GPS

New Microsoft GPS App May Hurt Urban Economies, Say Critics

February 21, 2012, By George Lang

A couple months ago DeviceMAG introduced a new mobile software application from Microsoft. Certain features of the GPS driven mapping app have the ability to guide travelers around high crime areas. Some in the media have gotten hold of this news and have dubbed it the “avoid ghetto app.” Controversy and questions have begun to swirl around Microsoft’s purpose in offering such a […]

The Bump is Back

February 18, 2012, By George Lang

The Bump is back; only this time, sexy new smartphones are doing the dance instead of booty-shakers. Users of iOS and Android mobile devices are being treated to a new phenomenon, created by a tiny business in California called Bump Technologies, Inc. The company employs thirty techies whose passion it is to make life easy for […]

Santa Tracking Goes High Tech

December 22, 2011, By George Lang

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) displays a wonderful sense of fantasy each Christmas with its Santa Tracker service. Each year, the keeper of freedom’s air security has brought the wonder of the ritual to children all over the world by tracking and then broadcasting Santa’s yearly Christmas Eve ride to our TV sets. This year, the technology goes high-tech. […]

Never Ever Use Your Mobile Phone While Driving

December 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Earlier, it was only ‘do not drink and drive’. Now that technology is the new intoxicant, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is telling you not to use mobile phones while driving. They have got some numbers for those who cannot just understand the seriousness of the issue. A total of 3,092 people died in […]

GPS Secrets You Never Knew to Ask

November 11, 2011, By George Lang

Your global positioning system (GPS) is harboring some fascinating little secrets that your government has been reticent to discuss! Yes, we said “your” GPS; and we’re not talking about the one in your iPhone, on your car’s dashboard, or the one on your service provider’s cell tower. We’re talking about the one circling YOUR planet. It’s yours; you paid for it with your tax […]

Garmin Edge 800 Touchscreen-based Cycling GPS; to be Available Post-October

August 27, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Garmin has announced the Edge 800 GPS for cyclists and it comes with a variety of features. The device seamlessly combines the most popular aspects of the industry-leading Edge 500 and Edge 705 while adding an intuitive touchscreen interface. The Edge 800 comes with a 2.6-inch touchscreen display and with new mapping options such as […]

Garmin-ASUS Garminfone GPS Smartphone Now Available on T-Mobile

June 10, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Calling all you out there who have been waiting for the arrival of the Garmin-ASUS  Garminfone. All you need to do now is head directly for T-Mobile and pick your handset. The GPS-centric handset comes as a value added product that would interest all GPS fanatics who would want to replace their in-car unit they […]

Nokia and Alpine to Produce Navigation Systems for Cars

March 3, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

When it comes to Nokia, Ovi Maps have played quite a major role in their actions for the past few weeks, since they gave it away for free – and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone that a hardware manufacturer is showing interest in using the turn-by-turn navigation in cars.

Sony Ericsson developing 3D Satellite Mapping for Smartphones

January 20, 2010, By Atul Roach

Satellite mapping is quite a significant element for smartphones as a thorough number of users revert to this technology in their daily life. Sony Ericsson is keen to go one up on its competitors by offering a 3D version of the mapping process on its latest handsets. Ericsson Labs that broke this story reveals how […]

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