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Posted on Apr 22 2019 - 8:32am by Robby S.
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I am not a fan of the “new” Mini Cooper’s. My experience is that Mini Coopers are happiest when they are at the mechanic getting repaired. However, I do like the rally version that was built by X-raid and JCW (John Cooper Works). This mashup has been in the works for quite some but major changes have occured recently, like switching from 4×4 to rear-wheel drive and engine updates. Today’s MINI JCW Buggy retains the BMW Group supplied six-cylinder diesel engine used for the 2018 Dakar, but the turbocharger system...

Roman Booteen takes existing old coins and adds custom etching and moving parts for some pretty impresive one-off art pieces. This one is better explained with video – check it out after the break. ...

Tesla Sentry Mode Cookie Monster

The recently released, and already updated, Tesla Sentry Mode is a security feature for its EVs that uses the front-facing dash cam and the side cameras to record and dissuade break-ins. Apparently, every car should have a sentry mode as Tesla vehicles have already caught thieves and people damaging cars.

The latest story from ABC 7 news, is about San Francisco-based Jed Franklin and how his Tesla has already helped to make an arrest. He received an alert on his phone, via the Tesla app, that said his Sentry Mode had been activated. Upon arriving at his car he found a broken window. After downloading the cars security camera video he saw a clear image of the suspect’s face and the license plate of his car. This evidence was handed over to the police, who subsequently made an arrest.

The more this type of thing happens, and makes the news, the more criminals will take note. Tesla break-ins may become a thing of the past. Check out a few of the Tesla “caught in the act” videos after the break. (more…)

Looking for that white elephant gift or just want some awsome-in-a-can? Enter the Bob Ross Positive Energy Drink ($4 per 12-ounce can). Each can of Bob Ross Positive Energy Drink is 12-ounces of a mixed berry flavor that includes ginseng, guarana, B Vitamins, and 100mg of caffeine. Go ahead, get your credit card out and head here for a 12-pack of awesome. ...

If you are one of the many folks struggling with weak or inconsistent Wifi in your house or business you should check out Google Wifi. It just works. Start off with a 3-pack kit and add more if needed. The only thing keeping my Google Wifi system from being perfect is the long cable and lack of cable management. Enter this cool outlet/wall mount bracket that contains the cable...

McDonald's Self-Ordering Kiosk

I probably shouldn’t be eating at McDonald’s in the first place, but on occasion, it hits the spot. With that said, I typically worry about the healthiness and quality of the food. Guess I should be worried about the LCD ordering touchscreens. Yikes. In every McDonald’s tested, these self-ordering LCD screens had fecal bacteria on them. Read on for the details. (more…)

Posted on Mar 15 2019 - 9:02am by gchoe
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Last night Tesla unveiled their latest creation – the Tesla Model Y. In what looks like an offspring of the Model 3 and X, the Y is aimed at the mid-sized crossover SUV market. The interior is similar to the Model 3 with clean and elegant lines and few distractions outside of the single 15-inch screen. There is seating for up to seven people, 66 cubic feet of cargo space, and range options from 230 to 300 miles depending on the specific model. The 0-60 times...

Sure, technically it is a “coin purse” that has a couple of snaps so you can clip it on to your backpack or belt. But the EASYANT Coin Purse ($39) is also a “skull thumper” or self defense weapon similar to the old soap in the sock trick. You get the idea. ...

Volkswagen - Autosalon Genf 2019

Apparently Tesla put the entrenched car makers on notice and they all woke up from a deep slumber. Now, just about every car manufacturer is working on an EV. In Volkswagen’s case they are working on quite a few.  Most will be… boring. This one, however, isn’t boring at all and is dubbed the ID. BUGGY.

This electric VW dune buggy will be based on their new modular electric vehicle platform called MEB. This electric buggy is inspired by the VW-powered buggies of the 60’s and 80’s. The ID. BUGGY will be a rear wheel drive with a 62 KwH battery with a 155 mile range. More pictures of this electric VW buggy after the break. (more…)

Move over George Foreman Grill, The Maconee MW Grill can grill up a sandwich in just 3-5 minutes – complete with browned grill marks. Perfect for the bachelor who only “cooks” via the microwave oven. This $23 magical kitchen gadget can cook sandwiches, burgers, steak, vegetables, fish, chicken,...