Sat phones can be your only line of communication in remote areas, but it's a costly way to reach out and touch someone. How do sat phones keep a signal when nothing else can, and why are they sometimes dangerous?
You don't need to pull out your electronic language translator to figure out that sign, no matter what language you speak. But rest assured that one of these gadgets could come in very handy in your adventures abroad.
Apple’s small, wireless router is meant to let you create a wireless Internet access point almost anywhere. What are the capabilities of the Airport Express, and what else will you need to surf sans wires?
While head-mounted displays were once a novelty item for gadget freaks, video glasses offer a plausible solution for the crowd-wary traveler. Whether you want to enjoy a movie on a long flight or simply shut out the world, this technology is for you.
WiFi access has become so prevalent that it's turned many people into laptop-toting, Internet hunters on the prowl for a signal everywhere they travel. What if there were a gadget that made it easier to find a signal?
For less than $100, you can get a pocket-sized gadget that will tell you exactly where you are on Earth at any moment. As long as you have a GPS receiver and a clear view of the sky, you'll never be lost again. Learn more!
If museum sign-reading bores you, you're in luck. The Node Explorer is a portable media player with interactive presentations that include guided tours, images, maps, videos and sound clips. Learn all about it.