Items tagged with GPS

Verizon Wireless announced the latest version of the carrier's navigation service, VZ Navigator VX. This service provides 3D navigation views. Initially, the 3D capabilities of VZ Navigator VX will be available in six cities (Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Mo., New York, and Washington D.C.). Additional cities are scheduled to... Read more...
It may be winter, but it's still a great time to strap on the cold gear and trek outside. Magellan has just introduced a new member to their Explorist Outdoor GPS family, with the new Explorist 310 debuting at the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Winter show. This new device is as powerful and rugged as ever, offering a... Read more...
Navmii, a publisher of GPS location-based applications, announced a free navigational app for the iPhone and iPad. The new NavFree USA provides many of the features you'd expect from a turn-by-turn navigational app including the ability to search for an address, view points-of-interest, automatic re-routing if you... Read more...
TomTom's GPS app was the first third-party navigation application to be revealed for the iPhone, and having that leg-up on everyone else has definitely helped the company out. Over time, lots of rivals have appeared, but the "original" has done a lot to keep itself current. The newest update, pushed out today to iTunes, takes the TomTom iPhone... Read more...
The iPhone has become a GPS replacement for many, and smartphones in general are quickly becoming powerful and smart enough to handle navigation duties. But if you have someone riding shotgun, there's obviously a lot of benefit to having a map on a larger display. The iPad already has a couple of GPS options, but one... Read more...
Google Latitude is now available on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad 3G. After waiting for months, iOS users are now able to download and enjoy an app that Google has made available already on Android, Symbian and BlackBerry. Latitude is an app that constantly pays attention to where you are, and then puts your location on a map for those... Read more...
Have you ever heard of "caching?" You probably have, but you may assume we're simply talking about the caching of files, or perhaps an L2 cache on a CPU. But when speaking about GPS units and outdoor activities, caching refers to something else: a grown-up version of hide-and-seek. And now, Garmin is stepping up to the challenge and inviting... Read more...
It's not often that lawsuits end in $1 payouts, but that's what has happened with Google and a Pennsylvania couple. Back in 2008, Aaron and Christine Boring sued Google because a Street View car, which drives around takes 360-degree shots of street surroundings in order to show on Google Maps, invaded their privacy. According to the couple,... Read more...
Location-based services and GPS can be used for a number of things, but have you considered them being used for fraud prevention? That's an idea just announced by Visa Europe. It's pure common sense: the assumption is that if the smartphone and your credit card are in close proximity, you are most likely using the... Read more...
It looks like Net Neutrality isn't the only thing on the mind of the Obama Administration. There's another issue that's gaining attention, and with Google growing, GPS becoming more mainstream and individual privacy rights being put into question, there may be a new government creation to handle it all. Recently... Read more...
Times are changing. It's an old adage, but it's true. Factory navigation systems in vehicles have been expensive and subpar for years now, with cheaper standalone navigation devices often being superior in nearly every way. But factory dash integration has its perks, and for years we have wondered why the two couldn't... Read more...
Going to grandmother's house this Thanksgiving? If she has recently relocated, you probably don't want to be stopping anywhere for directions on a day where everything's closed. If you're in the market for a new navigation device, TomTom has two new devices to choose from. The TomTom GO 2405 and GO 2505 GPS units are both debuting today, with... Read more...
Garmin may not be competing in the smartphone business much longer, but the company still has plenty of new products up its sleeve. Today, Garmin announced the Approach S1, the company's first golf GPS watch. The Approach S1 comes preloaded with 14,000-plus courses. It can display information about distance to the front, back and middle of... Read more...
After disappointing sales of its nuvifone, we reported back in September that Garmin was considering its options with its smartphone unit. Now, Reuters is reporting that Asus plans to end its mobile phone agreement with Garmin, thereby paving the way for Garmin to exit the smartphone business altogether. A company official for Asustek said... Read more...
TomTom and HTC are teaming up to deliver better navigation and locations solutions for HTC's smartphones. Under the partnership, HTC's new mapping experience known as HTC Locations will use TomTom's maps. HTC Locations will initially be available on the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z in Europe and Asia. It will come... Read more...
Google Maps Navigation may have a leg-up on the other navigation services on the mobile platforms, but TomTom's not letting their guard down. The company was one of the first to showcase a full mobile navigation service for a mobile platform (iPhone OS, now iOS), and they have been constantly updating it ever since to make it more robust.... Read more...
Nearly everyone has heard of geotagging. That's when you embed GPS coordinates into an image or video in order to plot them on a map and recognize where a given image or video was taken. But geocaching is another matter. This is a lesser known "sport" where players can hide capsules and tag the whereabouts with geocaching data. Garmin calls... Read more...
Are you sick and tired of your current GPS model? Is it too bland and boring for you? TomTom would like you to know that you don't have to drive another day looking at something that doesn't make you smile. The company has partnered with Cafepress, a company that specializes on helping companies sell all sorts of branded/colored merchandise,... Read more...
It's like skiing on the mountain and playing a video game at the same time. Zeal Optics, maker of sports lenswear has partnered with display maker Recon Instruments to come up with the Transcend GPS ski goggles and the units became available for sale this week. Zeal goes so far as to call them the world's first GPS-equipped goggles. The goggles... Read more...
Sony announced its first in-dash car navigation systems. Powered by TomTom technology, the new Sony XNV-770BT (7-inch widescreen display) and XNV-660BT (6.1-inch widescreen display) A/V navigation systems feature many of TomTom's navigational features such as IQ Routes, Advanced Lane Guidance, Quick GPSfix, and... Read more...
Casio unveiled what it is calling "the world’s first Hybrid GPS enabled digital camera." The new EXILIM EX-H20G features Casio's Hybrid GPS technology, which combines GPS with autonomic positioning made possible by an internal motion sensor. This technology enables the camera to geotag your images, even if they are taken indoors. The... Read more...
When you think about Garmin, you probably think about one major thing: GPS. Here's something you probably don't associate with Garmin: smartphones. But regardless, they're in both markets right now. The original nuvifone was announced with a huge amount of hype behind it, but it was delayed for around a year while the iPhone came out and stole... Read more...
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