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Could Locata Eventually Usurp GPS?

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GPS is everywhere. Most of us either have a dedicated GPS for our cars or simply carry GPS around with us thanks to our smartphones.

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Garmin nuvi 1390LMT Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator for Half Price

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As far as the core specs go, there's a 4.3-inch TFT color touchscreen, preloaded City Navigator NT North America, and integrated Bluetooth with a mic and speaker for hands-free calling.

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SpyBike Lets You Secretly GPS Track Your Stolen Bicycle

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It's never fun when something of yours gets stolen. While cars can have systems like OnStar, your bicycle can now take advantage of something called SpyBike.

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Indoor Sensor Allows Navigation Inside Buildings

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You may not have any problems finding a building in a busy city via the GPS receiver in your handset, but it won’t be helpful once you step inside one. How will you find the elevator or the bathroom or the fire exit? This problem could soon be a thing of the past all thanks to a new system, called the MST-Smartsense Sensor, from Fraunhofer which uses simple sensors to enable in-building navigation. They have introduced a tiny module that could work with tablets and smartphones.

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Harr Harr, Airbone Drones Over International Waters Says The Pirate Bay

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The Pirate Bay has been constantly bombarded with all kinds of legal battles surrounding the sharing of copyright material, so it looks like they're going to circumvent the problem by sending some GPS-controlled drones over international waters and hosting part of the site there.

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Lumus OE-31 Transparent Wearable Display (Video)

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We have seen it in many spy movies, but there’s a possibility that you might play with one sometime in the near future. At this year’s CES, we saw the Lumus transparent wearable AR display and the company revealed a new optical engine at the Mobile World Congress. The Lumus OE-31 see-through wearable display can be integrated in regular glasses. As you can see above, the eyewear in the picture comes with an embedded MP3 player; the OE-31 is on its left side.

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Dash: The iPhone Car Stereo Dock (Video)

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Your iPhone should be making your life a whole lot easier thanks to all the features that it brings with it. But for accessing all that power while you are driving your car requires complicated docking accessories or different types of cables, or a well trained brain for handling your car and the device simultaneously (not recommended!). But all that will change with the arrival of Dash, a car stereo system custom-made to fit the iPhone 4 and 4S.

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Future Apps Will Help Detect Mood And Prevent Depression

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Soon, substance abuse could become a thing of the past and those inclined towards addiction and troubled by stress will be able to carry help, be it rehab or therapy or just plain support, in their pockets; in their smartphones actually.

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Asus Transformer Prime GPS Update Fail

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The Asus Transformer Prime tablet update was happily welcomed, it not only brought Ice Cream Sandwich, but also a fix for the device’s latent GPS issues. But now it appears like the update hasn’t solved any problems and has even added to the agony.

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Massive Coronal Mass Ejection and S3 Grade Proton Storm Hitting Earth Right Now

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Doomsday predictions will have to wait for now. The world is not likely to end today but there might be some awesome light-shows in the sky from auroras in areas farther from the poles, especially in the north side of the globe.

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ASUS Transformer Prime To Get Android 4.0 ICS, Unlocked Bootloader And GPS Fix

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Asus is updating its Transformer Prime firmware from 8.8.3.29 to build 8.8.3.33 which is meant to address several problems identified by the company. First, it attempts to "enhance GPS speed" by automatically downloading satellite location tables over WiFi.

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Free TeleNav HTML5 GPS Offers Voiced Turn-By-Turn Directions

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When it comes to voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions, the GPS app on many smartphones and tablets usually needs to be coded in a native kind of way. TeleNav is changing that by offering the first GPS navigation service of its kind that is powered by HTML5. That means it can be completely browser-based.

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Lightsquare’s New 4G Service Interferes With GPS

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According to a draft summary of the report on a US government test that made its way to Bllomberg Buisinessweek, 75 per cent of all existing GPS devices were showing "incompatibility" and harmful interference when operating in presence of Lightsquare 4G service proposed for a new spectrum.

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Google Map Update Improves Indoor Maps

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It seems that Google Maps is now getting an upgrade that includes indoor maps.

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Navmii iPhone Navigation App Now Free on Android Too

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When it comes to GPS apps, Navmii is regarded as one of the best for the iPhone. Now, Navmii has decided to take their service to the Android platform in the form of NavFree. NavFree is a new free navigation service that offers a fully functional GPS app ,completely free. No money, nothing.

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