5 Gadgets You Can't Skimp On (And How to Save Money Buying Them)

The Financiapocalypse can't stop Christmas, but it can sure as hell suck some of the joy out of it. At the very least, it's probably making you reconsider just how much you wanna spend on toys for yourself and others this holiday season. You're probably looking to cut corners here and there, on dollar-store… »11/26/08 12:20pm11/26/08 12:20pm

Garmin Has Style Lapse: Releases Faux-Diamond Enhanced Nuvi GPSs

Garmin's had a tiny stylistic brain-fart with some new Nuvi »9/11/08 4:37am9/11/08 4:37am GPSs. Imagine a cheesy glimmering gadget suckered-on to your windshield, sending glittering—and distracting—shafts of light into your car... that's kind of what you've got in the "light rose" and "black diamond" editions of the Nuvi 250 and 760. They're…

Garmin 785T GPS and Friends: Free Lifetime Traffic, Lane Assist, 3D Transparent View and Bluetooth

Garmin'sdropping four new models to the higher-end 7x5 lineup with the nüvi 755T, 765T, 775T and the 785T. All models will include lifetime traffic alerts via NAVTEQ Traffic and Bluetooth connectivity, but the updated 7x5 series will include the most exciting new features: a 4.3" touchscreen, a 3-D transparent view of… »8/27/08 12:20pm8/27/08 12:20pm

Garmin's New Nuvi 500 GPS Does Driving, Walking, Boating Nav in One Unit

Garmin has just announced a new member of the Nuvi GPS range, the 500 series. In a first for Nuvi, the rugged, waterproof 500 units are specifically designed to be multipurpose, with maps for driving, walking, cycling and boating built in. For out-doorsy types, there's a shaded digital elevation map option, and a… »7/22/08 8:30am7/22/08 8:30am

Garmin Comes to Samsung, Mobile Gets a Nuvi and Google Local Search Upgrade

Two bits of news have come out of the Garmin camp today—the first of which involves Samsung phones getting their own navigation software based on the Garmin Mobile(TM) XT platform. The software will be available on smartphones like the i780 in Europe and elsewhere starting sometime in the next few months. Futhermore,… »3/31/08 6:45pm3/31/08 6:45pm

Hands-On Video With Garmin's Voice-Recognizing 880 GPS Unit

We got a hands-on ride with Garmin's voice recognizing 880 GPS unit last night and were impressed with just how good the voice recognition really was. Not only could it hear us over the Vegas traffic and the radio, it even parsed out when we said "sixteen hundred" instead of "one six zero zero". Check out what we… »1/05/08 5:02pm1/05/08 5:02pm

Garmin Juices Up nuvi Line With New Voice Control on 880, Fatter Screen for 260w

What's What: Updates all along the nuvi line. The top-of-the-line 880's big gun is new speech recognition with a steering wheel-mounted push-to-walk remote, and burnt coffee lovers can bark out commands like "find nearest Starbucks." The Catch:Voice controlled GPS means you gotta turn the radio down to command, no? »1/03/08 5:00pm1/03/08 5:00pm