Is Redmond engineering a heads up display for automobiles?

by James

They’ve been in airplane cockpits, feeding airspeed and other data directly to pilots since the early 70s. The 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme became the first production car with one, but sadly, the innovation never really caught on until now … maybe. According to patent filings, Microsoft is developing what it calls an “adaptive heads-up user interface for automobiles.” And, in addition to supplying a driver with speed, rpm, GPS and …

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Palm, the Foleo imbroglio continues

by Fred

the Foleo Imbroglio

First off, thanks to Peter Rojas who penned a great missive about the new Palm Foleo project to the folks at Palm. They’ve developed this new Foleo direction, and well, it doesn’t seem to be the right one. Peter (his article is here over at Engadget by the way). Well, here’s the neat part, they are listening! This is obviously important in a number of ways. First of course, they …

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G1 I-Navi missing the kitchen sink

by Edwin

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It seems that Koreans are always receiving all the good stuff, and the G1 from I-Navi is certainly another device in a growing list. This navigation device is endowed with a 800 x 480 resolution LCD display that is extremely bright, powered by an AU1200 chipset from RMI to help you find your way around. In addition, it comes with a geomagnetic sensor and gravity sensor that works great in …

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Clarion DrivTrax GPS for bikers

by Edwin

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Bikers no longer need to gripe about how they’re being left out by the GPS industry. Clarion has delivered the DrivTrax GPS navigation system especially for bikers, where the use of AA batteries offer up to 11 hours of autonomy. Other than keeping you on track in your journey, the DrivTrax GPS also features an integrated speaker that voices out directions so you can keep your eyes on the road. …

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Take an active role in being found when you get lost

by Edwin

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You know the old saying – if the mountain cannot come to you, the only logical step would be to go towards the mountain. The same applies with the ResQFix 406 Personal Locator Beacon that allows you to transmit your current location to anywhere in the world, giving you a better chance of being found. Of course, if you’re prone of getting into trouble yourself, it would be prudent to …

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Keep tabs on your loved ones

by Edwin

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Keeping track of a teenager often involves a keen mind and a sensitive nose, but thankfully we have the people-buddi GPS system that helps you keep track of your family no matter where they are. Small enough to be tucked into a pocket or backpack, the people-buddi GPS system uses both GPS and GSM technology to keep you informed of the individual’s whereabouts that can be accessed via the Internet …

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Technology aims to save turtles

by Edwin

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Scientists from the University of Massachusetts have used a combination of orthodontic cement and duct tape in order to keep a postcard-sized waterproof computer in place on a turtle’s shell, hoping that this along with a new wireless communication network will be able to help biologists track snapping turtles which are headed towards the path of being an endangered species. This new wireless communication network will consist of constantly moving …

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Garmin unleashes two new GPS navigation systems

by Edwin

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Garmin has dropped news that it will be unveiling the new nuvi 200W and nuvi 250W widescreen GPS navigation systems that come in a sleek package while being easy on your pockets. Research has shown that customers prefer a much larger display on their personal navigation devices, and this is where both the nuvi 200W and nuvi 250W step in to fill that niche. For more information on the specifications …

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