Waze has partnered with movie studios to feature celebrity voices in navigation prompts. This move benefits studios in promoting upcoming films, helps Waze get additional revenue streams and should delight fans who can’t get enough of their favorite celebrities.
Researchers at the University of Texas managed to steer a 213-foot yacht off course, by deceiving the vessel with false GPS signals, raising concern over the security of GPS.
The U.S. State of Maine recently voted on a new proposal that will require all law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant in order to track cellular phones. Many are calling this new law ‘historic’ and it came not long after the U.S. Justice department was under the spotlight for tapping cell phone communication without
Runtastic is a hugely successful app and now, the company is delving into complimentary hardware, bringing, among others, a GPS watch to the market.
A recent court ruling in California has made it illegal to use maps on smartphones while driving. The law does exclude smartphone map usage in such cases as voice-guided or hands-free type navigation.
Civil Rights Defenders has designed a smart bracelet that could help save the lives of civil rights activists and aid workers operating in dangerous areas.
Just recently the U.S. Justice Department along with the Obama administration defended the use of GPS tracking on citizens without a warrant. The administration says there aren’t any laws that require them to issue a warrant and will be appealing last year's Supreme Court decision on the matter this week.
A woman in Belgium accidentally drove 900 miles instead of 90 because of a GPS error and a vacant brain that took her across five countries and eventually into Croatia.
China has officially opened up their domestic satellite navigation network, called 'Beidou', for public use in the Asian-Pacific region. Russia, the E.U. and the U.K. are also working on even larger GPS projects of their own.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted today, hours before Apple's big event in CA, that the iPod touch will be receiving it's "biggest upgrade ever" along with the release of the iPhone 5, with a new GPS feature, 4-inch screen, and other upgrades.
During the Farnborough International Airshow 2012, Qatar Airways demonstrated its latest airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. However, for a technology site like VR-Zone we encountered something more interesting – the airplane entertainment system is powered by… Google Android.
According to "trusted sources", 9to5mac reports that Apple iOS 6 will feature a new Map application with 3D features from C3 Technologies.
When it comes to GPS chips, Broadcom isn't the first company we think of, but its latest addition to its growing family of GPS chips – or GNSS receivers as they are starting to become known as with additional navigation systems launching – offers indoor navigation with the help of "other wireless technologies".
Come the second half of this year, we can expect smartphones and tablets with improved wireless connectivity, at least if Texas Instruments has anything to do with it. Its new WiLink 8.0 series of wireless connectivity solutions will bring a range of new features to smartphones, some more useful than others.
The Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is the company's first digital camera that is waterproof, shock-proof and cold-resistant. It has built-in GPS, electronic compass and a map display, and soon, you can also load NAVTEQ map and location content from the camera.
If you ever thought that a road trip would be a lot more fun with characters from The Simpsons guiding you, then TomTom's latest GPS navigation voices are for you.
To date, we have got tablets on the market that are capable of performing all kinds of tasks, such as making calls, performing general computing tasks, playing games and even serving as software equalizers for audio-related purposes. But to release a tablet that is specially designed for navigational purposes? That is exactly what Samsung has
Well, it seems like the whole 'Apple vs Google' saga is about to enter the next stage, especially after both companies have been reported to be attempting to foil each other's business acquisitions through various methods. And with Apple posting of job openings for iOS map application developers, could this be a sign that the
Clones of popular consumer electronic devices are usually available at a dime a dozen, especially when China has got anything to do about it. That being said, one common feature about cloned devices is that they often bear an uncanny semblance to the original product in terms of design, right? Well, it seems that this
Google Latitude is a location-based mobile application that allows user to share his or her location with selected friends. The search engine has gone further besides sharing the location, but also letting you check-in to places and get special statuses.