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More location iStuff

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So Sue has the iPhone 3G and I was FINALLY able to upgrade the iPod Touch to the 2.0 firmware. I am quite happy with the number of times that the devices have asked to use the location settings. The camera and maps are the two Apple apps that use the location info and I […]

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GPS talk on MacBreak Weekly

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Since this is becoming so common I will probably not highlight individual podcasts talking about GPS/LBS after this but MacBreak Weekly Episode 87 had a great discussion on the utility, usability and future on in-car navigation. The discussion wandered around a users perspective of GPS, LBS, and geotagging. Yes I am a fanboy, but that […]

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GPS on the iPhone…really?

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The rumor mill has kicked in for the 2nd Gen (3G) iPhone that seems to be just on the horizon. The rumors include the addition of a GPS receiver in the new phone. This is a bit curious since there is such a great location based technology in the existing firmware with the wifi location […]

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Leo Laporte talks location again

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This weeks MacBreak Weekly (Episode 86) ended with Leo talking about Ovolab’s GeoPhoto and its use to geotag photos (RAW, jpg, etc) and about the importance of geotagging information for web use. As always an interesting “outsiders” perspective on geospatial technologies provided by a great tech podcast. The TWiT Netcast Network with Leo Laporte

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Can Cell Phones Predict Traffic?

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That’s the question Nokia set out to find the answer to yesterday. They equipped 100 students with GPS and software equipped Nokia phones and had them drive a 10 mile stretch of road all day. The data was sent back to a central server to analysis traffic patterns. Nokia hopes to be able to create […]

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Thursday CES Round-up

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Wow…I figured the well would be dry on the last day of CES, but it seems there are at least a couple more tidbits for your perusal. GPS uPlay and golf GPS Visualization Samsung’s 3D plasma in action shows that it is actually an active stereo system. That is a serious refresh rate for a […]

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Wednesday CES Round-up

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The toys that are rolling out are diminishing in number, but there is still one more day to go. Here are the bits that were covered today. GPS Delphi’s dual-view GPS – Driver sees GPS passenger sees…something else Avis is upgrading their navigation systems iRiver’s M20 GPS/PMP – iRiver’s last foray into LBS was their […]

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Solar Headaches to Come

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National Geographic is reporting that we can expect a season of intense solar flares for the next few weeks and months. This is all part of a normal 11 year cycle in solar flare activity, but it can lead to some distinct headaches in our tech heavy world. As the article notes, this is the […]

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Tuesday CES Round-up

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Last year, everything seemed to dwindle after Monday, but this year the tech blogs are still going strong. Time for my highlights for Tuesday: GPS Nav N Go on Sony PSP Hands on with Magellan’s 5430 Clarion EZDrive Spectec’s tiny little miniSD and bluetooth GPS GlobalSat’s new device Neonode media playing GPS prototype Visualization How […]