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Common sense tromps technology

An interesting article on cell phone use, texting, and using a GPS technology to block them while driving.

"Technology to stop phone use in cars flawed"
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28735387/

A few quotes I found interesting form a safety expert.

"More and more, we see any solution is, in large part, education and awareness, parents getting involved."

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nüvi 750 & 760

North Carolina Civil War Trails

I recently uploaded a file that shows the location of Civil War Historical markers around Morehead City. This is an incomplete subset of all possible historical markers in North Carolina, which means that it would be a "work in progress". My hope is that others would be able to add to this list (for historical markers that are near where they live).

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Navigon 8100T

Is anyone familiar with the Navigon 8100T. A buddy of mine is looking at it and think it has Garmin beat!!
I am not so sure!

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JG - Nuvi 2460

Contributors of the Week 2009-01-12

This week we are recognizing AZJeffH and Nicko99.

AZJeffh, You have invested really great energy into the Phoenix Metro area project. We now have some great outdoor files for people to enjoy.

Nicko99, Great job so far on the Les Schwab Tire project. I love the new icon you sent in. I also appreciate all the other files you have been creating.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 19th 2009

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

I think I'm changing gps in future

i dotn know what to decide of new gps for semitrailer i liek this one cuz the style http://www.teletype.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product...

but this i knew long time since 2006 http://www.dieselboss.com/Travrout/pcmiler_truck_gps.htm

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Gob Bless the GPS & POI!!! MY Garmin-StreetPilot c530

Cell phone SIM card question

I realize that this forum has nothing to do with cell phones but I have noticed a lot of techies here so I'm hoping one of you can help me.

I have dropped my contract with a large national provider (sounds like AT&P) razz My girlfriend still has a contract with them but the display on her phone has gone black, she doesn't want to commit to another two year contract to get a new phone.

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Brian Garmin nuvi 255W

what do you do for a living?

just curious, i would like to know what people do for a living here,i myself,am a union operating engineer(heav equipment operator)

Does your GPS slouch on its mount?

There are a lot of out there that are concerned when our units slouch on their mounts and don't sit or stand straight. Well, technology has once again come to the rescue! How many of you will be ordering one of these to alert you when your unit isn't doing it's best?

http://www.iposture.com/

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Circuit City to liquidate US Stores

If posted before - sorry I didn't find it.

http://www.kansas.com/business/updates/story/665838.html

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

SiRF in trouble?

Has anybody seen this bit of news?

http://www.gpslodge.com/archives/cat_sirf_news.php

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"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

FM Traffic Receiver versus XM Traffic

I just purchased a new car and am adding in-dash Navi. The problem is I can't decide which to add for traffic, I can use either one. Has anyone here used both types of receivers that can tell me why one is better than the other? I have a SP c550 and I have the FM receiver which I love. I love that I now have a lifetime subscription. Why would XM radio/traffic be better than the FM receiver?

(Avoid Traffic) MSN® Direct Services or Total Traffic Network

I'm trying to decide if I should buy the MSN® Direct Receiver / GDB 50 or just subscribe to Total Traffic Network. Has anyone tried the MSN Direct Service or NAVTEQ Traffic™?? How is it??

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Garmin nüvi® 760

Big protest today in Phx Az

Just heard about this on the news what do you all think.

arrow http://camerafraud.wordpress.com/

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><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><- 4-Garmin Nuvi 760>>>> Owner: Sunrise Mechanical A/C & Heating,, Peoria, Arizona

Leave GPS in car or take inside?

Just wondering what most people do.

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Brian Garmin nuvi 255W

Looks to me like the door is about to close

Faced with crushing deficits, depressed tax revenues, and a grim outlook for 2009, states across the country are taking another hard look at taxing interstate sales completed on the web. Once a strict "no tax" zone, those walls are now on the verge of crumbling.

for those interested:
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/115215

This should be real interesting,in the near future!

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

GPS Sales Down In Holiday Period

Down 24% in dollar sales, but up 5% in unit sales. It shows people were going after the bargains, but not buying as many of the higher end units.

http://www.gpslodge.com/archives/cat_gps_news.php

Navteq must have just updated their maps database

Navteq must have just updated their maps database. On Microsoft's Live Maps site they are using the Navteq map database and now for the first time my subdivision and the one next to us are finally included. TeleAtlas maps on Google maps have had them both for months.

I would think that this is the new database that will be available next week when Garmin rolls out the lifetime maps option.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Dash To Use Navteq Traffic

What happened to user generated traffic?

http://www.gpsreview.net/dash-to-use-navteq-traffic

Proposed Banning of Cell Phone Use in Vehicles Regardless of Hands Free

I wonder if this could possibly pass into law considering how attached many of us are to our cell phones. If it does, are GPS units next?
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/health/13well.html?ref=res...