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Ferrari F60America offers drop top styling and V12 power

Ferrari F60America offers drop top styling and V12 power

Ferrari has announced a new car that it has made for American customers called the F60America. The car will be a very limited edition automobile with only ten units being produced. Ferrari says that the new car combines the two "great passion" of its American clients- open-top driving with a V12 engine. The car has a V12 engine in a mid-front mount configuration and specific gear ratios chosen just for the car. The car has a strange, but attractive asymmetrical design inside.

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Yamaha 01Gen dual sport 3-wheeler debuts

Yamaha 01Gen dual sport 3-wheeler debuts

Three wheelers were common on the off-road scene in the 80s before the four-wheeler made its debut. Three-wheelers had a bad name as being unsafe and unstable thanks to the single wheel in the front. Eventually the three-wheeler went the way of the dodo for off-roading and quads become the norm. On the street, trikes, which are street legal three-wheelers, have been common for decades and over the last several years, a change has happened for street trikes where some moved to dual wheels in the front and a single rear drive wheel.

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Lindsay Lohan suit over GTA V beefed up by legal team

Lindsay Lohan suit over GTA V beefed up by legal team

Lindsay Lohan is one of those celebrities that are better known for self-imploding than for her acting these days. One of the things that gamers might know her for is her legal campaign against Take-Two Interactive over what she claims is her likeness used in promotional materials for the game without her consent. The original legal complaint was a 10-page offering and her legal team has now beefed up that complaint by filing a new 67 page document with courts.

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Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Bandai Namco Games has pulled the wraps off a fully functional arcade game in the Star Wars universe. The new arcade game is called Star Wars: Battle Pods and has gamers playing an arcade-exclusive game on a dome screen that envelops the player's entire area of sight. The Battle Pod will launch in the US in January 2015 and will then roll out globally in later months to participating arcades around the country.

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3D printed car takes 2-days to build, 40mph top speed

3D printed car takes 2-days to build, 40mph top speed

You can 3D print just about anything these days from parts for assault rifles to components for just about anything else you can think of. We have talked about a company in the past called Local Motors that has developed cars using 3D printed parts. Local Motors is based in Arizona has built what it claims to be the world's first fully functional 3D printed electric car. The vehicle is called the Strati and has 49 parts.

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Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite for Galaxy S and Note devices launches

Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite for Galaxy S and Note devices launches

Apple has had extended warranty plans in place for a long time with Apple Care to keep smartphone running once they get into the end users hands. Samsung is now coming out with something similar for its very popular line of Galaxy S and Note smartphones and phablets called Protection Plus Mobile Elite. The new warranty program will protect the devices from damaged and extends the warranty for the smartphone to two years from the date of purchase.

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Porsche unveils new 911 Carrera GTS Coupe and Cabriolet

Porsche unveils new 911 Carrera GTS Coupe and Cabriolet

Porsche has pulled the wraps off a pair of new 911 models that fit into the line of venerable sports cars. The new models are a coupe and a cabriolet 911 Carrera GTS. The GTS designation first came to the Porsche Cayman and Boxster models and has made its way to the top of the line 911 sports car. All of the GTS Carrera models are based on the 911 Carrera 4 body with flared rear wheel arches and a wider track.

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Next Buick Regal to get design cues from Opel Monza concept

Next Buick Regal to get design cues from Opel Monza concept

Concept cars debut all the time that are from European carmakers that consumers in the US never expect to see cruising the streets. We also know that most of the cars we see as concepts making the car show rounds will never see production. One of the cars that made the rounds that looked cool, but many thought wasn't that likely to see the roads was the Opel Monza concept.

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