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 Audi really is at the top of its game in the luxury car market in India, but it wants to do more than that. It even wants to dominate the luxury merchandise segment, and after showing us a memory stick that resembled an R8, it has now revealed this for the discerning Audi fan: the Audi mouse.

It says that this is a “stylised Audi vehicle”, but if you know your Audis well, it won’t take you very long to figure out that this is a TT. With a scroll wheel in place of that 2-litre, four-cylinder motor.

It is a wireless device, clocked at 2.4GHz, runs USB interface 1.1 or 2.0 (depends on what you want), features a high-resolution 2000dpi sensor and can be operated from a minimum range of 6 metres.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India said, ” Now, Audi enthusiasts will not only drive their favorite luxury brand to work, they can have it on their workstations too and manouevre their PC in style with a wireless computer mouse based on Audi cars.”

Compatible with PC as well as Mac, the Audi mouse is now available across Audi’s dealerships in India for a mere sum of Rs 5,599.

Now which hot-blooded car lover doesn’t like some good old cops versus racers action? Be it in a movie or in a game, a good car chase just doesn’t get old.

Sure it’s not exactly the most original concept in racing games, we’ve seen a lot of them done before. But cops driving hypercars like Koenigsegg Agera and Bugatti Veyron; now that more than levels the playing field. All the footage shown in the video below is claimed to be in-game. If so, then the next gen consoles have just started to look sweeter.

Now watch the trailer and tell us what you think in the comments below.

330kph is a scary speed. Especially when the object in question is two-foot long, attached to a pole via a bit of wire and hurtling around an oval. Welcome to Tether Car racing: a mixture of mini NASCAR and supersonic swing ball. The centrifugal forces alone are capable of catapulting it into another planet.

It started in America during the 1930s when, because of the depression, money was scarce and people were bored. So to keep entertained, a bunch of people started putting model airplane engines in toy cars, attaching them to some wire and letting them fly around a metal pole at silly speeds.

People are still doing it nowadays with cars that are two foot long and built like Bloodhound. They have mini car bits in them too; including a combustion engine, exhaust pipe, air intake, flywheel, gearbox driveshaft and speedy wheels. At top speed they can pull a cheek-wobble-worthy 91G and look like they’re going to puncture a hole into a new time zone.

We haven’t seen something move this quickly round a pole since The Stig took up pole dancing.

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Electronic rectangle users! We have received word that a racey, karty 3D Angry Birds Go! will soon be dominating the increasingly limited attention span of every commuter in the world. And it’ll be completely free to play.

Those who spend their waking hours peering at said electronic rectangle to the exclusion of girlfriends, wives, food and other key elements of Real Life (TM) will be pleased to hear it features a smorgasbord of modes and features. You can go head to head with your chums in anything from homespun soapboxes to supercars, apparently. And you get to take full advantage of a full range of big-air freestyle tracks and downhill races. And kill pigs, presumably.

The game’ll be available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10 on December 11, but if you can’t wait till the official release of what may be the most popular racing game of the year, download the special countdown app at the end of October. In the meantime, here’s a gameplay trailer.