Whistle Go Explore review: GPS-powered puppy protection

I'm happy to say that I've never come close to losing Ellie, my beloved nine-year-old chocolate Labrador. But that doesn't mean I haven't occasionally had a moment of panic thinking about how truly terrible that would be. For years, the default prote...

How to give your hike a high-tech upgrade

At its heart, hiking is about getting away from technology. Stuffing everything you need to survive for a few days into a bag and disappearing into the woods is as much about breaking free of the daily Twitter grind as it is about pushing yourself ph...

Domino’s will let you track your pizza delivery with GPS

By the end of the year, you'll be able to track your Domino's Pizza delivery via GPS. The company is known for embracing technology, and it's done things like deliver pizza via robots and self-driving vehicles and allowed orders through cars and Alex...

Garmin hopes Alexa will convince you to buy a dedicated GPS

There's no question that dedicated GPS units are on the decline in an era when your smartphone is often good enough for navigation, if not better. Garmin, however, thinks it can stave off obsolescence in a simple way -- by adding a voice assistant y...

A collar-based Motorola tracker that brings IoT and Smart Tech to your furry-friend!

I imagine that smart-gadgets for pets could just be a very hot category nobody’s picked up on. People are going to great lengths to deliver great care for their pets, so imagine being able to leverage smart-technology to make their life better? It has the potential to be massive!

This is the Motorola Activa, an IoT Device that sits on your dog’s collar. It uses a GPS sensor and a temperature sensor to help you know the whereabouts of your dog, and whether they’re feeling hot or cold. The Activa lets you track your pet’s location if they ever escape, and even gather information on how they’re feeling. Moreover, as a preventive measure, you can set up a geo-fence too, so when your pet does happen to wander outside its territory, you receive an instant notification alerting you of your pet’s whereabouts.

The Activa is a pretty basic approach to what IoT can do for pets, but imagine how far we could go. You could make phone calls and talk to your pets, capture their POV using an image-stabilized camera, and even play music to calm your pet down when they’re angry, anxious, or scared. The opportunities are limitless!

Designer: Sebastien Sauvage for Motorola Mobility LLC.

Garmin’s latest GPS is designed for off-road explorers

With GPS now a basic cell phone feature, and more vehicles rolling off the production lines with built-in satnav systems, the role of standalone satellite-navigation devices is diminishing. Why have an extra bit of kit in your car that needs addition...

Recommended Reading: Google Duplex still confuses restaurants

One year later, restaurants are still confused by Google Duplex Natt Garun, The Verge Google had us in awe when it debuted the AI-powered Duplex tech at I/O 2018. The system can be used to make reservations on your behalf, and it can even make a c...