GPS-enabled Smart Shoes ‘LeChal’ Launched To Show You Direction

GPS-enabled Smart Shoes ‘LeChal’ Launched To Show You Direction

Imagine you are alone and heavily plastered and can’t remember where you live, but the address/location is stored in your phone. But you are in a position to use that. In this situation, how will you go to your home? Well, your shoes will take you to your sweet home!

By On August 31, 2014 Respond
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Piksi: A New GPS Receiver That Offers Navigation Accuracy To An Inch

Piksi: A New GPS Receiver That Offers Navigation Accuracy To An Inch

Global Positioning System (GPS) provides location and time information in all weather conditions. Colin Beighley and Fergus Noble, the team members of Swift Navigation, have devised Piksi (pronounced “pixie”), a new GPS receiver that could give unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a GPS signal accurate to an inch.

By On August 18, 2013 Respond
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Garmin Turns Your Smartphone Into A In-Car Head-Up Display That Shows Directions

Garmin Turns Your Smartphone Into A In-Car Head-Up Display That Shows Directions

Last month we reported that some engineers are trying to make such a motorcycle helmet that can navigate. But in the mean time, Sat-nav firm Garmin has made a portable Head-Up Display (HUD) for cars that projects turn-by-turn directions on to a vehicle’s windscreen.

By On July 9, 2013 Respond
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DARPA Develops Non-GPS Navigation System For Indoors

DARPA Develops Non-GPS Navigation System For Indoors

The GPS-based navigation system used worldwide has seen a boon in usage in recent years. But the satellite-based navigation system isn’t without its shortcomings – it doesn’t work in indoors or tunnels. This could be a serious problem for military users. Hence, DARPA has made a self-sufficient navigation system that can aid users when GPS is unavailable.

By On April 13, 2013 Respond
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CRD Distributes GPS Bracelets To Save Human Rights Activists In Times Of Attack

CRD Distributes GPS Bracelets To Save Human Rights Activists In Times Of Attack

The Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), a non-profit group devoted to human rights, has issued their first set of GPS bracelets under the Natalia project. The bracelet, currently distributed among 5 activists, will alert the CRD headquarter, other activists nearby, and all of CRD’d social media following if the bracelets owner is kidnapped or attacked.

By On April 7, 2013 Respond
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GPS Collars Placed On World’s Rarest Antelopes

GPS Collars Placed On World’s Rarest Antelopes

Hirola is known as the world’s rarest antelope since its total global population is currently less than 500 members. The specie is in a threat of extinction due to environmental changes and poachers. To keep tabs on these antelopes and to ensure their safety, Zoological Society of London has now helped in GPS collaring nine hirolas.

By On February 13, 2013 Respond
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GPS Error Drove 67-Year Old Woman 900 Miles Away From Her Destination

GPS Error Drove 67-Year Old Woman 900 Miles Away From Her Destination

Some people seems to blindly believe GPS technology and digital maps, no matter what these technologies do. A recent example is a 67-year old Belgian woman who was driven 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) in an absolutely wrong direction by her car’s GPS.

By On January 15, 2013 Respond
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VivoPlay Brings GPS, WiFi And GSM Connection To Kids In A Wristwatch

VivoPlay Brings GPS, WiFi And GSM Connection To Kids In A Wristwatch

Parents are often concerned about the location and safety of their kids. We’ve seen many technology products to help with it but none come anywhere near the all-in-one solution that Evado Filip US is now offering. Branded as ‘VivoPlay’, the product looks like a wristwatch and packs GPS, WiFi and GSM connection.

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Leikr GPS Sports Watch For Athletes Launched On KickStarter

Leikr GPS Sports Watch For Athletes Launched On KickStarter

A number of GPS solutions are currently available in the market. With most smartphones equipped with GPS, most people can look for directions on the go. But some may need it more quickly and in a less bulky package than others. To cater to such audience, comprising of athletes and sportsmen, a group of ex-Nokia engineers has unveiled Leikr GPS sports watch.

By On January 4, 2013 Respond
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Researchers Detailed Crippling Flaws In GPS And Dependent Systems

Researchers Detailed Crippling Flaws In GPS And Dependent Systems

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Coherent Navigation have developed a hardware platform for GPS attacks and have demonstrated three novel attack techniques that can cripple the Global Positioning System (GPS).

By On December 10, 2012 Respond
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Google Uses Atomic Clocks To Synchronize Its Global Spanner Database

Google Uses Atomic Clocks To Synchronize Its Global Spanner Database

Ever imagined how Google is able to store and sync the immense amounts of data that is generated by its millions of users? The company makes use of atomic clocks collectively with Spanner database to sync the time between all data centers.

By On November 27, 2012 Respond
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Pricey And Limited TomTom Navigation App Comes To Android Devices

Pricey And Limited TomTom Navigation App Comes To Android Devices

TomTom has released an Android-version of its navigation application on Google Play two days ago. One negative aspect of the application that already came to light is it doesn’t work on some of the high-resolution newer Android smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S III. The older your Android smartphone is, the better are the chances of compatibility. Except for the compatibility issue, the app itself is magnificent. The turn-by-turn navigation easily outperforms its Google Maps counterparts.

By On October 6, 2012 Respond
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Cops Can Track Suspects Via Cellphone Without Warrant: Federal Court

Cops Can Track Suspects Via Cellphone Without Warrant: Federal Court

If law enforcement team wants to search any place or arrest someone, they need search/arrest warrant. But, sometimes it’s not possible to get the search/arrest warrant just in time. At that time, rather than getting search/arrest warrant from a judge, it’s better to track the suspect. But, at the same time, tracking anyone without any warrant is illegal. The Federal court has ruled that from now on law enforcement can track suspects via cellphone without any warrant.

By On August 16, 2012 Respond
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MIT’s Autonomous Robotic Plane Maneuvers In Tight Spaces Without GPS

MIT’s Autonomous Robotic Plane Maneuvers In Tight Spaces Without GPS

Can you imagine an unmanned plane flying navigating its way through the sky without a GPS? A team at MIT has designed an autonomous robotic airplane which navigates itself using only on-board sensors and maneuvers without GPS. Tests on a small prototype show that the autonomous robotic airplane can dodge pillars in a parking garage.

By On August 11, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Measure Distances On A Map – Google Maps

[Tutorial] How To Measure Distances On A Map – Google Maps

If from some reason you need to know and measure the distances on a map you can easily achieve that with an advanced feature of Google Maps and in this tutorial I will show you how quickly you assess the length. Google Maps lab offers a new feature to measure distances on a map. Define as many way point you want on a map to get the total distance of your route.

By On July 1, 2012 Respond
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