Recreation & Gaming

Google’s 3D Mapping Phones Head to Developers

March 19, 2014By
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Google’s 3D mapping project, Project Tango, is putting prototypes into developers’ hands. Google has been collaborating with universities, research labs, and industrial partners in nine countries, to concentrate the past 10 years of research in robotics and computer vision into a mobile phone. “We now have prototypes ready to put into the hands of eager development partners that can help... read more

Three More Companies Sign on to AT&T Connected Car Center

February 24, 2014By
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Three additional companies — Qualcomm, Red Bend and QuickPlay — have signed on to work with the connected car industry at the AT&T Drive Studio, a connected car center for innovation and research in Atlanta, Georgia. “This is an exciting ecosystem and we are committed to leading the way to take the connected car to the next level for auto... read more

Broadcom Location Chip for Wearables Uses Less Power

February 20, 2014By
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Broadcom Corporation today introduced a GNSS system-on-chip (SoC) that will enable wearable location devices to operate with less power and more accuracy, Broadcom said. The Broadcom BCM4771 GNSS SoC is designed for low-power, mass-market wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smart watches. Broadcom will showcase its mobile innovations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24-27. The Broadcom BCM4771... read more

u-blox GNSS Antenna Module Supports All Satellites

February 20, 2014By
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u‑blox has introduced the CAM-M8Q GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/QZSS antenna module. The module integrates a u-blox M8 satellite receiver IC plus SAW filter, LNA, TCXO, RTC, passives and a pre-tuned GNSS chip antenna in an ultra-small 9.6 x 14.0 x 1.95 mm package. The new module requires only a power source for reliable and accurate satellite positioning anywhere in the world. Combining low... read more

McMurdo Group Offers Suite of Automatic ID Systems for Boating

February 13, 2014By
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McMurdo Group has announced a suite of Automatic Identification System (AIS) survival solutions for enhanced collision avoidance and man overboard (MOB) response in the U.S. recreational boating market. The offerings include AIS beacons, transponders, receivers and software. AIS is an automatic tracking system used on boats and ships that identifies and tracks nearby AIS-equipped vessels and devices to help avoid... read more

Samsung Connects Fans with Sochi Olympic Games App

February 3, 2014By
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The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games mobile app, Wireless Olympic Works (WOW), turns the world’s Android devices into mobile sports stations that fans can use to personalize their own Olympic Winter Games experience, according to maker Samsung Electronics. The XXII Olympic Winter Games, held in Sochi, Russia, run February 7-21. Fans attending the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will have... read more

$2.6 Billion GPS Fitness Device Market Overshadowed by Smart Devices and Wearables

February 3, 2014By

​Despite major GPS fitness device OEMs announcing new fitness products at January’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it looks like an increasingly difficult battle between smart devices and wearables, according to analysts at ABI Research. Garmin launched its Vivofit fitness band and Vivoki/Vivahub corporate wellness solution. Magallen is one of the few companies in the GPS device OEM... read more

Garmin Golf Introduces Two Touchscreen Handhelds

January 24, 2014By
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Garmin International has introduced two new handhelds geared for the golf aficionado, including a new top-of-the-line model, the Approach G8. The Approach G7 and G8 golf handhelds have color touchscreens, more than 30,000 preloaded international courses, a rechargeable battery capable of multiple rounds, and new measurement features such as PlaysLike Distance, which shows adjusted range for uphill and downhill shots.... read more