TomTom has more 5″ GPS navigation systems for professionals



TomTom has just announced that they will make available a trio of new 5″ navigation devices for those who need a professional GPS navigation system. We’re talking about the TomTom PRO 7150, PRO 9150 and PRO 7150 TRUCK, where all three of them were specially designed to deliver bottom-line benefits for businesses and the larger display are which makes it a whole lot easier for users to operate.
According to Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of TomTom Business Solutions, “The larger display makes the driver’s job of managing his order and communicating back to the office even easier, while also increasing the sizes of the navigation screen itself.”

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The Cobra Tag – Where’s My Stuff?


Okay, I’m pretty good with my mobile phone, and even better with my camera, iPad and laptop. Truth be told, it’s my handbag that l lose all the time. (You can see where my priorities are) I just cant keep my hands on that thing. I tried to carry a change purse instead and that was even worse, I’m already into my second set of replacement credit cards this year. Geez.
Welcome, Cobra Tag, a new and different alarm and loss prevention system that utilizes a smartphone app paired via Bluetooth to a small key fob type device.  Users download the Cobra Tag app to their smartphone and then attach the Cobra Tag device to any item they wish to protect, such as car keys, a purse, or laptop bag. The Cobra Tag monitors the distance between the phone and tagged items and produces an audible alert if they become separated. But that’s not the best part…

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Apple’s “Places” – I know where you are, and I saw what you did.


Did you ever Google yourself and were amazed at the scary amount of information you could find? I mean, the days of an unlisted phone number keeping you hidden are gone like the buffalo. I was already concerned with what personal information could be found on the internet, and it just keeps getting more invasive. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all fantastic, amazing advances, and I love the idea of it all, but it seems to be, well, dangerous.

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Callaway upro mx heads for the greens



Are you an avid golfer who wish that you could spend much more time at the green instead of in the office? Chances are at that level of fanaticism, you will definitely subscribe to golf magazines that teach you how to improve on your game, and you will always be on the lookout for better devices in the market that can help you with your swing.
Enter the Callaway upro mx which is a next generation golf GPS device that will continue where the original upro device left off. What makes the Callaway upro mx different from the rest would be the integration of intuitive technological advancements that we will look at in further detail in the extended post.

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C3 Technologies creates photo-realistic 3D city visualizations

If you ever go to CES, make certain to get an invitation to the Lunch at Piero’s on the first and second day of the convention. I swear, I find the coolest of the coolest gadgets there.
Two years ago, I encountered augmented reality for the first time. Now it is everywhere. This year, C3 Technologies showed me what’s what with their flagship product Realistic 3D City Models.
Realistic 3D City Models is exactly what it sounds like, a way of recreating overhead maps of cities on a 2D screen with 3D technology. At the aforementioned CES demonstration, C3 had a very big screen that it used for this, and I was able to see a photo-realistic San Francisco from overhead.

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The new Nike + SportWatch GPS at CES 2011

I saw this watch from shoe giant Nike last night at the CES 2011 event Pepcom. The Nike+SportsWatch GPS uses the Nike+ sensor based in the shoe for tracking time, pace, distance, calories burned as well as heart rate.
It also has something else: a GPS powered by TomTom. This allows the watch to track “what a user does, how they do it, and then motivates the user to improve on previous performances over the each route”. After the user is completed with their run or other exercises, they can take off their watch and connect it to a PC with the built-in USB dongle. From there, data is uploaded to the NikePlus.com site for viewing of completed runs, setting new goals, as well as interacting with other runners.

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Charles the GPS robot can read a driver’s expressions

This week, we are going to be at CES 2011 in Vegas, and we will be covering a lot of brand spanking new technology from a lot of real companies. I thought that I would get this conceptual product out of the way before I head down to Vegas tomorrow.
This is Charles, a GPS unit that is not a small box that suction cups to your dashboard. As you can see from the picture, Charles has a head along with shoulders. (He is the one on the right, by the way.)
Charles is designed from scientists at Cambridge, and it can read the user’s facial expression, voice tone, as other behavioral hints so it is “more sympathetic to your mood”.

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New Spark Nano Helps You Find Jesus this Holiday Season

I love this time of year, I love the decorations, the lights, the  hustle and bustle of the city. But I also know that even during this most wonderful time, there are Scrooges everywhere, just looking for an opportunity to steal my stuff.

Humbug!

The Grinch should think twice this year before trying to steal Christmas, thanks to high-tech, folks can protect their holiday paraphernalia from would be crooks using The Spark Nano, the worlds smallest GPS tracker. Churches and small businesses in my area are currently using these devices installed in their Nativity scenes to protect Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the 3 wise men, from wise guys, who think stealing characters from a nativity scene is a good time.

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SkyKap – It’s like a caddie in your hat

Let’s face it, to some of us golf is more than just a game. Okay, to some of us, it’s a lot more. Some of us are completely addicted to it. In fact, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat around on a Sunday and wondered just how long it was going to take that golf loving husband of mine to come home. Geez.

Maybe the SkyKap Advisor, is just the thing to get him home faster. A hands free, voice activated microcomputer GPS system contained in the brim of a regular golf hat. With some pretty amazing technology, The Advisor provides personal audio responses activated by the golfer’s commands. The Advisor gives the distance to greens, bunkers, water, boundaries and a whole lot more.

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TomTom GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM announced



TomTom is synonymous with GPS navigation systems of the highest quality, so it is no surprise to see the company roll out yet another two models for the masses to help them arrive at their destination safe and sound in the fastest time possible. The latest generation of navigation devices would come in the form of the TomTom GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM, where they are touted to deliver a “powerful navigation experience with faster routing, an enhanced software platform, and a new look and feel”. Let us delve into the nitty gritty of both devices in the extended post.

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