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groovr – communities and place

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I am sure that I am finding this late, but it is always good for sites to get a second ripple through the blogs. I just stumbled across groovr (I am beginning to miss ‘e’s) which is a social networking site that is SMS based. Once you register you send a text message to groovr […]

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Pharos GPS Phone 600

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The folks over at Pharos are showing the GPS Phone 600 which looks nice, but there wasn’t too many details on the CrunchGear post, and I haven’t had time to search out the PR. The photos showed a nice large screen and Windows Mobile, so in theory you should be able to run VE Mobile, […]

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LBS talk on TWIT

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At about 38:00 minutes into episode 83 of This Week in Tech (TWIT) there is a little discussion by non-geospatial folks about the utility of location based services, specifically the Nuvi 680 and Garmin. The TWiT Netcast Network with Leo Laporte

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David Pogue on phone GPS tracking

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David Pogue, NY Times tech funny man, talks about location based tracking of kids using cellphones. He talks about the phones, the pricing and the mapping backends that are used by the different services. Head over to Mr Pogue’s site to watch the video. David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist, CBS news correspondent

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Navigation news for the travel season

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Yeah, I am taking advantage of being out of Morgantown, and my Dad’s cable modem, to catch up with everything (uploading VSTV05 and AVSP75, reading RSS feeds). First, Samsung has announced their SPH-B5800 model that will include TPEG support for phone based traffic information, and everything you would expect from a phone, including a built […]

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Loki updates and new features

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While I await the royalties from the Chumby LBS based on Loki’s WiFi location capabilities I wanted to point out, belated as it may be, that there is a new version of Loki available that has some interesting new features, my favorite of which may be the automatic time zone changer for when you travel. […]

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BMW releases dynamic traffic system in US

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The folks over at Engadget had a post on BMW’s announcement that they will include real time traffic information on select 2007 models. Apparently they will be using Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network which is currently available in 44 major cities. GPS, real time traffic…yup, I still can’t afford a BMW. BMW releases first dynamic […]