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Global Posting System: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite system (space-based) that provides geographical location and time information in all weather, anywhere on Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver

Garmin GPS Systems now features Master Yoda’s voice

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...

Nearparent app lets you know where your kids are

07/28/2011, The world has certainly become a far more dangerous place – back in the days of the cave man, parents feared their little ones getting carted away by a saber-toothed tiger, but fast forward to today, you still get the same kind of abductions...

Soleasoft Studio’s iWay iOS navigation app is affordable

07/22/2011, With our smartphones having the capabilities to double up as a portable navigation device, for those who are budget-conscious, they can save quite a bit by opting to use Google Maps instead of buying a dedicated navigation unit although Android users get...

KDDI Mi-Look pedometer targets the elderly

07/21/2011, Just what is so special about the KDDI Mi-Look pedometer? For starters, this GPS-capable device will cater for the elderly, as it sports a waterproof body so that a drop into the toilet bowl or a trip to the puddle of water is not going to faze it, while...

Garmin Joins The Dark Side

07/20/2011, Garmin is turning to the Dark Side – in a good way of course: if you’re a die-hard fan of Star Wars, you can know download the voice of Darth Vader in your Garmin GPS, for a price, obviously ($12.99). The voice is accompanied by Star Wars...

Web version of Nokia Maps works on Android handsets and iPhones

07/15/2011, Now here is something interesting for you to check out – the Web version of Nokia maps (which is currently in beta) can actually function on non-Nokia devices, now how about that? We’re talking about compatibility with Android-powered and...

Google Maps now includes live traffic info for Europe

07/14/2011, Google Maps users in 13 lucky European countries will get to experience the convenience of having live traffic reports starting this week. Google has announced that it will be bringing its informative live traffic feature to thirteen countries in Europe....

Magellan & The Good Sam Club launch the RoadMate Pro 9165T

07/11/2011, Recreational Vehicle (RV) enthusiasts should be pleased to know that the folks over at Magellan and The Good Sam Club have teamed up to create a specially designed GPS navigator for RVers. Called the RoadMate Pro 9165T, is comes preloaded with routes...

Garmin Streetpilot now on Windows Phone 7

07/07/2011, Are you a fan of the Windows Phone 7 platform? If you have answered in the affirmative, here’s a piece of good news. The Garmin Streetpilot is now available for that particular platform, adding to the total number of turn-by-turn navigation...

The Aid cane provides constant monitoring of the user’s health

07/06/2011, Not all elderly folks are blessed with the ability to be able to walk about the house or outside without the need for a cane or some form of support. However, for those who do require a cane in order to go about their daily lives, Lithuanian designer Egle...

Pioneer introduces AVIC-ZH09-MEV Navigation System tailored for EVs

07/06/2011, Pioneer has just introduced a new navigation system, called the AVIC-ZH09-MEV, specially designed for electric vehicles (EV). Instead or simply rebranding one of its existing Navigation System units, Pioneer took the time to engineer a new device for the...

Travelnapp for Windows Phone 7 lets you sleep while you travel

07/05/2011, After a long day of work, all you want to do is get on the train just so you can get some shut eye before you get home. But what if you’re the kind of person who falls into a deep sleep and always misses the stop you’re supposed to get off at?...