStar Debuts Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

Beware auto thieves--you might want to think twice before lifting that '09 Caddy CTS. Or at least hire a 13-year-old computer hacker to ride along with. Today, GM's OnStar announces Stolen Vehicle Slowdown on '09 OnStar-equipped vehicles sold in the United States and Canada, and we can only imagine...Read More»

Tire pressure
Tire Pressures Drop as Fall Marches On

Fall is upon us, and for most of the country that means dropping temperatures. The air--or even nitrogen for some of you Sam's Club geeks--in your tires shrinks as it gets colder outside. As morning temps dip lower and lower, checking your tires weekly before setting off, which of course you always...Read More»

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