Nexus One car kit caught on camera

The Google Nexus One will include a couple of accessories when it’s released in January (as rumored). Among them–a dashboard car kit and a Bluetooth desktop dock. The car kit has been caught on camera and doesn’t look to be anything special. It does continue to point toward the eventual demise of the PND though. The desktop dock, model number CR B410, is Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR-capable, as is the Nexus One. This is leading some tech bloggers to believe, citing an FCC filing, that the Bluetooth dock could be tethered via an AV jack to something like a car DVD player to stream media content from the phone to, for example, an HDTV.

Ten Top Automotive Technologies of the Decade

In the '90s, satellite radio and iPods weren't around. Only hardcore computer geeks were tweaking cars to add MP3 capability, and navigation systems were still only available as expensive in-dash systems,' remembered Edmunds.com Senior Technology Editor Doug Newcomb. 'Bluetooth hands-free phones were still years away and Bose was the best known of only a handful of premium car audio offerings.'

1. iPod Integration: We've come a long way from carrying around bulky multi-CD cases. Today drivers can bring along all their favorite music with a device that fits in a pocket and can be integrated with most vehicles.
2. MP3 File Access: Most stock radios now offer CD players that can read MP3-encoded discs that can store hundreds of tunes, and if a car has a Car DVD player then the number of songs that can fit on a disc goes up exponentially. Many cars now offer an aux-in for plugging in an MP3 player, and more vehicles now have a USB port or SD card slot for reading music files on flash media.
3. Bluetooth: Hands-free laws gave this emerging technology an added boost, and now that wireless music streaming is catching on with carmakers and consumers, Bluetooth is getting even more popular.
4. Satellite Radio: No one could have believed that radio could sound this good, offer this much variety, be largely commercial-free and not fade in the middle of nowhere.
5. High-End Branded Audio Systems: Good-sounding, name-brand OEM audio system from Bose, Infinity, Pioneer and others were available for years, but premium systems from Mark Levinson, Bang & Olufsen, B&W and others set a new benchmark during this decade.
6. Exterior Cameras: Backup cameras became popular in giant-size SUVs and have since proliferated in a variety of vehicles large and small.
7. Navigation: In just a few short years after portable nav systems debuted in the early part of the decade, with retail prices in excess of $1,000, they quickly became an inexpensive consumer electronics purchase. Now smartphone nav apps are further democratizing the availability of navigation.
8. Voice Activation: Until recently, voice activation was more of a gimmick and novelty, but in the past few years voice activation has become more accurate and reliable -- and available on more cars.
9. Ford Sync: Ford Sync deserves a place on this list for many reasons: for its reliable voice recognition, its affordability, its valuable services such as 911 Assist and Traffic, Directions and Information, and its easy upgradability that renders it seemingly timeless even as the car it is in ages.
10. Location-Based Services: Location-based services (LBS) help you get local fuel prices, traffic, weather reports, movie show times, sports scores and more, wherever you are.


Hold On Tight To Your Nexus One: Desk, Car Holders Pending

Engadget is reporting on some accessories you can look forward to when the Google Nexus finally makes its debut. The first is the CR B410 desktop dock, whose main claim to fame is that it includes Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR functionality in the dock itself -- B'tooth functionality already in the Nexus, by the bye. More interesting is the diagram above (from an FCC test report) showing the dock interfaced with a Car DVD player, clearly for multimedia playback through your home entertainment system. (So much for jumbo flat-screens with Web widgets...)

There's also a car mount coming, which appears to hook to the dashboard/vent to allow in-car navigation and other semi-hands-free usage.

2010 looks to be a verrrry interesting year in the smartphone wars.


Kidz Gear IR68KG02 wireless headphones make road trips bearable

The last time I went on a road trip with my family the kids watched movies and played games most of the way. Riding in the car with two young kids can be nerve racking as any parent can tell you. I was ready to hunt down the people behind Sponge Bob and his cohorts after listening to the videos for a few hours.
Next road trip I am getting some headphones like the new Kidz Gear IR68KG02. The headphones are wireless and are designed to be used with in-car DVD and video systems. The headphones will work with other devices as well if you buy the wireless transmitter available as an option.

Kidz Gear promises that the headphones are compatible 100% with all in-car DVD systems that use IR technology. The best news is that the headphones are only $34.99. That is going to be a lot cheaper than the dealer will charge you to order a new set of headphones if yours are lost or broken. The headphones are available now.

Santa's Got a GPS

YOU better watch out, Santa Claus, we KNOW where you are at all times.


Back in the day, kids could only imagine where in the world Santa was flying en route to delivering his presents on Christmas Eve. Today, with GPS tracking devices, even Old Saint Nick's whereabouts can be digitally pinpointed on satellite maps.

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense), the self-professed "Most sophisticated Santa tracking system in the world," explains their process on the NORAD website. It uses "four high-tech systems to track Santa -- radar, satellites, Santa Cams, and fighter jets. Satellites positioned in geo-synchronous orbit at 22,300 miles from the Earth's surface are equipped with infrared sensors, which enable them to detect heat. Amazingly, Rudolph's bright red nose gives off an infrared signature, which allows our satellites to detect Rudolph and Santa."

The real truth is kids can watch videos as Santa flies over various world landmarks. This year, NORAD has also partnered with Google so kids can track Santa via Google Earth.

Merry Merry!


Thieves stealing your GPS can track you back home

Tech-savvy thieves are doing more than just stealing Car GPS or Car DVD devices off the front seats of cars. They're pushing the right buttons to use the devices to head right back to their owners' homes, Gary Hoffman reports on AOL Autos.

Many GPS devices have a common navigational feature called the home setting, fully automating the process of directing you to your home. Hoffman says its a convenience that burglars and stalkers are sure to appreciate, "turning your free-floating anxiety about data theft into full-blown paranoia about home invasion."

Writes Hoffman:

The possibilities seem endless. The units' presence in vehicles such as a Lexus or a BMW, for example, could give thieves a clue to a much bigger haul at the owner's home. And if they steal the garage door opener, too, they may be able to get inside the house with ease.

Two years ago, thieves stole a number of Acura cars from a corporation's garage in Atlanta, and, in three cases, they used the GPS units in the cars to find and then burglarize employees' homes.

And it wasn't just in Atlanta:

Just last month, two men were accused of a GPS-guided crime spree in Michigan and northern Ohio. They allegedly broke into vehicles parked at shopping centers, stole the units and then burglarized home after home. Police figure the same pair may have been responsible for burglaries in about 20 communities.

This "take me home" function works in reverse as well, helping police identify the owners of lost or stolen GPS devices. In November, police in New Jersey found a Garmin unit in a small cache of stolen goods. By setting the device to its home setting, they were able to identify the owner and return it.

But the bottom line is that, at least theoretically, some of your personal information could be available to anyone getting hold of your navigational device.

You may be more likely to be audited by the IRS or contract H1N1 than be a victim of burglars guided by GPS. Yet the risks "aren't negligible" either, said Erhan Kartaltepe, associate director of the Institute for Cyber Security of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Your home address could join a large mass of information about you that is "out there," available to the public or determined individuals.

Kartaltepe notes that data isn't usually encrypted on consumer GPS devices. So if thieves break the locking combination -- presuming the driver even bothered to lock it in the first place -- they get access to a home address.

"We encourage people to use common sense and take the same precautions that they would with any consumer electronics device," said Jessica Myers, a spokeswoman for Olathe, Kan.-based Garmin International.

You can take your Car GPS unit with you or lock it in the trunk or glove compartment when you leave your car. You can also lock the unit down with an anchoring device.

One company, New York-based Pioneer Lock, has taken its experience with locking devices for desktop computers and has applied it to on-board GPS units. Its StarLock-GPS product hangs onto the unit with a heavy wire cable and a plate glued to it with high-strength adhesive. The lock can be easily released if you want to take the unit with you, said company owner Peter Parsekian.

If the Car GPS unit itself has a keyboard locking device, Myers recommends that people use it. Garmin has a feature similar to a keyboard lock on a cellphone, she said. "With the Garmin Lock, you either insert a password or drive to a specific location, which you have preset." At that location, the unit unlocks and its owner can access its data and functions without additional effort.

Still, thieves may find it relatively easy to hack their way into a locked unit over several days.

The best course is to deter the theft in the first place, and the simplest solution is to take your GPS unit with you when you leave your car.

"You wouldn't leave your cellphone or your digital camera on the seat," Myers said. "A lot of times people forget this." Since their GPS is often mounted with a suction cup on the windshield, they almost regard it as a structural part of the vehicle, she said.


The advice for dealing with Christmas travel

There is nothing very funny, standing in long queues at the airport or stuck in traffic on the road outside the city, if you were located in the hammock, swimming in the pool or chilling on the beach before the hour. However, what is often at the top of the Christmas trip, when to start the game all hits the streets and the airport and the mind. Here are our 10 tips to keep a cool head is the holiday season of Christmas.

If you fly you register online, 24 hours before the flight and save a lot of standing around the airport. It's still a queue for Bag Drop-off, but tends to move fairly quickly. Online registration, you can choose your seat.

Sydney Airport said Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19 is the busiest day at the airport this year with the 2nd January 3 when many people return home. If you or the day you plan to arrive at the airport before your flight and be prepared for long queues.

The NRMA expects its busiest day) on the streets during the last school day (December 18) two days before Christmas (December 23 and days) after Christmas (December 27 to January 4.

Statistics on traffic accidents is the worst time for Christmas Day 10.2, while employed by 10 on Boxing Day.

The NRMA said the morning rush hour tends to a later date during the holidays because so many moved to annual leave, Climax, and then travel to the Wee hours in the morning when you can.

It's hard to travel light, for Christmas, but it makes life easier and help you avoid baggage fees. When you arrive at your destination well before Christmas, and at least some shopping when you get there because the airlines little Christmas spirit when it comes to overweight bags.

Do not be one of many that lead to delays in security checks at the airport by packaging in general, aerosols and other prohibited items in checked baggage.

Despite government campaigns to increase awareness, Sydney Airport seized hundreds of items per day for security checks.

If traveling abroad, remember that there are restrictions on liquids in hand luggage: each element must be 100 ml or less and all containers must be placed in a clear bag zip-lock. See travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au.

If you wear, Christmas gifts, it is preferable not to participate because they must be available for inspection.

Item is not checked baggage if you must. Christmas is the busiest of the year for air travel to say and a better chance of loss of luggage, then get the most from your seven pounds in a chamber baggage allowance per person.

Most airlines allow laptops, bags and cameras in addition to compensation to be done leaves no room for small gifts.

Most Australians do not travel travel insurance in the country, some do not travel internationally. If there was ever a time when the insurance market is the peak Christmas travel, especially if you wear gifts. Insurance companies online actually brought the cost of insurance is money well spent.

If you go, airport transfers, on the ramp at the airport, required parking or other arrangements, the book now. See Parking Full sign when you can fly, you feel miserable and should not assume hotels have parking when kept rooms. If you're probably too late at home, you need to call and give rules for the collection of a button or a visit.

If you steal, you have the book you want to read, so you can activate the standby time to relax and not disappointed. Accept that things will take longer than normal and use your time.

If you drive, download podcasts or new music to make a big difference. If you go on a long trip with children in the car, a cheap, car DVD players can contribute to peace and goodwill.

If there is a guarantee for the summer travel season is that there is a dramatic outbursts at the airport and roads - and not talking about children.

At the airport, I remember the staff will do their best to get thousands of passengers on the right aircraft at the right time - not in the interest of the airline off slowly.

In the streets, it helps to remember that all other efforts to reach their destination and. Wearing Santa Claus hat to you, listen to music, which is to remember that the spirit of Christmas should be fun, not survival of the fittest.

BMW Dealership In Los Angeles – Finding An Automobile Has Never Been So Simple

Many factors involved when you see the vehicles to a delegation of BMW in Los Angeles. When looking for a car that you want a clear idea of the budget, is the model and options to be incorporated in the vehicle. It is often helpful to make a list before your visit to ensure that all requirements included in a family to find the right vehicle.

Technological progress will happen in such a fast pace, offering new features and security functions are often introduced on a seasonal basis. One of the many advances have been designers and manufacturers in recent years, developing engines that are environmentally friendly, not dependent on fossil fuels has.

Some cars are now equipped with engines that rely on solar energy and accelerate the production of hybrid vehicles further.
These vehicles operate primarily on the performance of batteries installed in the trunk. Some of these batteries should be plugged into an electrical outlet overnight to recharge the battery to power the next day again.

Another problem that occurred in the past with hybrid cars, the lack of power. Cars can easily climb mountains.
Nor could go at a pace suited to highway driving. Now, cars can easily lead to heavy traffic and easily navigate the mountainous terrain.

Many families who need a vehicle that can operate both as a functional family car and drive. These people need a vehicle used is a gas well and is small enough to go during commuting to work. However, we must accommodate the vehicle is in a position within the family while traveling with suitcases and other objects in tow.

Search for an accessible vehicle, which was slightly more than one operation is often difficult, can be used in the past. However, the manufacturer, claims many options for families are met. There are hybrid vehicles, up to eight people comfortably. There are also various types of vehicles, there is more interior space than before.

Vehicles of the family most recently designed with extra features that are built into DVD players in the back seat of the car. These players can withstand regular use by young children. They have touch screens, easy handling of the Car DVD player that can be easily fitted to the unit. In most cases, an owner of the Car DVD is close to the location where the child is.

Security features are the cars that do not have locks on the doors. These cars can be caused when the right combination to mitigate the keyboard is under the door. Newer vehicles have door locks that can be activated by a fingerprint. With advances in technology continue to build cars by the end of a standard car key.

Another security feature allows the car will be tracked by satellite, in case of theft or a car accident. It can be violated by the recording equipment, a person on a remote road easy to find. If the car is stolen, it can be monitored and the system is now integrated with police scanners.

With these exceptional cars and other options may be a representative of BMW based in Los Angeles to find the car. Decide now, what you want for your new vehicle is an important step to ensure you have full use of your money. Visit BMW dealer for more information.


Remnants of previous accidents litter the ground. Broken taillights and windshield glass glisten in the sunlight. A rearview mirror lies abandoned alongside the road. It is a beautiful clear day, the wind whistling through the overgrown grass in the nearby field where Joel’s car had landed. Several cars speed through the intersection, going well over the posted 45 mph. Other cars simply slow down at the stop light and continue through or completely neglect to stop at all. Joel recalls, “I remember the first time I came back here after the accident with the insurance adjuster. I looked around seeing glass from my windshield and broken pieces of my mom’s car. As we stood there for about 10 minutes discussing the accident we watched half a dozen cars neglect to stop at the light. Something has to be done. People just aren’t paying attention or just don’t care.”

Joel Delancy, a Garrett, Pennsylvania resident, was the victim of a distracted driving accident on December 3, 2007. A driver neglected to see two stop signs and double blinking lights on a clear day because he was switching his books-on-tape cassettes. The vehicle Joel was driving was T-boned and flipped several times before landing in a field. Joel was helicopter-lifted with a lacerated liver, spleen, and lung, which caused internal bleeding. He also had broken ribs, and many bruises and scratches. His two passengers, Matt Donaldson and Stephen Larue, were also taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries.

While the boys did heal physically, the mental terror remained. Joel admits, “I was so angry when I found out that this accident was caused by a careless driver. You can see the stop lights for practically a quarter of a mile. He obviously was not paying attention for more than a few seconds. I almost lost my life and my passengers’ because of another’s negligent driving.” It took Joel several months to even drive past the accident site. The negligent driver was charged with reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop light and sign.

Delancy advises, “You must pay attention to the roadway and others. I did have passengers and the music on. However, as I approached the intersection, I saw him not even slowing down and started to react immediately. I counter steered, after being T-boned, away from a metal pole which could have killed us on impact. I remember hearing people saying that without our seat belts and my quick actions, we would have died. Always wear a seat belt; there is a reason they are put in your vehicle.”

Matt Donaldson, a passenger in that car, vividly recalls that day. He remembers, “We were just driving down the road and listening to Crossfade’s new song ‘I Never Meant To Be So Cold.’ We weren’t speeding and it was a clear December day. When we got hit and were flipping through the air, it felt like an eternity until we landed. We must have flipped several times. I just remember a slow motion feeling and really focusing on the song. It continued to play until we hit the ground and the engine stopped. It’s funny the way you remember things. Every time I hear that song, I go back to those seconds.” Matt, physically healed, also suffers the mental anguish that a traumatic event causes. It also took Matt a while to even ride past the accident scene. It is a moment that has changed his life. He will always wear his seat belt and be cautious on the roadway.

Distractions while driving are becoming ever more popular, increasing the risks for deadly consequences. Cell phones enable you to do everything from taking videos and pictures, checking e-mails, and text messaging to making calls while also creating a hazardous distraction when used on the roadway. Eighteen states, including Maryland and the District of Columbia, have created laws to ban texting while driving. Pennsylvania has not yet passed such a law. The intent is to avoid distractions that create vehicular accidents.

In a recent survey conducted among 80 students and faculty at Frostburg State University, nearly 96 percent of people said they had used a cell phone to make or receive a call while driving. Many people admitted that this is a fast paced world and one must multitask to get everything done. One said “I have a million things to do. I have to make calls while driving to get everything done.” Whether using the phone to talk while bored or to do business, this distracted driving can be a recipe for disaster. Some people are using hands free calling devices or having a passenger answer the phone. Others try to pull off the road or answer quickly and promise a returned call. Making and receiving phone calls was more of a problem than text messaging for those surveyed. However, text messaging seems to take the driver’s eyes off the roadway for a longer period of time.

Also, according to the same survey, almost 83 percent admitted to texting while driving. Many of the responses admitted to doing the deed, but also show regret or shame for it. One responder said, “I text while driving, but am trying to stop. I feel bad for doing it so often.” Many people said that they were working on not texting or using the cell while driving. Another responder stated, “I am working hard to stop this dangerous behavior.” Some admitted to texting only a few words to complete conversations. Others claimed to do so only when at a stop light or in stopped traffic. One responder claimed, “I only text while stopped in traffic. Sometimes the light changes, though, and I must finish the text while driving through the intersection.” Most responders stated that they used to text while driving, but since learning more of the dangers are trying to limit it. The most common distraction many see are others text messaging. 90 percent of the surveyed people felt that laws should be passed to make texting while driving illegal. One surveyed person admitted, “I want a law to be passed to make driving safer all around. However, I don’t know how often I would follow the law. It would be hard.”

Perhaps the best witnesses to the risky behaviors occuring on the roadway are other drivers. Michael Siciliano, liberal arts major at Frostburg State University, tries not to initiate phone calls and never text messages while driving. The senior from Lavale, Maryland, laughs and says, “I tend to look at texting while driving as kind of ridiculous. You do look at the cell phone and there is no way to keep your eyes on the road.”

Julia Vilece, a music management major at Frostburg State University, agrees that there is no way that you can pay attention to the road while texting. The junior from Ellicott City, Maryland, advises, “I just give my phone to my passenger. If you do that, then you aren’t playing with it. I just don’t do it because it is dangerous.”

Several people seemed to think that texting while driving is a bad idea, but really aren’t worried about it until something happens to their car. Twone Franklin, a mass communications major at Frostburg State University, says he doesn’t text while driving because he’s not a great texter, but does make and receive calls. The sophomore from Laurel, Maryland, admits, “I don’t worry about others. As long as they don’t hit my car, then I’m not worried about what they are doing. There shouldn’t be a law against this because people do need to get in touch with you sometimes when you are traveling.”

Doug Hersch, a mechanical engineering major at Frostburg State University, concurs that he doesn’t tend to worry about others. The junior, a commuter student from Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, says, “I don’t mind others using cell phones, if they can drive safely. But most people aren’t able to achieve this. Most people can’t multitask. But if they don’t hit my car, then I tend not to worry about the other drivers. There should be a law, but it’d be hard to follow. I talk on the cell phone all the time.”

John Difebo, a senior computer science major and commuter student from Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, agrees that there should be some type of law but that it would be hard to enforce. He says, “No outgoing data should be allowed; only incoming text messages should be read. You should be able to read the text, just not take the time to respond. A law would only be practical to enforce when checking the phone log after an accident does occur.”

Many organizations, including the American Automobile Association, are working to see these laws passed. Beverly Powell, director of communications for AAA East Central Pennsylvania, says, “As new technologies continue to develop they present more potential for distraction behind the wheel. These new distractions are dangerous for drivers of all ages, but are particularly hazardous of an inexperienced driver.” AAA hopes to pass such laws in all 50 states for drivers of all ages by the year 2013 as part of the “Heads up driving week: Try it for a week, do it for life” campaign which began on September 29, 2009. This week calls for the focusing of driving and avoiding distractions on the roadway. Powell also states, “AAA also feels it is important to educate the public through driver training, safety programs, and awareness campaigns on a broad range of distractions that may attract the driver’s focus away from the road.”

AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety aims to educate people about the dangerous consequences such distractions can create. The campaign is aimed at busy people who tend to multitask. The organization states that 8,000 crashes every day are connected to distracted driving, while also warning that using a cell phone while driving quadruples your risk of a crash. This foundation also offers tips for being a “heads up driver,” including stowing away all electronic devices.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, whose mission is to “Save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle related crashes,” has also created a two-day campaign to inform drivers of dangerous distractions. The NHTSA confirms that in 2008 on any given day, 80,000 cars were driven by people using a cell phone. There were also half a million injuries caused by a distracted driving accident in the year 2008. The two-day “Distracted Driving Summit”, held on September 30 - October 1, 2009, hoped to inform drivers of the under-recognized danger of using a cell phone or texting while operating a vehicle.

While Pennsylvania has no laws in effect yet, Maryland’s ban on texting while driving went into effect October 1, 2009. This law makes sending or receiving a text message while operating a vehicle illegal. The offense is considered secondary, meaning the driver must commit a primary violation such as speeding, running a stop sign, etc. before a police officer can pull the driver over. If convicted of this secondary offense, drivers will face a fine of up to $500. This law makes the activity a misdemeanor. The Maryland State Highway Administration recently released statistics that included 20,000 injuries related to distracted driving every year in the state.

The Maryland Highway Safety Administration also provides research that has compared texting while driving to a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent; double the legal limit. The goal of this law is to prevent crashes and injuries and save lives. The organization feels it very important to inform motorists of the dangerous consequences associated with inattentive driving.

Lora Rakowski, of the Office of Communications for the Maryland State Highway Administration, adds, “Distracted driving can be deadly and the new texting ban while driving delivers an important message to the public that driving requires one's full attention. It's just about impossible to write and send a text message while following a key tenet of safe driving: keeping both hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road.”

To type out the text message, the driver must physically look down at the phone and take his/her eyes off the road for several seconds depending on the message size. The Maryland State Highway Administration website states that in the one second you take your eyes off the road while driving 65 mph, you will have traveled 100 feet. In those 100 feet of distracted driving, a number of complications could occur resulting in wrecks, injuries, or even fatalities. Since 93 percent of all accidents are caused by driver error, the Maryland State Highway Administration affirms that crashes are not accidents, but rather preventable and predictable.

Many car insurers are also urging the limiting of the use of cell phones and texting while driving. State Farm Insurance lists talking on the cell phone as a major distraction, especially for inexperienced teen drivers. State Farm also reports that nine out of ten teens commonly see other teens using the cell phone while driving. Sixty-six percent of teens also admit that they care about their parents’ opinions on cell phone use in the car. State Farm Insurance affirms that 25 percent of all crashes in the United States are caused by distractions, including the use of cell phones and text messages. However it can be difficult for an insurance agency to actually determine what caused accidents. Bryan Bozovich, State Farm Insurance agent in Somerset, PA, says, “From an agent’s perspective it is difficult to determine the extent to which mobile devices contribute to automobile accidents. The reason is that the majority of accidents that involve these types of distractions as the main cause of the accident are usually not reported to us in that manner. I would assume that there are a considerable number of motor vehicle accidents that are caused by these devices, but go undetected by insurance carriers due to the facts or cause of the accident being misrepresented at the time we take the initial loss report.” Insurance agencies such as State Farm may have difficulties determining if cell phones played a role, but do aim to inform their clients about these dangers to prevent accidents.

It’s important to note that while cell phones do seem to be the major distraction on the roadway presently, there are other risky behaviors that also cause accidents such as Joel Delancy’s. Distractions range from eating and drinking in the car, a behavior done for many years, to using Car GPS units or Car DVD players in the backseats. As the world becomes a faster paced place, people feel the pressing urge to multitask. Women are seen doing their hair and makeup going 65 mph down the interstate. Parents console children in the backseat, handing them toys or food, taking their eyes off the road for several seconds. There are always sights around the driver that are beyond his/her control such as construction zones, vehicle accidents, and scenery that also pose hazards. Each time a driver gets in the vehicle distractions can occur beyond his/her control or be created that could result in dangerous consequences.

Of those surveyed, many people wrote that they have seen other drivers eating, drinking, doing their makeup and hair, consoling children, and of course, using their cell phones. One astounding act that several people reported seeing was people reading books or papers in their laps. Some people recall drivers reading entire novels while looking up every few seconds at the roadway, making driving their second priority at hand.

Whatever the cause, distractions should be kept to a minimum. With technology ever increasing, cell phone usage and text messaging are creating a dangerous recipe for the roadway. Still other distractions are also dangerous such as eating and drinking, reading, playing with the radio or cassettes, and observing your surroundings. With eighteen states passing laws banning text messaging and many more working to do so, it is obvious that this distraction is being viewed as a very risky behavior. Drivers should buckle up, eliminate the distractions, and make driving their number one priority because distractions can, in fact, lead to dire consequences.

Delancy looks back now on the accident and states, “Everyone makes mistakes while driving. You try to be as cautious as possible. I’m a lot more cautious now. I was 16 when that happened and it gave me a life-changing experience. I understand mistakes on the roadway, but people must realize that one split second could have changed all three of our lives or even killed us.”

Studios Wise to Focus on Turning the Masses Blu

I hate cliches with a passion, but in this case there’s simply no better way to say it than this: The studios are finally putting the cart behind the horse instead of the other way around.
For much of last year, questioned the wisdom of comics ever more inventive options alive, if 1) Blu-ray Disc, there was regular and 2) the vast majority of people who have Blu-ray Disc had not strapped to the Internet . Exclusive content and menus of climate change is all very well, heres butCand another cliche, I feel obliged to usec studios seem to take a rich, over-the-top party, but nothing came.

But in recent months, theres a remarkable change in attitude in the studio, and welcomed me warmly. To save the new thinking, emotions and decorative items for later, when everyone has Blu-ray Disc, and instead focus on becoming a Blu-ray hardware and software in the hands of everyone and his brother.
The way to do this is simple: Focus on a compelling, the message is easy to see blu-ray center more video and audio (HDTV you need a disk HD) PhD work then how the devil bite masses.

To achieve this, we must move from one standard to DVD Blu-ray Disc so easy and simple as humanly possibleCand I have seen all of Hollywood lately seems to be a step in the right direction.

Price parity is definitely a big step. Especially in this economic environment, you may be required to pay $ 30 for a movie, especially if you should take the same movie on DVD for $ 15. The proverbial sweet spot seems to be less than $ 20 for youth and less than $ 10 on the list, and it is something to see. For those who still mourn the devaluation, keep in mind that if Blu-ray has Fang ON and fast start, we could not devalue any product.

The second important step that provides benefits to consumers by adopting a kind of hard to reach in all seasons. Recognize that even if a person Blu-ray Disc is not clear that HES will buy a Blu-ray Disc version of the standard disc DVD, because that person is probably a car DVD player in his car and his room and a DVD player in the laptop. At this stage, at least for consumers, should offer both, so I think that Disney pioneered complex package and universals Flipper disc in the morning.

Blu-ray, as soon as we anchor in the mainstream, we can always go back to jazz up the extras. Produce BD-Live features, the new fund and making coffee in the morning because of me. But first we must take care of the basics. And the easiest to see what exactly is the studio seems to do.

Relax by Car DVD player

There are many people in the car is not just a vehicle. In fact, they take them as a friend and we believe can help them overcome their problems. Obviously, this seems a silly idea, but it is especially when you consider that many people on a long journey with the same amount of stress. To overcome the path for your car and your stress, many treatments and medicines are there to help you through your anxiety. In fact, you can find drugs and alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, etc. You can find many people who opt for a special treatment process to resolve the tensions, but there are some that I renew a long journey for their opinion. It is a way to prove very stressful and you can try it yourself.
You should call a professional or expert to know the basics. They sit behind the wheel of your car easily in the street.
The more you stay in your car, the better it will prevent your blood pressure. Try it and see some amazing results. Uplifting your driving experience: There are now many people who believe that their car would be better off to get a better idea to walk. To this end, will install the fact that some parts like cold air intake, compressor, etc. In addition to improving performance, add others, like the censors of the park. This makes life much easier for you when you sit in the car. So when it comes to long trips, should be a factor in determining the quality of your car are not included.
Not selecting one of the many car DVD players, you can not simply create an impact on mood. This means that the quality of your car stereo or Car DVD is important to feel comfortable in your car. Car can always help you enjoy your trip in a better way, and DVD players can refresh yourself during a long journey. It is difficult to meet, there are several ways to improve the performance of your car, but should also pay attention to improving your driving experience. To achieve this goal, you should choose a perfect car DVD player. Not only that, you can enjoy the opportunity to lead quiet for a long journey, but also allows people with family or children. So think seriously about installing some of these parts in the car.


Keeping the children happy when driving

The first time we facing this huge dilemma, whereas the neighborhood store my game. A stressed mother came hoping to find some ideas to keep their children happy with a full album for the home of his parents. After working for six years before it has even a mother, it became clear that parents are totally against the daily issues of education often feel cold when it's time to put their children on long car trips. You have no idea how to avoid the collapse of chaos, Screaming lessons, and we always complain style. There is hope, and with a little planning, most if not all of these situations can be avoided.

Lets get the obvious diversionary tactics of the street so we can get things very well. A car DVD player with some classic favorites and new things never seen, although this is by age groups and personalities of your children, you know, try to work with new CI and what is best for both. Children's books on tape for you to bring podcasts and open your favorite music by your children is always a good idea. Considering the iPod and mp3 players are also an option, but you might want limits placed on them, be careful as so often happens, be sure to discuss these limits with children in advance. I think the same thing for games instead of hand-decorated Nintendo DS-C restrictions or switch will have advance directives to avoid future disputes.

Package about a month before the trip with a laundry basket and go through the house with two ideas in mind a) What activities games /) favorite and B can be completed in a car. For most young people want, you can not, let them know you are in this way for the elderly, could do about it. Well, now you have a lot to get the best and keep hidden until the trip so you can have games with a new complaint to be prepared, but negotiable favorites for your trip!
Some ideas, favorite card games, stuff, action figures, Polly Pockets and processors, games, travel, etc. is often not a bag for each child with their own, but has increased our family, I found it easier to stuck in a Fun-operate in the pocket, instead of dealing with too many things with his feet in the van.

First, take a trip to the nearest dollar and use thick, things to touch, as I am, sticky, stretchy toys, books, activity and coloring empty and investment laptop, noisemakers (It is better to have a harmonica as a child to listen cry) a little mystery in a book on a series to play the disks, magnetic sticker activities chewing gum if you have the mountains, to pop ears and my favorite, Glo-in - Drive the-dark necklaces, bracelets, etc., it is too dark to be sure something else C, non-toxic to the market during the second son, who tends to bite after an hour or two! We put them even around the hotel rooms as night lights for children to make their way in a strange room at night to navigate!

Share your kids toys C can help you! Auto Bingo is a classic in my family, just take the squares of paper with a big black marker and a ruler to draw four or five lines down, and even more, then save after a trip to the dollar stickers livestock, cars, trucks, road signs, animals, dogs, birds, cats, etc. in each box to see a map for all travelers, but not the driver, and children are easy things to mark their cards to see a line of C Bingo! Then the cards will arrive in the system and starts a new game. The best way to choose the laminated and then use a pen to mark and rub facial tissue.

Other games have hit red on the search for clean sheets, barn, horses, or counting the classic game Punch Buggy C-minus, offer space in our car. Another classic in my family, cue cards include a bridge with a cause, found worldwide. The traffic lights, railroad crossing, emergency vehicles, churches, speed limits, totem, animal crossing, petrol stations, favorite restaurants, etc. We have to play cards before and we have 3 at a time when you have a party your articles, put the card in turn, point and draw another card, the first five wins! These variations can steal any part of the values of various points or tickets show as a point card from another player, select a card and put it in the pile of your score to lose or gain a point of negotiation with the hands of other players, etc. Be creative and inventive, you can add sites or special arrangements for your trip!

Look for a final thought, stopping on the way to fun, free or cheap seats, it adds time, but for an unforgettable trip.
When our family with a record 21 hours, we decided that it lasts 3 days and remained for small museums, aquariums, a winery tour, a shopping center a person with a big old wooden horses - tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a park situation and other neat stops along the road.
Before your trip make a list of cities, traveling through Google and then see the region or one of the nice places to stop, which could be an ideal trip for your children. In these moments, when and where possible, much stress and boredom, a long trip with children for relief.

In planning ahead for fun, you can definitely find a happier family, and is a positive move for memories that last a lifetime. Happy Trails!


Two Men Wanted in Stolen Purse Case in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police are asking for your help to catch two men accused of using a stolen credit card.
On November 28 he saw the victim in the Marquee Cinemas Southridge in a movie, if someone in their truck and stole her handbag.

Charleston police said later in the night, the two men arrested on surveillance cameras with a credit card for the woman Southridge Wal-Mart.

Detectives say the men must sign an iPod with front and then went to the back of the store and tried to buy a car DVD player.
That's when the clerk refused to sell because there is a photo ID.

The total amount in this account will be charged at this time, $ 312.70, then the police.

This is the third time that this will be a few days. The day before, police WSAZ.com say two cars were at the Olive Garden near collapsed and two purses stolen. For now, police do not know if related cases.

If you have additional information about these cases, I invite you to Charleston Police Department Detectives at 304-348-6480 children.