Bad Elf is offering a ‘Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector’ dongle that adds GPS functionality to Wi-Fi iOS devices. While all Apple’s cellular devices offer GPS built-in, the Wi-Fi models do not. Instead they rely on crowd-sourced Wi-Fi to triangulate your position, which is much less accurate.
Archives for November 2013
Drivers on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light rain.
Many retailers, for instance, will match deals you find elsewhere. These apps can help you find better prices to show the cashier. Some let you search for coupons, while others tell you whether you’re better off buying online instead. And one keeps track of all those promotional fliers that do little good if you forget them at home.
When I ordered a Retina iPad mini, I went for the cellular version – and not only because it means I can get online anywhere without draining my iPhone’s battery by tethering. I got it for the GPS, which is pretty fantastic to have when traveling, especially in the (big) pocket-sized mini. [Read more…]
When GPS devices were introduced in professional surfing, it felt like a new door had opened. Two years later, nobody knows who’s the fastest surfer on Tour. In 2011, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast decided to debut an innovative speed management system. The idea was to track the surfers’ performance and unofficially “crown” a speed champion.
ROI (return on investment) is probably the most commonly used and most misunderstood word in social media marketing today. It seems to have emerged as the go-to buzzword that social media marketers throw at the finance department when they want to relate to them. But two problems exist: [Read more…]
Still not sure if it’s an “Easter egg” or simply a layout problem, but when viewing the “Apps” category in the Google Play Store app, a special “Chromecast” section seems to be hidden off to the side. It’s only viewable when turning your Android device around in landscape mode, and when clicked, shows you the usual assortment of Chromecast apps compatible with the Chromecast. Also, swiping to the “Categories” section also reveals the button, acting as some kind of weird overflow.
Are you both bald AND lost? Then the new “SmartWig” from Japan might be just what you need. The techno-toupe, which can read the wearer’s brainwaves and direct them to their destination with onboard GPS, is the latest — and possibly the wackiest — addition to the world of wearable computing.
Sure, most smartphones offer free GPS navigation these days. But unless you have a smartphone mount on your dashboard, looking down at your phone for navigation can be awkward — and potentially dangerous — while driving.