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[Review] MiniTouch 700 7″ TouchScreen Monitor

[Review] MiniTouch 700 7″ TouchScreen Monitor

The Mini Touch 700 should definitely be considered when searching for a new 7″ VGA display. This new screen packs in most all of the features found on Xenarc and Lilliput units, and goes a step above by ensuring that 800×480 native resolution is available without hassle.

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[Review] Apple iPad in custom Ford Fiesta dash

Sean Clark, from mp3Car, takes a look at the 2011 Ford Fiesta at the Ford booth at SEMA 2010 before the show starts. We find an iPad embedded in the dash, relocated HVAC controls, and relocated USB, AUX, and DC output jacks. This Fiesta also sports custom paint, tires, and some beautiful fabrication work, housing […]

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[Review] Convert After Market Radio to CarPuter

Sean Clark from mp3Car gets a preview of the Directus telematics box. This box will overtake your after-market OR OEM radio’s nav port and give it a new UI that will extend your basic Nav’s functionality. By using this box you actually get to read your SD card, browse the file system, play all kinds of files, see your backup camera, use radar, USB and tons of other accessories that your normal radio would not know how to work with.

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[REVIEW] Lilliput 669HB TouchScreen Monitor

[REVIEW] Lilliput 669HB TouchScreen Monitor

What is it? The Lilliput 669HB is the latest version of the 669 series. It offers all of the benefits of the 669GL (reviewed here), with the added function of a high-brightness display. See the Lilliput 669HB specifications here. What’s in the box? As with most of the Lilliput touchscreen devices out there, the box […]

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Shotgun! Front-end demo at AFK Fest 2010

Colin, the co-creator of Shotgun! front-end gives a demo of the software. Shotgun! was created with the beginner carputer hobbyist in mind. It is designed to be intuitive to use as well as easily to install and configure. Features include navigation, XM radio, internet, etc.

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Review of this year Car Entertainment Systems

Justin Domnitz (from Mp3Car.com) explains what is new this year in car computing. He explains what Ford Sync and My Ford Touch are doing for the car computer market. He doesn’t just talk bout ford though, he goes into other companies and how the major OEMs are starting to put car computers in their main stream vehicles.

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Control Carputer Winamp with iDevice (Review at AFK Fest 2010)

Rob Wray, from mp3Car, looks into a solution for controlling massive amounts of music on your carputer. One great feature of using winamp for your music system is that there is an iPhone app called iAmpRemote which allows you to control winamp via an AdHoc connection. So you just need your windows computer to broadcast a signal, have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch connected to it, and now you have a wireless remote.

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MeeGo IVI 1.0 Front-End Release

The MeeGo IVI software platform is designed to enable rich internet and multimedia consumer experiences for vehicles. MeeGo IVI builds on the foundation laid by Moblin IVI for rich multimedia, CE device management, internet, and automotive connectivity.

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Paul’s Internet Connected Volvo Review at AFK Fest 2010

Rob Wray, from mp3Car, takes a closer look at forum member PaulF’s Volvo S60. He vehicle was one of the most ‘teched out’ at this year’s AFKFest 2010. One of the main features of his car is the SheevaPlug, which runs 24/7 on an optima battery next to his standard carputer. The SheevaPlug acts as a webserver with a custom Centrafuse app that interacts with it. From the internet, he can turn his lights on, roll up or down his windows, start up his standard computer, and even hit play on his favorite song before he reaches the vehicle. He can even text message his vehicle to do many of these same actions.

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[REVIEW] Stealth PC LPC-625F perfect for a CarPuter

[REVIEW] Stealth PC LPC-625F perfect for a CarPuter

If you’re building a computer into your car, you probably couldn’t do much better than Stealth’s new LPC-625F for a platform. This mini PC is about the size of a hardback novel, so could be mounted under seats or behind an interior panel. A fanless design means less noise while keeping dust and dirt from […]

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