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Google Finally Lets You Download Maps For Offline Navigation And Search

We’ve all been in that unfortunate situation when we’re lost with no reception, and our phone’s navigation features are neutered as a result. Now, Google is offering a dead simple solution. You can download snippets of the world for offline navigation and search.

Apple's Indoor Survey App Creates Building Interior Maps Using An iPhone

Apple has quietly released a new iOS app that allows users to map out the interior spaces of a building using just an iPhone. The app doesn’t show up in search within the App Store – it requires a special, registered account in order to be used.

Add A Widget Shortcut On Android To Get Home With Just One Tap

If you’re a Google Maps user on Android you can set up customised 1×1 widgets on the home screen that will give you directions straight home from wherever you happen to be. The setup process also gives us an excuse to check out the new Maps app interface Google has rolled out over the last couple of days, so let’s dive right in.

Garmin Epix Review: Can A Smartwatch Work As A Touchscreen Navigator?

A touchscreen GPS navigator that works in the wilderness and that you can wear on your wrist? That’s a neat idea, but not one that Garmin’s been able to realise with this new Epix. Allow me to explain.

Garmin Fenix 3 Watch Review: The Smartwatch For Outdoor Athletes

I run, bike, swim, surf, snowboard, paddle, hunt and ride motorcycles. Not only is the Garmin Fenix 3 the first smartwatch capable of keeping up throughout all those activities, but it’s also the first to genuinely help me become better at them.

How The New Cold War Is Improving Your Navigation

Ever contemplated going to war with America but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data on your phone and in your car.

Electric Shocks To The Leg Could Help You Navigate Without Looking Up

Looking up to find the way is so 2014. Instead, a team of researchers suggests, small electrodes on your thighs could be used to direct you as wander the city streets — a technique that they refer to as “human cruise control”.

Bluetooth Beacons Will Help Blind People Navigate London's Tube

A new smartphone app and Bluetooth beacon system is currently being trialled at Pimlico Station on the London Underground, and could revolutionise the way blind and partially sighted people navigate the capital’s Tube system.

Mammoth Ice Breaker Frees Australian Vessel Trapped In The Frozen Ocean

Despite all our advanced shipbuilding and navigation tech, sailing through Arctic or Antarctic waters can still treacherous — as an Australian fishing boat discovered after it got stuck in in the ice this week. Today, the US Coastal Guard’s icebreaker, Polar Star, came to the rescue.

These Underwater Mountains Are More Dangerous Than They Look

The ocean can look enormously peaceful, like a postcard sent from heaven by someone on Xanax. Under the surface, things aren’t nearly so calm and picturesque. And on the coast of North Africa, the UK’s Royal Navy found another salty hazard: Two previously unmapped underwater mountains, jutting up from the seabed.

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