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Magic Tap and Magic Tap Deluxe Picture Frame

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When working with computers, you quickly find that the details are very, very important. Even the smallest things can cause frustration. In many cases, the same is true of life in general. It is always worthwhile to get rid of some of the little aggravations in life.

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TomTom GO 300

travel/tomtomgo300.jpgRecently I looked at several portable global positioning system (GPS) units. These small pieces of equipment pinpoint your location by satellite and give you directions to help you get wherever you are going.

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Hotel Kiosks Take Off

travel/hotelkiosks.jpgThe latest trend in travel not only eliminates the need to wait on long lines, it's also giving consumers a more relaxed travel experience. Recently, airports have been employing new technology that allows passengers to check themselves in and receive their tickets.

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Security Checkpoint Wait Times

travel/luggagered.jpgSince 9-11 traveling for me has been a hit or miss situation. Murphy’s Law, I guess, but it seems that when I am running late I am always faced with an unexpectedly long line at security. When I am early, the lines are short and I wind up spending a considerable amount of time waiting at the gate.

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Puffer to Find Explosives

travel/suitcases.jpgAirports across the United States may soon have one more tool to fight terrorism. This past June the Transportation Security Administration launched the first-ever walk-through explosives detector in an airport environment.

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Lane Departure Warning

travel/infinitylogo.jpgInfiniti, the luxury division of Nissan North America, recently announced the availability, of a new Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, which alerts drivers of an unintended movement of the vehicle out of a designated traffic lane. The new system, which utilizes a small camera, speed sensor, an indicator and an audible warning buzzer, will be offered this fall on 2005 models of Infiniti's popular FX crossover sport utility vehicle - the first production application of LDW in North America.

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Stand-by for Your Car

travel/citroen.jpgYour computer has a “stand-by mode” that allows you to save on electricity.  Soon your automobile may be equipped with a stand-by mode to help you save on gasoline.

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