What do you get when you combine a LINUX-based PC with an FM tuner, a USB port, and a 2G hard drive? A noisy Web server? No, how about an in-dash music server for your car? That's the bold idea behind the Empeg car music player. This under $1000 replacement for your car stereo will allow you to download 35 hours of CD-quality, MPEG audio files from your PC via a serial or USB cable to the Empeg's base 2G hard drive. Plug the unit back into your dashboard, push a button on the supplied infrared remote, and you can embark on a cross-continent road trip without ever hearing the same track twice. This dashboard marvel will likely give the music industry another collective heart attack, following so closely after the jolt administered by the Diamond Rio MP3 player.
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