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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

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...

CoPilot Enables GPS Navigation On Wi-Fi Only iOS Devices

01/15/2013, CoPilot claims that approximately half of the 400 million iOS-powered mobile devices sold are of the Wi-Fi only variety of the iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini, which also means the lack of a dedicated GPS receiver underneath the hood, and CoPilot intends...

GPS Takes Elderly Woman In Wrong Direction For Over 900 Miles

01/14/2013, In a world post-GPS, we know many of you absolutely trust your guidance systems whether it be dedicated GPS devices or Google Maps, but if we learned anything from GPS misguidance reports in Australia, it’s that you shouldn’t trust your GPS...

Garmin Oregon shoots photographs and keeps you on the path

01/07/2013, [CES 2013] If you’re a fan of camping or exploring and you would like to cut down on the amount of devices you carry with you, you’re in luck. Garmin has just announced the launch of its new Oregon (600/600t and 650/650t) GPS devices. More than just a...

Garmin 2013 Nuvi Range Announced

01/07/2013, [CES 2013] Garmin has just announced their 2013 nüvi range of Personal Navigation Devices at CES 2013, and you would be spoiled for choice for sure. Granted, most of us rely on the GPS chipset in our smartphones and tablets these days to get around, so...

Garmin Edge 810/510 Caters To Cyclists

01/07/2013, [CES 2013] Love getting around on all two wheels – the kind that are pedal powered? If you have nodded your head and are just about to pull on that helmet of yours, hold on. The Garmin Edge 810/510 has just been announced at CES 2013, where they...

LockStar Announces GPS-Enabled Watches To Help Track Family Members

01/02/2013, Families who are caring for children, the elderly or anyone with a mental illness have enough to worry about, one of which is completely losing them and not knowing where they are or where to find them. If your family member doesn’t know how to work...

Garmin Navigon Gets Glympse and Foursquare Integration

12/18/2012, Garmin has issued an update to its Navigon software (iOS and Android) that adds Glympse and Foursquare support. Foursquare is a social game in which you compete with your friends by “checking in” various places. You can earn points, badges and...

TomTom for Android makes its way into the Google Play store

10/04/2012, Good news Android users, if you weren’t fully satisfied with the navigational capabilities of Google Maps and wanted something a bit more “robust”, well you might be happy to learn that TomTom has officially landed in the Google Play store. It will...