PND’s Not Dead Yet – Best Navigation Systems for Your Car
Automotive navigation systems are connected to satellite that give back-to-back information about the movement of your car. The company stores the road database and this database helps in guiding you to the respective directions.
We have also become somewhat dependent on these navigation systems. The travelling has become too much common in our life that we have to use these GPS systems frequently. Previously people use to ask other residents of that area about the directions; however, now such dependency has eventually decreased. This system is not only used in cars, but also many truck drivers and auto transportation companies use this technology for their safety.
Here are some of the top navigation systems that have highest sales:
Garmin is famous for its dual screen display. On a single screen, it gives 3D mapping as well as graphics display of the possible turn that is ahead. You can easily control this system through your voice command or by the touch screen. Therefore, its handling during the driving is very easy. The maps are free and you do not have to pay any cost. One limitation of Nuvi is that it does not give good traffic guide where frequency modulation (FM) coverage will be low. Garmin Nuvi 3590 cost is $350.
It looks just like your smart phone due to its size and thin body. Nuvi 2760 has many other specifications that include touch glass display, traffic trends, lane assist and hand free calling abilities. Nuvi 2760 also has a pedestrian navigation capability that helps to avoid any collision with the pedestrians. Anti-theft feature is also one unique feature of this device. It is very helpful in long distance travel. Many professional auto transportation companies use it for safe shipping of the vehicles.
This small GPS device provides traffic reporting and many other services in a safe manner. The touch screen is extremely responsive and the update of traffic information is very rapid. It also has voice command system. However, the usage of this device seems to be complicated. It need sometime before you clearly understand the functioning of this vehicle. The price of Tom-Tom 2535 is $290.
Magellan assists you in lane changing, traffic, and reaching to your destination. It has free lifetime traffic alerts and the screen of Magellan is much larger as compared to other navigators. The price of Magellan 3055 is $170.
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Facebook’s Graph Search: another fusion in search
People, who want to stay awake for 72 hours in a row for fun, I would ask them to be a little bit patience. Hold your breath for few more days, the instrument is coming, what will keep you awake for long.
January 15th , 2013, Facebook announced another revolutionary feature, “Facebook Graph Search”. It’s a feature for social search inside the social network which is currently in private beta with a wait-list for individuals and businesses. What it does is, when you type a query, such as “friends who have visited Lisbon liked Bairo Alto”, Graph Search crosses all of the relationships and find people which comply with the statement of search. So, next time when you are going to Bairo Alto, you know who to ask to go with you. Here is another search example in the picture bellow, “Single women who live nearby and who are interested in men and like Getting Drank”. Pretty kool, Ha!!!
Already, I have heard my friends talking about the recent shitty privacy system of Facebook. You can’t hide yourself, if you own a Facebook account; people are watching you, knowing what you like and getting to know your secret aspirations. So it’s really difficult to realize the future scenario after publicizing the Graph Search. Anyway, being an optimistic individual, I appreciate this development and this is going to open a new arena to learn about people more, what can bring a big boom in production without loss as you already know what people wants what’s their tests.
Then again being fascinated by the space time study, what I dream now is to have a graph search which includes spatial and temporal components. Such as I want to find, “an expert of quantum physics, within 200 km who is a scientist in this arena for last 10 years”. Finally, here are some food for thought: being the best of search technologies, what’s Google going to bring alongside this? In the race course, I would love to see the fittest horse of Google running against Facebook’s Graph Search. Their race might solve our (researcher, business people and so) all need.