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Mio Knight Rider GPS Review

Mio Knight Rider GPS Review

A GPS unit with classic 80s Knight Rider styling and the original voice of K.I.T.T. to give directions: Mio could've filled the box with rocks and still sold thousands to loyal fans of the TV series. Mio insist though that, behind the gimmicks, there's a solid PND (Personal Navigation Device); SlashGear strapped on a chest-wig, unbuttoned our shirts to the waist and released a hit record in Germany to find out.

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Jet-Pack Man crosses English Channel with self-made 120mph wing

Jet-Pack Man crosses English Channel with self-made 120mph wing

A Swiss pilot has become the first person to cross the English Channel using a jet-packYves Rossy - who goes by the name Fusion Man - leapt from a plane with four kerosene-burning jet turbines mounted on a wing on his back, twisting his head and back to change direction while moving at up to 120mph.  It took thirteen minutes to cross the 22 miles between the UK and France.

Video of the jet-pack attempt after the cut

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Blaupunkt TravelPilot 500 and 700 coming next month

Blaupunkt TravelPilot 500 and 700 coming next month

If you need a new GPS system or simply like to stay current with these things, two new Blaupunkt navigation systems are coming next month. The TravelPilot 500 and 700 will have interactive voice controls among other new features.

Both models will have Bluetooth and interactive voice controls, while just the 700 will have Internet access. One thing that sets these devices apart from others on the market is the real-time video navigation and traffic sign recognition. With a video camera on the back, these TravelPilot models take in live footage of the upcoming road. This is meant to make looking at the GPS map more safe because it is overlaid on an actual, real-time image of the road in front of you. It can also tell you if you're going over the speed limit.

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Take Anywhere Electrical Power Source is your outlet on the go

Take Anywhere Electrical Power Source is your outlet on the go

If you're traveling, it can be very frustrating to constantly have to worry about how you'll charge up your gadgets. Laptop batteries drain, cell phones die and iPods go kaput. The only real answer is if you could carry around an electrical outlet with you at all times. Then your gizmos would stay charged. Lucky for you, that's exactly what the Take Anywhere Electrical Power Source is meant to do.

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Mobile Edge unveils QuickCheck TSA x-rayable hand luggage

Mobile Edge unveils QuickCheck TSA x-rayable hand luggage

Back in May frequent travellers were promised speedier security queues as the TSA confirmed it was going ahead with proposals to allow X-ray-friendly hand luggage; now named QuickCheck, the system is basically a set of guidelines that state a laptop in a qualifying bag must show up in an X-ray image as clearly as if simply placed in a standard bin.  One of the first manufacturers to show off their QuickCheck luggage is Mobile Edge, with three new travel bags.

The O-Range Solar Travel Bag

The O-Range Solar Travel Bag

If you're still on the lookout for a solar bag of some sort, this new backpack is perfect for gadget lovers.  It features several different pockets that would be great for organizing your smaller gadgets.

AvMap Geosat 6 ‘Drive Safe’ with alcohol tester

AvMap Geosat 6 ‘Drive Safe’ with alcohol tester

Sat-Nav specialists AvMap have announced their latest standalone GPS, the Geosat 6 Drive Safe, which can not only guide you but chide you if you've drunk too much.  Fitted with an alcohol sensor, users simply blow onto the device to get a reading and advice as to whether they're safe to drive or not.  Input is all courtesy of the 4.8-inch wide-aspect touchscreen, with spoken guidance prompts and Bluetooth for using the Geosat 6 as a mobile phone hands-free.

TSA X-ray laptop bags hitting shelves in 3-4 months

TSA X-ray laptop bags hitting shelves in 3-4 months

Being something of a geek, I actually quite enjoy checking out what notebooks people are unpacking when waiting to go through airport security.  However, I'd happily trade that for a quicker check-in, so hearing that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are working with laptop bag manufacturers including Targus and Scooba Design to create X-ray friendly carry-cases is, in today's security-obsessed times, welcome news.  The new bags would exempt owners from needing to unsheathe their notebooks when going through airport screening, and would have be free of image obscuring padding, straps or electronics.

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