Upcoming New Car Tech

Upcoming New Car Tech

Most of the new car tech we are writing about and reading about now has to do with self-driving cars. But there were some really interesting things being debuted at the New York Auto Show this week that didn’t include self-driving options. If you’re into upcoming car tech, here’s what you can look forward to from major manufacturers. Chevrolet Is Focusing On Teen Safety If you have a child that’s about to become a teen driver, you may want to set your sights on the Chevy Malibu. The newest version of the Malibu will come with teen safety features likeRead More

The Dangers of Following an In-Car GPS Map

The Dangers of Following an In-Car GPS Map

GPS navigation systems can be a godsend. If you’re trying to get somewhere you’ve never been, or you’re just trying to figure out how to find that place you have been to by car, a GPS system can help you get to your destination quickly. But there is an issue with following a navigation system blindly. You still have to use common sense, and understand that your GPS might not always be right. A Sad Case Recently, a woman in Chicago died after her husband followed a GPS navigation map that led him to try and cross a bridge thatRead More

Mini’s New Vision Concept Revealed

Mini’s New Vision Concept Revealed

As driving technology increases, car manufacturers are actively seeking ways to make driving safer and more informative while also appealing to the tech-crazed masses. Mini has just created a pair of strange-looking goggles (think Rocky-type goggles from Rocky and Bullwinkle, and you’ll be close to what these look like) that are meant to make driving simpler and more informative. But is that the case? Here’s a closer look at Mini’s new Augmented Vision Goggles. The Point Mini created the Augmented Vision Goggles with one mandate in mind: to make driving safer and simpler. When wearing the Goggles, drivers will beRead More

Tesla’s New All-Wheel Drive Option

Tesla’s New All-Wheel Drive Option

In order to appeal to a Northeast luxury market, Tesla has recently introduced an all-wheel drive car. The famed electric car manufacturer will sell the new 70-D Tesla Model S all-wheel drive version for $75,000 in most markets. The move has shocked some car enthusiasts, but it make sense when you consider all of the angles. Why the Northeast Matters Most of the luxury cars sold in the US are sold in the Northeast (New York, in particular). But those luxury models that are sold in this part of the US must be equipped to handle the particularly harsh wintersRead More

GPS Trackers Qualify as Search and Seizure

GPS Trackers Qualify as Search and Seizure

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that when police put a GPS tracker on you or your vehicle, it’s considered (under the law) a form of search. As such, it falls under the same Fourth Amendment rights as any other type of search. This is a big step forward for the court, since laws surrounding electronic devices like GPS trackers have not yet been entirely established. What This Ruling Means Right now, the lower courts in the U.S. will have to decide whether or not placing a GPS tracker on a person is considered a measure of reasonable search. ThisRead More

These Sneakers Track Your Child’s Movements

These Sneakers Track Your Child’s Movements

How do you find out where your kids are at all times? GPS trackers help. But most kids will remove a tracker that’s placed on a necklace or bracelet, and may not always wear that watch or backpack. If there’s one thing that kids love, though, it’s colorful sneakers, and that’s what two companies are banking on with a new line of smart shoes – that’s right, smart shoes. What are smart shoes? Shoes that include a GPS tracker, of course! Sports giant 361 Degrees and Chinese company Baidu have teamed up to create colorful sneakers that kids will likeRead More

SFO to Use GPS Tracking to Collect Fees

SFO to Use GPS Tracking to Collect Fees

Airports collect fees from limousine and taxi companies that pick up and drop off on their premises, but up until this point airports like SFO had no way of tracking rides from services like Uber and Lyft. San Francisco International Airport has recently created a GPS tracking platform that will do just that – allow the airport to track and collect fees from services like Uber and Lyft. Further, SFO will be selling this same technology to other airports in the near future. Here’s what it’s all about. Easy Way to Collect Fees When a new form of transportation showsRead More

The HTC Grip Finally Hits the Market

The HTC Grip Finally Hits the Market

Back in January, HTC and Under Armour announced that the two companies would be collaborating to create a fitness band unlike any other. The HTC Grip is the result of that partnership, has been announced. What sets this fitness band apart from the rest? The addition of a GPS tracking device. The Problem With Most Fitness Bands If you’re an avid runner or other sports enthusiast, you probably know how important it is to track your progress. This is why many runners and other athletes use fitness bands. The problem with most bands, though, is that you still have toRead More

How to Cut Back on Employee Theft

How to Cut Back on Employee Theft

No employer wants to think that the people they’ve carefully hand-selected to work in their office or store is capable of theft. Sadly, that’s not the case. Studies show that nearly 1 out of every 40 employees were caught stealing by an employer in 2012. Theft comes in all different forms depending on the job ranging from stealing clients to stealing money or goods. Either way, theft is theft, and it’s up to you, the employer, to stop any theft currently happening in your business. But how do you do that? How do you prevent or stop theft? Is thereRead More

FitBit Adds Bike Tracking Via GPS

FitBit Adds Bike Tracking Via GPS

FitBit is easily one of the most popular exercise tracking devices on the market right now. The FitBit Surge is at the top of the FitBit list. The Surge is easy to use and comes with a lot of great features, and now FitBit has added a major update that includes bicycle tracking with the help of GPS technology. FitBit’s Bike Tracking Tech The new Bike Tracking feature included as part of the FitBit Surge tracks vitals like distance, duration, speed, heart rate, and calories burned while you bike. All of these details will help you become a better, orRead More