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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

Amber Alert GPS Now Available For $129.99 To AT&T Customers

11/18/2013, Let us face the facts – the world today is not as forgiving or as friendly as it was all those years ago when our grandparents were wee kids, running around the neighborhood without a care in the world. Crime was basically unheard of then, and a...

MapQuest Launches Redesigned iPhone, Android App

11/14/2013, Prior to Google Maps, MapQuest was the king of direction giving, although we’re sure if you used the service, you ended up with directions that were actually less accurate than Apple Maps. Either way, people trusted MapQuest back in the day and the...

GPS Cookie A Kickstarter Project That Records Where You Have Been

11/13/2013, When it comes to sharing information about yourself to others, this can prove to be a double edged sword. For instance, it does give you a record that you can stash away for posterity to know just where you have been, but on the other hand, it also allows...

Garmin Forerunner 620 And 220 GPS Watches Announced

09/16/2013, Garmin has just unveiled a couple of GPS running watches, where they come in the form of the Garmin Forerunner 620 and Forerunner 220. These two models happen to be the lightest, thinnest, and most advanced offerings for runners from Garmin to date, and...

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...