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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

Researchers Make It Possible To Track Sharks In Real Time

08/29/2013, Summer is coming to a quick close as Labor Day weekend is nearly upon us, which means you soon won’t be able to head down to your local beach, lake or pool and take a quick dip as it’ll the temperatures will start to dip very soon. Although if...

Fake GPS Signals Send Yacht Astray

07/30/2013, Well, well, it seems that you might want to upgrade your navigational systems on your multi-million dollar yacht after hearing this news – researchers from the University of Texas claimed to have succeeded in generating fake GPS signals, and this...

TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watches

04/17/2013, Back in January 2011, TomTom partnered with Nike to launch the Nike+ SportWatch GPS at CES. Today, the Netherlands-based company is releasing its own GPS watch lineup, and the first products are the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport. The recent...

Game Golf Uses Sensors To Help Improve Your Performance

03/05/2013, Being able to hit the fairway and greens in golf video games is pretty easy as long as you always consider the wind as well as the numerous small imperfections on any course. But doing the same thing in actual golf can be quite the challenge, especially...

Open Sight: Laser GPS Navigator for Everyday Cyclists

02/18/2013, Good news for cycling enthusiasts. Open Sight is a GPS device for cyclists who use their conventional devices like smartphones and GPS devices.  With a conventional device, the rider has to take their eyes off the road to look up directions, but not with...

TomTom Rider, A Motorcycle GPS Guidance System

02/14/2013, TomTom has just launched their GPS for motorcycles named TomTom Rider. In a press release from Amsterdam, the company introduced design and features of the GPS device: “With TomTom Rider, bikers can not only choose where to go, but more importantly...

In-City GPS Tracking Accuracy Improved By Up To 90%

02/13/2013, Everyone who has driven with a GPS in a big city knows that there are spotty places where the GPS signal reception is difficult because the device loses line of sight, or because buildings are reflecting and bouncing  the GPS signal around. The end...

Man Shot Dead After Arriving At Wrong House, No Thanks To GPS

01/30/2013, What kind of horror stories have you heard about using a GPS navigational device in the past? Well, there was this elderly lady who drove 900 miles in the wrong direction, but this one takes the cake for us so far, assuming that the GPS directions were...

New Watch Could Help Reduce Rape In India

01/29/2013, The gang rape that happened in India on December 16th last year brought about plenty of national as well as international outrage, with the victim ending up dead. What else can be done to help offer a certain degree of protection to the girls and ladies...

Rand McNally Foris 850 Handheld GPS Device

01/23/2013, Dedicated GPS navigation systems are a dying breed these days as most modern day smartphones and tablets have their very own navigational software that is more than adequate to get around, but there are a few situations where a dedicated GPS device would...

China Makes Beidou GPS System Compulsory In Vehicles

01/16/2013, The Chinese government has upped the ante when it comes to sat nav wars with notably, the US, as China has recently mandated the use of its new satellite navigation system Beidou (BDS) in several classes of vehicle throughout nine provinces. According to...

Bottles Equipped With GPS Used To Track Drug Thieves In New York

01/15/2013, OxyContin, a morphine-like opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain, is one of the leading causes of prescription drug abuse. In New York City alone, violence driven by pill addiction is growing, with numerous robberies and homicides reported...