Category Archives: Gadgets and Accessories

Google Buys Motorola Mobility

Quick notes on Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

Do you routinely use old things?

Despite the disposable nature of consumer goods in America, several of the items I use in everyday life are older than me.

Review and Video: 2001 Cadillac Seville STS

A story of love and pain. Review and video of the 2001 Cadillac Seville STS and the Bose 4.0 entertainment system.

Vintage Factory Radios, Still Working

Its sometimes remarkable to see an old well-maintained car on the road, even more remarkable when the original factory radio is installed and still working.

Dallas Traffic Sign Pranks

Watch out for "POOP"

$25/mo: Unlimited minutes, unlimited data. Here’s how.

Car guys are wasteful cheapskates -- I cheerfully drove a Lincoln Navigator when gas was $4, but spent hours figuring out how to make free calls to save $600 a year.

Noisy steering? Here’s a fix.

The moment temperatures drop below freezing, suspension components creak, tires harden and vibrate, lubricants turn to gel, and soft rubber bushings turn to stone. And every morning I hear at least five of my neighbors’ cars and trucks whining like

Review: HD Radio, JVC KDHDR-20

One year with JVC's value-priced HD radio head unit.

Poor man’s “Wood”?

If you're like me, you find that one of the simplest yet most enjoyable additions to any luxury car is the inclusion of a wood and leather steering wheel. Retrofits are expensive and those cheesy Wal-Mart wraps scream "pick me

My first “car.”

I came across a 1988 Sears catalog at Wishbook, an index of selected Sears, Wards, Penny, and Spiegel catalogs. As a child of the 80s, I longed for a Power Wheels (which I never received), and this was the next