Magellan RoadMate 1700, Supersized!

7-inch Multi-touch screen GPS Navigator, the Magellan RoadMate 1700
7-inch Multi-touch screen GPS Navigator, the Magellan RoadMate 1700

They call it Magellan RoadMate 1700, comes with generous 7-inch display and whopping 6-million points of interest, full map of North America, AAA Tour Book, a great text to speech feature and a multiple-point routing capability. it should be consider as a super-sized one. Now it is going to release a 7-inch GPS navigator.

While there have been a few devices released in the five inch range and a few others in the six and seven inch range, Instead of investing on high priced units, you will be able to enjoy much better with units like these - almost all the features present in Magellan RoadMate 1700 is duplicated in RoadMate 1445T.

Once the service is activated, the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is programmed to display the nearest hotels and various other points of interest. Activate the TourBook feature and the required information will be presented without any hassle.

It is fun to operate the touch screen included with the device. Zipping through the innovative, yet easy to understand interface is a blessing even for the novice of the users. So that you are never left in a lurch. The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is extremely convenient.

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IPhone Sets A New Trend in Controlling Androids


Who would ever thought that anybody can make an Android walk, run and jump even without having to create that robot? Adding to the IPhone vs Droid debate, IPhone is now capable of controlling androids with simple movements of the users fingers.

This new technology called 'Walky' was developed by Keio University in Tokyo especially designed to control androids. "More specifically, they've created an interface that puts control of a bipedal humanoid robot right at your fingertips."

"Walky" makes use of an IPhone's screen, enabling the robot to move with the simple movements of the fingers. Traditionally, controllers like joystick.paddles and buttons were used to control video games and remote-controlled gadgets and robots, but they do not necessarily have natural relations that's why they are difficult for first time users.

However, "Walky" uses simple commands that even newbies can get to enjoy this new technology. To operate "Walky", using the index and middle finger will make the robot walk, tapping the screen makes it jump up and down, and a flicking motion with one finger initiates a kicking motion.

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Below is a video showing a demonstration of an IPhone controlling a bipedal robot.


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