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Woman Puts Her Trust In GPS; Drives 900 Miles In The Wrong Direction

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Today in “stories that easily could have been about me,” a Belgian woman set out to pick up a friend at a train station 90 miles from her home, and, after typing the address into her GPS device, proceeded to follow the turn-by-turn directions 900 miles in the wrong direction. Sabine Moreau, 67, drove for two full days, sleeping on the side of the road, filling her gas tank twice, and even getting in a minor car accident, but apparently none of this made her question the validity of her route. In fact, Moreau didn’t notice anything was amiss until she got to Croatia. “I was distracted, so I kept driving,” she told El Mundo. “I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn’t in Belgium anymore.”

Sabine, I feel you, girl. [Yahoo News]

Feeling Unsafe On The Street? There’s An App For That!

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StreetSafe, a relatively new app for smartphones, claims that for a minimum of $12.50 a month, it will coach you with safety advice in frightening areas on your way to any location. One first feature is called “Walk With Me,” where the user can connect with a Safety Advisor while walking down a street. If the user feels unsafe, the Safety Advisor will stay on the line with you until you have reached your destination. In the event that something does happen to you while on the phone with a Safety Advisor, they will be able to call 911. The second feature is called “Silent Alarm.” If this button is slid when you are in a situation where you cannot talk to a Safety Advisor, StreetSafe will contact the local 911 call center immediately, find your whereabouts using the GPS feature on your phone, and provide your age, physical description and any medical conditions to the authorities that are on their way to rescue you. Keep reading »

These Light-Up GPS Shoes Will Guide You Home

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As I’ve mentioned before, there are very few moments in my life where I’m not wondering, Where the hell am I? So it was with great interest that I read about a pair of “No Place Like Home” GPS shoes that can guide you to any destination with a Dorothy-esque click of your heels. Creator Dominic Wilcox explains how the magical footwear work:

“After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom-made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heel, is activated by a heel click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.”

Right now the shoes are just a prototype, but I need them to become a reality, like, now. In the meantime, I might have to DIY my own by duct taping my smart phone to the toe of my red sequin pumps. “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…” [Dominic Wilcox]

Daria: The New Voice Of Your GPS

Sick of your GPS sounding like an uptight British woman or a sex kitten who wants to give you a beej? Well, now you can have the smuggest bitch of all time tell you when you’ve made a wrong turn: Daria Morgendorffer! She totally led the way for you in the early ’90s and now your fave apathetic teen will tell you where to go on the regs. Awesome! For $9.95, you can download the GPS Navtones here. Signature eye roll not included. Now, if only they could get Trent to pop in every now and again … [MTV Clutch] Keep reading »

Forget-Me-Not Panties: For The Man Who Wants To Keep Tabs On His Naked Wife/Daughter

The only good reason I can come up with for GPS panties is if they had a little pocket where you could store your little baggie of diamonds or other valuables. That way, if you left the panties somewhere and needed to find them again, the GPS would be able to help. But that is not the reason Panchira Corp. created Forget-Me-Not Panties! No, their reasons are far more stalker-y. Their motto is “protect her privates,” and the panties are for dudes to give as gifts to the women in their lives — when they suspect they could be cheating or coming home late at night. The GPS transmits the info to a cell phone and can even measure heart rate and temperature levels. That way these freaky, suspicious dudes can know when their girlfriends are hot and horny. If all that’s not creepy enough, check out the two testimonials on the site, after the jump. Keep reading »

HereIAm, Come And Get Me!

Last week, I rounded up some GPS cell phone applications that would help you to get laid, and here’s another! HereIAm sends emails with your exact location out on command to all your FWB’s, booty calls, boyfriends, etc. The treasure hunter hunks can track you down with the Google Maps-enabled app. Sit back, relax, and message, “First one to the X wins the booty!” [iPhoneFreak] Keep reading »

GPS Is For S-E-X

GPS may prevent married couples from fighting over directions, but it’s also been helping single people mingle. A few new applications have been sticking the P right in GPS! While these programs might not be designed to help you locate your next sexy time, that certainly hasn’t stopped creative users from hitting it up for a hot spot. Here are three free iPhone and/or Blackberry apps that can sponsor your even freer love…

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Panty Alert! A GPS System That Tracks Your Whereabouts Via Your Underwear

Lucia Lorio, a luxury lingerie designer, has created a “Find Me If You Can” bra and panties set that comes with its own GPS tracking system. On the side of the sheer white bodice, a black device has been stitched into the hem — ostensibly so your lover knows where you are. Needless to say, many are calling the set made for stalking a “modern day chastity belt.” However, Lorio defends her product: “In London, New York, Rio de Janeiro — wherever there is danger, the underwear may prove to be a lifesaver.” Ironically, it looks like the lingerie equivalent of the GPS ankle bracelet that sex offenders on parole have to wear. Lorio’s selling her high-tech undergarment system for a grand a piece, plus the monthly monitoring fee. It seems like a rip off for something that’s supposed to get ripped off you, and it’s creepy to think about someone trying to keep tabs on your location, especially by tracking your underpants. Consider yourself warned, ladies. It’s all fun and games getting followed via your lingerie — until you realize you’re living in 1984, and Big Brother’s in your underwear drawer. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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