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The car is the biggest gadget we own. And if it does truly turn into the former, then we may be buying new ones as often as we do computers!

Major chip manufacturers are boosting the brains in cars, making them think faster than they can move. Soon there will be very little your car can’t do that your favorite handheld does.

Is it possible for people to be as crazy about their cars as they are about their phones? Today, people have an intimate attachment to their phones that is hard to shake. It doesn’t even seem possible to sit down at dinner, or even sit down in a class, without texting, Instagramming, tweeting, etc.

Let’s face it, that glow on our faces as we stare down at our smartphones is all too familiar. Most people can’t even SLEEP without their phone right by their sides.

However, we’re also safe to dream about the bright future of the digital, cloud-connected car. Picture it: Keep all your passengers or kids safe and quiet in the back while they kick back and watch the latest movies on Netflix. Just think, they can enjoy themselves singing along to Veggietales as you discover the newest DIY project on Pinterest. It could be a road-trippers dream!

When you think about it, it does indeed start to sound as though the car can become the future of all mobile technology. Especially with companies such as Texas Instruments and Nvidia collaborating to make this revolutionary change.

Google is even working on the project to bring about the robotic, driverless car. It seems like there is more exciting news in store for the automotive industry than at any time in its history — the only real question is which way does this digital monster go from here?

For more on this topic, check out this article from Gigaom here:

Mobile Tech’s Future Isn’t in the Phone, It’s in the Car

The Boss 302 Mustang during a recent Viper validation testing (NOT the new 2013 Ford Mustang).

It’s no wonder rumors are buzzing about the remodeling of the Ford Mustang. This pony car has maintained the same design for about eight years! Anyone could recognize a Mustang from a mile away, and we mean it when we say anyone! We suppose that the “traditional Mustang” got too mainstream, it’s time to mix things up!

Before we spoil the plans for the new Mustang’s exterior, let’s take a look at what’s under the hood because anything that will look THAT elaborate has to be able to reclaim the ol’ Mustang glory for all it’s worth!

So let’s play, “What’s under that hood!?” It’s pretty simple!

“A smaller-displacement, high-output V6 (code-named Nano),” which should result in improved overall efficiency, according to Autonews.com. “The V6 (Nano) rated at 305 hp to the eye-popping 662-hp supercharged V8 Shelby GT500, capable of eclipsing 200 mph.” 200 mph is pretty much near Batmobile status! Pretty legitimate.

As you can see, Ford is really stepping up their game with this new Mustang! Start rediscovering every penny you ever saved for a rainy day, because the storms are rolling in and so is the new 2013 Ford Mustang!

The new Mustang’s exterior portrays a few designs inspired by the Evos to give the car a more new, modern feel. Something that the retro Mustang isn’t used to. Why not give modern a try?

Take a further look at the new Mustang with this article from Autonews.com:

Remaking the Ford Mustang: Next breed of pony car charts a fresh course

A driver in a Smart Car made a not-so-smart move when he led Houston police on a high speed chase. This toy … I mean car … reached a top speed of 92 MPH on the Interstate 10.

Bet this driver isn’t feeling so smart now — according to Jalopnik — he apparently drove back to his house and casually got out of his car.

Several officers arrested David Wheaton, the driver, on spot without incident.

We’re sure this is the most adventurous thing we’ve ever heard a Smart Car doing! And we just can’t get over the picture! It looks like Mama Car and Baby Car.

But hey, smart car owners everywhere must now be very proud…

We think Texas police must have shared a laugh at some point. How could you not?

Check out the chase below:

Boooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!

For any of our readers that aren’t aware — it’s a very, very bad thing when your car is on fire.

As seen on web sites like ViralViralVideos.com, this video out of Russia blew up over the last few weeks (pardon the pun), netting several hundred thousand hits on YouTube.

Keep in mind, details are scarce in terms of what’s actually going on because all of the coverage of this particular viral video is covered in Russian language (we have no in-house translator at Viper who’s fluent in Russian, very sorry for that, btw.)

A couple details are more than clear, however.

The scene opens with a car in the middle of a Russian street blanketed in heavy flames, sending thick black smoke up into the air.

Amazingly, cars are still driving by the flaming inferno, trying to sneak past in the lane right next to the blaze, so that they can keep motoring along on their way. (It’s frightening how little people value their lives over shaving a little time off of their commute).

Shortly, the car’s fuselage ignites, resulting in a massive explosion that kicks a massive fireball in the air.

The kids looking on and taping the fiery event all gasp: “whooooooooa!”

And yes, sadly, a few of them also laugh once it’s done.

Ah, to be young and still find horrible events like this to be funny.

Check out the whole video below here:

Well, here’s your mystery video for today.

Watch how the car bonet on this blue jalopy suddenly flips up while the vehicle is motoring along at high speed along the highway.

OK, so let’s just admit right now, there are a number of … peculiar things about this video.

Number one, there are definitely a weird amount of motorcycles puttering along throughout the whole thing.

Even more, how in the heck does the camera suddenly move when it’s inside the car, coincidentally at the exact second that the hood flips?

One of the YouTube posts that captured the bizarre bonet-flip, claimed to have found all the answers:

“This car use to be owned by a mechanic who tragically died while working on this car. He returned as a ghost and decided to change the oil while the car was in motion. The ghost panic’d and moved the camera to save himself from the embarrassment.”

The driver jumps out at the end of the video, investigates the calamity and secures the hood back in place. He looks a bit confused and out-of-it — we’d be even more scared to see that if we really could believe that this this whole episode was spontaneous.

Check out the whole video here: