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TomTom XXL 550-TM

Well-designed GPS device is a great deal with lifetime live traffic and map updates.

Garmin Nuvi 1260T

A very capable 3.5-inch navigator with a good Bluetooth phone interface. Larger screen devices with similar feature sets are available at similar or lower prices.

Magellan RoadMate 5045

Has same navigation features as other Magellan GPS units, but a bigger screen size.

TomTom Ease

The TomTom Ease offers a simplified, affordable navigation experience for those willing to use a device with a smaller (3.5-inch) screen.

TomTom Go 2505-TM

The TomTom Go 2505 is a winner across the board. It has all of the features you need: a 5.0-inch screen, Bluetooth that works seamlessly, highway lane guidance, and lifetime traffic/map updates.

Magellan RoadMate 2035

This GPS device is a stripped-down version of other models in Magellan's 2000 series; but with its omissions (no Canada maps or lane assist), this model’s appeal is limited.

Mio Moov R403

Inexpensive, 4.3-inch-screen GPS device provides a solid navigation experience, but lacks finesse.

Magellan RoadMate 3065

Its specialized traffic delivery ensures that you’re up-to-date on the latest snarls before you start your commute.

Modems: 60 years of hooking up

In this slideshow, Benj Edwards looks at modem history, from its genesis in the 1950s to the present.

Museum looks at 2000-year history of the computer

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., this week opens a $19 million, 25,000-square-foot building expansion and signature exhibition titled, "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing."