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This week, CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos takes a look at a couple of vehicles that could one day drastically change the way you get around town.

First is the Transition, a hybrid airplane/car that could lift you from the road to the air for those long road trips.

Meanwhile, California-based company Zero Motorcycles already has its electric motorcycle on the market. With speeds up to 60 mph, it has more power than its nearly noiseless operation would lead you to believe.

And finally, StartForce, a company based in Mountain View, Calif., showed off its browser-based OS at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit this week, with an impressive collection of features including a music player.

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Ever wanted to fly your car instead of taking that five-hour road trip? Terrafugia, a company founded by MIT graduates, hopes to make that a reality in the near future with the Transition, a hybrid plane/car with collapsible wings.


Zero Motorcycles makes bikes that run on batteries but can go up to 60 mph. CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos stopped by to take a look at one of the bikes and take it for a test drive.


From the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit in Palo Alto, Calif., StartForce CEO Jin Koh gives a demo of his company's Web operating system, a Windows-like platform that encourages others to build on top of it.


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MIT grads are 70 years behind the times..
Can't the MIT grads come up with a NEW idea..?? The first flying car
to actually fly was built by Waldo Waterman in 1937.

<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_car" target="_newWindow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_car</a>
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Some Tips
Here are some tips on how you can buy and have a quality used car, so as you would not be replacing unnecessary parts along the way...Hope, this might help...
Tips &#38; Warning
? As a final precaution, take the car to a mechanic, who should charge a reasonable fee to check over a used car. The seller should agree to this, but may require that you leave a deposit. If the seller won't let you take the car, offer to meet him or her at a mutually convenient garage.
? If you give the seller a deposit in order to take the car to have it checked, make sure to write out an agreement stating that the deposit will be returned immediately if you decide not to buy the car.
If the vehicle's mileage appears unusually low, have a mechanic determine whether someone has tampered with the odometer. If so, the seller must refund any money you have paid and may be liable for punitive damages under federal and state odometer laws?
This is how I acquire my car; I inspected all its auto parts from exterior and interior aspect down to its <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.aftermarketperformanceparts.com/nissan-brakes.html" target="_newWindow">nissan brakes</a> and other accessories. By doing so, you could be sure of the quality of vehicle you are getting?=)
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