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From Marriage Proposals to Holiday Messages, GPS Inspires Artists

December 4, 2014By
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Artists are using GPS to create unique messages. In October, Jeremy Wood drove all over the United Kingdom to create a Halloween message, reports Metro. Wood drove a 10,000-mile, painstakingly-plotted route through England, Wales and Scotland in a Vauxhall Corsa, plotting a 264,000 positions on the car’s GPS. Wood linked the positions on a virtual drawing to create a picture... read more

The New Wearable? Clothing with GPS, Wi-Fi Woven In

December 2, 2014By
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Dutch textile company ByBorre and its founder, fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk, have created the BB.suit — a wearable Wi-Fi hotspot with GPS, a music library, and an air purifier. Version 1.0 of the suit, which has electrical threads woven into the fabric, was showcased at the SXSW music and film tradeshow in March, where a model’s location was shown on Google... read more

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The Fashion Demands of Always-On

November 25, 2014By
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As location penetrates smaller and smaller devices that lack memory and computation power, GNSS chips must reacquire the standalone capability that they shed when first going to small form factors such as phones. A new chip with a new architecture demonstrates navigation and tracking and avoids burdening its main processor with heavy software. read more

Ready for Black Friday: Study Shows Americans Aware of In-Store Beacons

November 24, 2014By

A new Placecast poll indicates that nearly 118 million smartphone owners will be relying on their phones for holiday shopping this year. For smartphone owners who plan to do holiday shopping, three out of four will use their phones to find sales, comparison shop, take pictures of possible gifts, and make purchases. The survey also showed that American shoppers are very... read more

Report: Moto 360 Leads First Wave of Android Wearables

November 24, 2014By
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Nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in Q3 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time, according to a report by independent analyst company Canalys. Motorola Mobility’s Moto 360 was by far the most successful of the initial Android Wear devices, accounting for more than 15%... read more

CSR Launches SDK for Precise Indoor Location Apps

November 20, 2014By
SiRFusion SDK brings plug-and-play simplicity to Android app developers.

CSR plc today announced the launch of its SiRFusion Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers. The solution enables indoor positioning for Android developers looking to create next-generation apps. Developers can now leverage the SiRFusion library to rapidly integrate new location-based capabilities and services such as indoor location tagging and analytics for social networking applications, indoor navigation, lone worker efficiency and safety... read more

Telenav Makes Free Scout App More Intuitive

November 14, 2014By
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Location-based services company Telenav has announced new capabilities and updates to its free Scout mobile application that make the process of connecting and getting together easy and fun. Scout users can now manage the details of creating an event, contacting and inviting friends, choosing a location, communicating with the group and navigating, all within the updated Scout application. Scout is... read more

OriginGPS Launches Nano Spider for Wearables, Watches

November 10, 2014By
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OriginGPS has launched the Nano Spider, a tiny yet fully integrated GPS receiver. The Nano Spider module is designed to support ultra-compact applications where size is at a premium, such as smart watches, wearable devices, trackers and digital cameras. OriginGPS, which previously introduced the Micro Spider (5.6 x 5.6 mm) module, said the Nano Spider is 47 percent smaller than its previous solutions, measuring 4 x... read more