Suunto Core

What is it? Suunto's new ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) 'wrist-top computer': a hi-tech watch bristling with outdoor features. The Suunto Core comes in six styles.

Sunday, 16 March, 2008, 12:00am


Will you be upgrading your TV for the digital age?

We are now entering a new era of high-definition television. I am quite excited about digital television, as we will have a larger choice of channels and a better picture quality on our screens. I am sure most people will welcome these improvements.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Firm accused of spying on worker

A former sales manager with a dairy company in Zhengzhou, Henan province, has filed a lawsuit against his employer for infringing his privacy after the company tried to spy on him using a sophisticated GPS-capable mobile phone.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing sees political and commercial pay-offs with global navigation system

In the darkest hour before sunrise on April 14, a Long March rocket lifted off from the Xichang space centre in Sichuan , carrying Beijing's ambitions for its rapidly developing space-based navigation system.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Route of all evil

Satellite navigation, GPS - or whatever else you want to call it - has a wobbly side. Indeed, sometimes you wonder if the in-car 'sat-nav' unit meant to be smoothly leading you to your destination has been drinking or taking tips on disruption from HAL, the rogue computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Create a picture of your world

This has to be one of the coolest gadget accessories this year, if not ever.

This little tube will let you keep track of exactly where in the world you have taken a photo, and display it on an online map.

Using a formation of satellites stationed above the Earth, the Sony GPS-CS1 works out your precise location, wherever you are in the world.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Big Brother tracking device that will help to save lives

Spy technology right out of a James Bond film has been brought to life and will soon help save lives, or - to the horror of the inventors - supply Big Brother with its ultimate tool.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


'Are we there yet?' Put your backseat passengers' nagging question to rest with the Pioneer City Rally GPS system. The car navigation device helps the driver get fast mapping and calculations to locate the most logical route available.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

by Laurence Bergreen

Harper Perennial $124

27 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Running on plenty with GPS monitoring

Product: Timex Bodylink System Price: About $3,400 Pros: Robust; adds fascination to monotonous sports Cons: Without a line of sight, the signal can frop; despite GPS, no navigation

1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Keeping track

Years ago, when a foreign visitor asked about the safety of young children commuting alone on trains to far-away prestigious private schools, I laughed it off. Japan was a safe country, I bragged, where people did not need to worry much about crime. Alas, that has changed. Since the early 1990s, the number of child abductions has risen alarmingly.

22 Nov 2003 - 12:00am


IF YOU OWN AN older Handspring and enjoy golf, this is the gadget for you. In fact, if you like golf and you don't have a Handspring, this might just be your excuse to buy one. The SkyGolf GPS unit is perhaps the ultimate example of military technology put to a peaceful use.

12 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Why is there lightning before thunder? When there is a thunderstorm, we usually see lightning flash across the sky and do not hear thundering until a few seconds later. It is because light travels at a much higher speed than sound. Light travels at 300,000 kilometres per second while sound travels at a speed of 340 metres per second.

10 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Why don't birds fall off branches? Birds don't fall because they are locked into place when they land on branches.

Long tendons run all the way down the inside of a bird's legs to its toes.

A bird bends its legs when it settles on a branch. Bending pulls the tendons. The tendons pull on the toes, making them curl around the branch.

26 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Glory missions of the world's Arctic explorers poles apart

There is no land at the North Pole, only moving ice.

6 Feb 1999 - 12:00am