10/13/2011, For those of us who do not properly train our pooches the art of recall, we run the risk of injury or heaven forbid, death, to our four legged furry kids whenever we leave the gate open as they tend to zoom out in the blink of an eye. Sometimes when they make a dash for it after being cooped up in their playpen or home compound for the whole […]
10/12/2011, Halloween is just around the corner, and if you have any children that are planning to go trick or treating, you might want to keep an eye out for them. But since it’s never cool follow your kids around, how about use the power of technology to monitor them instead? Iconosys has just announced the launch of Trick or Tracker – a location app designed for occasions just like Halloween.
10/12/2011, Magellan has just announced an update for its iPhone GPS navigation app, RoadMate, to version 2.2. Besides being a functional navigation app to help you find a way to your destination, the update brings your maps up to date, adds red light camera and fixed speed camera alerts (for you speed demons out there) and a brand new Junction View feature to guide users through tricky freeway interchanges – great […]
10/12/2011, Now that iOS 5 is in the wild (it has been in beta for months), Apple has released the Find My Friends app. The concept isn’t new: this is an app that lets you locate your friends who willingly share their position temporarily, or at all times. While the idea and the technology have been investigated before, the actual implementation has not always been successful. In the past, I have […]
10/12/2011, You can never quite tell just when the next weirdo is going to whisk your kid away – there are far too many cases to cite from the past to make this a very real and present fear for today’s parents. Gone are the carefree days when you can leave your kids to their own devices around the neighborhood, and they’ll return home safe and sound in the evening. At […]
10/11/2011, Don’t want to use Bing Maps on your Windows Phone device? Well you’re not left with many choices, but today – NAVIGON has added one more to the list with NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7. The app has useful features such as spoken turn-by-turn directions, visual lane guidance, live traffic information and rerouting, among many other features. Taking advantage of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), it features an augmented reality function […]
10/11/2011, Ford has teamed up with TomTom in order to offer semi-integrated navigation not in the US, but in Europe instead. From today onwards, TomTom will be integrating its GO LIVE 1000 and GO LIVE 1005 models using a specifically designed cradle for Ford models in Europe. Bear in mind that this is not available in the UK and Ireland at the moment, but who knows what might happen down the […]
10/11/2011, If you happen to love the show Top Gear as well as the magazines and all the cars that come with it, then chances are you’re a true blue nut for the series regardless of its format. Well, here’s a little bit of good news for you – if you’ve always wondered how it felt like to have a celebrity give you instructions while you drive, why not pick up […]
10/05/2011, If you’re in need for a rather unique way of advertising your product or company, Philips & Co. has a new proposition that they’re calling “Blue Marble”, and essentially what they will do for you is that they will create a QR code that can be scanned along with whatever pertinent information you would like attached with it.
10/04/2011, The idea of having a phone which does not have GPS connectivity might be rather mind boggling to some – considering how comfortable we’ve become with our smartphones that have everything but the kitchen sink these days. Well, the FCC has our best interests at heart always, hence their intention to make it compulsory to include GPS connectivity in all phones by the time 2018 rolls around.
09/22/2011, While most people wear goggles to keep their eyes protected when they’re out skiing, for some folks it just isn’t enough. Zeal Optics has announced the introduction of its new goggles that come with built-in GPS. Called the Z3 GPS Goggles, these goggles enable users to capture their position wherever they go. Want to plot a map of all the areas you’ve conquered while skiing? These goggles are just for […]
09/13/2011, Electric bikes are handy, especially for those who prefer not pedaling all the way to work and reach all sweaty in the process. Now, if you weren’t a fan of e-bikes back then, perhaps this e-bike concept by Ford may cool enough to convert you.
09/12/2011, Music does many things – it soothes the soul, it calms the mind, heck, if technophiles have it their own way, it can even assist cyclists in the future navigate around. After all, relying on visual navigation might be fine if you’re in a car, but whenever you are on a bicycle, this is definitely a huge distraction and could prove to be dangerous since shifting your focus away from […]
09/07/2011, While location data and tracking may be frowned upon due to their invasion of privacy, it seems that there are more noble uses for it. In recent news there has been a report on the Chilean airplane crash, where the plane attempted two landings but failed and was then blown off course where it crashed.