15 Explanations For Company Name Mashups You Never Knew You Wanted Explained

15 Explanations For Company Name Mashups You Never Knew You Wanted Explained

You might know the backstory behind some brand names — like that BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke (or Bavarian Motor Works) or that CVS started as Consumer Value Stores. Look at you, smartypants. But what about LEGO? Or ASICS? LG, anyone? [More]

Get Your 8-Year-Old Garmin GPS For Only $200 At Kmart

Get Your 8-Year-Old Garmin GPS For Only $200 At Kmart

The Garmin StreetPilot C330 got slightly above-average reviews from CNET readers when it was first introduced in 2005. If you want to drive around all old-school, you can pick one up on Amazon or eBay for under $50. And if you want to kick it really old-school, you can spend $200 on one at Kmart. [More]

Garmin Replaces Heart Rate Monitor Out Of Warranty, Delights Aspiring Marathoner

Garmin Replaces Heart Rate Monitor Out Of Warranty, Delights Aspiring Marathoner

Runners really, really like their GPS wristwatches, devices that calculate distance traveled as well as what time it is. It’s safe to assume that they might still like them in the year 3013, too, if anyone happens to be gift shopping. Allison has one, and explained to us how wonderful Garmin was recently when something went wrong with a mere accessory to her GPS. [More]

Garmin Won't Sell PO Box Holders Electronic Downloads

Garmin Won't Sell PO Box Holders Electronic Downloads

Brian is stationed in Saudi Arabia, and doesn’t have a street address where mail and packages can be delivered. That’s okay, though: the purchase he wanted to make from Garmin is a digital download. No need to worry about where to deliver it. Right? Well, not really. [More]

Garmin Recalls 1.3 Million GPS Devices For Fire Hazard

Garmin Recalls 1.3 Million GPS Devices For Fire Hazard

So you’re driving down the highway, looking for the exit that will lead to the secluded cabin where you and your long-lost twin have arranged to meet for the first time. The turn-by-turn directions intoned by your Garmin Nuvi are a welcome threshold to cling to as anxiety churns through your stomach. Then, there it is, the offramp, its emerald sign throbbing gently as your headlights trace over it. Relief washes through your veins, just as your GPS unit explodes into a ball of flames, instantly turning you and everything inside your car to ash!

Nothing like that has been reported in the 1.2 million Garmin Nuvi devices recalled for battery overheating that increases the risk of fire hazard affecting model numbers 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxt where xx is a two digit number, but man, if it did, what a story that would be.

Following Garmin's Replacement Instructions Could Cost You $99

Following Garmin's Replacement Instructions Could Cost You $99

Garmin wants to bill reader Hal $99 for a new SD card after failing to tell him to remove his old card before returning his dead-on-arrival StreetPilot C510. The SD card holds the unit’s maps, and without one, the GPS unit is useless.

Garmin Puts Good Customer Service On The Map

Garmin Puts Good Customer Service On The Map

The battery on Bryan’s Garmin Streetpilot lost the will to hold a steady charge. Figuring that the unit’s warranty had expired, Brian asked for a replacement through MasterCard’s extended warranty protection. MasterCard required documentation from Garmin, which Bryan requested. Instead of providing the documents, Garmin responded with something else.