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Are you really that horrible at driving? Your answer is finally here. Augmented reality GPS navigation. All in front of your face.

26 Oct

What if you’re driving down a dark road in the middle of the night and you have no idea where you are? Navigating twists and turns would suck. But what if your car could display all the relevant info in front of your eyes?

According to Gizmag, True3D is a technology that wants to put your GPS navigation data right in front of your face, taking even more of the guesswork out of driving in unknown areas. But this isn’t just a matter of putting a GPS map in front of your face. This information is blended into the landscape you’re driving through. The road guide would have 3D depth, showing you exactly where to drive. Point of interest would have markers above them. And there could even be virtual road signs to go along with the standard navigation street maps, for example.

via Augmented Reality Navigation Displays in Your Windshield? Absolutely..

Lost your pet? He or she may have been found on LostPetAtlas.com!

26 Oct

 

Lost Pet Atlas is a site that maps out lost dogs and cats in the US, making it easier for owners and finders to connect and get the missing animal back home. All you have to do is search or look at the nationwide map around your area.

via Lost Pet Atlas Maps Lost and Found Pets For Easy Recovery.

Forget Xzibit. Pimp out your bangin’-hot Prius with the automotive industry’s first integrated and mirrored smartphone-car system from Toyota.

26 Oct

Called this one too. It’s coming. And fast. The next step for Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. after your cpu, phone, tablet, and TV/living room?

Your ride.

If you’re looking to get your smartphone more in-sync with your car, you may want to consider a new Toyota with the Touch Life “infotainment” system. Given a compatible smartphone / app combo, it can mirror the phones display on its 7-inch touchscreen for access to navigation, music or social networking services. Nokia owners can connect their Symbian Belle devices by way of MirrorLink, developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium, in its first deployment by the automotive industry.

Apple iPhone and iPod faithful will have to install Application Launcher in order to sync up with the infotainment system. If driving distractions are a concern, steering wheel controls play nice with the tech as well — its not quite SYNC Applink, but well take it. Toyota promises features and smartphones will continue to be added, but for a current list of compatible cars, devices and apps, check the press release on the website below.

via Toyota introduces Touch Life smartphone mirroring system, your Prius and iPhone can become one — Engadget.

How to “Fake It Until You Make It” / Be Confident in any Unexpected Discussion or Situation

26 Oct

We can’t all be human encyclopedias, and once in a while, you’re bound to stumble upon a conversation on a topic you know absolutely nothing about. To avoid being left out or seeming ignorant, here are a few tips for “tricking” people into thinking you’re well informed.

1) Project Confidence

2) Know When to Speak

3) Emphasize What You Do Know

4) Don’t Worry about Proving Others Wrong

5) Steer the Discussion to Related Topics

6) Get In a Good Last Word

7) Final Thoughts: When Possible, Learn the Material

via How to Sound Like You Know What Youre Talking About Even When You Dont.

Amazing future of photoshop will allow you to implant yourself into all those pictures of places you said you went to but never did.

26 Oct

This new photo editing software (although not Adobe Photoshop) will account for all lights and shadows, native to the original picture. See the video for more.

Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs from Kevin Karsch on Vimeo.

New software system realistically adds objects into photos. [VIDEO].

http://kevinkarsch.com/publications/sa11.html

Thanks to Evan for pointing this out to me!

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