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  1. Hyundai Genesis Apple Mac book / air / mini explosion

    by , 11-04-2008 at 09:15 AM
    Hyundai Genesis Apple Mac book / air / mini explosion & Sneak peek
    Everyone has been setting up for SEMA for the last 3 days. I happened to walk by the Hyundai booth yesterday while one of the vice presidents was rehearsing for their 9:30am press conference today. They had the usual un-blanketing of cars and performance celebrities there to talk. What I was really there for was the car computer geerkery. The real details about this project will have to wait until Tuesday when the real press conference starts, but here are some sneak peek photos.
    I am already slightly disappointed with the mac install. It seems like more of an attempt to get press than a functional implementation. I saw one of the macbook airs plugged into an AC port which would imply no ignition integration. It is always harder to put in a DC-DC regulator. Why do installers just use inverters especially on a high profile car like this? Is it laziness or unknown technical mojo that is driving this?
    Answer this question and talk about this install on our forums.
    If there is hot mobile computer tech at SEMA that we haven’t written about, Let us know.

    For you Hyundai or Genesis addicts I posted a quick 1m video of their VP practicing and doing a quick dance.
  2. How to build your own car computer - Telematics bundle

    by , 11-02-2008 at 04:39 PM


    This question has been asked over and over again so we decided to film the answer in HD as a way to test out our new camera. We have filmed the assembly of our telematics bundle.
  3. mp3Car hits the road for SEMA 2008

    by , 11-02-2008 at 10:12 AM


    Goce, Heather and I (Robert Wray) are heading to SEMA this week. Help us!
    • Tell us what you want you want to know more about. We will be blogging and shooting lots of HD video.
    • If your SEMA lead is time sensitve or confidential call us. 410-526-2852 xt 642
    • Give us ideas in our SEMA forum thread
    • Come to our SEMA party. RSVP Here. Talk about the party on our forums.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:06 PM by ecog

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  4. Prototype this!

    by , 10-15-2008 at 10:10 AM


    If you like Mythbusters on the Discovery channel, you may want to check out Beyond Productions' new show, Prototype this! tonight at 10. You might even catch a glimpse of our very own Carnetix P1900. These geeks put together all kinds of projects like a Mind controlled car, Boxing robots, Six legged all-terrain vehicle, and a Water slide simulator. This is the first part of a 13 episode season. If you guys are familiar with Defcon, badge designer Joe Grand is part of the cast along with 3 other guys from various technical backgrounds. Be sure to check it out tonight 10 e/p on the Discovery Channel, keep your eyes peeled for the CNX p1900 too!

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:05 PM by ecog

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  5. Boston Xohm Wimax vs. Verizon Comparison. The Ultimate Bench Test

    by , 10-10-2008 at 10:03 AM


    Why is this the ultimate bench test? I got to sit outside with 70 degree fall weather in the Boston Commons – On a bench; Ahhhh.

    For those of you who are regular readers of our blog, I promise we will get back to more car computing content soon. We are one of the few people in the country who have active wimax hardware so there is almost a sense of duty that has set in.
    Verizon - 3 tests in a row from using Speekeasy's andwidth test tool


    Xohm 3 tests in a row from using Speekeasy's andwidth test tool


    Talk about this post in our wimax forums.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:04 PM by ecog

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