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Give Your GPS Sci-Fi Flair With A Wide Variety Of Iconic Vehicles

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serenity2Before I even get into any kind of an introductory paragraph here, let’s get it out in the open that if you don’t own a Garmin GPS device, this story might not be beneficial to you. Unless you know how to get these on other devices. It might be easy as shit. I have no idea. I use a map and smartphone in collaboration.

So, just yesterday we told you about how to convert your cash when you’re traveling to other sci-fi locations. But we didn’t tell you a good way to get to those locations. We’re such jerks that way. Just head on over to GarminHeaven to find a slew of GIFs that you can upload to your Garmin systems to instantly be traveling in style.

[Warning: Giant Freakin’ Robot is not responsible if you turn into a total assface and decide that using a DeLorean icon gives you the right to actually travel 88 mph down any American road, no matter how bad you want to shred on “Johnny Be Goode.”]

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NYPD Aims To Foil Pharmacy Robberies With GPS-Tracking Pill Bottles

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Pills pouring from a medication bottle

I’m not going to sit here and lie to you, readers, even though I’m completely unprovoked and no one really asked. I’ve taken my share of prescription medications, and with only a few trips to the dentist and doctor under my belt, the means in which I’d acquired them was rarely legitimate. But I never stole any. Except for the ones I skimmed off my dad, rest his soul. And I’d have to assume at least one of the people I bought them from had stolen them in the first place. So maybe it could be considered theft. But I never got caught red-handed! Except for when one of the side effects made my hands turn red.

The New York Police Department, as a way of combating a rash of violent pharmacy robberies in the last year, has implemented the use of decoy pill bottles embedded with GPS tracking chips. The bottles, which are weighted and designed to rattle when shaken, immediately emit their tracking signal once they’re removed from a special base. It’s hoped the thieves will not inventory their stash immediately, which would allow police officers the time to pinpoint a location and plan their approach. The default plan is probably just to point a gun at the person and yell, “Give me back those fucking pills!”

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Celestron Nexstar 8se vs Meade lx200

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As a keen amateur astronomer I have had the fortune to try out some of the best telescopes on the market. I genuinely do love this hobby and it is something that I feel more people should give a go. While a first time astronomer may want a more modest telescope. For those who already have a love for the stars and planets, you will want something a little more powerful, awesome and generally more spectacular. Well the good news is I was able to try out two of the more high end telescopes recently and I really put them through their paces. So just down below I am putting the Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope and the Meade 8-Inch Advanced Coma-Free Telescope head to head!

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7 Cool Star Wars Pet Accessories

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star wars pets accessoriesAs a Star Wars fan, you don’t have to stop with the cool Star Wars accessories after adding them to your home, dorm room, and your car. You can bring your pet into it with some of these fun Star Wars pet accessories. From Star Wars pet costumes to chew toys, there are a lot of really cool items to choose from. So spice up that wire dog crate or dog house with some cool Star Wars pet bling.

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Microsoft Is Making DALEKs Now

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k5I write on a Lenovo with a Windows 8 operating system. Or, I used to. For six months, my computer has been urging me to upgrade to Windows 8.1. After reading about it, and generally being both unimpressed and mistrustful when it comes to Windows updates and upgrades, I kept declining. About two weeks ago, my computer again urged me to upgrade, but this time, instead of giving me the usual array of download options (not now, remind me later, etc.), it only presented options to download now, in one hour, in two hours, or in four hours. There was no “not now” or “fuck off” option. I tinkered with the settings, trying to make sure no updates would happen automatically, and I thought I solved the problem. But four hours later, as I was typing away, the screen suddenly went dark and the thing began updating. When it was done, I couldn’t connect to the internet. It’s a typical problem with Windows 8.1, I guess — a driver issue. Once I restored an old version of the driver, it was fine. But for a while there, I was cursing Microsoft, consumed by the kind of rage only computer-related issues can cause. I came to the conclusion (not for the first time) that Microsoft is evil. And now, my suspicions are confirmed — Microsoft is working with DALEKs.

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This Kickstarter Campaign Aims To Make Tornado-Chasing Drones, Here’s Why

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droneWhen I was two, a tornado plowed through my hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan, blazing a trail of destruction through the downtown core. The damage was so bad that a few months later, someone in town started printing, “Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo” t-shirts, affirming that the city was still there. My parents tell me that the mess in our yard made me cry and that I was afraid I’d somehow get in trouble for it. We also dug a Kentucky Fried Chicken mashed potato spoon out of the ground (there was a KFC about a mile away) and I still use it as an ice cream scoop. Even though it’s not in tornado alley, Michigan gets it fair share of twisters, but even more than that, it gets a slew of scares. But now there might be a way to more accurately predict tornadoes: drones.

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