Intellivision Announces New Console

In news that no one expected, benzinga is reporting that Intellivision is going to release a new family video game console. Industry veteran Tommy Tallarico has been named President of Intellivision Entertainment, and is bringing with him original Intellivision team members to create the new console. While the new system is yet to be named, details will be released on October 1st, and the first 100,000 people who subscribe to updates at IntellivisionEntertainment.com will get the opportunity to purchase a unique, limited edition version of the console that will not be available in stores.

I was never an Intellivision guy, went from Atari to NES, to Genesis to PC, with a smattering of other consoles here and there since. It’s very cool that they are wanting to stay to their roots, as well as bringing back original team members. Hopefully they will bring some original ideas with them.

“I grew up playing Intellivision with my parents and younger brother,” says Tallarico. “It was always my favorite system because the games were cutting edge, yet fun and simple to play so our entire family could enjoy them together. I find those important elements to generally be lacking from our industry with the current modern gaming consoles. Our goal is to change that by focusing on bringing all age groups and levels of gamers and non-gamers together while introducing new generations of people to the legacy success of the Intellivision brand.”

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Beijing Security Fair – For Security Spying

When you think of a “security fair,” you likely think of an event that is based around things being more secure for you. In China, a security fair seems to be all about you having less security from all sort of surveillance on you. It is called the China International Exhibition on Police Equipment. This is a fairly long read over on Reuters, but let me give you some excerpts from the article to give you an idea what is going on, on the other side of the globe, but will assuredly be delivered to us here in the USA in some form or another soon.

The China International Exhibition on Police Equipment is something of a one-stop shop for China’s police forces looking to arm up with the latest in “black tech” – a term widely used to refer to cutting-edge surveillance gadgets.

It can crack your smartphone password in seconds, rip personal data from call and messaging apps, and peruse your contact book.

Beijing-based Hisign Technology said its desktop and portable phone scanners can retrieve even deleted data from over 90 mobile applications on smart phones, including overseas platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

“We are actually using these kinds of scanners in Xinjiang already, but I am interested in this one as it claims to be more successful with iOS phones than other brands,” said the policeman, surnamed Gu, who traveled 3,000 kilometers to attend the fair. He declined to provide his given name.

The robot, shaped like R2-D2 from “Star Wars”, but with red flashing “ears” and over a dozen sensors and cameras, can identify people in a crowd, engage in conversations and broadcast police announcements.

The Ministry of Public Security, which hosted the Beijing fair, did not respond to a request for comment.

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Mitsubishi Precis

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In the pool of US-market badge-engineered cars of the late 20th century, you’d be hard-pressed to find one as obscure as the Precis, a Mitsubishi-badged first-generation Hyundai Excel. Here’s a 1991 Precis 3-door hatchback in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

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Not-So-Rotten Rental Car Review: 2018 Ford Mustang GT

This isn’t like other rental car reviews you’ve read here before, so let me set the stage for you. It was an overcast Thursday afternoon in San Jose, California. I had flown out earlier in the week for a business trip to do business-like things with a big and important …

Gran Turismo Sport update adds 9 more cars and Circuit de la Sarthe for free

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Some of the cars are Le Mans legends

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Consumer Reports says Model 3 update fixed brakes, now recommended

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Over-the-air update fixed ABS software issue

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Podcast: Episode 250 – It’s the Blake and Jonathon show!

Blake BZR Rong returns alongside friend of Hooniverse Jonathon Klein to deliver an on-the-road podcast. The pair are attending a press event in Utah and they decided to sit down and chat about all things automotive. Well, first they make fun of Chris and I and then they get to talking about …