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Two satellites for Europe’s version of American GPS go into wrong orbit, causing setback

Two satellites for Europe’s version of American GPS go into wrong orbit, causing setback

By 25 August 2014

Two satellites for Europe's planned Galileo network have lost their way. The European Space Agency and the European Union have long been developing their own version of American GPS, a space-based satellite navigation system. The European network is a... >>

GPS bikes, Twitter and stickers are catching criminals and, ultimately, preventing theft

GPS bikes, Twitter and stickers are catching criminals and, ultimately, preventing theft

By 29 May 2014

Bike theft is a huge problem worldwide but especially in San Francisco with a 70 per cent rise since 2006. That's why police there have started using technology to thwart crime – namely GPS bikes and Twitter. And it's working. San Francisco police have... >>

Quantum positioning is 1,000 times more accurate than GPS and it's here now

Quantum positioning is 1,000 times more accurate than GPS and it's here now

By 14 May 2014

Military tech often leads the way, as it did when the US DoD invented GPS. Now it's doing it again with quantum positioning onboard a British submarine that's setting off in 2016. Submarines can't use GPS underwater and must track movements using accelorometers.... >>

3D Dead Reckoning chip from u-blox will track you even without GPS or signal

3D Dead Reckoning chip from u-blox will track you even without GPS or signal

By 10 February 2014

A new chip technology has been developed by u-blox, called 3D Dead Reckoning (ADR), that can track you even when GPS and signal are lost. The chip is aimed at cars initially to help improve navigation. Using smart 3D algorithm tracking the chip is able... >>

Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer

Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer

By 21 January 2014

Garmin has announced its latest golf handhelds to join the Approach range: the G7 and G8. Both devices feature colour touchscreens with more than 30,000 preloaded international courses. The battery will last for several rounds before needing a charge... >>

GPS AdventureBox sends your loved one on a wild goose chase for gifts

GPS AdventureBox sends your loved one on a wild goose chase for gifts

By 27 December 2013

There's a new project on Kickstarter that aims to make your friends or loves one work for their gifts, and it's called the GPS AdventureBox. The GPS AdventureBox is simple in concept: You place a gift in the wooden AdventureBox, then input various GPS... >>

Runsafer smart shoes will learn how you run and guide you to a better style

Runsafer smart shoes will learn how you run and guide you to a better style

By 6 December 2013

Wearable kit is going to be the norm soon with all our daily movements recorded and fed back to us. While this is good for fitness, the more you move the more you increase your chance of injury. That’s why the Runfaster project aims to develop smart... >>

Track family, pets and anything else using Trax GPS: Now available to pre-order

Track family, pets and anything else using Trax GPS: Now available to pre-order

By 26 November 2013

Trax smart GPS tracker is now available to pre-order so you can track your family, pets, or anything else it will attach to. Yes, your dream of tracking a car like a secret agent can be realised at last. Trax is a physical GPS tracker that can be seen... >>

A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

By 9 November 2013

November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies... >>

TomTom Multi-Sport review
3.5 out of 5

TomTom Multi-Sport review

By 5 November 2013

TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised... >>