Technology: Time Tested

DAYS OF THUNDER

When it comes to auto-racing games, nothing can touch Sony's Gran Turismo 4, a realistic new entry for PlayStation consoles.

FROM THE COUCH

Digital Lifestyle Outfitters' iDirect infrared system ($50; dlodirect.com allows you to control your iPod via a universal remote.

NEED DIRECTIONS?

Offering maps and driving directions with clarity, detail and style, Google Maps maps.google.com poses a threat to MapQuest. --By Wilson Rothman

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