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Drones are avoiding tunnel vision with new navigation technology

The new generation of vehicles and drones rely on precise position data. One hazard that is proving challenging is from tunnels, urban canyons and adverse geographical conditions. A new solution promises to overcome this.

Is GPS ruining our brains?

London - Do our brains work differently when we are using GPS? The answer is yes, according to a new study. The research was conducted in virtual reality, where some visitors navigated using a GPS device and others who navigated using a map.

Need a great stocking stuffer? Try a 'shoelace system'

Shoelaces are a staple of civilization that hasn't changed much over the centuries. But this centuries-old tech has been re-imagined by entrepreneurs with an eye on fashion, fitness, and health.

Space technology enables positioning without GPS

A German aerospace group have developed a new navigation system that functions in environments where GPS is not available. The platform is called the Integrated Positioning System.

Finland summons Russian ambassador over GPS blocking claims

Apo - Finland has summoned Russia's ambassador to answer allegations that Moscow was behind the jamming of GPS signals in Lapland during recent NATO exercises, the foreign ministry in Helsinki confirmed Saturday.

Why GPS is set to become more accurate

GPS - the global positioning system that most of us rely upon - is about to become more accurate, with the U.S. FCC ruling that smartphones and other devices will be able to access the European Galileo system.

NASA plans AI based GPS for space missions

NASA’s Frontier Development Lab is working with computer giant Intel to develop a new form of navigation in space. This adds an artificial intelligence element to a form of 'space-GPS'.

How to stop cyberattacks on GPS-enabled devices

San Antonio - Technologists have devised a new technique designed to prevent cyberattacks on GPS-enabled devices. GPS, especially for utilities, remains one of the higher risk technologies in terms of cybersecurity.

GPS, self-steering and autonomous tractors

Farmers have been using GPS systems on their tractors for some time. Now they are being used with self-driving tractors and soon with autonomous tractors that drive themselves.

Ships ditch GPS for eLoran navigation system because of hacking

South Korea, the U.K., U.S., and Russia are dusting off WWII eloran radio technology for use as a backup system for ship navigation because GPS systems are increasingly being jammed by hackers.

Blippar builds computer vision solution to improve AR in cities

Augmented reality startup Blippar has announced a prototype app that makes augmented reality in cities faster and more precise. The company intends to make future augmented reality apps, like the next Pokémon Go, more responsive and visually accurate.

Facebook unveils location tracking 'Live Location' feature

Facebook has announced a new Messenger feature that lets you share your location with your friends and family for a limited period of time. It's similar to the location tracking feature recently added to Google Maps and carries the same privacy concerns.

Robbers led to Kim Kardashian by social media: police

Paris - One theory about why Kim Kardashian was robbed in her Paris apartment was that she was targeted after the thieves saw the expensive jewellery she had through her extensive posting on social media.

GPS technology used to screen for football injuries

Birmingham - Technology based on global positioning systems can be used to assess the likelihood of injuries produced while people compete in soccer matches, according to a new study.

Australia needs to shift to allow GPS to work properly

Sydney - Australia's government has decided to shift longitude and latitude to address a difference between local coordinates and those for Global Positioning Systems. Currently there is a significant disparity between the two.

MLB clears Dodgers in complaint about electronic positioning Special

Queens - The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team did not violate league rules when it used laser technology to position players before a game with the Mets last month in New York.

Mets complain Dodgers used barred technology in pro baseball game

Flushing - The New York Mets baseball team has formally complained to league officials about what they suspect was another team's use of advanced electronics to better position players on the field.

Unmanned solar vessel to sail from California to Hawaii

Avila Beach - Environmental goals today may sometimes seem unattainable, but with ingenuity and the use of modern technology, it is amazing what we can accomplish. So it is with an unmanned solar-powered boat that sets sail on Memorial Day, headed for Hawaii.

Woman following GPS drives her car into Georgian Bay

Tobermory - The weather conditions Thursday night in Ontario were such that having a GPS in the car was really helpful to motorists driving in the rain and fog. But one woman, relying on her GPS, drove her car into Lake Huron.

NASA scientists: Climate change is moving the North Pole

Beginning around the year 2000, the North Pole abruptly changed its direction and started drifting east, and its all thanks to us, scientists have discovered. The geographic North Pole is located smack in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Lost your dog? Finding Rover can be much easier with this app

Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology. John Polimeno, developer of the app, was sitting in a coffee shop when he noticed the ever ubiquitous "lost dog" poster.

Report: 999 needs to adapt to the modern world of smartphones

A report has called for Britain's 999 hotline to allow people to report emergencies by texting or using an app. It says this is more applicable to the modern world and could help in cases where sound isn't viable, such as a break-in.

Drug suspect puts GPS bracelet on cat, fools officials and flees

Highland Springs - A Virginia man who was being held on a drug charge and wearing a GPS tracking device may have fled the state, and possibly the country because he may have found a novel way to confound authorities.

Sleep-walking neurons could offer Alzheimer's clue

The finding that the brain's in-built "GPS" never stops working, even when we are asleep, could provide the basis of a treatment to tackle early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Driver films argument with cop who 'estimated' he was speeding

Coonabarabran - When a seemingly clairvoyant highway patrol officer 'estimated' that the truck driver he issued a ticket to was speeding, the driver filmed the incident and posted it on the social media.

GPS error traps German truck between two houses in Spain

Arroba - When his GPS sent him down the wrong street in a small Spanish town on Wednesday, a German truck driver was wedged and trapped for nine hours between two houses.

Op-Ed: Degrading or essential? GPS for dementia patients humanized Special

If you could ensure your loved one's safety by utilizing a tracking device, would you consider it as an essential or as inhumane?

Wayward Chinese pilgrims aiming for Lourdes end up 800 km away

Five Chinese tourists on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in the south of France found themselves in the wrong Lourdes, a church called Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in the village of Leuhan in Brittany, north west France, 800 kilometres from their intended destination.

Man uses GPS to catch teacher wife having sex with student in car

Port Saint Lucie - A teacher at a private Christian school in Florida has been arrested after her husband found her having sex with a 16-year-old boy in a car.

New York Macy's gets first GPS navigation system for the indoors

GPS navigators have for years been very useful in finding locations, but recently it has shifted to finding your way inside of places including the Macy's in New York's Herald Square. New technology allows users to navigate passages and even find items.
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LORAN Station Malone, Florida: View of middle section of transmitter banks.
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TomTom's new Go Live 1535M, which introduced the company's 'Manifesto' to reduce traffic congestion around the world.
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American GPS IIF navigation satellite being prepared for launch.
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A GPS device in a Ford car.
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GPS shoe sold by GTX Corp.
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The Garmin nüvi 3700 GPS device
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