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Category: GPS + Navigation

Google Offers Beta Walking Navigation Feature

Google Offers Beta Walking Navigation Feature
Those of you who live in more temperate areas of the world can’t really appreciate how hot it is in Texas. It’s so hot, it’s hawt, southerners drawl because it’s too hot for your tongue to work, you get the idea.

Steampunk Globe and Newfangled iPad Control Google Earth

Steampunk Globe and Newfangled iPad Control Google Earth
The steampunk “Electromagnetic Geospacial Globe and Remote View with Obligatory Goggles” doesn’t just look cool, I like what creator John Knight is trying to do – making the ol’ globe more useful. RFID tags attached to the surface of the globe allow Knight to control Google Earth on an iPad and provide a more detailed view of a chosen area.
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8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps
This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel less foreign and more familiar.

Trashed iPad and iPhone Found Using Mobileme

Trashed iPad and iPhone Found Using Mobileme
It’s every geek’s nightmare: mistakenly putting your precious gadgets into a bag and accidentally having them thrown out! This happened to Eric Boehs and he managed to use MobileMe to track down his lost iPad and iPhone.

Sonim Xp3 Sentinel Mobile Phone Calls for Help and Can Survive Anything You Can Throw at It

Sonim Xp3 Sentinel Mobile Phone Calls for Help and Can Survive Anything You Can Throw at It
I lead a sheltered life, I work from home and only have to leave each day to run errands and mess about. I could stay home for a week straight, and no one would notice if I was so inclined.

iPhone 4 Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed

iPhone 4 Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed
As expected by pretty much the entire world, Steve Jobs today showed off the new iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. With all of the leaked prototypes over the last couple of months, we weren’t expecting too many surprises today.

Geotrion: 3-Player Gps Game for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Geotrion: 3-Player Gps Game for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
geotrion uses the GPS feature of your iDevice (I’m tired of typing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad okay?) to figure out your location. The objective of the game is to form a triangle with other geotrion players.

Star Wars Voices on Tomtom Gps: You have Arrived at Your Death Star Nation

Star Wars Voices on Tomtom Gps: You have Arrived at Your Death Star Nation
If there’s one thing I really love about TomTom’s GPS navigators is the fact that you can download and replace the stock voices with different ones if you’re sick of the default. So you can imagine the big grin on my face when I found out that TomTom and Lucasfilm have paired up to bring us voices from Star Wars characters.

Sharp Intros 4-Color 3d Television Tech

Sharp Intros 4-Color 3d Television Tech
Now that you just ditched your new flat-panel for one that supports 3D, Sharp has one-upped the competition with the announcement of the first 3D sets that use 4 pixel colors (RGBY) instead of just 3 (RGB).

Bphone Flipscreen Smartphone Runs Linux, Java

Bphone Flipscreen Smartphone Runs Linux, Java
If you’re in the market for a smartphone, but want to run something besides Windows Mobile, Android or the iPhone OS, you might want to check out this little rarity from China that runs on a flavor of the Linux operating system.

Brainport Allows the Blind to See With Their Tongues

Brainport Allows the Blind to See With Their Tongues
It looks like the BrainPort vision technology has now been tested on humans. It will now allow the visually-impaired to “see” things using their tongues! The human test subject was a soldier, who was blinded in Iraq.

Japanese Wrist Phone: Big Brother is Watching You Slack Off

Japanese Wrist Phone: Big Brother is Watching You Slack Off
It looks like nightmares are becoming a reality for the Japanese. A new cell phone from KDDI, that’s packaged attractively as a wrist phone, will be able to tell if you’re slacking off at work. It will then rat you out to your boss!

Worksnug: Find Free Wifi Hotspots Using Augmented Reality

Worksnug: Find Free Wifi Hotspots Using Augmented Reality
With more and more coffee shops asking you to pay for WiFi, it’s getting annoying to open up your laptop and find the internet hidden behind a pay wall. That’s why I thought that WorkSnug was so cool.

Notion Ink Adam Price, Specs Beat iPad, but Not Release Date

Notion Ink Adam Price, Specs Beat iPad, but Not Release Date
Remember that Notion Ink Adam tablet that we first reported as possible vaporware? Well, we were clearly wrong, and the Interwebs are buzzing with glee over the impressive specs and hands-on demos that have been making the rounds at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Apple iPad Tablet Price, Release Date and Specs Confirmed

Apple iPad Tablet Price, Release Date and Specs Confirmed
Apple today took the wraps off of their much-hyped iPad tablet computing device. As predicted, the iPad works sort of like exactly like an iPhone on steroids, and is focused on media consumption, entertainment and educational usage.

Smiling Vehicle Looks Like It’S Had Botox

Smiling Vehicle Looks Like It’S Had Botox
At the Tokyo Fiber SENSEWARE, the same exhibit that gave us those creepy robot pillow vacuums, Nissan Motor and the Hara Design Institute Nippon Design Center also showed off another weird concept: a model of a car that can smile, i.e.
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