What could possibly go wrong when dogs drive cars? (and other stuff you missed)

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Want to see an abandoned dog learn a new trick that’s better than anything your dog can do? Or maybe you want to perform some cool Christmas tricks on your iPad? You're in luck: We have both in today’s edition of GeekBytes.

Homeless dogs learn a new trick [The Driving Dogs]

A few dogs in Auckland’s SPCA know how to drive a car. No joke! The three dogs can start, steer, change gear and stop their modified Mini Cooper. It’s the weirdest thing you’ll ever watch. [via enpundit]

FlipSide is the iPhone case gamer geeks want for (next) Christmas [Kickstarter]

Looking for a phone case with actual, usable gaming controls? Maybe the FlipSide is the case you're looking for. This case prototype has two control pads that you can snap the back of the slim case when you don't need them. The case communicates with the phone via Bluetooth, and uses a solar panel to stay charge. The FlipSide won’t be available for a while, but you can support it on Kickstarter. [via Redmond Pie ]

Check out these iPad magic tricks [YouTube]

Illusionist Simon Pierro demonstrates some perfect examples of magic done right with the help of an iPad. Which is your favorite? [via Laughing Squid]

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