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Category: GPS + Navigation

Fujitsu Walking Stick Concept Has GPS & LED Screen: It Cane Be Your Guide

Fujitsu Walking Stick Concept Has GPS & LED Screen: It Cane Be Your Guide
We usually hear about new tablets and smartphones at the Mobile World Congress, but this year Fujitsu also showed off a different mobile device. The Japanese company had a working prototype of a cane that downloads…
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Blind Maps: Braille Navigation System Concept

Blind Maps: Braille Navigation System Concept
A couple of years ago we learned about Plan.B, a concept for a map for blind people. The idea behind that system was sound, but I thought the execution left much to be desired. I like…
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DropTag Bluetooth Sensor Checks if Your Parcel Was Actually Handled with Care

DropTag Bluetooth Sensor Checks if Your Parcel Was Actually Handled with Care
We’re seeing more and more tiny Bluetooth devices that are good at keeping track of useful information, such as your heart rate, electric consumption or the whereabouts of your wallet. The DropTag on the other hand…
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TomTom Taxi iPhone App: Never Miss Hailing a Taxi Again

TomTom Taxi iPhone App: Never Miss Hailing a Taxi Again
No matter where you are, hailing a taxi isn’t always easy, and when you’re not willing or able to flash them to get them to slow down, it can be frustrating, especially in a foreign country.…
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Android App Turns Lamps on or off Just by Pointing Your Device at Them

Android App Turns Lamps on or off Just by Pointing Your Device at Them
Developer Mike Leslie is working on what he calls Project Rita, a device that “keeps track of all of the information that the user is personally interested in” and ultimately “present the user with the right…
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Google Maps Icons IRL Are Really Birdhouses

Google Maps Icons IRL Are Really Birdhouses
If you live in the area where Taiwanese artist Shu-Chun Hsiao set up his latest project, then you might be wondering why various locations have real and physical Google’s Maps icons plastered prominently on their walls…
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ReelSonar Helps You Catch Fish with Your Smartphone

ReelSonar Helps You Catch Fish with Your Smartphone
If you’re the outdoorsy type who likes to fish, a new project is up on Indiegogo that will help you improve your catch. The project is called ReelSonar and it’s a high-tech fishing bobber. It looks…
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LockStar GPS Tracker Watches: The Spy Who Watched Me

LockStar GPS Tracker Watches: The Spy Who Watched Me
OK, so maybe you shouldn’t use a GPS tracker watch to spy on your loved ones, but you’ll be able to make sure that your little ones or older relatives are safe and sound. LockStar GPS…
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Trakdot Luggage Tracker: Never Lose Your Bag Again

Trakdot Luggage Tracker: Never Lose Your Bag Again
Do you ever worry about losing your luggage when you travel? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to know exactly where you bag was all the time? Well thanks to a nifty new gadget, you…
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Leikr GPS Sports Watch: Is Bigger Better?

Leikr GPS Sports Watch: Is Bigger Better?
If you’re active, it’s good to have a GPS watch. They have plenty of uses, especially if you run or cycle. Keeping track of your workout is one of the best features. The ones that also…
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Rent Your Own Personal Security Drone

Rent Your Own Personal Security Drone
Japanese security firm Secom is preparing to launch a new service that will let home and small business owners rent a quadcopter drone that the company claims will launch automatically in the event of a burglary,…
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NYC Metro Cuff Helps You Navigate the Subway

NYC Metro Cuff Helps You Navigate the Subway
New to the city? Still don’t get the hang of the routes of New York’s public transportation system? Then you need to get cuffed – Metro Cuffed, that is.…
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Mark Your Territory: Be the Mayor of Pee-Town

Mark Your Territory: Be the Mayor of Pee-Town
I’ve never been a huge fan of check-in apps like Foursquare because I never really saw the need to inform everyone in my social network about my whereabouts. That’s just not me. But if you enjoy…
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Mr. Ghost EMF Detector Lets You Go on a Ghost Hunt with Your iPhone

Mr. Ghost EMF Detector Lets You Go on a Ghost Hunt with Your iPhone
Depending on the accessory, you can transform your iPhone into a video game console, a bottle opener, a wallet, a pepper spray, and now a ghost detector. Yes, all of these accessories except for the latter…
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Burrito Bomber Drone Delivery System: Your Move, TacoCopter

Burrito Bomber Drone Delivery System: Your Move, TacoCopter
Earlier this year we were treated to a funny hoax involving a quadcopter that was supposedly designed to deliver tacos. But don’t let that joke make you think that Mexican food and high tech aerial vehicles…
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Australian Police Deem iOS Maps Unsafe & “Potentially Lethal”

Australian Police Deem iOS Maps Unsafe & “Potentially Lethal”
OK, so maybe iOS Maps won’t kill you, but the police in Victoria, Australia have issued a warning to motorists, advising them not to rely on Apple Maps for directions in the town of Mildura. Purple…
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