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Nav-Mat II keeps your GPS in place and off the windshield

Nav-Mat II keeps your GPS in place and off the windshield

One of the things I don’t like about my GPS device is that I have to connect it to my windshield. My car has a very steep windshield, which means the GPS is further from me than I would really like it to be. I also don’t like the fact that the suction cups on the GPS units I have tried all seem to lose suction at the worst time.

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2011 Audi A8 packed with tech: handwriting recognition, 1,400W B&O audio, more

2011 Audi A8 packed with tech: handwriting recognition, 1,400W B&O audio, more

With what must be a strong candidate for the longest press release of 2009, Audi have launched their new flagship, the Audi A8.  Since we usually save our interest in cars for only the most outlandishly technical or geekily endearing, the new A8 earns its place by bolstering its multimedia interface (MMI) with handwriting recognition, an optional 1,400W Bang & Olufsen audio system, twin 10.2-inch displays for the rear-seat passengers, and a 20GB hard-drive for digital media.

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Barnes and Noble nook gets official: $259 for dual-screen Android ebook reader

Barnes and Noble nook gets official: $259 for dual-screen Android ebook reader

Barnes and Noble have officially announced their ebook reader, the Barnes and Noble nook, complete with dual displays and free 3G and WiFi b/g wireless.  The nook has a 6-inch E Ink Vizplex E Ink display up top and a 3.5-inch color touchscreen underneath, with the whole thing based on Android and measuring 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.5-inches while tipping the scales at 11.2oz.  B&N have partnered with AT&T for the nook's 3G access, and owners will be able to use the retailer's in-store WiFi connections for free as well.

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Samsung Corby PRO B5310 and TXT B3210 launch with Italian paint fight [Video]

Samsung Corby PRO B5310 and TXT B3210 launch with Italian paint fight [Video]

Don't let the sober looks fool you; Samsung intends mischief with their new Corby PRO B5310 and its non-sliding (but still QWERTY-toting) Corby TXT B3210 sibling.  The company bizarrely decided that the best way to promote the two social-network focussed devices was to give four of them to well-connected Italians and then stage a massive paint fight.  No, we don't quite understand it either, but you can see the video after the cut.

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