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Dung Beetles Navigate By Storing Star Maps In Their Tiny Brains

Dung beetles have this really neat trick by which they’re able to use the positions of the stars to orient themselves along a straight line, making them the only known animal to use the Milky Way for navigation. Exactly how they do this has remained a mystery — until now.

Waze Now Tells You The Best Time To Drive, Days Ahead Of Time

Traffic sucks. It makes driving frustratingly unpredictable, but a new feature in the Waze app aims to kill all that guesswork.

A New Technique Makes GPS Accurate To A Centimetre

GPS is an utterly pervasive and wonderful technology, but it’s increasingly not accurate enough for modern demands. Now a team of researchers can make it accurate right down to a centimetre.

Garmin's New Sat Navs Can Spot Hazards On The Road Before You Do

Distracted driving was a problem even before we all had smartphones buzzing in our pockets. But it’s an even bigger issue now, and one that Garmin wants to help solve with its new Drive line of sat navs that include improved driver awareness features alerting you to possible concerns on the road ahead.

Magellan's New Aftermarket Dash Cams Can See All The Way Around Your Vehicle

Many luxury vehicles offer a 360-degree view around your car on the dashboard which makes squeezing into tight parking spots much easier. Magellan now offers the same omnipotent vision to your junky ride with a new GPS nav unit that can connect to cameras mounted all around a vehicle.

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.

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