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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: Surprise! J.D. Power reports consumers frustrated with navigation systems
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    For those of us testing dozens of in-car navigation and infotainment systems each year, J.D. Power's 2011 U.S. Navigation Usage and Satisfaction Study comes as no surprise. According to owners surveyed in the study, simplicity and ease-of-use are lacking in the majority of systems on the market, ...

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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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    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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    Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan to voice sat-nav systems?
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    Want an interesting voice on your satellite navigation system but tired of the Yoda, Stewie, Arnold and Homer themes you've already downloaded? Good news, then. Bob Dylan has just announced on his "Theme Time Radio Hour" show in the U.K. that he may be providing his distinctive vocals to a GPS ...

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    Europe gets Toyota Yaris SR with dockable TomTom nav unit
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    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Toyota Yaris SRThe Euro-spec Toyota Yaris is a well-equipped little car. But things like the nine airbags, chrome exhaust finisher, and remote central double locking are merely gravy for the real show on this new SR model: a fully-integrated portable ...

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    BMW and Google help European drivers navigate better, read Autoblog
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    Those of you rolling in any new BMW model equipped with sat nav and Bluetooth connectability, save the Z4 and X3, can now integrate Google's useful, albeit sometimes erroneous, route plotting into your Bimmer. The joint effort between ze Germans and the search overlords allow users to log onto ...

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    TomTom asks users for a helping hand
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    Satnav manufacturer TomTom will be emulating a practice that's been going on for years on the internet where data resources are kept up-to-date by information submitted by a user community. Probably the best example of this is Wikipedia, a free online-based encyclopedia filled with information ...

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    Nav system in Zephyr rated best in the biz
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    Having reviewed many vehicles in my day, I can tell you unequivocally that not all satellite navigation systems are created equal. Just checking the sat nav box on the options sheet doesn't guarantee you'll be getting a system that's easy to use and will get you where you want to go. Those who know ...

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    DashDaq throws open source in face of high-end sat navs
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    We're kicking ourselves because we didn't get a chance to play with the DashDaq onboard computer at SEMA last week where it won a Best New International Product Award. Actually, to call it an onboard computer is generalizing its capabilities a bit too much. The small handhelt unit plugs into your ...

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    Hyundai offers Garmin sat navs through dealers
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    Garmin has scored a major coup by buddying up with Hyundai to sell its nüvi 360 personal navigation device at all of the automaker's 725 dealerships across the U.S. The nüvi 360 not only navigates, but also features hands-free Bluetooth calling and other travel specific features like a ...

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    Directions no charge: Cadillac offering nav systems for free
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    In a gesture of unwavering generosity, Cadillac announced yesterday that select 2007 models would come equipped with free satellite navigation. The offer will end on January 2nd 2007 and is only available on "specially-equipped" models.What directional joys await those of you willing to drop the ...

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    Delphi NAV200 comes in at $349
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    Aftermarket navigation systems are not cheap, though neither are the nav units that come bundled in your car. Aftermarket units can start in the $500 range but easily skyrocket up to $2,000 depending on how many features you demand. Delphi's consumer electronics division has just announced a new ...

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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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    Ford to offer Fiesta Freedom for technology buffs
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    Ford's UK subsidiary has unveiled their newest special edition, dubbed the Fiesta Freedom. Geared towards technophiles, the model includes £800 ($1,400 USD) of packaged extras, including Bluetooth connectivity and voice-control stereo. Available in a variety of bodystyles and ...

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