Category Archives: Cars

Automatic

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The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter or an empty windshield fluid reservoir — is hardly an effective way of remaining in-tune with your car. But with Automatic ($100) you can finally decode that uninformative light, letting you know what kind of help your car needs and potentially saving a trip to the mechanic. And that’s not all it does: helping improve your car’s fuel economy, alerting emergency response in case of a crash, and automatically remembering where you parked are just a few incredibly-useful features.

Automatic plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service. It’s easily accessible near the steering wheel.

Add in that its beautifully-designed iOS and Android apps are constantly updated with new functionality, and you get the partner your car always needed.

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Batmobile: The Complete History

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Here for the first time is the complete history of the sleek, sophisticated, incomparable Batmobile!

In addition to comic books, the Batmobile has been immortalized in nearly every imaginable medium, including film, television, toys, and video games. Most recently, it was given breathtaking new life—and extraordinary capabilities—in Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking Dark Knight trilogy. This book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile in unparalleled detail and scope, with special attention paid to Nolan’s Tumbler.

With stunning photographs, detailed specs, blueprints, concept artwork, and original interviews, Batmobile: The Complete History ($35) is an informational and visual delight for auto and Batman fans alike. It’s a high-speed journey that will leave you breathless!

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Navdy

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Navdy ($300) is a head-up display (HUD) that allows drivers to use turn-by-turn navigation, make calls, and use smartphone apps, all without taking their eyes off the road. The Navdy display mounts atop the driver’s side dashboard and projects an image on a 5.1-inch transparent display.

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The driver interacts with Navdy through voice and gesture commands. Navdy is currently available for pre-order, and is scheduled to ship in early 2015.

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The Mystery Bottle – A Deck of Cards Perfectly Preserved Inside A Solid Glass Bottle

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The Mystery Bottle is an impossible object: a deck of cards, perfectly preserved inside of a solid glass bottle. The cards are real – sealed in cellophane and wrapped in kraft paper. The mystery: how did they get inside?

The deck of cards is wider than the mouth of the bottle, and the glass is guaranteed to be a genuine, unaltered milk bottle. Shake it as much as you want – the deck cannot be moved or removed. Each bottle contains one deck of Mystery Box Playing Cards, created by JJ Abrams, Bad Robot, and theory11.

The Mystery Bottle is an art piece handcrafted by Jamie D. Grant in Canada. He’s been featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and TEDx Emory – but his secret method remains a mystery.

Each bottle takes hours to create. It’s a labor of love that reminds all of us that the things we think impossible maybe – just maybe – might be within our grasp.

You can purchase the Mystery Bottle HERE for $100 and $10 per bottle sold benefits 826 National, a non-profit that promotes creative writing in schools and workshops around the USA. Help us share the wonder.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Starring Jerry Seinfeld & Sarah Jessica Parker

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is back. Jerry Seinfeld‘s talky web series has begun its fourth season, with Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker riding along in the debut episode.

In keeping with the show’s formula, Seinfeld picks up Parker in an old car and takes her out for a cup of java. This time, he’s chosen a 1976 Ford Country Squire and a chrome diner out on Long Island. Along the way, he and Parker chat about nostalgia, parenthood, and much more. We even get a Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee theme song, sung by Seinfeld himself.

Watch the episode HERE.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Returns June 19, 2014

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Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will return on June 19, 2014 and you can check out a preview below.

Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Stewart and George Wallace join the ride for season four.

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Apple Rolls Out CarPlay Giving Drivers A Smarter, Safer & More Fun Way To Use iPhone In The Car

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Apple today announced that leading auto manufacturers are rolling out CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car. CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can easily control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri without distraction.

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Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay to their drivers this week, while additional auto manufacturers bringing CarPlay to their drivers down the road include BMW Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor Company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp. 

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Once iPhone is connected to a vehicle with CarPlay integration, Siri helps you easily access your contacts, make calls, return missed calls or listen to voicemails. When incoming messages or notifications arrive, Siri provides an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands, by reading drivers’ messages and letting them dictate responses or simply make a call.

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CarPlay makes driving directions more intuitive by working with Maps to anticipate destinations based on recent trips via contacts, emails or texts, and provides routing instructions, traffic conditions and ETA. You can also simply ask Siri and receive spoken turn-by-turn directions, along with Maps, which will appear on your car’s built-in display.

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CarPlay gives drivers access to all of their music, podcasts, audiobooks and iTunes Radio with easy navigation through listening choices from the car’s built-in controls or simply by asking Siri to pull up what you’d like to hear. CarPlay also supports select third-party audio apps including Spotify and iHeartRadio, so you can listen to your favorite radio services or sports broadcast apps while driving.

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Apple CarPlay is available as an update to iOS 7 and works with Lightning-enabled iPhones, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. CarPlay will be available in select cars shipping in 2014.

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Jerry Seinfeld & Howard Stern Drive A 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge To Bel Aire Diner In Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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Jerry Seinfeld and his special guest, Howard Stern, drive a 1969 Pontiac GTO “The Judge” to the Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, Queens for some coffee in the season finale of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

 

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee With Jerry Seinfeld & George Costanza

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Jerry Seinfeld and George Constanza reunite in this episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Hello Newman…

Watch it HERE.

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Jerry Seinfeld & Tina Fey On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Jerry Seinfeld and his special guest, Tina Fey, drive a 1967 Volvo 1800S to Floridita Restaurant for some coffee on this episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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