Does Your Car NOT Have Android Auto? Now You Can Just Download the App on Your Phone!

If you’re in the same camp as me that uses Google Maps to navigate everywhere, AND you don’t drive an Android Auto-compatible car, HAVE I GOT A PIECE OF GOOD NEWS FOR YOU! Go download the Android Auto app (for Android 5.0 or higher) it right now to use it on your phone, and it’s freaking awesome! Continue reading “Does Your Car NOT Have Android Auto? Now You Can Just Download the App on Your Phone!”

Post-Storm Homes GPS Watch Speedrunning Foley – WIRed #107

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It’s time for Episode 107 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses post-natural disaster temporary housing, a watch that syncs with GPS satellites, a Super Mario Bros. speedrun in under 5 minutes, and FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Post-Storm Homes GPS Watch Speedrunning Foley – WIRed #107”

A Mechanical Watch That Sets Its Time & Date via GPS

If you can declare a single flaw with mechanical watches, it’d be that they can very often be inaccurate. Due to the number of gears and springs, they will always be incorrect on the exact time every now and then, despite how carefully put together. While quartz offer a solution to accuracy, they can be a bit uninteresting, so how about combining the best of both worlds. You know, like how VCXO did with their new Ox One watch, which features a mechanical movement that automatically syncs with GPS satellites with the press of a button — or “Magic Button” as they call it — on the side of the watch.

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Usonian Bluetooth Guards SimCities w/ Candido Moves – WIRed #83

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It’s time for Episode 83 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s concept buildings become a reality, how low-energy Bluetooth will help keep track of your little ones, why SimCity 2000 IS…..THE…..FUTURE, and paying tribute to one of the underrated greats in the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Usonian Bluetooth Guards SimCities w/ Candido Moves – WIRed #83”

Forest Cabin DIY LoJacks Madden to Coach Indy Memes – WIRed #81

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It’s time for Episode 81 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses simple Spanish forest cabins, DIY Lo Jacks for your car, using Madden to get a job, and celebrating the indies! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Forest Cabin DIY LoJacks Madden to Coach Indy Memes – WIRed #81”

Love Your Car? Like To Tinker? Build Your Own GPS Car Tracking System!

The science and technology of global positioning systems, i.e. the GPS. We are able to use GPS in our phones in order to track them in case they’re ever lost or stolen, so why shouldn’t we use them for a larger and oft-necessary piece of technology; like our cars? While you definitely could go out and purchase a LoJack or OnStar system, you COULD just try out this DIY solution using only an Arduino Uno, a GPS module, and a GSM shield that would send you text messages and updates as the car is on the move without your knowledge. Continue reading “Love Your Car? Like To Tinker? Build Your Own GPS Car Tracking System!”

EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike

It may not be news to most people of using the power of pedaling your bicycle to charge your phone or power headlights.  However, the folks over at the EcoXPower are bringing a whole new concept to the table (sort of).  Their new device for your bicycle will allow you to power BOTH your phone and lights at the SAME TIME!  THE FUTURE!!   Continue reading “EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike”