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After the $180 wooden iPad, the $250 paper laptop (same city)

In the same town where a woman bought a $180 iPad made of wood earlier this week, two women pay $250 for a laptop that turns out to be made of paper (but at least has a power cord). What is happening in Spartanburg, S.C.?

By September 2, 2011


BMW lets buyers watch their custom X3 being born

BMW created a new portal that lets buyers of custom-ordered 2011 X3s to watch their newly purchased SUV being built at the Spartanburg, SC plant. It's a little like cameras in the delivery room.

By January 20, 2011


Woman buys two iPhones for $1,300, gets only apples (really)

In perhaps the ultimate in mockery, an Australian woman buys two iPhones after posting an ad on a Web site. When she opens the boxes, they contain just one apple each.

By August 4, 2013


BMW X4 fills in another gap

BMW will show an all-new model, the 2015 X4, at the New York auto show next week. As you might imagine, it's like the X6 but smaller.

By April 9, 2014


BMW's new way to source hydrogen: Your trash

BMW is working on a project to turn the methane gas generated by landfills into hydrogen.

By August 4, 2011


Man buys iPad for $390, gets box of potatoes

In the latest, and perhaps most daring, scam perpetrated in a public place, a man hands over 250 British pounds (around $390) for what he thinks is an iPad and gets the raw material for french fries.

By June 7, 2013


Woman pays $180 for wooden iPad (it's fake)

A woman buys what she thinks is an iPad from two men in a McDonald's parking lot. She subsequently discovers it is a piece of wood with an Apple logo.

By August 30, 2011


Sprint to expand 4G LTE to 28 more cities in coming months

The wireless carrier said 4G LTE will show up in smaller cities like Branson, Mo.; Oxford, Miss.; and Paris, Texas.

By January 17, 2013


BMW gears up for U.S. hybrid

Automotive News reports on BMW's plans to build a hybrid based on the X6 model.

By August 10, 2009


Verizon LTE hits 34 new markets, blankets 75 percent of U.S.

The company is also expanding 4G LTE coverage in 38 existing markets, for a total of 371 markets.

By August 15, 2012