Woman Tracked With GPS Attempts To Row Across The North Pacific Ocean

Sarah Outen, an adventurer from Oakham in the U.K., has just set off on the most challenging portion of a solo, round-the-world trip. She is determined to make it around the globe traveling only by rowing boat, kayak and bicycle. To document her journey, she is being monitored with a GPS tracking device. This brave 27-year-old launched from Japan today and plans to travel 4,500 nautical miles across the North Pacific Ocean in a rowboat, using GPS technology to record her route. She gave the following statement to This Is Leicestershire before her launch:   “I am an ocean girlRead More

Planning the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure?

GPS and hiking

Not ten years ago, the essential computing device in the average American home was an Internet-enabled personal computer. Most of the time, it sat on a desk in the den. Other times, laptops added a level of convenience and portability that users enjoyed. Neato gadgets like the Palm III handheld computer were fun and kind of functional–at the time, they were even seen as game changers–but were still quirky devices, often relegated to executives, gadget freaks, and yuppies who just needed one more device to play Tetris on.   Then the iPhone ushered in the smart phone era. The firstRead More

Step into Adventure with GPS Games from Finland


Today’s society is a fairly sedentary one, especially for children. Consumed by technology, children seem more interested in television, computers, and video games. The founders of Treesure Ltd. in Finland want to stop that trend and get children and their families outdoors again by combining a child’s natural love of stories and adventure with GPS tracking technology. Established in 2011, Treesure is owned by people involved in the media and mobile industry but with small children whom they want to see involved in the adventure of life. Their solution—TreesureGame. The Game TreesureGame is the company’s first media release, and theRead More