Monthly Archives: March 2015

Apple Maps Connect services branch out to Italy, Mexico, Switzerland

Baby boomers in business when they say they are not interested in today’s technology often mean they don’t get it. One of the things those people also may not be getting is willing customers who don’t know they are there when they are open to buy. Continue reading

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GPS navigation involved when car plunges off demolished Indiana bridge

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Police say a driver apparently was following GPS navigation when he drove off the ramp to a demolished bridge that had been closed since 2009, killing his wife. The Times … Source: wgntv.com I can’t … Continue reading

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Goodbye GPS? DARPA preparing alternative position-tracking technology

DARPA considers GPS unreliable, as it isn’t always available and signals can be easily jammed. Source: http://www.pcworld.com What takes this into a step change from evolution, is that’s what it is, is the use of ordinary every day objects. Whether … Continue reading

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Mawson Lakes: Police arrest two boys with machetes after they allegedly steal car fitted with GPS tracking device

TWO teenage boys were allegedly found with machetes in a stolen car after SA Police tracked their every movement using a GPS system fitted to the vehicle. Source: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au Have I ever told you I love these stories? A question … Continue reading

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Spanish cities renamed after Islamic kingdoms in Google Maps prank – Telegraph.co.uk

Unknown Google Maps users altering names of Spanish towns to reflect their former status as Islamic kingdoms Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk As I have said in a hundred blogs or more, maintaining a national accurate map data-set is a costly exercise. It … Continue reading

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ESPLORIO An online social media travel diary – Geographical

Esplorio is an online travel diary that brings together Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Foursquare and several other social networks. Source: http://www.geographical.co.uk On my last road trip I made extensive use of Foursquare to track where I had been over a 4,000 … Continue reading

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Farmers of the future will utilize drones, robots and GPS – Phys.Org

In New Zealand there is a TV advertisement that says the planet doesn’t need us. It managed very well before humankind and will manage after we have moved on. What’s sobering to a thinking person is that this is a very true statement. Do you think birds and cockroaches care about OLED TV’s and self driving cars? Continue reading

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