Feeds

Set sail with Garmin's seafaring satnav

Ahoy there, matey

SANS - Survey on application security programs

If you’re lucky enough to own a white Lotus Esprit like the one from 1970s Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me, then Garmin’s latest satnav will be perfect for you.

Garmin_Nuvi_500

Garmin's Nüvi 500: features nautical mapping

That’s because the Nüvi 500 includes – in addition to bog-standard car navigation – directional capabilities for walking, cycling and, yes, boating.

For example, should you be punting down the Thames and forget which side’s port and which is starboard, then simply switch the Nüvi 500 over to boating mode. The device will provide you with everything from “detailed chart-specific information, spot soundings and intertidal zones” to information about “wrecks, port plans and restricted areas”.

Sadly, sailing charts are an optional extra. However, the unit’s waterproof 3.5in touchscreen will come in handy, in case the tide suddenly turns. The satnav also boasts a compass page and track log.

Should you also fancy on overland trip down memory lane Stateside, Garmin helpfully includes a historic Route 66 map guide that spans the highway from Chicago to Los Angeles.

The Nüvi 500 will be available in September for £300 (€377/$600).

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey
Science no match for religion, politics, business interests
So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?
Vital linguistic question interrupts LOHAN spaceplane mission
KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline
Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so
Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough
LOHAN and the amazing technicolor spaceplane
Our Vulture 2 livery is wrapped, and it's les noix du mutt
Liftoff! SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts Dragon on third resupply mission to ISS
SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window
STEALTHY NANOROBOTS dress up as viruses, prepare to sneak into YOUR BODY
Cloaking techniques nicked from viruses tackle roadblocks on way to medical frontier
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.