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  1. Entertainment

    Teach Your Kids About Ghostbusters With This Custom Made Ecto-1 Cozy Coupe

    We're all still in mourning of the passing of fallen Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, but maybe we can channel that grief into something productive and worthwhile. You know, like modifying a Little Tykes Cozy Coupe car to look like the car Egon Spengler drove around in while chasing down the supernatural forces that threaten our city.

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  2. Tech

    Attention Very Rich People, You Can Now Spend Your $$$ On Swarovski Crystal Headlights

    If you are really rich (like bought all of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue, substitute toilet paper with shredded legal documents, Beyonce and Jay-Z rich) then lucky you! The headlights on the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe are made from Swarovski crystals. Because owning a Mercedes Benz isn't a sufficient enough status symbol alone.

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  3. Entertainment

    Tina Fey Wants To Be In Charge of Issuing Twitter Licenses.

    With one exception (the Batmobile) I don't like cars, so I never considered watching Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee before. But Tina Fey was on this week, and after watching her and Jerry go get coffee and something called a cereal smoothie, I think I'm hooked.

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  4. Tech

    Pew Pew! BMW Puts Lasers in Headlights

    Unless you're a Bond villain or a member of Cobra, your car probably doesn't shoot lasers, but BMW wants to change that. Their new laser headlights promise to be brighter than any other headlight on the market. That has obvious safety benefits, but you'll also get to brag that your car has frickin' laserbeams attached to its frickin' headlights.

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  5. Tech

    New Virtual Windshield Lets You See Through Vehicles

    We've all been there: stuck on the highway, trapped by a giant 18-wheeler, not sure if you should attempt to pass or just stay safe, in truck hell, for what seems like all of eternity. Lucky for us, researchers at the University of Porto feel our pain, and invented a See-Through System for car windshields. Zip past that annoying trucker with ease!

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  6. Tech

    Man Building Aston Martin via 3D Printer, Rest of Us Feeling Inadequate

    There are more or less two kinds of people in the world: People whose first impulse upon buying a 3D printer is to build James Bond's car, and everyone else. New Zealand resident and programmer Ivan Sentch? Yeah, he's the first kind.

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  7. Tech

    Garmin Reveals Windshield Navigation Heads-Up Display

    GPS navigation device and app maker Garmin has announced its first portable heads-up display for vehicle windshields. The heads-up display, known by the incredibly original name HUD, connects to smartphones running Garmin navigation apps and projects information on a transparent film on the windshield, enabling you to follow directions without holding your phone in front of you at all times.

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  8. Weird

    Motorsports Team Builds the Worst Car in Cartoon History: The Homer

    File under BUY ME THIS NOW: The team at Porcubimmer Motors has lovingly crafted a mostly accurate recreation of The Homer -- a car designed by Homer Simpson that single-handedly brought the empire of his half-brother, the Danny Devito-voiced Herb, crashing down around him. The bright green monstrosity boasted an $82,000 price tag, which, if you ask us, is actually rather low for a car billed as being "powerful like a gorilla, but soft and yielding like a Nerf ball."

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  9. Weird

    You’re Doing It Wrong: Man Turns Plane Into Street-Legal Car Instead of Building Flying Car

    What do you do when you have an abandoned airplane and a van? If you're officer Jeff Bloch you get some buddies together and weld them together into the a plane that's also a car and call it The Spirit of LeMons. I'm not saying that this street-legal plane/car isn't cool to look at it, but a car that flies is cooler than a plane that drives. That should be your next project, officer Bloch.

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  10. Weird

    Driver Brags About Hitting Cyclist on Twitter, Finds Out the Police Know About the Internet

    Emma Way, billed as a human being but likely some sort of malevolent hate monster with a blonde wig, had a Twitter account once. Presumably, in her efforts to pass as a human, she tweeted about things she ate and what her friends were up to and many trivial things. A couple of days ago, though, Way tweeted about knocking a bicyclist down with her car and then driving off, because hilarious, right? Sorry, that joke really only lands if you're a sadistic nightmare demon. Police in the English city of Norwich, though, didn't share Way's dark sense of humor, though, and the young woman is now facing legal trouble, which is what happens when you hit someone with a car. 

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  11. Entertainment

    Steven Spielberg’s Duel is Also the World’s Worst Driving Instruction Video

    Our buddies over at Slacktory recut the 1971 Steven Spielberg movie Duel, replacing most of the audio with that of a driver's ed filmstrip from 1949. The result is pure genius, as well as a great way to watch pretty much all the important parts of the movie in just under four minutes.

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  12. Tech

    North Carolina Moves Towards Banning Sale of Tesla Cars, Because…Yeah, We Can’t Figure It Out Either

    If you live in North Carolina and want to buy an electric car from Tesla motors, here's hoping you already did that, because doing so stands to get a lot more difficult in short order. A bill moving through the state legislature there would make it illegal for Tesla -- or any other car manufacturer -- to sell cars directly to consumers in the state.

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  13. Tech

    Hyundai Attempts to Scrub Their Terrible Suicide Ad From the Internet, Fails Miserably

    The Streisand effect is a powerful, powerful thing. When you attempt to purge the Internet of some kind of media that's gone public, all you're going to do is draw even more attention to said media. Everyone should really know by now that the cat really doesn't effectively go back into the bag once it's out. It's just common sense, or so we thought. Case in point: Hyundai's been trying to cleanse YouTube of their recently pulled suicide ad.

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  14. Weird

    I Wanna Go Fast: New Jersey Gas Stations Accidentally Pump Cars Full of Jet Fuel

    Gas stations don't tend to feature prominently here on Geekosystem, but when they do the stories tend to be pretty epic. Over this past weekend, gas stations suddenly got even more interesting when three stations in New Jersey were mistakenly refilled with jet fuel, and they then passed said jet fuel on to the cars that refueled at them. It's unclear how many automobiles were affected by the mix-up, but none of them were suddenly capable of breaking the sound barrier, so there goes that dream.

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  15. Weird

    4 Gorgeous Starry Night Vehicles

    It's no secret that we find various iterations and renditions of Van Gogh's Starry Night both impressive and amusing. We've seen it recreated in bacon, and made out of doorknobs, but if you've never seen Van Gogh's famous work painted in wonderful detail driving down the road on the way to the grocery store, we've got a few Starry Night vehicles below with which you can fill that void in your life.

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