Not all elderly folks are blessed with the ability to be able to walk about the house or outside without the need for a cane or some form of support. However, for those who do require a cane in order to go about their daily lives, Lithuanian designer Egle Ugintaite has come up with a cane known as The Aid, which provides more than just support for walking.
Pioneer has just introduced a new navigation system, called the AVIC-ZH09-MEV, specially designed for electric vehicles (EV). Instead or simply rebranding one of its existing Navigation System units, Pioneer took the time to engineer a new device for the purpose. In addition to functioning as a map to lead you to your destination or take you out of unfamiliar territories, the AVIC-ZH09-MEV has a number of features to help you […]
After a long day of work, all you want to do is get on the train just so you can get some shut eye before you get home. But what if you’re the kind of person who falls into a deep sleep and always misses the stop you’re supposed to get off at? Well, James Mundy, a Physics student at Sheffield University has come up with a solution to the […]
After US army captain Jonathan Springer saw two of his comrades were killed in a rocket attack, he started thinking, what could he have done to prevent something similar from happening in the future? His answer was to create an app called Tactical Nav, which soldiers can download to their smartphones. He claims it’s just as accurate as any technology created for the same purpose but a whole lot cheaper […]
GPS navigation systems for cars start starting to become more and more popular, whether you decide to go with the actual hardware or go with an app such as TomTom, the fact of the matter is that GPS is starting to become more accessible. So much so that Mitsubishi Electric has decided to add a few new features in their new car navigation system, the NR-MZ50.
If you’re using the TomTom app on your iPhone, you should update it to the latest version, especially if you’re hoping to enjoy HD traffic updates. The HD traffic updates will basically show up on your map, providing you with congestion data on both “major” and “secondary” roads in the US. If you are a TomTom Traffic subscriber, then you will be able to enjoy this added feature for free, […]
Unsatisfied with the current color choices for the PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS camera? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. PENTAX has just announced that the Optio WG-1 GPS camera will soon be available in a new color choice: orange. Together with the other color choices for the WG-1 GPS (purple, black, green and gray) that brings the number of colors for this camera up to five.The PENTAX Optio […]
It can be rather safe to assume that dedicated GPS navigation units are slowly but surely dying out – for obvious reasons, too. After all, technology has advanced to such a level where your average smartphone already does navigation quite well with its built-in GPS chip, although it tends to be a battery killer, and even feature phones like the Nokia C2-03 will have free Nokia Maps that rely on […]
When it comes to augmented reality (AR) technology, it is still a relatively new field that has yet to be fully taken advantage of, but there has been instances in the past where augmented reality have been applied in a really innovative manner. Well, Lustancia is pleased as punch to announce their release of TapNav, which is touted to be the world’s first vision based Augmented Reality GPS Navigation. The […]
A large number of cars available on the market today feature rear view cameras that are pretty irreplaceable when it comes to helping drivers reverse their vehicles. It makes parking so much easier and makes sure that drivers don’t hit anything behind them either. Unfortunately a lot of existing cars don’t have this feature, and it costs quite a bit to install. But for owners of the Magellan RoadMate 9055 […]
If you’re a parent chances are you probably worry about your children’s whereabouts when they’re out with friends, worried that they may be in bad neighbourhoods or doing things in places where they’re not meant to, or even to check whether your child made it to school that day and did not play truant. Enter the app Life360 which is basically a tracking service that used to be exclusive to […]
Dedicated GPS manufacturers are a dying breed, especially with the advent of Google’s Android platform as well as Apple’s pervasive iOS offering free navigation on their respective slew of devices. Well, where does that leave manufacturers such as Garmin and Magellan? We do know that the former decided to join forces with its once-nemesis, Navigon, through Garmin’s purchase of Navigon. While this move will help Garmin boost their core in-car […]
We all know that it would only be a matter of time before Hello Kitty, one of Japan’s most iconic characters, would be turned into a GPS device. Seiwa Japan has announced today that it will be selling a Hello Kitty Portable Navigation System and a Digital Portable TV. What better way to introduce the world of GPS navigation to your kids, or your girlfriend or sister who can never […]
Magellan has released a GPS navigation device of their own that sports Wi-Fi connectivity – something new from them, and it does lead us to wonder – how come nothing like this was developed in the past? Guess the various GPS manufacturing players decided there wasn’t really a need or market ready for such a device, so there’s that. Anyways, here we are with the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM which sports […]