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    Official: Apple gives Google Maps the boot, adds free turn-by-turn navigation to iPhone
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    The big news in the tech world right now is the World Wide Developer's Conference which Apple just concluded. That's where the House that Jobs Built unveiled its latest operating systems for both computers and mobile devices, its latest laptop computer design and more. But what does this all have ...

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    Official: New Top Gear edition TomTom satnav features Stig Mode
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    Top Gear fans who go orgasmic at the first note of Jeremy Clarkson's dulcet tones will be happy to hear that TomTom has released a new GPS soaked in the world's favorite car show. As previously rumored, the TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition sat nav features driving directions narrated by Jezza, as ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson voicepack coming to TomTom navigation
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    Way back when, animated characters were voiced by anonymous folks with great pipes. These days, you need A-list celebs to sell pixelated fish and other playthings. The disembodied and slightly stilted voices of navigation systems appear to be going the same way, and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson ...

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    Study: Men more likely to overrule GPS than women, still won't stop for directions
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    The voice of the navigation system tells you to turn right, but you are absolutely positive that it's a better idea to go straight for two more streets and then turn left. Do you listen to the sat-nav, or your gut? If you're a man, you're more likely to stick to your guns, at least according to a ...

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    Emotionally sensitive satellite navigation systems in development?
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    It's one of the great ironies of our age that many of the devices that were crafted to make our lives easier are more prone to catapulting us into fits of blinding rage. Anyone who's been led astray by satellite navigation knows exactly what we're talking about. But what if your devices knew that ...

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    Garmin Nuvi GPS recalled over fire risk - Suzuki threatened?
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    Garmin has recalled a total of 1.25 million portable GPS units for a possible fire risk, with 796,000 of those sold here in the United States. According to Consumer Reports, the problem stems from a faulty battery that may cause the device to overheat while in use. So far, there have been no ...

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    Video: TomTom comes to the Dark Side with Darth Vader voice pack
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    Darth Vader TomTom voice recording session – Click above to view the video after the jump
    We know what you were thinking: If only my sat-nav could play Jedi mind tricks on me while I'm driving. Sounds like a good idea, no? TomTom evidently thinks so, and has worked their latest voice pack ...

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    J.D. Power releases sat-nav study findings, crowns Ford tops
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    Not only does Ford rank number one on J.D. Power and Associate's 2009 navigation system survey, it ranks number two as well. The top ranking system, according to Power's study, is the one found in the Lincoln MKS, followed by a nearly identical system (if not 100% identical) in the Ford Flex. And ...

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    BREAKING: Hyundai developing competitor for OnStar, Sync... but new system needs a name
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    Hyundai Equus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As part of its product and marketing development process, Hyundai has reached out to owners and enthusiasts to create a network of consumers with which to discuss everything from future models and technologies to advertising tactics, ...

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    TomTom iPhone app officially costs a Benjamin [w/VIDEO]
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    TomTom iPhone navigation application – Click above for video
    With the unveiling of Apple's latest iPhone, the 3GS, the gates were finally thrown open for third-party navigation software companies to develop navigation apps for the world's most popular smart phone. A TomTom app was announced ...

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    VZ Navigator: Do not pass Go, *do* pass destination, go directly to jail
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    Martha McKay of the Wichita Eagle recently tested the VZ Navigator, a GPS navigation system offered by Verizon for its Motorola V325 cell phone. The service became available in January.In a similar manner to TechnoRide’s testing of OnStar’s Turn-By-Turn service, McKay entered her ...

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    New Garmin StreetPilot geared toward North American Asians
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    Garmin, the well-known maker of portable GPS systems and other devices, has announced it will start offering a version of its popular StreetPilot c330 (pictured) that will provide directions in five different Asian languages. The 'StreetPilot c330 Asian Americas', which goes on sale in May, is the ...

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    TomTom brings instant messaging to sat-nav
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    "Where did they find those wonderful toys?"That's what we at Autoblog occasionally find ourselves asking when checking out sister-blog Engadget. And what toys! Sat-Sat Nav-Nav Makers-Maker TomTom has released a new product called TomTom Buddies. It's a standard GPS navigation system with ...

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