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Category: GPS + Navigation

SPUN City News Urban Guide App Help You Find the Best Stuff in Town

SPUN City News Urban Guide App Help You Find the Best Stuff in Town
Remember when you used to need a map or city guide in order to find what was best when you visited family or friends, or just moved to a new place? That’s so old school. The…
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If Bilbo Baggins Used iOS 6 Maps

If Bilbo Baggins Used iOS 6 Maps
There’s more than a few unkind words to be said about Apple’s decision to boot out Google Maps and use their own, hobbled version instead. Didn’t someone just get fired over this? That being said, I…
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Google Maps Rolls out Store Floor Plans to Web Version

Google Maps Rolls out Store Floor Plans to Web Version
With Black Friday here if you’re planning on going out and doing a lot of shopping today, you may want to plan your route using a new service available on Google Maps. Google has added indoor…
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Leo GPS Wristwatch Watches Over Its Wearer

Leo GPS Wristwatch Watches Over Its Wearer
There are already mobile GPS apps that we can use to help locate a person, but that assumes that the mobile device is with the person. Which is why I’m quite intrigued by the Leo. It’s…
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Wallet TrackR Can’t Keep Track of its Missing “E”

Wallet TrackR Can’t Keep Track of its Missing “E”
We’ve seen how socks can be made smarter using RFID. This device does the same to your wallet – or any object you attach it to – except it uses Bluetooth and GPS. You’ll also need…
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Google Maps Gets Gigantic Street View Update

Google Maps Gets Gigantic Street View Update
It never ceases to irk me that I can check out parks and streets around the world from me, yet I can’t see my own neighborhood on Google Street View. The Google Street View car rolled…
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LarkLife Activity Band Motivates Exercise with Technology

LarkLife Activity Band Motivates Exercise with Technology
Activity bracelets and other fitness gadgets are a great way to get motivated to get into shape. Instead of relying on paltry humans, your love for gadgets will keep you running when the lactic acid starts…
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Google Maps Goes Captain Nemo with Underwater Views

Google Maps Goes Captain Nemo with Underwater Views
Google has been significantly expanding its Maps offerings for a long time. When the service first started one of the only things you could do was get directions to places you wanted to go. Over time,…
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KANZ Field Power Desk Helps You Live and Work Well off the Grid

KANZ Field Power Desk Helps You Live and Work Well off the Grid
You know that when World War Z happens, you better be prepared because there’s no way that you’ll be able to charge your smartphone when the power grid is down. The KANZ Field Power Desk will…
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Nestlé’s “We Will Find You” Marketing Campaign: Big Butterfinger is Watching You

Nestlé’s “We Will Find You” Marketing Campaign: Big Butterfinger is Watching You
Nestlé wants to be like Willy Wonka, but instead of a Golden Ticket, they are using GPS technology. Certain candies like Kit Kats will have GPS in the packaging so that when you open them, the…
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GPS Shoes: Ruby Slippers 2.0

GPS Shoes: Ruby Slippers 2.0
These shoes won’t take you home when you click its heels, but it will help you get there. Made by British artist Dominic Wilcox, the No Place Like Home shoes points the wearer to the right…
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3D Indoor Navigation Tech Provides Amazing Accuracy

3D Indoor Navigation Tech Provides Amazing Accuracy
As you probably already know, GPS technology is pretty much useless once you’re inside of a building, so companies are working on ways to provide directional and navigational information while indoors. One very promising technology has…
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Garmin Forerunner 10: A Thinner, Lighter, Cheaper GPS Watch

Garmin Forerunner 10: A Thinner, Lighter, Cheaper GPS Watch
GPS watches are great to track your runs, but most of them are kind of bulky. This new lightweight series from Garmin isn’t aimed at triathletes. It’s made to compete with some of the watches from…
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ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix

ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix
Here’s a fun and trippy hack made by programmer Peter Nitsch. Nitsch’s website converts feed from Google’s Street View to ASCII art in real time. You can also search for locations, just like in the vanilla…
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OnStar and RelayRides Team to Let Drivers Rent Their Cars to Complete Strangers

OnStar and RelayRides Team to Let Drivers Rent Their Cars to Complete Strangers
Would you loan your car to complete stranger? I wouldn’t loan my car to my own cousin, much less a random person off the street. However, if you’re the trusting sort driving a General Motors OnStar…
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Garmin GLO Improves Smartphone GPS Accuracy and Speed

Garmin GLO Improves Smartphone GPS Accuracy and Speed
I think we can be honest here; the GPS accuracy on most smartphones isn’t that great. Sure, it might be fine if you’re using the smartphone’s own GPS navigation application, but sometimes they’re not great –…
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