Laptop Magazine has a review of the TomTom Go 910. The general upshot? It does what it is supposed to do to get you from point A to point B and comes with a heap of multifunction goodness.
Ummm…Update: Engadget booboo’d
Apparently Honda Japan will be incorporating Google Earth into one of their premium services and linking it with wirless capabilities to support real-time traffic information. Volkswagen showed Google Earth in cars first, but it looks like Honda will beat them to the street.
With the volume of multifunction GPS units that have been announced over the last few weeks, I think this is a good time to remind everyone of Engadget GPS where you can get the skinny on new units and, in many cases, links to similar units that might make their way to the States someday
ShinyShiny, a tech gadget blog especially for girls, posted a review of the new Navman icn720 and 750 GPS in-car navigation systems that let you use photos to navigate to places. The unit has a built-in camera, so you just snap a picture of the IKEA store, your favorite restaurant, or whatever, and the photo is tagged with coordinates. Then, next time you want to go, you just bring up the photo and the Navman will get you there. Of course, it’s yet another cool device that we probably won’t get here in the US, at least not for awhile.
Yes, that’s right….If you would like a lovely geography-inspired way to display your apples, oranges and other tasty fruits, then check out these custom-milled wooden fruit bowls in the shape of 3D topography. They’re not cheap at 149 euros, but really, how can you resist the opportunity to have a mini 3D landscape on your kitchen counter?
(Thanks to Sean for sending us the link)
As previously posted by Frank…Most at WVU would consider me mentioning something from Virginia Tech blasphemy at best, but here goes. VT has put together a 24 monitor set up that is just, well, a lot of monitors even in my mind. BUT, they have 12 linux boxes driving the monitors that can run Quake III at 15-30 fps on a whole bunch of pixels. Head over Engadget to get a bit more info.
Along with the ultra portable announcements coming out of CeBit, Pharos has announced a new GPS receivergÃ‚Â The iGPS 500 will be available in different varieties that include SD, CF and Bluetooth.
Pharos iGPS-500 – Engadget
Here’s a cool toy: a twenty four (that’s right.. I said 24) screen display of people playing Quake 3 on 12 Linux machines running (I just have to say it again) 24 screens! Perhaps even more interesting is the 9 screen display playing Warcraft II at 3840×2160 pixels. Notice there’s no bezels on the 9 screen display. That’s what you need to surf Google Earth properly.
Here’s a pretty cool free application for anyone heavily into using your GPS unit. You can upload your GPS data to via typing in coordinates, street addresses, or uploading a file, and this tool will output a map showing your route. The really cool thing is that you can output to a pretty decent set of file types, including jpeg, PMG, and even KML files for use in Google Earth! It looks like the development team is adding features hand over fist, so it would definately be worthwhile to keep an eye on this program’s development.
Microsoft and VW are showing off an interesting prototype at CeBit.Ã‚Â It is car-based Media Center that includes GPS and will be a full computer including internet capability.Ã‚Â This dash and seatback mounted display looks pretty swank, but it is still just a prototype.