iPhone users in Brazil who also subscribe to a magazine called Capricho recently got an extra bonus in one issue. But it wasn’t a promo code for a free iTunes track or anything like that. No, it was a special printed cover that turned the rolled up magazine into a passive amplifying speaker for their phone.
The clever stunt was, not surprisingly, an advertisement for Coca-Cola — specifically a special promotion that was running in South America. But if you study the video carefully and are handy with a hobby knife, there’s no reason you couldn’t also turn a copy of Sports Illustrated or National Geographic into a similar speaker dock that isn’t shilling sugar water.
Crazy news from the outback, folks. Certain birds of prey are picking up burning sticks from brush fires and dropping them in dry grass. Why? Because then all the little critters will run away from the fire and out into the open, where the birds can snatch them up. Birds are dicks!
This is it. The last ever Ford Falcon.
There will be just 1400 of Ford's final Sprint Falcon models, which includes the XR8 Sprint and what will likely be the fastest production Falcon ever, the XR6 Turbo Sprint.
Volvo's newest car is also the first vehicle built under the company's new Chinese ownership. The reinvented XC90 may cost a cool $90,000, but that's a full $20,000 cheaper than the model it replaces, and it packs in some of the most advanced in-car technology in its class. As a big, seven-seater SUV it's built for families, and it keeps that reassurance of Volvo's impeccable track record with some smart autonomous braking features and excellent overall safety. Inside, you're ringed by LCD panels and touchscreens -- it's more like a rolling command center than it is a regular four-wheel drive.