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  1. SEMA 2009 - Inside a Car Battery

    by , 11-03-2009 at 04:52 PM
    In the vehicle world knowing the ins and outs of car batteries can be very helpful. Rob Wray from mp3Car talks with Ron Rizzo from Optima Batteries to explain the strengths and restrictions of what certain types of battery offer.
  2. SEMA 2009 - Comparing AGM, GEL, and Wet Batteries

    by , 11-03-2009 at 03:57 PM
    Rob Wray from mp3Car talks with Ron Rizzo from Optima Batteries about the different advantages of an AGM battery over other types of batteries for in-vehicle use.
  3. mp3Car Tweeting live from SEMA 2009

    by , 11-03-2009 at 01:09 PM
    Follow us on twitter as we explore the latest in in-vehicle computing technology at SEMA 2009! @mp3car

    Updated 11-03-2009 at 02:40 PM by Fiberoptic

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  4. XOHMs Wimax network Shutdown - Current hardware is worthless

    by , 10-29-2009 at 06:22 PM

    It is sad to see, but now my XOHM hardware is in the trash. On October 5, 2008 mp3Car.com reported that XOHM service was online a week before the launch party. We also did a mobile drive test and used in other cities before their networks were officially active. Those blog posts were syndicated in news stories around the country. Our test equipment sat on the shelf until today when I decided I was fed up with terrible service from Comcast and Verizon. Out came the Xohm equipment again - but guess what? After a year and a few days, Xohm wimax has turned off ALL new accounts. What does this mean?
    • 4 days ago they froze activation of new accounts on the xohm network to pave the way for a transition to Clearwire technology
    • There is no hope to get your Xohm hardware activated
    • We tried to reactive hardware on two old accounts
    • We tried to active two pieces of hardware on one currently active account
    • We tried to active online through the website and the Xohm network
    • Phone reps refuse to activate devices
    • Managers refuse to activate devices
    • Phone reps suggested returning the device to the vendor if you can.
    • Current customers with subscriptions active as of 4 days ago will get free upgrades to clear wire equipment at the beginning of the year.
    • Current customers with inactive hardware appear to be screwed.
    The return to your vendor advice is great advice except refunds are only available on the hardware if it was bought within the last 7 days. Furthermore, "Xohm equipment might be compatible with the new Clearwire network but probably not."We are waiting to get comments back from Xohm or Clearwire representatives. This certainly isn't a great way to treat early adopters or to build out confidence in a new network or new technology. Do you know more about this? We would love to hear from you in our mobile wimax forums.Previous posts on this topic include: In car / Computer based vehicle test in Baltimore, Vehicle testing Xohm in Boston Suburbs 10-9-2008, Bench Testing Xohm in Boston 10-10-2008

    Updated 10-29-2009 at 06:28 PM by optikalefx

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  5. SEMA 2009 - We would like to hear from you.

    by , 10-29-2009 at 12:51 AM
    Stephen Jensen and Robert Wray pack up and head west for Las Vegas and SEMA 2009. Check out our ghost themed video blog post in the spirit of Halloween.
    • Get in touch with us to meet up in Las Vegas
    • Get in touch with us to tell us to video or review something
    • Get in touch with us if you think your product is irresistible and needs some press coverage.
    • Press at mp3car dotty com

    Updated 10-29-2009 at 11:57 AM by Heather

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