First Third-Party Dash Apps Have Weather, Speed Traps and Radio Song ID

The first third-party applications for Dash's GPS (you know, that internet-connected smart GPS) are here, and they do some interesting things. There's Trapster, which shows you whether there are speed traps ahead (and let you contribute trap information), Mediaguide, which shows you the last three tracks played on any… » 5/14/08 2:44pm 5/14/08 2:44pm

Hyundai's Slim Bad-Ass Provia A7 GPS Has Gaming, "Navi-In-Picture" TV

The Provia A7, developed by Hyundai Telematics, is even more souped-up than its predecessor, the horny-making A1. It starts with a slim 7" 800 x 480 LCD, adds an animated touch interface, then packs in navigation, simultaneous reception of T-DMB TV and TPEG traffic and other data, a removable battery and a freakin'… » 2/05/08 8:00pm 2/05/08 8:00pm

Garmin nuvi 5000 Has Hummer-Sized Screen

The SkinnyThe nuvi 5000 is a truck-sized navigator, for well, trucks and SUVs on the higher end of the nuvi line. It has a 5.2-inch touchscreen, stores 10 routes, has a digital elevation map and an MSN Direct option for traffic, gas and weather. Media-wise it'll display analog video from a backup cam or something, and… » 1/03/08 5:00pm 1/03/08 5:00pm

NavStar Voice Navigator Has No Screen, May Need One

If you like to keep your eyes on the road while you're driving, the NavStar Voice Navigator can assist you by blurting out turn-by-turn directions with no screen in sight. The 11-oz unit resides in your car's cigarette lighter outlet, and it hooks up with your cellphone, doubling as a speakerphone for hands-free… » 1/02/08 3:30pm 1/02/08 3:30pm

Audiovox Introduces "Anywhere" UMPC With Built-In GPS Navigation

Today Audiovox /Jensen announced the release of their new NVX3000PC "Anywhere" Ultra-Mobile PC with Windows XP/ Vista, Bluetooth, and GPS navigation packed behind a 7-inch 800 x 480 dpi screen. But that's not all — they also managed to cram in other features like: a 30GB hard drive, 256MB of memory, 2 USB ports, 2 GB… » 10/30/07 8:40pm 10/30/07 8:40pm

Dealzmodo: Piva PNS350 GPS Navigation system for $189

None of us have ever heard of Piva Digital, but then we've never heard of a full-featured in-car GPS navigation system for $189, either. The Piva PNS350 gives you turn-by-turn voice prompts in English, Spanish and French, and it has maps of the Lower 48 states loaded on its 1GB SD card. There's a 3.5-inch touchscreen,… » 4/26/07 3:30pm 4/26/07 3:30pm

LG Intros LAN-SD460 GPS Navi with Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls

Among the saving graces of hyper-expensive factory-installed GPS systems are niceties such as steering wheel-mounted controls. LG adds that convenience with its LAN-SD460, a combination GPS navigation system and portable media player which also has DMB to receive those digital broadcasts in Japan. All of that video… » 10/18/06 1:42pm 10/18/06 1:42pm

Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007, With Improved GPS Receiver

Microsoft announced its updated Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007, adding improved GPS locator hardware by Pharos to the package. The company says the GPS device now uses SiRF star III technology that's 10 times more sensitive than the GPS device included with the Streets and Trips 2006 version. The device plugs into… » 10/11/06 10:33am 10/11/06 10:33am