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Patrick Nelson
Souping Up Your Smartphone's GPS
10/25/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 711 Words

... a recent search-and-rescue boot camp I attended, it was clear during unscientific tests I performed that a standalone, dedicated Global Positioning System device was more accurate navigating to waypoints than a smartphone with GPS chip -- but it was only by a...

Mike Pearson
GPS Safety, Part 2: Which Products Get It Right?
10/06/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1230 Words

Part 1 of this series explored the potentially dangerous distraction that in-car GPS use may pose for drivers. These days, it seems GPS units are everywhere -- built into cars, mounted on dashboards, strapped to bicycles and even loaded into the cellphones we...

Mike Pearson
GPS Safety, Part 1: Texting, Part 2?
09/29/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1190 Words

Last year, a Seattle bus driver blamed his GPS unit after he collided with a bridge embankment, injuring several of his passengers, according to the Seattle Times . The Mirror newspaper in Great Britain reported on a survey it had conducted estimating that...

Peter S. Vogel
GPS and the Law: You Can Run but You Can't Hide
03/13/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 936 Words

Given the wide penetration of wireless gadgets, it is no surprise that GPS location devices are now getting a great deal of attention in both civil and criminal courts.

GPS Tracking in Divorce
After a divorce case in New Jersey,...

Peter S. Vogel
GPS, Privacy and the Supreme Court
02/08/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 864 Words

Court Clarifies Constitution, GPS Relationship
Just because GPS data exists does not mean it may be used to track your whereabouts for police agencies.

For example, the data about an alleged drug dealer's location obtained from a GPS device...

Paul Korzeniowski
GPS Lost: Can the Satellite Technology Find Its Way?
09/13/03 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 957 Words

Suppliers expect that to change, but the exact point in the future when GPS becomes pervasive and corporations and end users alike widely adopt the technology remains uncertain.

Secret Weapon

The U.S. Government designed the GPS system...

Mike Pearson
GAO-Predicted GPS Failure Could Have Drastic Consequences
05/20/09 12:07 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 584 Words

The implications of a failing GPS would be just tremendous," he commented, "but there may be a couple of bumpy spots."

Diffuse Oversight Led to Delays
The GAO reports in a May 7 study that the U.S. Air Force, which...

Rachelle Dragani
GPS Spoof Nudges Ocean-Faring Yacht Off Course
08/01/13 2:33 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 564 Words

... team of researchers used a custom-built GPS device to send counterfeit signals to a 213-foot yacht, forcing the US$80 million vessel off its course without triggering any alarms. The spoofed yacht was part of the experiment, so no harm was inflicted on...

Rob Spiegel
LightSquared Blasts Leak of GPS-Interference Test Results
12/12/11 11:55 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 682 Words

LightSquared's signal may interfere with GPS devices, according to a draft summary of a report on tests commissioned by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration , which was leaked to Bloomberg. Results of tests conducted between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 indicate that...

Jack M. Germain
Nine Great GPS Gadgets for Holiday Giving
12/05/06 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 853 Words

A modern GPS device is something no traveler should leave home -- or office -- without. Today's hottest GPS devices come packed with more than electronic road maps that provide turn-by-turn voice directions. They can be as multifunctional as a desktop scanner ,...

Rachelle Dragani
SC Rules Cops Need Warrant to Slap GPS on Cars
01/24/12 10:57 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 694 Words

Supreme Court decided Monday that law enforcement officials need a court-approved warrant before using a GPS device to track a suspect. Justices offered different opinions regarding how Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures apply to the balance between law enforcement and...

Rachelle Dragani
LightSquared to GPS: That's Your Problem
12/21/11 11:11 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 738 Words

Any interference with GPS devices is a flaw within GPS technology , not LightSquared technology, the company claimed, thus the FCC should not protect GPS by holding LightSquared back. The company has already invested heavily in fixes, it said, and it shouldn't continue...

Kirk L. Kroeker
Garmin Launches GPS-Integrated iQue 3600 PDA
07/25/03 2:22 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 694 Words

He said he believes the next step in the evolution of handheld technologies will follow Garmin's iQue in integrating GPS location and navigation capabilities.

"GPS can now help us get where we are going," he noted. "Within 10 years, I believe every...

Fred J. Aun
NYC Hacks Strike to Protest GPS Tracking Proposal
09/05/07 10:19 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 627 Words

Backseat Panels
The group wanted cabbies to stay home in protest of a 2004 directive from the city Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) which said yellow cabs must be equipped by Jan. 31 with GPS tracking devices and passenger area...

Erika Morphy
New York Cabbies Ready to Walk Over GPS Plan
08/24/07 1:50 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 623 Words

... group of New York City taxi drivers say they are going to strike for at least two days in September to protest a regulation calling for all city cabs to be equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking technology . Starting on...

Kelly Shermach
GPS on Junior: Parents Tracking Children Through Cell Phones
05/09/06 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 774 Words

Recently, however, the Walt Disney Internet Group announced that its new family-oriented Disney Mobile service will enable parents to tap into GPS location services to determine their children's whereabouts. Disney Mobile, to become available in June, targets families with children ages 8 to...

Erika Morphy
The Curious Case of LightSquared vs. GPS
02/10/12 10:38 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 614 Words

LightSquared was formed with the intention of building a network that would be based in part on frequencies close to the band used by GPS . At first, there was a lot of enthusiasm about the company's plans -- LightSquared said it...

Rachelle Dragani
LightSquared Mucks Up GPS Signals, Flunks Network Test
06/13/11 10:10 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 645 Words

LightSquared 's plans for launching a faster wireless network have been hampered by new government tests that show the broadband network could interfere with GPS systems. The proposed wireless network, being developed by LightSquared , is supposed to be the fastest way yet...

Jeff Kagan
Summer Reading: Will Fear of GPS Interference Doom LightSquared?
05/12/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1369 Words

The spectrum LightSquared uses may interfere with GPS signals. So suddenly, the entire navigation industry is up in arms.

LightSquared's reply? Well, it has none. OK. Doesn't make sense.

This company's struggle to break out and become real has been a...

Richard Adhikari
Garmin Directs Users to Send GPS Units Home
08/26/10 11:25 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 671 Words

Garmin on Wednesday recalled 1.25 million Nuvi GPS navigation units worldwide due to a battery problem. Of those, 765,000 were sold in the United States.

The recalled units may overheat, leading to a fire hazard, Garmin said.

The models affected are...

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