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How Does a Car GPS Navigation System Work?

If you’re like most drivers, you probably use a GPS navigation system to get around. Many people even use GPS for familiar routes, just to receive traffic alerts and other warnings. These days, GPS is just something we take for granted. But when you think about it, it’s actually pretty remarkable. As a species, we’ve strapped complicated satellites to giant explosive rockets and blasted them …

Layman’s Guide to the Best 1000w Inverter (Pure Sine Wave)

Home solar arrays have made a lot of advancements in recent years. No longer do you have to be rich, or take out a second mortgage, in order to install one. Just about anyone can install a solar power system, and many people are taking advantage. Most people know that a solar system requires battery backups. This is necessary to supply a steady current. Otherwise, …

2020’s Best 12v “Chinese” Diesel & Unleaded Gas Air Heaters

If you’re a long-haul trucker, or if you frequently sleep in your car, you know how cold it gets in winter. There’s nothing like bundling up warmly, only to wake up and realize that it’s 15 degrees inside the cab. If you want to stay warm while you’re parked, you’ll waste a lot of fuel idling. Not only that, but many states and most truck …

What’s the Maximum Length for USB Cables? How to Extend them Further

USB cables have been around for long enough that everyone takes them for granted. You use them for your phone, your laptop, and most of your computer peripherals. Even devices that have nothing to do with computers often use USB cables as a power supply. In most cases, we use USB because it’s simple and convenient. We also typically use them for short runs, like …