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Ford SYNC (finally) comes to Australia

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Image: Terence Huynh/TECHGEEK.com.au Ford has today announced that its SYNC platform is finally coming to Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, after being rolled out in North America and Europe. To be included in the new 2013 Ford Focus launched this month, SYNC allows customers to safely make phone calls and play music with simple voice commands as opposed to pushing buttons and distracting the driver. SYNC has up to 150 […]

Toyota Austalia issues recall on Prius hybrid

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Toyota’s recall of its Prius Hybrid car has now extended to Australia, after Toyota Australia announced that it will start a safety recall campaign on the current models of the Prius – which have been on sale since July of last year in Australia. This effects a total of 2,378 cars in Australia – joining the already 430,000 cars affected by the recall in Japan, the United States, Europe and […]

China to say bye bye to non-environmentally cars

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China might have found a permanent solution to that smoke that has been building up in Beijing for years, as starting next June, any vehicles with that have been labelled as “green” by local authorities will be the only cars that can enter the city centre. According to Gasgoo, vehicles will be rated either a green label or a yellow label, with certain roads restricted to yellow-labelled cars in Beijing. […]

For Sale: License plate with DOT COM

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Ever wanted to get a .com domain? Well, try a domain registrar; because this might be not what you want; especially with its heavy price tag. A NSW man has decided to sell off his “DOT COM” license plate (again, it is from NSW), and is selling it on eBay with a minimum bid of AU$400,000. That’s very high. Unfortunately, or fortunately for some of you who are interested, there […]