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Tag: Gps

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop
Some of you will think this guy is the best dad ever, while others will think he is lazy. Personally I think he’s pretty awesome. Paul Wallich has entrusted a quadcopter to walk his son to the bus stop.

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 layouts for some stores and malls to the web version of Google Maps.

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 a GPS wristwatch meant to be worn by children that is supposedly very hard to remove.

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 an iOS device.

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 way via the magic of GPS.

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 Nike and Polar, which make it dead simple to track your runs.

Garmin Fenix GPS Watch for Geeking out in the Great Outdoors

Garmin Fenix GPS Watch for Geeking out in the Great Outdoors
The latest Garmin watch takes GPS to the next level thanks to its features and connectivity. You can use it in the wilderness or the urban jungle since it includes a variety of advanced GPS functions, including navigation and tracking of your journeys.

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 – especially in dense urban areas.

SAVE:US Gives You Light When You Most Need It

SAVE:US Gives You Light When You Most Need It
Disaster can strike at any given moment. There are measures that you, as an individual, can take to increase your chances of survival. There are also some fixtures that firms can choose to install in their offices to up their employees’ survival rate as well.

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.

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 can be difficult to capture.

Nevada Approves Regulations for Self-Driving Cars

Nevada Approves Regulations for Self-Driving Cars
One of the common themes in science fiction is cars or other vehicles that can drive and navigate themselves. Google took that science fiction and made reality with its self-driving cars it has been testing and rolling around in some parts of Nevada.

GLaDOS Voice on Garmin GPS: Question is, Do You Trust Her?

GLaDOS Voice on Garmin GPS: Question is, Do You Trust Her?
…because the researchers at Aperture Science did, and look what happened to them. But if you’re brave enough, a Redditor has created a GLaDOS voice for Garmin Nuvi GPS devices and is sharing it free of charge.

Wander Lets You Take a Virtual World Tour Through Photos

Wander Lets You Take a Virtual World Tour Through Photos
A lot of people I know love to travel, but they can’t, because: a) They have to work; b) They have no time; or c) They have no money. I love to travel myself, but sadly, the first two reasons apply and sometimes the third one is applicable, too.

Find My Car Smart Helps You Find Your Car, Stupid

Find My Car Smart Helps You Find Your Car, Stupid
I used to get so mad at people I was with who would park their car and then forget where they parked. But I can understand it in some instances. I once lost my car at a NHRA national’s event.

NATO Drone Captured by Iran Using GPS Hack?

NATO Drone Captured by Iran Using GPS Hack?
If you follow the news, you probably have heard or read about the NATO RQ-170 drone that was captured by Iran. When I saw the captured drone photos that were floating around and noted the drone was in one piece I wondered what happened.

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