Posts tagged: Global Positioning System

US Marines Test Solar Power Vest That Talks To Itself

DAHLGREN, Va. — Marines are testing prototypes of the new Marine Austere Patrolling System (MAPS) at an End User Evaluation from July 17-24 in Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) developed MAPS as an individual, wearable power management and distribution system, enabling Marines to patrol longer without resupply. “One of […]

Coin-sized Retrievor solar-powered GPS tracking device

If you’ve ever wondered where you left the laptop or how your dog came home smelling like a frog pond, then a GPS tracking device might seem like a good idea. The trick is to find one small enough to be practical and doesn’t need its batteries replaced every day. The Retrievor RET-100 is a […]

Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy

I think we can all agree that smartphones are incredibly useful, and their benefits are only compounded by the wide range of applications we can download. However, a study has revealed that free applications can consume a whopping 75% more energy than paid applications – mainly due to ads. This revelation will come as a […]

Soladec Device Charger – Not for Vampires

I don’t come from a long line of outdoor enthusiasts, in fact most folks that know me know that a day away from the comforts of home, you know like electricity and indoor plumbing, is a fate worse than death. It stands to reason that my daughter wants to camp more than anything in the […]