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Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.

Nothing says Easter Egg hunt quite like finding that lone lost egg via means of it's latitude and longitude. Of course (and obviously), a GPS device is required is you so choose to participate in one of these said hunts. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | easter | eggs | hunt | geocache | gps | coordinates | latitude | longitude | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

GPS device manages to strand couple in Oregon for three days.GPS device manages to strand couple in Oregon for three days.

In the town of Silver Lake, the unit told them to turn right on Forest Service Road 28, and they followed that and some spur roads nearly 35 miles before getting stuck in about 1 1/2 feet of snow near Thompson Reservoir, the sheriff said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:29 PM | Tags (8) | gps | device | yahoo | stranded | wrong | turn | stuck | road |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.

You will be shocked to know that Apple holds two positiions for two different products on this list. Can you guess which two products those are? If you said Mighty Mouse, please go back to your corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:31 AM | Tags (9) | abcnews | apple | decade | digicams | gadgets | gps | iphone | ipod | netbooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on GPS system for Android 2.0 devices.Google pulls the curtain back on GPS system for Android 2.0 devices.

This bit of Google software might be just the reason why Apple decided to recently acquire their own little map company. Also, this can't be good news for the folks over at TomTom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:34 PM | Tags (12) | android | automatic | directions | google | gps | guidance | mobile | navigation | routing | tomtom | turns | voice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.

Their low-cost balloon-launch platform reached 17.5 miles high, into near-space. Using the GPS phone to track its location, they found the rig 20 miles away from the launch site 5 hours later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | balloon | gps | launch | mit | photography | photos | space | students |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.

Motorists who follow Dylan’s directions, however, may take some time to reach their destination. “I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and you heard my voice saying something like, ‘Left at the next street.... No, right... You know what? Just go straight.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:10 AM | Tags (5) | bobdylan | gps | satnav | technology | voiceover |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Genius tourists mistype GPS destination, end up 400 miles off desired course.Genius tourists mistype GPS destination, end up 400 miles off desired course.

'It's hard to understand how they managed it. I mean, Capri is an island,' said Giovanni Medici, a spokesman for Carpi regional government, told Reuters Tuesday. 'It's the first time something like this has happened.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 1:05 PM | Tags (6) | capri | carpi | course | destination | gps | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Yes, you too can have Homer Simpson be your GPS co-pilot.Yes, you too can have Homer Simpson be your GPS co-pilot.

It'll cost you just $12.95 to get a dose of Homer on your TomTom GPS device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 1:47 PM | Tags (4) | gps | homer | simpsons | tomtom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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