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CES 2019: This Clever Digital Compass Tells You Exactly Where Your Friends Are in a Crowd

If you’ve ever been out with a big group of friends and tried to rely on text messages to get everyone back together, you already know what an act of futility that can be. “Head to the bar!” “Which bar?” “New phone, who’s this?” The LynQ tracker promises to make rounding up your posse a lot easier. It works similar to a compass, but uses GPS to point the way to a specific person, instead of true north. Read More >>

science
Dung Beetles Navigate by Storing Star Maps in Their Tiny Brains

Dung beetles have this cool trick which means they’re able to use the positions of the stars to orient themselves along a straight line, making them the only known animal to use the Milky Way for navigation. Exactly how they do this has remained a mystery—until now. Read More >>

gadgets
Strap This Vibrating Compass To Your Ankle and Always Know True North

As you battle your way into the great outdoors on a hike or camping excursion, you need both hands free for pushing away branches, or fighting off wildlife — not handling a compass. So to guarantee you're still headed in the right direction, this vibrating compass will always keep you aware of true north, without requiring you to stare at a needle. Read More >>