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Category: GPS + Navigation

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users: Soliton Radar

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users:  Soliton Radar

Modern stealth action video games like the Metal Gear Solid series and the new Deus Ex often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and cameras, among other things. New media artist Sander Veenhof…

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Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts

Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts

Last year we saw a robot cane for visually impaired people that warns its user of obstacles with an audible alert. The Virtual Aid for the Visually Impaired or VAVI by grade 10 student Roman Kozak…

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Google Maps Pokémon Challenge: Gotta Fool ‘Em All

Google Maps Pokémon Challenge: Gotta Fool ‘Em All

This April Fools’ Day, the elite leaders of Google Maps are looking for the very best, like no one ever was. They need your help to catch Pokémon scattered all over the world. The winner gets…

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Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network

Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network

The rise of social media networks and services have made it very easy for people to reach out and be heard. But a new iOS app called Cloak uses these very services for the opposite effect.…

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This App Helps You Locate Girl Scout Cookies

This App Helps You Locate Girl Scout Cookies

Do you feel like having some delicious cookies today? Since I’m going with the assumption that everyone wants to do good inherently, then you might want to reach for your phone every time you want a…

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Nissan Rear-view Mirror Can Switch to Rear Camera View: Who’s the Nearest of Them All?

Nissan Rear-view Mirror Can Switch to Rear Camera View: Who’s the Nearest of Them All?

Nissan just made the rear-view mirror twice as useful. Its Smart mirror neatly hides an LCD monitor, which can display live video from a camera mounted at the rear of a vehicle at the flick of…

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Rolls-Royce Shows off Drone Ships That Could Revolutionize Shipping on the Oceans

Rolls-Royce Shows off Drone Ships That Could Revolutionize Shipping on the Oceans

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is touting what it thinks could be the future of shipping on the high seas. The company has been working on a design for drone ships that ditch the crew so they can…

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Google Project Tango Smartphone Lets You Make 3D Maps: DIY Street View

Google Project Tango Smartphone Lets You Make 3D Maps: DIY Street View

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) recently unveiled Project Tango, a smartphone that lets users make 3D models of their surroundings. ATAP is also working on development APIs that will let developers use those 3D…

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Google Street View Explores Venice Italy

Google Street View Explores Venice Italy

I’ve always found it curious that the entire city of Venice, Italy is built on the water. The way to get around much of the city is by boat, and the main thoroughfares are canals between…

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LOCK8 Smart Bike Lock Would Have Been Perfect for Pee-wee Herman

LOCK8 Smart Bike Lock Would Have Been Perfect for Pee-wee Herman

At one of those iconic 80s movies of my childhood was Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. That movie started with Pee-wee Herman having his beloved bike stolen by thieves. What Pee-wee need was something like the LOCK8 smart…

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Archos Unveils Low-Cost, Unlocked Android Titanium Smartphones

Archos Unveils Low-Cost, Unlocked Android Titanium Smartphones

A few days ago Archos showed off its new Android-powered GamePad 2 portable gaming tablet. The company is back to announce an entire new series of reasonably priced Android-powered smartphones called the Titanium line.…

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Skully Helmets P1 Heads up Display Gives You Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Skully Helmets P1 Heads up Display Gives You Eyes in the Back of Your Head

A company called Skully Helmets has unveiled a new and very cool helmet called the Skully P1. This helmet is notable because it has an integrated rearview camera that shows what’s behind the rider on a…

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Global Positioning Systems: Much More Than Navigation

Global Positioning Systems: Much More Than Navigation

It wasn’t all that long ago that GPS technology was a rare commodity. These days, nearly every handheld device has GPS-powered navigation and tracking technology built into it. But now global positioning systems have the potential…

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Explore the Lamborghini Museum Using Google Maps

Explore the Lamborghini Museum Using Google Maps

Google Maps has been adding an ever-increasing amount of Street View imagery to its service allowing you to actually see the streets you’ll be driving, biking and walking on when you’re going somewhere. I think most…

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Garmin D2 Pilot Watch: Aviation + GPS on Your Wrist

Garmin D2 Pilot Watch: Aviation + GPS on Your Wrist

While commercial pilots might not use this kind of watch to replace the computers they work with in Jumbo Jets, frequent travelers and private pilots might enjoy the goodies features on this latest Garmin watch.…

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Moves: A Standalone Activity Tracker that Really Works

Moves: A Standalone Activity Tracker that Really Works

I kind of like tracking all of my activities, especially since I tend to run alone so I need the motivation to stay on target. While apps like RunKeeper and others work well to track runs,…

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