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Category: GPS + Navigation

MIT SkyCall Uses Drones as Tour Guides

MIT SkyCall Uses Drones as Tour Guides
Nowadays, we often hear about unmanned aerial vehicles aka UAVs or drones in the news as next generation weapons of war. The researchers at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab want to dispel that notion and show people…
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‘Here to There’ is a Map of Manhattan – As Described by Strangers

‘Here to There’ is a Map of Manhattan – As Described by Strangers
Most people mean well when they give you directions. However, they often give pretty confusing directions that might get you lost when you try to follow them. Turning these hand-scrawled directions into an art project, though,…
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Google Maps Takes You Inside the TARDIS

Google Maps Takes You Inside the TARDIS
Google maps has a special treat for Doctor Who fans. And I’m not talking about “Bad Wolf” showing up in various locations either. If you go to the Police Box on Earls Court Road in London…
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Field Trip App Lets You Discover New Stuff in Old Neighborhoods

Field Trip App Lets You Discover New Stuff in Old Neighborhoods
For kids, field trips are one of the biggest highlights in school. They offer a temporary escape from the dreary confines of the classroom once every few months (or weeks, if they’re lucky.) Just because you’re…
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Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission
Earlier this month we saw a car with a joystick shift lever. It looks cool, but it doesn’t have any additional function. Ford engineer Zachary Nelson made a more high-tech shift lever mod that’s geared towards…
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Digital Carjacking: The Smarter They Are, The Dumber They Are

Digital Carjacking: The Smarter They Are, The Dumber They Are
Modern automobiles benefit from increasingly small and smart computers, which can help control or augment everything from a car’s dashboard display to fundamental functions like steering. But as the world is slowly realizing, if something runs…
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CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station

CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station
Bicycle riders in New York now have a new weapon in the commuting wars. The CitiBike Smart Helmet will show you the way to the nearest CitiBike docking station. That’s pretty handy. Maybe I should say…
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Airbus Bag2Go Smart Luggage: All It Needs to Do Now Is to Follow Me Automatically

Airbus Bag2Go Smart Luggage: All It Needs to Do Now Is to Follow Me Automatically
Luggage hasn’t changed much in the last few decades, but there’s hope on the horizon. How about having suitcases with built-in GPS that you will never lose again? I’d certainly consider that, since losing your luggage…
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Points Electronic Directional Sign: Street Signs Are Headed This Way

Points Electronic Directional Sign: Street Signs Are Headed This Way
In the age of mobile devices and Google Maps, will street signs soon become obsolete? Not if they turn into Points. Points is an electronic directional sign that does more than just point to nearby landmarks.…
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Win Over $1000 of Gadgets and Gear in our Awesome Fathers’ Day Giveaway

Win Over $1000 of Gadgets and Gear in our Awesome Fathers’ Day Giveaway
Can’t decide what to get for Fathers’ Day? We’ve got you covered. With the help of our dear friends at Gear Diary and The Awesomer, we’ve gathered over $1,000 in great loot which you could win…
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Archos 80 Xenon Android Tablet: Unlocked 3G Wireless & GPS on the Cheap

Archos 80 Xenon Android Tablet: Unlocked 3G Wireless & GPS on the Cheap
Archos has been making Android tablets for almost as long as Android has been around. The company has unveiled a new tablet called the Archos 80 Xenon that promises some nice features in a very portable…
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Scosche FoundIT Helps You Keep Track of Your Stuff

Scosche FoundIT Helps You Keep Track of Your Stuff
I’m always misplacing my keys. I don’t lose them because I can’t remember where I put them. Typically, I lose track of them because someone else in the house piles stuff on top of them or…
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Trashswag Proves That One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Trashswag Proves That One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
You know that table top and dresser you’ve been meaning to throw out for the past couple of years now? Someone could actually use that. And those old clocks and broken chairs? Someone out there is…
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2013 Cadillac ATS Loaded with Tech (Not Your Daddy’s Caddy)

2013 Cadillac ATS Loaded with Tech (Not Your Daddy’s Caddy)
Cadillac has long been a brand associated with luxury and sophistication, but it was also long thought of as the car your father – or your grandfather – might drive. Well I’m here to tell you…
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Google Flight Search Expands into Europe

Google Flight Search Expands into Europe
Getting the cheapest flights is often a concern, especially if you’re traveling internationally. Google Flight Search is a quick and helpful tool for locating the best prices for flyers, but when the service was launched, it…
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Trakdot Luggage Tracking Thingamajig Pre-Orders Begin

Trakdot Luggage Tracking Thingamajig Pre-Orders Begin
Back in early January, we talked about the Trakdot luggage tracking device. At the time, we knew a lot of the details on the product with the exception of one of the most essential – when…
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