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"Navi", our British tour guide...

One of my best purchases has been a Garmin navigation system, which we use in our recently purchased Honda Oddyssey minivan. The minivan could have come with a factory installed navigation system, which I believe would have been about $1,500. Stop right there, already I've identified the first thing I love about our was only $300, so it saved us lots of money (I believe the model we bought now sells for as low as $150). Despite this huge reduction in cost, quality or features…


Added by Steven DeVrieze on January 21, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

Me and my cell phone

My cell phone is a wonderful gadget with so much hidden potential. The truth is, though, I only know how to make calls. I don't even have phone numbers programmed into it! The good news is I have a great memory for numbers so if I've called you once chances are I can remember your number. I guess my phone is a camera too but only by chance have a snapped a shot of my kids when I've managed to hit the "take picture button". I feel as if I'm confessing some embarrassing secret but I just am not a… Continue

Added by Kirsten on January 18, 2008 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

My new family member - the Garmin navigation system

My best friend bought me the system for Mother's Day. It was the best gift ever! I recently moved to a new state and this system has saved me so much grief. I don't have to go a website and print out directions (saves trees) and if I make a wrong turn, she (of course she's a woman), she redirects me. When I'm traveling I can find a place for food or the specific gas station I want to go to. Its hard to imagine life before Navi (that's her name). Its also great b/c its so user friendly and not… Continue

Added by Rani on January 16, 2008 at 6:43pm — No Comments

GPS - How did I live without it?

I purchased my first GPS about 18 months ago -- a Garmin Street Pilot 330. It changed my life. I was fairly new to my community and was forever getting lost. I spent $400 and felt it was worth every penny. Features seemed endless -- wherever I was I could find the closest ATM, Quiznos or Mobil station. The other feature I depended on was the estimated arrival time. When I was running late I would enter my destination, even if I knew how to get there, so that I could relax and slow down. The… Continue

Added by Wendy Brown on January 16, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Dog-Walking Tehnology Surpassing Home Technology?

It appears to me that dog-walking technology has surpassed home technology. I say this as I look around my kitchen and see electrical cords bunched up in rubber bands. I am someone who can devour home décor magazines and I love HGTV (my one and only television vice). I never see electrical cords bunched up with rubber bands in these pristinely designed settings. Now, I’ll be the first to say that I have some…


Added by Mary Pat on January 11, 2008 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

Is Instant Messaging Productive in the Business World???

BRB...TTYL...CYA...YT?...NP...ILU...InMTG..."You're on Mute"*...

These are just some of the many acronyms and frequent chat slangs that many of us have grown accustomed to using in our various instant messaging/chat tools that we use for both personal and business needs. Wait, did I say business "needs"? Do we really need to type questions to people through our laptops, who often times are sitting within 50 feet of us? Lazy Americans. Speaking of lazy, I firmly…

Added by Steven DeVrieze on December 12, 2007 at 1:11am — 2 Comments

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