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Howto: Download a map for offline use with Locus Map for Android

Even in highly urbanized areas like most of the Netherlands, getting out in the woods often means spotty cell phone reception. This can be a problem if you rely on your phone for directions and maps.

If you happen to have an Android phone, the excellent Locus Map app will let you download maps to your phone for offline use. I'll tell you how.

was first published on in Tech Stuff .

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Kraftwerk. Power your gadgets with butane

Even if you're just commuting to work, you probably have experienced your phone not making it to the end of the day.

Kraftwerk wants to change that, by powering your gadgets with butane, LPG or any combination thereof. Yes, that's ordinary camping gas. They're running a Kickstarter at the moment, and already more than well established their goal.

was first published on in Gear, Tech Stuff .

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