gps

  • ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    Wearables for pets used to be a punchline, but now it’s a legitimate business with multiple players active in the space. Said space did just get a bit smaller today, as Whistle, the startup which launched its Fitbit for dogs back in 2013. Now, Whistle is expanding its position with the acquisition of a competitor in the pet wearable space, Tagg, and adding another $15 million to its… Read More

  • Android Wear Update Adds Offline Music, Bluetooth Headphone And GPS Support

    Android Wear Update Adds Offline Music, Bluetooth Headphone And GPS Support

    Android Wear is getting its first big update, with features that make smartwatches using Google’s wearable operating system more standalone devices, including music syncing and GPS location support. That means if you leave your watch at home while you go out for a jog, you’ve still got access to sweet jams, and your watch can still tell you where you are, and how to get home. The… Read More

  • Swift Navigation Raises $2.6 Million For Its Ultra-Precise GPS System

    Swift Navigation Raises $2.6 Million For Its Ultra-Precise GPS System

    Swift Navigation has developed centimeter-accurate GPS technology that can be used for a much wider range of applications. The company has developed a GPS module that comes at a fraction of a cost of competing chips with the same accuracy, which it hopes will be used in all sorts of agriculture, drones, and construction applications. Read More

  • This Mechanical Watch Has A Magic Button That Sets It By GPS

    This Mechanical Watch Has A Magic Button That Sets It By GPS

    If there’s a single problem with mechanical watches its that they’re often considered inaccurate. A collection of gears and springs, no matter how carefully put together, will always lose a little time here or there. There’s a solution, quartz, but these tickers are accurate but boring. But why not put the chocolate in the peanut butter, as it were, and connect the two? VCXO… Read More

  • Roger Easton, Father Of GPS, Dies At 93

    Roger Easton, Father Of GPS, Dies At 93

    Roger Lee Easton, Sr., the father of GPS and pioneer of modern day navigation, died May 8 at his New Hampshire home, according to BusinessWire. After attending Middlebury College and the University of Michigan, Easton began work as a physicist in 1943 in the U.S. Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., where he would spend the rest of his 37-year career. Read More

  • TomTom Cardio GPS Watch Review: Put Your Heart Rate In The Driver’s Seat

    TomTom Cardio GPS Watch Review: Put Your Heart Rate In The Driver’s Seat

    I like running, perhaps to a fault, if only because while running you basically can’t pay attention to anything else once you get up to speed so long as you’re doing it right. So basically I like it because it deprives the brain of oxygen. But that also means that most high-tech running aid gadgets are too sophisticated for their own good; TomTom’s newest GPS sports watch… Read More

  • POcode Gives Small Businesses An Easy Alternative To GPS

    POcode Gives Small Businesses An Easy Alternative To GPS

    One of the many joys of exploring a city like Taipei is its maze of lanes and alleyways, which are lined with small shops, incense-filled temples and leafy parks. The downside is wrangling with addresses like this: 台北市南港區八德路四段768巷1弄18號B1之1 (B1-1, No. 18, Alley 1, Lane 768, Bade Rd Sec 4, Nangang District, Taipei City). A new startup called POcode (which stands… Read More

  • NSA Experimented With Cell Phone Location Tracking Program

    NSA Experimented With Cell Phone Location Tracking Program

    The National Security Agency experimented with a cell phone location tracking program in 2010, but eventually shelved the idea. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, declassified the program during a senate testimony today on Capitol Hill. “In 2010 and 2011 N.S.A. received samples in order to test the ability of its systems to handle the data format, but that data was not… Read More

  • Equip Your Home Drone Build With Super-Accurate GPS Thanks To The Piksi On Kickstarter

    Equip Your Home Drone Build With Super-Accurate GPS Thanks To The Piksi On Kickstarter

    Most GPS is a relatively imprecise tool, honing in on your location to within around a few meters, but new Kickstarter project Piksi aims to provide accuracy within a single centimeter, via a new GPS receiver that uses Real Time Kinetics (RTK) it’s trying to fund via Kicksarter. The Piksi combines open source software and hardware to give UAV hobbyists and others access to the advanced… Read More

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