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GPS

GPS Tracking

Study reveals how screwed we’d be during a GPS outage

June 15th, 2019

The US government’s National Institutes of Standards and Technology recently decided to sponsor what appears to be the most comprehensive look to date at the value of GPS technology relative to the US economy as a whole. The results also shed some pretty interesting light on how much of a financial blow would result from …

google maps share location

You can now use Google Maps to show people exactly where you are

March 22nd, 2017

Google Maps is the undisputed champion of mobile navigation and it’s an extremely powerful tool for helping you find locations, but what about people? The search giant wants that to be just as easy and, as long as you’re cool with it, you can now use Google Maps to share your real-time location with whoever you …

Car GPS

People are still driving into lakes because their GPS tells them to

May 17th, 2016

We’ve seen the “GPS directions gone awry” scenario play out on TV shows any number of times, but perhaps the most well-known example comes from an old episode of The Office where Michael and Dwight both ignore their common-sense instincts and instead blindly drive a car into a lake. Recently, and rather unfortunately, a Canadian woman on the road …

Google Maps GPS Navigation Dependency

How to Reduce Your GPS Dependency and Actually Find Your Way Around

June 23rd, 2015

Google Maps is one of the most useful apps you can install on your smartphone, as it’s ready to give you handy turn-by-turn navigation instructions as soon as you need them. The same goes for standalone GPS devices that don’t require an Internet connection as it’s the case with Google Maps, to get you to your …

Apple Maps GPS

Apple’s latest acquisition could be its most important buy in years

May 18th, 2015

A recent Apple acquisition may soon make Apple Maps the most accurate mobile mapping software on the market. Originally spotted by MacRumors, and subsequently confirmed via The New York Times, Apple recently acquired Coherent Navigation, a mapping company founded in 2008 that specializes in incredibly accurate and precise GPS software and systems. The report notes that Coherent Navigation …