GPS

Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be The Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word “computer” right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we’ve seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in.


This Typeface Makes You A More Alert Driver By Distracting You Less

Despite the grim PSAs and massive fines, plenty of us still end up reading our in-dash displays on the road, whether to navigate or change the song. Today, the type design giant Monotype unveiled a typeface designed to help you read faster and more accurately while driving. How? With a few design tweaks.


Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: Solid Running Watch With A Pretty Face

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company’s best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but, for all that, it still wasn’t as simple to use as it ought to have been. Enter the Forerunner 220. It’s the 10′s younger, smarter, better-looking, more sophisticated brother, and it’s well worth some wrist space.


A Space-Inspired Watch That's Strengthened By A Sapphire Dome

As a follow-up to its original Astron watch that used a low-power GPS chip to automatically set the time based on wherever in the world it was, Seiko’s new Stratosphere version features mostly aesthetic upgrades. But that doesn’t mean anyone with the original model won’t want to upgrade.


No GPS Signal? No Problem: This Little Chip Knows Where You Are

GPS is a godsend when it works. Problem is, there are plenty of places it doesn’t work — tall skyscrapers, concrete overpasses, and other huge structures all block the satellite signal you need to navigate. Luckily, Swiss company u-blox just devised a chip that keeps you on course when the satellites drop out, using the most old-fashioned of navigation techniques: dead reckoning.


Hacker Finds GPS Data In The Audio Of This Police Chase Video

It’s incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you’d assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper’s engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter’s GPS coordinates.


This GPS Lightning Adaptor Makes Cheap iPads Location-Aware

If you decided to save a few bucks and opt for an iPad without cellular hardware, it also means you bought yourself a tablet without GPS. Wi-Fi hotspot locations help it guesstimate your locations, but if you want better results, you’ll have to spring $US130 for Bad Elf’s tiny GPS module.


Garmin's Tiny Dash Cam Never Forgets Where Or What Happened In A Crash

Russia seems to corner the YouTube market when it comes to crazy dash cam videos. But that could soon change when Garmin’s new Dash Cam hits the market in February. The tiny camera sits inside your windshield and records everything that’s happening in front of your vehicle through a wide angle lens. And in the event of an accident, it automatically time-stamps and geo-tags that footage so in the event of an insurance claim or police investigation, there’s no debate as to how events unfolded.


Laser Smartphone Add-On Accurately Measures Everything In A Photo

Forget the sanding, the painting, and all the construction; the worst part of a renovation is having to use a tape measure to size up a room. But if you’re willing to cough up $US560, there’s now a much better way that almost sounds like magic. It’s a smartphone accessory called the Spike that uses lasers, GPS, and other sensors to automatically measure everything in a photo you take. Say wha?!


You've Never Seen GPS Data Look This Beautiful

It might look like a talented artist has been enthusiastically scribbling over an aerial photograph, but this is in fact a set of GPS data looking more beautiful than you could ever have imagined.