Category Archives: gps

Occasional reader – WSJ, GPS, food orgies, tax rebates

Some interesting reads from the last few weeks: Wall St. Journal Makes Politics Its Business (Washington Post) – Media critic Howard Kurtz takes an in-depth look at changes at the Wall Street Journal since its takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s News … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, fun, gps, journalism, maps, media, newspapers, reader, satellite navigation, weekly reader

Picking the wrong default path

I’ve been using my Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS for six months. I use it when hiking and to geotag pictures. I noticed that I haven’t been getting the advertised accuracy level; the accuracy has ranged from 25 to 150 … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, geotagging, gps, product management, ui, usability | 2 Comments

Dash-ing out of the gate

The Dash portable navigation device I wrote about earlier is now shipping. Dash has dropped the price $200 from the initial pre-order pricing. It’s the first true two-way connected PND on the market, using cellular data for search, traffic and … Continue reading

Posted in cars, consumer electronics, dash, gps, local search, maps | 1 Comment

Dash begins taking preorders

Dash is now taking preorders for its next-generation navigation system. It’s one of the biggest breakthroughs in navigation technology and points to a time when we’ll all be connected as we drive down the road at 65 mph. Unlike typical … Continue reading

Posted in dash, gps, lbs, local search, maps, mashups, satellite navigation | 3 Comments

The power of location in presence

I travel frequently and have friends scattered throughout the country. I usually do a bad job of keeping track of who is where, who has moved, etc. Last week I was in Boston. As I headed out to dinner, I … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, google, gps, lbs, maps, social networking, wireless, wireless data | 5 Comments

GPS as the cure to roadside blight

Creative Commons image by Eye Captain via flickr. It’s a staple of American road trips: signs all along the interstate inviting you to grab a bite, fill up or spend the night. You’re likely to see hundreds of these signs … Continue reading

Posted in gps, local search, maps, satellite navigation | 4 Comments

Rocky wuz here

Location-based services have been hampered by the balkanization of carrier networks and a focus on mobile-only implementations. LocPoke, a new Facebook application, is a promising alternative. I’ve written before about WHERE, a location service platform that has offered GPS-based location … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, gps, lbs, mobile, where, wireless, wireless data | 3 Comments