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Navdy Heads-up Navigation System Review

Navdy Heads-up Navigation System Review
Unless you have a late model car with a factory heads-up display, the Navdy is definitely a device worth considering. It adds a heads-up display to any car, and is capable of displaying navigation and other useful information without you having to take your eyes off the road. I’ve been…

Navdy Augmented Driving Device Ships: Looks Awesome but Expensive

Navdy Augmented Driving Device Ships: Looks Awesome but Expensive
Back in the summer of 2014, I talked a bit about Navdy and how I wanted one of the slick HUDs for my car. Now, I really wish i had pre-ordered back in 2014 because the price went way up. Back then, you could pre-order a Navdy for $299 and…
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Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App

Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App
As Pokémon GO has proven, it’s a great time to get out of the house and explore the world around you. But if you want a bigger adventure than just walking around your town, you’ll find Google’s new app interesting. Kids will especially love it. Verne: The Himalayas, is similar…

Skully Helmets P1 Heads up Display Gives You Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Skully Helmets P1 Heads up Display Gives You Eyes in the Back of Your Head
A company called Skully Helmets has unveiled a new and very cool helmet called the Skully P1. This helmet is notable because it has an integrated rearview camera that shows what’s behind the rider on a small heads up display in the visor of the helmet. That rearview camera provides…

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 been demonstrated by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).…

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. It’s perfect for you if you’re a…

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. If you use apps that really need accuracy to…

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 things like the Colosseum in Rome, Stonehenge, and the leaning Tower of Pisa to…

Car Compass: Helps Dudes Find Their Cars

Car Compass: Helps Dudes Find Their Cars
So you park your car, go to the mall/watch a movie/eat at the restaurant, and have a generally good time. Then you go back to the parking lot and realize, with a sinking feeling, that you’ve forgotten where you’ve parked your ride.…

Google to Send Street View Tricycles Down Amazon and Rio Negro Rivers

Google to Send Street View Tricycles Down Amazon and Rio Negro Rivers
Something about the plan to send Google Street View tricycles down rivers in the Amazon jungle and along trails in the rainforests doesn’t sit right with me. Street View of my area covers one major highway. There are hundreds of thousands of people in this area and we get one…

Haptic Belts Allow Soldiers to Get Directions Without Looking at GPS Screens

Haptic Belts Allow Soldiers to Get Directions Without Looking at GPS Screens
All the movies I have seen where a group of soldiers need to travel quietly they always use hand signals to let everyone know what is going on. The thing that is bad about that is in the dark, there is no way for the other people to see hand…

Volkswagen Develops Auto-Pilot: Cruise Control Is So Yesterday

Volkswagen Develops Auto-Pilot: Cruise Control Is So Yesterday
Back when I was in finance, I used to spend long hours in my car driving around. I would have loved to have any kind of auto pilot, to take over when you get extremely tired. Now that’s one thing that we all need. While in my dreams, I’d love…

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. Each pair of Transcend goggles has a built-in GPS system,…

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. That said we don’t tend to walk place-to-place much…

Can You Ever have Too Many Gps Units? Yes, You Most Certainly Can.

Can You Ever have Too Many Gps Units? Yes, You Most Certainly Can.
Crossroads is an interactive art installation that pokes fun at the whole idea of us blindly following directions given by our GPS navigation units. Artist Garvin Nolte mounted 25 GPS nav gadgets on his windshield and dashboard, then let them all give him directions  to the same place at the…

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…
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