Weighing in at 4 oz, the Pocket LOOX N100 Series personal navigation assistant from Fujitsu Siemens Computers is light enough for bikes and walkers, as well as in vehicles. A 300 MHz Samsung processor monitors power usage, powering down unused peripherals quickly. When users know where they're going, it serves as an MP3 player. An optional Traffic Message Channel module tells drivers where traffic jams are.
The $299 unit utilizes Navignon MobileNavigator 6 software, which provides an intuitive interface and detailed maps.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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