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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. Read More >>

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These Smartshoes Help the Blind Navigate City Streets

Wearable technology is a busy buzzword these days, but some of the coolest inventions take the idea well beyond some gadget that lets you read email on your wrist. Wearable technology can actually be life-changing for some people. Consider, for instance, what these shoes can do for the blind. Read More >>

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Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: a 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. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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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. Luckily, Swiss company u-blox devised a chip that keeps you on course when the satellites drop out, using the most old-fashioned of navigation techniques: dead reckoning. Read More >>

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A Hacker Found 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. Read More >>

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This GPS Lightning Adapter Makes Cheaper iPads Location-Aware

If you decided to save a few quid and opt for an iPad without cellular, it also means you bought yourself a tablet without GPS. Wi-Fi hotspot locations help guesstimate your locations, but if you want better results, you'll have to try for Bad Elf's tiny GPS module. Read More >>

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Google Seeks UK Approval for Drivers to Wear Glass in Cars

It appears Google's gearing up to launch Google Glass in the UK at some point, with reports suggesting it's been chatting with our government's Department for Transport about handling the legalities of being spotted wearing Glass while driving on the road. Read More >>

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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. 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. Read More >>

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This 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 £342 (plus shipping), 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?! Read More >>

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Nexus 4 Burning Up and Smashing its Battery After Android 4.4 KitKat Update

The KitKat release for Google and LG's older Nexus 4 phone is now live, with users able to upgrade to the very newest Android release right now. But it's not going down well with some, who claim the phone's now going berserk, draining its battery in an hour and becoming seriously hot to the touch. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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Taxi Drivers May Face Satnav Ban Because They Ought to Bloody Know Where They're Going

Taxi drivers in Bath might be about to lose their right to have a GPS device tell them where to go, as local councillors argue that part of the job of a driver is to have a full knowledge of their host city and that satnavs also reduce visibility and distract drivers. Read More >>

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GPS Hedgehogs are Britain's Latest Survival Specialists

With hedgehog numbers across Britain dwindling (and tonight's bonfire activities sure to lower the population numbers further) a team of researchers at Shepreth Wildlife Park in Cambridgeshire have come up with a novel solution to aid rehabilitated hedgehogs, equipping them with GPS trackers. Read More >>

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Location Technology: How It Works, Why It's Good, and Why It's Creepy

Having your phone know where you are and what you're doing is one of the creepiest but most useful aspects of modern smartphones. From Google Now to location-based notifications on iOS, you probably take advantage of it every single day. But how does it work, and what's going to happen in the future? Read More >>

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The First Colour-Screen GPS Watch Can Predict Your Race Times

Garmin has long been working to design GPS-equipped watches that don't look like a monstrosity strapped to your wrist. And the company's new Forerunner 220 and 620 manage a svelte form factor that also squeezes in wireless connectivity, touchscreen functionality, colour displays, and enough stat-tracking to predict how far a run you can muster. Read More >>

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