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The Fitbit Charge HR Brings Back The Basics

As a longtime lover of all things Fitbit, I’ve missed the good old days. The bright, readable displays and the little tidbits like a slowly growing flower to indicate progress were a real joy ba

TripAdvisor Buys ZeTrip And Its Personal Travel Journal App Rove

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking business, today announced the acquisition of a startup that it hopes will help build out its relationship with customers during and after their travels

‘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 whic

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 supp

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

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 tim

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

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

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 addres

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 progr

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

Garmin Rolls With The Punches Of Changing Navigation Game With Smartphone HUD For Cars

Garmin built its empire on dedicated GPS devices, but those are obviously facing extinction in the face of smartphones that can replicate their function without requiring an expensive secondary hardwa

Apple Patents Situational Awareness And Location Information Sharing For Mobile Devices

Apple was issued a couple of interesting new patents today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one that could make an iPhone aware of changes in a user's situation, and alter phone settings according

Groupon Acquires Realtime Location-Aware Service Glassmap To Help You Find Deals

Y Combinator company Glassmap, a location-aware app that was big back in the day (last year), has just announced that is has been acquired by Groupon. A representative from Groupon has confirmed to T

Recce 3D Interactive Mapping Tech Gets Its Game On: Go Deliver iOS App Is GPS-Powered Real-World Scavenger Hunt Meets Groupon

eeGeo the startup behind Recce -- a rich, interactive searchable 3D mapping platform which aggregates data feeds from other services to create an animated bird’s eye view of a city and what is going

Google Launches MyTracks 2.0 GPS App For Hikers, Bikers & Runners

<a target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.maps.mytracks">MyTracks for Android</a> is one of Google's lesser known mobile apps, but it's actually a prett

Lost In The Supermarket? A New Sensor Will Navigate For You Indoors

Sure, GPS helps us get from Point A to Point B, but what if you're just trying to find the Cinnabon? A new system from Fraunhofer allows for in-store (or in-mall) navigation and uses very simple senso

Geolocation’s Potential Heats Up With Geoloqi’s Battery-Saving Tech

<a href="https://geoloqi.com/">Geoloqi</a>, a name you may know because of the <a href="https://geoloqi.com/app">mobile app</a> that once provided automatic Foursquare check-ins and geofenced reminder

First Android Dedicated GPS Unit Actually Looks Pretty Decent

Considering Android is getting on in age, it's surprising it hasn't been featured on more "miscellaneous" devices. Phones and tablets, sure, but we haven't seen many, say, DVD players or PMPs using th

Potternavi: Pioneer Announces 3G-Equipped GPS For Bikes

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/pioneer">Pioneer</a> yesterday announced the so-called <a href="http://pioneer.jp/press/2011/1025-1.html">Potternavi</a> [JP], a GPS for bicycles that will be
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