Buying a Honda Navigation Update for Your Civic

If you have bought a Honda Civic over the last couple of years and opted to have, or it already had, a Honda Navigation System built-in to the dashboard then you might occasionally experience the GPS getting lost. This is down to the fact that a GPS device is only as good as the maps loaded onto it, and for Honda car drivers that means you need to purchase Honda map updates at every year to keep completely current.

Thankfully it’s very easy to buy a Honda Navigation Update, and the new mapping software comes on DVD and is available online from the official Honda navigation store. Once you’ve received your new GPS disc you will need to install the new maps – and this is how you do that:

Installing a Honda Navigation Update Disc

  1. Turn on the ignition in your Honda Civic – please note, do not turn the car or GPS device off during the install process.
  2. Eject your existing Honda Navigation DVD and insert the new one.
  3. Wait for an onscreen prompt which will ask you to enter your unique authentication code – you can find this on the DVD case.
  4. The new map updates will now install – be aware this could take anything up to an hour to complete.

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Text Stop Android App – Stop Your Kids Texting While Driving

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When their teenage children are off with friends, doing what teenagers do, most parents experience some anxiety as to their chills well being. Some parents have gone as far as installing cell phones trackers/locators to help keep tabs on the teenagers whereabouts, without being overly intrusive.

The other major concern of parents is when the teenagers are in a vehicle, whether as the driver or a passenger. And rightly so, as car accidents involving teens makes up a disproportionate percentage of total motor vehicle deaths and injuries.

A major cause of all accidents, over 80% in fact, is caused by driver distraction. One of those major causes of distractions is the use of cell phones while driving, especially sending SMS messages, or Texting as it’s more commonly called.

This distraction caused by the use of cell phones, has caused an alarming increase in the road toll in the U.S and other western countries, so much so that 34 U.S. states have now legislated to ban the use of mobile phones altogether whilst a person is in control of a vehicle.

Combating Cell Phone Distraction While Driving

Recently, a company based in California has released an app for the Android market that once installed on a phone, will prevent the use of the phone for texting in any vehicle moving faster then 10mph (17kmh). This is all accomplished by using GPS tracking, which monitors the vehicles position second by second.

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MSI GT683R – Presenting Your New Game Partner

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For those of you who love gaming and are looking for the perfect laptop to make it your game partner, your search has come to an end because the MSI GT683R was created with this exact purpose. Of course you want a powerful partner in your gaming journeys, someone you can rely on blindly, and who will not disappoint you. Yes! The new release from MSI does all that because it features the power of an Intel Core i7 2630 processor and the support of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics.

Nothing at this laptop can be categorized as being usual. The entire design of the GT683R was based on LEDs: on the exterior of the lid we find a LED strip at the bottom, left and right side, but also in the middle the backlit MSI logo smiles back at you. When the lid is opened, we find a surprising design with 2 round speakers, one in every upper corner above the chiclet style keyboard, a multitouch touchpad framed by metal strips, and an extra line of sensitive buttons above the keyboard for fast access at: Bluetooth, Dynamic LED, Cooler Booster and others.

Any respectable laptop designed for gaming has to offer great performance and awesome graphics for you to be able to enjoy all those latest games.

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What You Need to Know: Kodak EasyShare C123 Review

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For the past decade or so, there has been a massive influx in entry level digital cameras for under $100. These cameras are perfect for small children, teenagers and those looking for a quick and cheap solution to their photography needs. These sub-$100 compact cameras get the job done but because the price is so low, the manufacturers needed to cut corners. Kodak, Canon, Nikon and pretty much all the other major players in this space have a camera in this segment, but this article will be tailored around our Kodak EasyShare C123 review.

The first thing that we noticed when we got our hands on the C123 was its simplistic design. At SimpleCameraReviews.com, we are used to seeing cheap, plastic cameras that when dropped, break. This Kodak however is fairly solid, but you’re still going to have that plastic feel. This slightly bulky camera is also going to be difficult to put in a normal sized pocket, so you might want to bring a back pack or purse to store it. Your color choices include classic black and a playful blue.

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Digital Cameras: Rechargeable Batteries

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For many people when they are buying a digital camera, they do not think about the batteries that the camera is going to take in order to run properly. However, this is something that should be considered. Most of the cameras today are using rechargeable batteries that is going to allow the person to avoid having to buy batteries every time that they turn around. However, there are still those that use the regular batteries. Which is better? Most people answer that the rechargeable batteries are going to allow the person to save money in the long, while also reducing the amount of waste that they put into the landfills each year, and this is right. Therefore, even with those cameras that come with standard batteries, the person should consider the rechargeable batteries that are out there since standard batteries tend to last only a week at a time in a camera that is used a lot.

The rechargeable batteries that people buy to put into their camera are called NiMh AA batteries. These are going to require that the person purchase a separate charger that usually plugs into an electric outlet. The person will find that this charger only costs around twenty dollars or so.

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Kindle 3 – The Best eReader on the Market

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The new Kindle 3 ebook reader is out on the market and flooding the streets with its mighty awesomeness! One of the best electronic book readers on the market today, the Amazon Kindle 3 offers stunning performance for all you book lovers out there!

The new Kindle is available in two versions; one of them is priced at around $140, and can connect to the internet exclusively through private or public WI-FI networks. The other Kindle 3 version is priced at around $190 and it comes with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. The free, built-in 3G connectivity uses the same technology as cell phones, making it possible to download or purchase any product or file from any location with cell service! Now that’s what I call mobility! The 3G version of this ebook reader is available in two colors, graphite and classic white!

Both of these cool gadgets use the new E-ink “Pearl” display, which offers higher contrast than precedent models and also a faster refresh rate! Despite this fact, it is in fact slower than traditional LCD displays.

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Toshiba Portable External Hard Drives Carrying Case

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While the main reason people purchase Toshiba Hard Drives is portability, most of us forget the importance of keeping the device safe during travels. It is true that Toshiba has done exceptionally well in creating resilient hard drives that are able to take a lot of wearing and tearing. However, the carrying case is able to ensure that the lifespan of your external drive is significantly prolonged and that you can store it properly when it is not in use. One of the advantages the Toshiba portable case has is that it is comes in various shapes and sizes in order to account for the size and shape of your hard drive. Moreover, the design of the case can be personalized.

The standard portable carrying case is 6.1 inches wide, 4.3 inches deep and 1.6 inches wide, while only weighting about 0.19 pounds. As you can see, it can easily fit most of the popular Toshiba hard drive models on the market. However, do not let the weight fool you, as the case is constructed from resilient and rigid materials on the exterior and can absorb very powerful shocks. Placing your portable hard drive inside the case is done via the zipper, for more convenience.

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Finding The Best Breathalyzer

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Once you have realized the benefits of carrying and using a breathalyzer, it comes down to finding which one is right for you, or for the family member for whom you want to get one. There are many breathalyzers on the market these days, and they range in price from a few dollars to several hundred dollars.

So, the question is, how do you know which is the best breathalyzer for you and your needs, or for the needs of your family? Fortunately it really is not all that hard to figure out. The old saying that says you get what you pay for happens to be very true when it comes to hi tech devices like breathalyzers. Although you will find many breathalyzers on the market for less than $20, if you think you can use one of those to make decisions like when to drive after drinking, I am afraid you are asking for trouble.

Price point is only one factor, but in general you should expect to pay close to $100 for any breathalyzer that will be of a high enough quality and accurate enough to be trusted for actual driving decisions after drinking. On the other hand, if you just want to educate your family or friends on the affects of alcohol on their body, there are few better ways than to use a breathalyzer as a teaching device in the home. When it comes to this, there are many in the $25 to $50 range that are perfectly suited.

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Asus EEE PC 1015PX – A Pearl Between Netbooks

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Just like in any other domain, the netbook market has its own top brands which always surprise customers by releasing professional products which in time prove to rank between the first positions in any users preferences. One of these retailers is also the Asus team and one of their latest netbook just delivered on the IT market is the Asus EEE PC 1015PX, and it announces to be a hit through the large range of available netbooks.

Starting with the exterior look, the EEE 1015PX features a matte plastic coverage which will keep fingerprints away. Also the rubbery material is the main factor in avoiding any unwanted accidents, providing a good grip of the device in a single hand. Coming in four color alternatives: red, blue, black and white, the netbook will have the same elegant and classy look because of its pearly shape, thus being designed to fit any occasions and personalities.

Regarding the performance of the netbook, Asus developers state that the EEE 1015PX will feature a dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor, working with 1 GB of RAM and 320GB of hard drive for easily storing a wide variety of info. Therefore the netbook provides the need hardware resources for one to enjoy almost any kind of complex application without forcing the device’s capabilities.

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