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Monday CES Round-up

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A few more goodies were highlighted today. GPS Mio to be folded into Navman branding Mio has a “dual-front” GPS phone prototype Magellan shows off eight new devices More info on Garmin’s new toys Asus 3D GPS and PMP Monitors Alienware shows off curved monitor – we have talked a bit about our experiences with […]

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Sunday CES round-up

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So I have been following the bits and pieces on Engadget, Gizmodo and CrunchGear and have cobbled together my highlights from today. GPS: – toys toys everywhere Delorme released a new EarthMate Engadget looked at Garmin’s new line-up Pioneer’s new voice controlled GPS with iPod and bluetooth support MSI’s new line (I assume it is […]

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Magellan and Google team up

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The first bit of GPS news out of CES this year has Magellan releasing the Maestro 5340 which will include GPRS for cell network connectivity. This network connectivity will be used to connect to…you guessed it…Google search and data services. At almost $1300 for the unit it will not be for small of purse, and […]

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GPS Navigation Projected on the Windshield

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Engadget is reporting a pretty cool device that projects navigation information on your windshield. The navigation is really nothing more than a red line indicating which direction you should travel. The nice thing is that it places the line into your real world context, plus it doesn’t require the driver to take his or her […]

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Black Friday GPS

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If you took a look at the sales flyers in the newspapers for the Black Friday sales you have seen that this is apparently the year of in-car navigation devices. Every sales flyer from Best Buy to Walgreens had at least one device on sale with many of the stores offering multiple devices at great […]

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Nokia To Expand Pedestrian Maps

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Nokia is taking an interesting twist with their acquisition of Navteq – they want to focus on pedestrians. At a time when people are working hand over fist to get money into in-car navigation systems, Nokia apparently sees a hole in the market. Clearly Nokia has a delivery mechanism at hand for this as well. […]

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The National Map Corps

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This one definitely gets filed under the “I did not know that” category (a fairly substantial category as you might imagine). Apparently for a few years now the USGS has hosted volunteers through The National Map Corps. By volunteering you receive an area (quad sheet or less) in which you and your trusty GPS unit […]

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Groundspeak Forums – talking geocaching

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In my recent stumbles around the web I came across an extensive set of forums on geocaching over at the Groundspeak Forums. On the site (which is related to geocaching.com) there are plenty of topics to choose from including geocaching groups from several countries, geocaching adventures, GPS in education and even an online GPS garage […]

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Location-based Live Search

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For the first time Frank’s choice of Sprint may actually be a good thing. The mobile phone provider is rolling out Live Search for their phones which is now location-based. Apparently this isn’t an exclusive deal with Sprint and Microsoft, but Sprint is the first to implement the technology which isn’t GPS-based so it should […]

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NYC Cabbies on Strike because of GPS!

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Engadget is reporting the breaking news that NYC cabbies have officially gone on strike over GPS units in their cabs. We mentioned this item briefly in the past as the cab drivers have been threatening to strike for a couple of months now. I think this is one of the first large scale protesting of […]