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Audi Cam Streams Video of Your Repairs

If you are as overprotective of your car as I am, this new program from Audi that allows you to watch your car being repaired (from the mechanic’s POV) will definitely help calm your nerves.

Think of it as lifecasting for your mechanic. When you bring your vehicle in to the shop for repairs, you’re connected to a technician via a two-way radio and a headset video camera. If there’s any sort of problem, the tech can contact you over the radio and vice-versa. Even better, owners get to sit in the comfy waiting room and watch the action from screens there.

1970s BP board game ‘Oil thrills’

A rare 1970s BP game – yes, that’s the company badge on the box – promises all the ‘thrills of drilling’ offshore, with the first player to earn $120million being crowned the winner.

But little did they know their drilling exploits would come back to haunt them. Up to four would-be tycoons can compete at exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries.

But BP Offshore Oil Strike players must also avoid the dreaded ‘hazard cards’, which state: ‘Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.’