Category Archives: gps

Getting Google Street View in your pocket

WHERE has released a clever hack that lets you pull up Google Street View pictures on your cell phone. Just find a business and if it’s in Street View coverage, you’ll see a link to view the picture. Google’s own … Continue reading

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WHERE gets personal with easy-to-create custom widgets

I’ve written before about the WHERE platform, a location-based service platform that allows developers to create custom location applications. Now just about anyone can do it, with very little technical knowledge. You go to Google’s My Maps, plot your points … Continue reading

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Google Maps takes to the skies with JetBlue

JetBlue is now using Google Maps to show you where you are when flying across the country. Just hope you don’t find yourself staring at JFK on the Google Maps screen while stranded on the tarmac. It’s a unique brand … Continue reading

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GPS for Blackberry and Calendar come to Google Mobile

Google announced GPS support on the Blackberry 8800. This is a huge move. It’s great that a major U.S. carrier, Cingular AT&T, is allowing free access to location data. I would have expected them to disable GPS access. I love … Continue reading

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Stats on the portable navigation market

The Wall Street Journal has some good stats on the portable navigation market. The story also offers a good overview of the features that are available in GPS units. The U.S. market for such gadgets continues to expand: Sales of … Continue reading

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Dash-ing ahead of the GPS pack

Newcomer Dash is seeking 2,000 drivers across the country to beta test a new concept in satellite navigation. Instead of relying primarily on data stored on a DVD or flash memory, Dash Express uses two-way Internet connectivity to a deliver … Continue reading

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A traveler’s toolkit

Here’s a look at the contents of my laptop bag on my recent trip to Colorado. Click through to flickr to identify each item. Missing from the picture: the camera used to take it, camera charger and the vehicle mount … Continue reading

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Snow on the cherry blossoms

We got a rare April snow today, leaving a dusting on the cherry blossoms for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. See all my pictures from around the Tidal Basin. Zoom in three levels for optimal effect. Boo to Canon for … Continue reading

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Stupid Twitter GPS trick

Watch my progress from the cab, to Dulles airport, to the moon rover, to the plane, to Denver International Airport, to my rental car, to Vail Pass and finally sitting in my hotel room typing this. Done with Twitter GPS. … Continue reading

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Sprint sets location free – sort of

TeleNav’s GPS navigator service will be included with select data plans, Sprint announced today. Customers who subscribe to the Sprint Power Vision Ultimate Pack ($25), Sprint Power Vision Business Pack ($25) or the new Sprint Power Vision Navigation Pack ($20) … Continue reading

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