Microsoft Pulling The Plug On MSN Direct In 2012

While it's probably not the first casualty of the Google GPS navigation bombshell, the fact remains—Microsoft is pulling the plug on their MSN Direct service on January 1st, 2012. » 10/28/09 5:15pm 10/28/09 5:15pm

Garmin Nuvi 880 Voice-Controlled GPS Lightning Review

The Gadget: One of Garmin's flagship Nuvis, the 880 responds to commands from your voice, triggered by a little remote control you attach to your steering wheel. » 1/02/09 7:45pm 1/02/09 7:45pm

MSN Direct Weather, News and Stocks Comes to Windows Mobile

MSN Direct's weather, news, stocks, and entertainment info have been available on MSN Spot devices for a while now, but have been surprisingly missing from Microsoft's own cellphone devices. Not anymore. You can get now up-to-date info right on your Windows Mobile home screen direct from whatever data connection you… » 2/11/08 3:25pm 2/11/08 3:25pm

Garmin c580 StreetPilot GPS Video: 30 Seconds To Lock Satellites and…

Bam! Here's just how fast one with nimble fingers can program Garmin's c580 StreetPilot. I also thought the Gas, Movie and Traffic data functionality was nifty enough to warrant a video tour. I like it.
Although it is a bit flawed. » 3/13/07 5:45pm 3/13/07 5:45pm

Hands On Garmin's Streetpilot C580 GPS: Instant Traffic, Movies, Gas…

Dear Diary,
I'm back home! After a few hundred miles of scuttling between California ski resorts, seedy casinos skirting the Nevada border, and snowed out mountainous ranges between the two, I'm ready to declare Garmin's c580...not quite as good as its predecessor. That's not to say its not remarkable, however. » 3/13/07 4:01pm 3/13/07 4:01pm

Garmin 580 GPS: Can Grab Movie Times, Weather, Traffic, and Gas Prices

When we spotted that Garmin Nuvi 680 a few weeks ago, with its MSNDirect data-over-FM service, we didn't think it would be the only one to get bits of useful data from the airwaves. Here's the car focused c580. » 1/04/07 11:36pm 1/04/07 11:36pm

Garmin Nuvi 670 GPS with MSNDirect for Weather, Traffic, Movie Times

Here's a leaked Garmin Nuvi GPS. Two things. The Nuvi's new widescreen format makes it harder to pocket, and the whole nuvi concept was pocketability. Secondly, this one pulls data from MSN Direct. You know the same tech that powers spot watches. Those things sucked, but this could work out nicely. It probably will… » 11/28/06 11:58pm 11/28/06 11:58pm

Melitta ME1MSB Smart Brew Coffeemaker Shows You Weather Reports

Okay, all you wonks who complained that we had a coffeemaker on the Giz the other day, keep scrolling. Now that the whiny geek is gone, let me tell you about the Melitta ME1MSB Smart Brew Coffeemaker, a 10-cup pot that uses Microsoft SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) to give you almost-live weather data from… » 9/15/06 11:29am 9/15/06 11:29am