09/07/2011, The reclusive country known as North Korea is said to be in possession of a GPS jamming device that can disrupt signals that occur across a wide area, in fact, including those that are more than 100km away. To date, the North did disrupt signals in South Korea from Kaesong and Mt. Kumgang several times already, and the communist country has also deployed vehicle-mounted jammers that are capable of disrupting […]
09/01/2011, Apple was on the receiving end of some heavy handed flak for their location-based tracking services, and Microsoft might be walking in their shoes right now after a recent class action lawsuit that was filed in a Seattle district court claims that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system also collects users’ location data, and to make matters more intringuiing – this happens despite users being given the chance to opt […]
09/01/2011, Guys and girls beware as there is an Android app that has been released in Japan that will allow your significant other to keep tabs on you – without your knowledge!
09/01/2011, Good news TomTom users, it appears that the popular navigation app on the iPhone has finally been optimized for the iPad, as pictured above (image credits: Giiks). It seems that TomTom has been paying attention to what their users want and have finally come up with the iPad optimized version.
08/29/2011, The market have been tough for GPS makers since smartphones are doing the same job by integrating efficient location technologies and offering a broad choice of navigation applications. Even TomTom has its own iPhone app that has been recently updated (version 1.8- June 2011) to include TomTom HD Traffic compatibility; TomTom HD traffic is available via in-App purchase for $19.99. At Ubergizmo, we have predicted that more and more devices […]
08/18/2011, Looking for a way to see how effective your bike rides are, but don’t want to carry your expensive smartphone around with you? Garmin has come up with the Edge 200 Cycling GPS for that very purpose. Lightweight and stylish, the Edge 200 has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, requires no calibration, can be easily set up and removed, and is resistant to all types of weather. The Edge 200 functions […]
08/16/2011, There are probably people out there who treat their pets as more than just animals, even treating them as though they are family, so we can only imagine the pain and anguish they must feel when they lose their pets who may have wandered off and have gotten lost. Given that GPS dog collars aren’t exactly new, the Tagg Pet Tracker has added its own take on the existing technology.
08/16/2011, Do you happen to play golf a lot? If you do, you probably use the golf cart quite a bit to travel from hole to hole, and if you needed to mount your smartphone on your golf cart for GPS or entertainment purposes, perhaps Bracketron has something for you that might be able to serve those purposes.
08/11/2011, It looks like thieves need to be a little more careful the next time they decide to steal a smartphone. The folks over at GadgetTrak, the creators of the smartphone tracking software, have reported that their software is currently leading authorities to a thief suspected of stealing a smartphone from a Sprint store.
08/10/2011, Bandai Namco has announced that they they will be rolling out a Gundam-themed navigation app that is available only for iPhone users who reside in Japan. This particular navigation app will enable one to travel from one destination to another, and along the way, experience an occasional random encounter with virtual enemy forces. You will be able to actually progress in terms of character statistics by levelling up while picking […]
08/05/2011, Magellan has just given explorers and adventures one more reason to pick their GPS navigation devices. The company has announced that DigitalGlobe’s high-res satellite and aerial maps are now available for its eXplorist and Triton Outdoor GPS devices. These maps will give users access to virtually anywhere on the planet. The perfect companion for folk who like travelling to unknown places and exploring on their own (just remember to keep […]
08/05/2011, Moby is Foursquare or Google Latitude for families: it is a totally private location-sharing service. Parents can see where their kids are (in real-time) on a map, and the alert button allows users to request help with a quick tap. The app will then send notifications to pre-determined contacts regarding the users’ location and need for assistance. This service is useful for coordinating friends or family meet-ups and for ensuring […]
08/05/2011, Forget about Yoda’s voice making its debut on your GPS navigation system – the little fellow tends to speak in reverse, and sometimes when you need clear and concise directions, he isn’t the best person to look for. You know what they say – if you want something done right, you’ve gotta do it yourself – which is why Clarion has decided to introduce a new add-on feature known as […]
08/02/2011, If you’re a fan of Star Wars but consider yourself more of a lightsider than darksider – you might not have appreciated the Darth Vader voice pack for Garmin GPS systems that was released not too long ago. Well we’ve got some great news for you – LucasFilms and Locutio Voice Technologies have announced the arrival of Jedi Master Yoda for Garmin GPS systems.