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Softbank’s Ultra Simple Single-Button Phone

Softbank’s Ultra Simple Single-Button Phone
This new cell phone from Japan’s Softbank and ZTE is more of a security device than anything else. It’s kind of like a one-button panic alarm that’s wired into a cell phone. Apparently it’s designed for preschoolers and seniors.

Callaway upro MX Golf GPS Helps You Find the Pin, But Won’t Help With Your Slice

Callaway upro MX Golf GPS Helps You Find the Pin, But Won’t Help With Your Slice
I am about as far from a golfer as I can be. I play miniature golf on occasion and can’t even win at that. A trip to a real course for me would be an all day cursing match.
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Twitter-Controlled Car: Turns Out You Can Drive in 140 Characters or Less

Twitter-Controlled Car: Turns Out You Can Drive in 140 Characters or Less
Mercedes Benz engineers are developing a system to control cars via Twitter, and they seem to have nailed it. I must admit when I first saw this video I immediately thought it was fake. First of all, the prototype car was an undoubtedly expensive Mercedes Benz CL 550; you’d think they’d use a more disposable car for their tests.

GPS Treasure Box Will Only Open Up in Specified Location

GPS Treasure Box Will Only Open Up in Specified Location
By reversing the rules of geocaching, Arduino Forum member RickP has come up with a great way to hide treasure or play a game. In case you’re not familiar with the game, geocaching involves looking for hidden containers – geocaches – using GPS devices.

Nike+ SportWatch Adds GPS via TomTom

Nike+ SportWatch Adds GPS via TomTom
Keeping up with a running schedule can be taxing. If you don’t have a calendar you mark off to keep up with your running plan, it’s easy for a week or two to pass with you forgetting about that New Year’s resolution you started.

addOn: OnStar Coming to Every Vehicle

addOn: OnStar Coming to Every Vehicle
Think back a number of years ago when OnStar first launched. The ability to talk on your cell phone without actually having to hold a cell phone was really novel. Of course, this was back in the days before Bluetooth was as common as it is in cars today.

Parrot Asteroid: Android-Powered Car Stereo

Parrot Asteroid: Android-Powered Car Stereo
How smart is your car stereo? I’m happy that my stereo can interface with my iPhone and let me sort through my music efficiently. However, if you want something that does more than just play music and display the time, you might want to have a gander at what Parrot is cooking up with their Asteroid.

iPhonECG turns iPhones into an Electrocardiograph

iPhonECG turns iPhones into an Electrocardiograph
Holy crap, I guess I knew that smartphones were ubiquitous, but it looks like now, there will be a case sold that will transform any iPhone into an ECG or EKG (electrocardiograph).

Ford Sync Destinations App: Sync your Ride with your Phone

Ford Sync Destinations App: Sync your Ride with your Phone
It’s safe to say that smartphones are becoming the center of digital life of most of the people in the US. When you are lost, you simply open Google Maps, and you’re found. When you need to check up on prices, you just open the right app and then you’ve saved some money.

OnStar Tracks Santa with NORAD

OnStar Tracks Santa with NORAD
I can vividly recall as a child hating to go to my grandmothers annual Christmas Eve dinner. I was always afraid Santa would come by, see I wasn’t asleep and then leave with my toys. I freaked out each time I saw one of those red lights on a tower to warn aircraft thinking it was Rudolph’s nose.

Fossil Bluetooth Watch: for Those Too Lazy to Reach into Their Pockets

Fossil Bluetooth Watch: for Those Too Lazy to Reach into Their Pockets
Fossil has been toying with Bluetooth watches for a couple of years. Their latest concept will connect to your precious smartphone and give you tidbits that are supposed to stop you from digging into your pocket to grab your iPhone.

Swap Rebel Secret Agent Watch: the Touchscreen Phone Watch You’Ve Been Waiting for Your Whole Life?

Swap Rebel Secret Agent Watch: the Touchscreen Phone Watch You’Ve Been Waiting for Your Whole Life?
Come on, admit it, you’ve wanted a phone watch since you were a kid. Heck, I wanted a TV watch, a video game watch, etc. There’s something über-cool about having the world around your wrist. Well, this USB phone watch, which also comes with GPS, might be worth a look.

Auto Finder Helps Track Down Your Parked Car

Auto Finder Helps Track Down Your Parked Car
Do you, or someone you know have a bad habit of losing their car? If you’ve always lived in a small town, you probably haven’t run into the problem of losing your car in a parking space very often.

Nicaragua Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps

Nicaragua Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps
If anything ever proved holding a high rank in any military the world over doesn’t mean you aren’t a dumb ass this does. Apparently, an error with a border on Google Maps has led to a bit of international scandal down in Central America.

Seals Technology Rugged Mobile Phone Will Tell People Where You Are

Seals Technology Rugged Mobile Phone Will Tell People Where You Are
The most dangerous thing about my job is being harassed by a web troll. Some folks, on the other hand, have the sort of jobs where they are out in a hostile environment alone and if they get hurt no one is around to help them.

Recon-Zeal Transcend Goggles Get Built-in Gps and Head-Mounted Display

Recon-Zeal Transcend Goggles Get Built-in Gps and Head-Mounted Display
Designed for skiers, snowmobilers, and snowboarders who actually want to know where they’re going, the new Transcend goggles from Recon Instruments and Zeal Optics look like they could be really cool if you plan on hitting the slopes this winter.
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