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March 10, 2009

Free Wi-Fi in Your Car

by Wendy Perrin

Remember my trick for getting free Wi-Fi in airports by sitting right outside an airline lounge club? Well, a couple of days ago my husband figured out how to get free Wi-Fi in a car during a road trip: Drive behind a Wi-Fi-equipped bus.

On his way from San Francisco's airport to Santa Rosa, California, Tim found himself trailing an Airport Express bus that advertised "free Wi-Fi." While stopped at the many stoplights on 19th Avenue, he was able to switch his iPhone over to Wi-Fi and check his e-mail. Had I been sitting in the car next to him, I could have blogged on my laptop the entire time from SFO to Santa Rosa. Which is why I may be stalking Wi-Fi-equipped buses on future road trips. (Kidding!)

December 06, 2007

The World's Biggest Car Secret


Bet you don't know what this little icon
is trying to tell you.

by Stephan Wilkinson

Ppost_logo One of the newer "forward this email to everybody you know or the sky will fall" virals taking up all too much bandwidth on the Internet is this piece of advice: The little gas pump icon that denotes the fuel gauge on your car's dashboard has hidden meaning.

Huh?

The icon is in the shape of a gas-station pump, with a hose and nozzle snaking out of one side. It of course indicates which of your instruments is the gas gauge, and on most modern cars, an identical one lights up orange somewhere on the dashboard when you're low on fuel.

But wait, there's more.

Continue reading "The World's Biggest Car Secret" »

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