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Which bluetooth GPS to buy (poll)

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VerySpatial is in search of a simple and small bluetooth GPS to use as we wander through the conferences coming up this summer. The poll is back on the left hand column of the site. I haven’t had any luck finding a good comparison of the current round of units in terms of ease of […]

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GPS-based Workforce Management launched by AT&T

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While taking a break at the Dev Summit, I was catching up on tech news and noticed that yesterday AT&T launched their new GPS-based workforce management service, TeleNav Track, which is provided by TeleNav, but sold through AT&T. The service allows companies to track employee vehicle locations, mileage, send tasks and alerts to employees in […]

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GPS navigation to help blind

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An Itilian company is working on a field test of a navigation system for the blind that is based on a Symbian based cell phone, a bluetooth GPS, and a text to speech software. Seems pretty interesting. The BBC has more details. BBC NEWS | Technology | GPS navigation plan to help blind

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Google Earth Saving Lives in War

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Believe it or not, Google Earth isn’t just for finding your house. The BBC is reporting that Iraqis in Baghdad are using Google Earth mashups to plan escape routes to avoid sectarian violence in Iraq. The site has loads of information about how to avoid getting captured in the violence, not just the map. However […]

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Can you survive in the wild?

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Field and Stream has this rather whimsical little quiz about survival in the wild. You are the world’s unluckiest hunter, lost and alone in the woods with little supplies or equipment. Can you survive? There are some tough wilderness questions in there, so give it your best… Unfortunately, I was confronted with my two worst […]

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Pocket media player

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It appears that in general there is a new device type that is running on Windows CE that is built for media. Sandisk’s Sansa® View features a 4 inch screen and a replacable LiPoly battery for those long flights. The more interesting device though might be the iRiver W10 which has a 3.5″ screen, but […]