gps

  • Should The Government Have To Tell You About That GPS It Installed On Your Car?

    Should The Government Have To Tell You About That GPS It Installed On Your Car?

    Now here's a prickly issue: should the government have to obtain a warrant in order to slap a GPS tracking device on your car as you drive around town doing whatever? A federal appeals court says yes, in fact, the government does have to obtain a warrant, if for no other reason than a “reasonable person does not expect anyone to monitor and retain a record of every time he drives his car… Read More

  • TomTom Releases GPS Units Redesigned Inside And Out

    TomTom Releases GPS Units Redesigned Inside And Out

    TomTom is back and ready to sell its next generation of PNDs. The 4.3-inch Go 2045 TM and 5-inch Go 2505 TM are built around a new system that was developed by regularly monitoring traffic information, which is said to provide smarter and faster routing. These models also hit with a redesigned UI that reduces the amount of user inputs to reach the desired function. Pinch-to-zoom and swipe from… Read More

  • North Koreans Have a GPS Jammer

    North Koreans Have a GPS Jammer

    North Korea is apparently active jamming GPS signals using truck-mounted systems that overrun signals coming from Russian tracking satellites. South Korea is unable to pinpoint the locations of these jammers because the Army runs them for about ten minutes at a time and then moves them. Read More

  • ContourHD Announces New Camera With Built In GPS

    ContourHD Announces New Camera With Built In GPS

    The makers of the ContourHD camera just announced an update to their hands-free product, the ContourGPS. The CoutourGPS uses the same camera as the ContourHD, but with the added functionality of GPS tracking. Check out a video of the camera in action, and the press release after the jump. Read More

  • Schools Now Tracking Your Kids' Bus Rides Using GPS

    Schools Now Tracking Your Kids' Bus Rides Using GPS

    Afraid that the almighty government will sneak into your driveway, attach a GPS device to your car, then track your every move? Perhaps you should be more afraid of what your child’s school has in mind? A Chicago-area elementary school will keep track of students’ bus rides using GPS. This a move to ease parents’ concerns about the perils of bus rides! Children have been riding in school… Read More

  • Can The Government Track You Via GPS Without Your Knowledge Or Permission?

    Can The Government Track You Via GPS Without Your Knowledge Or Permission?

    The government is coming after you! Run for the hills! Oh, wait, the government owns the hills! Shrill, yes, but there’s a point. A recent article in Time magazine paints a fairly scary picture of the potential for the government to use GPS (originally a military creation, remember) to track your every move. Will this happen? Eh, pretty hard to see that happening—but it could happen. Read More

  • Applied Geotagging: Where Locals And Tourists Shoot Pictures

    Applied Geotagging: Where Locals And Tourists Shoot Pictures

    These maps, by Eric Fisher, are the result of interpreting geotagging data for Flickr photos taken in popular cities. Red dots mean tourist photos, blue dots mean locals. Personally I don’t see a lot of utility in geotagging, at least for myself, but hot damn does it make for some interesting (and beautiful) data. Above you see London; there are dozens more in the set. Check it out. [via… Read More

  • App review: TomTom for iPhone

    App review: TomTom for iPhone

    For the last couple of months I've been using the TomTom USA navigation app for iPhone. The big difference between this and other GPS applications is that all of the map data is stored on your phone, so no Internet connection is required to calculate routes. This is great when you're in a dead zone, but it carries a hefty penalty in terms of file size: almost 1.5GB! Read on for more details. Read More

  • Timex releases their $275 GPS watch

    Timex releases their $275 GPS watch

    I love me a GPS watch. While they're not quite as exciting in practice as they are in theory, they're still great for exercising and keeping yourself on the right trail. I've thus far only used Garmin models but I'm quite excited by this new Timex watch for $275. Read More

  • DeLorme announces Earthmate PN-60w, a satellite messaging GPS unit

    DeLorme announces Earthmate PN-60w, a satellite messaging GPS unit

    So you’re trapped in the high mountains of Tibet with only your wits and a slice of beef jerky between you and certain death. What do you do? Why not text your friends “WIZARD NEED FUD BADLY LOL!” on the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w. This device is a portable GPS unit with a built-in keyboard. It supports SPOT satellite messaging technology – apparently unrelated to… Read More