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Ford Sync: Your Friendly Road Buddy

Some traditional drivers may not like the new car innovations that give more abilities to vehicles and reduce the tasks that drivers have to handle while on the road, saying that such things produce irresponsible drivers. However, we must all admit that there are times when drivers are distracted or simply tired to pay attention to a lot more things other than the road. Giving them more things to think about may just result in accidents and mishaps. It is during these times when innovations like the Ford Sync are truly welcome.

Introduced back in 2007, the Sync is simply an in-car voice activation system that allows drivers to “talk” to their car, so to speak, and give commands that the car can perform. These include commands like “Find an auto shop” or “Call” a certain person. Back in 2007 when it was first introduced, the first-generation Sync was only able to recognize and respond to 100 commands. Now, Ford is working with Nuance Communications to increase this number to up to a hundred times. Meaning, the next-generation Sync will be able to understand 10,000 voice commands. Other than that, the new commands will be more natural so that drivers won’t need to have a hard time memorizing terms that they do not usually use. Plus, this makes the car sound more human instead of making drivers sound like robots. Lastly, different terms can already be used to refer to a single command.

The new Ford Sync will be available on the 2011 Ford Edge. This will surely make driving not only more comfortable but also safer.

Own Voice: A Fun Way to Get Your Ovi Maps Instructions on the Road

Have you ever fancied being a disc jockey, hearing your voice on the radio and acting all that cool? You’ll be happy to know that such dream is now within your reach—almost. Okay, you won’t be an official disc jockey, but you’ll have the chance to record your voice and use it as the personal voice in your Ovi Maps drive navigation, giving you instructions as you drive. The Own Voice app will make your driving and Ovi Maps experience even cooler!The Own Voice is a simple app that will help you create a voice pack (with your own voice) that you can either enjoy for your personal use or even share to others. Once you’re done with your recording, you have an option to upload it to the app’s website. By doing so, others can download your recorded voice instruction and use it in their own Ovi Maps. And of course, you can also share it via your social media accounts. Not a bad way to advertise your speaking talent, is it? Other than that, you can also download voice packs recorded by other users and uploaded to the site, so you have choices when you get tired of hearing the usual voice or your own voice in your navigation system.

You can be as creative as you want to be when you record your voice via Own Voice—be sexy, be scary, be funny, be whatever you want to be! After all, nothing beats the monotony of the road than a craftily voiced Ovi Maps instruction.

Have Yourself a Momji Doll this Christmas

MomjiIs there a doll collector in you? Then say hello to the new uber-cool collectables available in the market today – the Momji Friendship Dolls. These Japanese celebration dolls are so cute and lovable so they definitely would make a nice addition to your collection or a unique gift to your female loved ones.

There’s no perfect time to get this charming toy than now because out in the market is a limited edition Christmas themed friendship doll named Momji ‘Bubble’ Doll. This is amazingly crafted in heavyweight resin and is hand painted in wonderful colors. Turn the doll down and inside it, you’ll find a small folded card where you can write your secret message.

What would make you love this palm-size resin doll even more is its lovely singing voice and sparkling personality. It truly is filled with the spirit of Christmas as it is beautifully adorned with charms like the Christmas carol book, her pretty wooly hat, and a custom-made bauble gift tin.

Start spreading the Momji Christmas spirit! Make your girl friend feel that they are loved by surprising them with this one-of-a kind doll. Why not also get one for yourself and take pride in being one of the few lucky persons who have this limited edition Japanese doll?

Much as we like this doll to stay, this little beauty has a limited production run. It is available only this Christmas of 2009. So better grab one now because once they’re gone… they’re gone forever. Check out this precious doll here.