Geek Tech Live 76 Wikitude AR GPS, Android 2.2 Froyo on Nexus ONE and Ecto-1 plates

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode:

  • Wikitude Drive GPS AR for android
  • Android 2.2 arrives on Nexus One
  • Ecto 1 License Plates? sign me up!

Grab a Coffee, Jump on that Treadmill and turn up the volume! Its time for Geek Tech Live!

Wikitude Drive GPS AR for android

Wikitude Drive made by Mobilizy is the first Augmented Reality GPS application and its only found on the Android Phone. Minimum OS version is 1.6 but as you will find out in my next topic that should not be an issue for very long, especially if you have a Nexus ONE.  The very cool thing about this application is that it is AR driven so you see a live view of the road ahead and it overlays the route you need to take to get to your destination. It is currently only in beta but they are looking for test drivers so if you rock an Android phone and you want to take part in the Beta test head on over to Wikitude.org . You can tell them Chris sent you but they dont even know who I am so don’t bother. 😉 This is a very cool Application for Android devices. Minority report computers are just a hop skip and a jump from this point. I hope that Jobs is listening. if the Iphone HD doesn’t have this ability then Android is definitively winning in the awesome category.

Here is a YouTube Video of the AR GPS in action. pretty awesome eh?

Android 2.2  Froyo arrives on Nexus One

Confirmed this morning! Android 2.2  Froyo is now officially available on the Nexus ONE. It is being rolled out slowly it seems and as of this writing is starting to turn up in tweets and in comments on the major Tech Blogs.

If you have been living under a rock or in a cave for a while. Here are the highlights of What exactly Froyo will mean to the Android users out there:

  • Huge Speed improvements
  • Navigation bar is modified
  • Google Search Bar Modification
  • Tethering and Portable Hotspot ( Hey Apple and AT&T ! You guys reading this?)
  • External Storage for applications on an SD card.
  • Gmail got a huge boost in usability
  • Pin codes instead of a pattern for locking device

Ecto 1 License Plates? sign me up!

I have said this before and I will say it again. I am a huge Ghostbusters Fan. Not GB 2 but the original. I think most of my childhood was watching and re-watching that movie on VHS. I absolutely love everything about it. Granted the soundtrack is a bit dated now but the story is just as good on Day 1002 as it was on day 1. But I digress, I was skipping through my RSS reader and came across a Thinkgeek posting. Lo and behold! ThinkGeek has a Ghostbusters Ecto-1 replica License Plate up for grabs! Me want very bad. Its sutable for framing or putting in your back window of your car.  It is not a legit plate so dont even think of going out and putting it on your car. you will be pulled over by the police and then I will have to say ” I told you so”. So dont do it even if you think your last name looks Ghostbuster-ish.

Head on Over to Thinkgeek.com to buy your very own License plate before they are sold out. and by sold out I mean me buying them all for myself.

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