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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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Apple CarPlay available for Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Apple CarPlay available for Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Pioneer has announced that its cool line of NEX in-dash receivers have a new trick with a firmware update available for the series that brings support for Apple CarPlay. Aftermarket audio manufacturers aren't the only companies that will be supporting CarPlay, a list of automakers who will be installing CarPlay from the factory was unveiled in July.

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2018 Nissan GT-R tipped to use carbon fiber and hybrid power

2018 Nissan GT-R tipped to use carbon fiber and hybrid power

Nissan has been making the GT-R since 2007 and it's a potent beast. The car isn’t exactly cheap in its own right, but it punches much higher than its weight class costing significantly less than some of the cars it runs with on raw performance. Outright performance is a big deal for the GT-R, but it seems Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has fired up his troops to make a version of the GT-R for 2016 that is more desirable.

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