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FiLIP Is A Smart Watch For The Overprotective Parent

FiLIP Is A Smart Watch For The Overprotective Parent

By Zach Walton October 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

2013 has been said to be the year of the smart watch. We’re already three-quarters of the way through it, and we’ve only just seen a revamped Sony SmartWatch, the Galaxy Gear and the Pebble. We’ll probably have to wait …

Foursquare Sued By Patent Troll Over GPS Foursquare Sued By Patent Troll Over GPS

Patent trolls are the scum of the technology world. Ask anybody and they will tell you the exact same thing. Frivolous lawsuits being brought against small companies in the hopes that they settle. Most of these patents don’t even have …

Visualizing GPS Data From A Pizza Delivery Driver Visualizing GPS Data From A Pizza Delivery Driver

One of the newer trends of the web concerns taking reams of data and adding some sort of visualization to it. We’ve seen it with Twitter use during the Japanese earthquakes and with 56 years worth of tornado data to …

LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy

LightSquared, a wireless venture started by Philip Falcone, has filed for bankruptcy today. The would-be wireless company ran into difficulties with regulators concerning plans for a wireless network that had the potential to interfere with the existing Global Positioning System. …

Mobile Apps Drain Battery Because of Free Ads Mobile Apps Drain Battery Because of Free Ads

Recently, we talked about how there are security risks associated with some mobile apps, not because of the app itself, but because of the ad module that runs within free apps to generate revenue. Now, we find that these same …

Nobody Knows How Many FBI GPS Trackers Are Out There Nobody Knows How Many FBI GPS Trackers Are Out There

Last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (in U.S. v. Jones) that the warrantless tracking of U.S. citizens via GPS devices is illegal. Following the decision, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies rushed to turn off approximately 3,000 trackers …

Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Asus Over Tablet Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Asus Over Tablet

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It’s the iPhone 4 reception problem all over again – it’s just turning into a class action lawsuit this time. Colin Fraser is leading a class action lawsuit against Asustek for their Transformer Prime tablet. The lawsuit alleges that the …

Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS
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Updating the FAA’s national air traffic control network is not exactly an easy undertaking. However, the desire to switch from a system that relies on radar to one that uses GPS has been on the front burner for some time …

Find My iPhone Aids In Drug Bust Find My iPhone Aids In Drug Bust

I guess the moral of this story is if you’re going to steal a smartphone – wait, just don’t steal people’s phones. Because if you do, karma might bite you in the ass. Karma, in this case, comes in the …

PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water
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It’s my favorite time of day right now: that time when we learn about sock-knocking-off technology that sounds like it was born on the bright side of the future. To quote one of my favorite animators, “When the aliens come …

‘I Just Made Love’ App Helps You Broadcast Your Hook-Ups ‘I Just Made Love’ App Helps You Broadcast Your Hook-Ups

There’s an app to tell you what direction you’re facing. There’s an app to tell you what to eat. There’s an app to track your calorie consumption. There’s an app to refill your drug prescription. Now, behold: there’s an app …

Malls Planning to Track Smartphones During Black Friday? Malls Planning to Track Smartphones During Black Friday?
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Location data, and the privacy issues related to the subject are a touchy subject, especially among those who value their privacy. With that in mind, would you go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving if you knew the store(s) you …

ACLU Wants Wireless Carriers to Stop Tracking Customers ACLU Wants Wireless Carriers to Stop Tracking Customers
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When the news of the iPhone’s location data storage hubbub hit, it brought the concept of user privacy to the front door of the wireless providers. While Apple has since addressed the location data issue with its iPhone devices, the …

TomTom Tracks (And Shares) User Data, Too TomTom Tracks (And Shares) User Data, Too
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Considering the recent news about mobile devices and the storage of user data in relation to location, this next revelation probably isn’t much of a surprise, but yet, here we go again. TomTom, the popular GPS device, also tracks user …

Google Aims to Help You Avoid Traffic
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Google has announced that Google Maps Navigation will now automatically route you around traffic. Google is pitching the feature as rending the traffic report obsolete. “Ever been stuck in traffic, only to find out you’d have been better off going …

AAA Launches Android App

AAA has introduced a mobile app for Android that allows its members to request roadside assistance.

The free Android app allows AAA members to request roadside assistance without having to place a call. The app uses the phone’s GPS to send the location of the user to AAA Roadside Assistance.

 

TomTom Taps Localeze for Local Business Listings

Localeze and TomTom have announced a partnership in which TomTom will have access to Localeze’s 14 million U.S. local search business listings for categorized points of interest. TomTom will make this content available for location content and navigation apps developers and device manufacturers.

"The number of GPS-enabled LBS subscribers is expected to take a big leap in coming years with market revenue reaching around US$ 9.8 Billion in 2013," a representative for Localeze tells WebProNews.