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Category: GPS + Navigation

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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Olympus Mirrors Google Glass, Releases MEG4.0 Wearable Display

Olympus Mirrors Google Glass, Releases MEG4.0 Wearable Display

The software behind Google’s augmented reality future may not be here yet, but if this wearable display from Olympus is any indication, the hardware part of the Project Glass equation may be easier to solve. The…

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FishPi Drone Relies on Inexpensive Raspberry Pi Computer to Cross the Ocean

FishPi Drone Relies on Inexpensive Raspberry Pi Computer to Cross the Ocean

With all this talk about unmanned drones, it was only a matter of time before a couple of interesting projects would surface. Check out FishPi, an unmanned water vessel which will run a cheap Raspberry Pi…

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DIY Google Street View Kit: For Areas Yet Unexplored by Google Maps

DIY Google Street View Kit: For Areas Yet Unexplored by Google Maps

Do you envy Googlers going around town, scanning the world for their Street View feature in Google Maps? Then check out the DIY Street View Kit that was put together by the German designer Jan Martin.…

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Google’s World Wonders Project Uses Street View Tech

Google’s World Wonders Project Uses Street View Tech

There a lot of things I’ve always wanted to see around the world, but I’ll probably never get a chance to actually go to. Most of the stuff that I really want to see here are…

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NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring

NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring

NASA has announced a plan to find earthquakes and respond more quickly to them using GPS satellites in orbit. Generally, earthquake detection is done by seismological hardware on the ground, but according NASA – that data…

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Google Earth Using Homemade Images from Balloons and Kites

Google Earth Using Homemade Images from Balloons and Kites

Google Earth gets the imagery it needs from multiple sources including aircraft and satellites. Google recently started adding images to its collection from other sources including less expensive balloons and kites. The new images Google Earth…

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Chinese-Built Superyacht Can Be Controlled Via iPad

Chinese-Built Superyacht Can Be Controlled Via iPad

I guess that in the future, everyone will control everything using their tablets. With that in mind, some enterprising manufacturers in China decided to make their latest superyacht controllable via an iPad. I bet this beats…

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School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs

School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs

Is this evidence that Parkland High School was built upon the ancient crash site of the Millennium Falcon? Are they secretly planning a Smugglers school? Did George Lucas re-edit this institution?…

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Creepy “Girls Around Me” App Pulled from the App Store

Creepy “Girls Around Me” App Pulled from the App Store

People have been concerned with Facebook’s privacy settings for a long time, but a creepy app called Girls Around Me might force those involved in the industry to take heed of these concerns.…

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Google Maps 8-Bit Comes to the NES

Google Maps 8-Bit Comes to the NES

While we’re reasonably certain that the pranksters at Google have jumped the gun with one of their big April Fools pranks, we’re still the slightest bit hopeful that Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System is…

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