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  1. Apply for an mp3Car Innovation Grant

    by , 04-07-2010 at 01:10 PM
    For some time now, mp3Car moderators have been awarding Innovation Grants to community members that are working on an interesting project or product. The goal of the grant is to support innovation among mp3Car forum members.

    We have just created a forum for the mp3Car Innovation Grant where any community member can post about what they are doing, or link to other threads on the forum or elsewhere, and let the moderators know what product or software they could use to further their work.

    The grant is awarded monthly, for a maximum of $100 including shipping. You can request any product or software; it does not have to be something sold on the mp3Car store. From time to time, the grant will be slightly larger.

    If you are working on something interesting, just post about it in this forum and let us know what we can do to help you advance your work. To get an idea of past grants, you can check out the wiki article.

    Updated 04-07-2010 at 01:16 PM by optikalefx

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  2. mp3Car now Smart Phone Friendly

    by , 03-10-2010 at 01:42 PM
    At long last mp3Car.com is now iPhone and smart phone ready.

    What does this mean?
    Our homepage will flow to fit smaller screens for better viewing. Also, all of our videos* are viewable on the iPhone. Your mobile device may also support the videos as well, they are mp4 640x360 at about 1mbps bit rate. with 44khz AAC.

    The forum itself has not changed, but we have future plans in place to make an optimized mobile interface for your mobile posting pleasures.

    *Older vimeo videos are not viewable without flash...Yet.

    Updated 03-10-2010 at 01:46 PM by optikalefx

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  3. $950 Industrial Sunlight Monitor for $549.99 Now At The mp3Car Store

    by , 01-28-2010 at 05:02 PM
    Special Sale Price: $549.99
    Industrial Grade Sunlight Readable VGA 7" Touch Screen Monitor
    Now through February 2, 2010
    Regular price: $949.99



    Our Industrial Grade Sunlight Readable VGA 7" Touch Screen Monitor is a perfect fit in applications where durability and readability are of paramount importance. Applications include personal vehicles, public transportation vehicles (buses, taxis, public fleet), public service vehicles (police, fire, ambulance, and other public fleet) and any other situation where a small footprint and image quality are important. This monitor performs well even in direct sunlight or strong ambient light.


    It includes a video scaler chipset supporting VESA from 640x480 and up to 1024x728 including the native resolution 800x480. The touch panel has a USB interface.

    In addition, the XF700 includes the latest generation of LED backlighting, with passive enhancement to achieve high brightness, while allowing the lowest possible power consumption. Additionally, the dimmer allows one the possibility of matching the brightness to the ambient light. This makes the display able to work in the darkest conditions without disturbing the driverís visibility. It also allows high brightness for intense lighting environments.

  4. Stop playing FaceBook and computer games. Help Haiti with no cash in 10 minutes

    by , 01-25-2010 at 01:37 PM
    This Saturday, Robert Wray from Mp3car went down to check out the Crisis Commons. The event was a mind blowing collaboration of over 1,000 technical volunteers on three continents. Crowd-sourced community-generated maps have become the official on the ground map resource in Haiti. In this video, Fortiusone's CTO Andrew Turner explains how you can start helping Haiti in 10 minutes with no cash, just some of your time. Links talked about in the video are ushahidi - Haiti SMS disaster relief collaboration, Crisis Commons ,and ImapHaiti.

    How you get started in less than 10 minutes: http://imaphaiti.com The event was also covered by internal media originations such as CNN, BBC, Washington Post, LA Times, Wired and O'Reilly Media.

    Updated 01-25-2010 at 03:23 PM by Jensen2000

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  5. BoomzBox HD Radio Tuner- Now Available for Preorder

    by , 01-15-2010 at 12:35 PM


    The mp3Car BoomzBox is a USB controlled HD capable AM/FM tuner. The BoomzBox HD is a fully RoHS compliant HD radio tuner built from the ground-up for car PC use. The tuner box is smaller than similar devices on the market. Itís built with a solid aluminum casing to withstand automotive applications. The tuner box has 3 connections; an antenna input port, a pass-through antenna output port, and the 8-pin interface connector.

    Shipping January 26, 2010



    Updated 01-15-2010 at 12:41 PM by Jensen2000

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