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Articles tagged with: gps

Texas Researchers Hack Drones…

University of Texas at Austin did what many countries failed to do, they hijacked an American drone by spoofing its GPS signals. The news comes as the United States Federal Aviation Authority prepares to integrate drones into the country’s national airspace system. It was actually mandated by FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2012, Which was signed in to law by President Obama earlier this February.

Garmin GLO, Your Pin-Point Accurate GPS Device

Do you need your pin-point location? The GPS on your phone is not accurate enough? The Garmin has come up with a solution for that already! The Garmin tagged up with GLONASS to roll out the portable GPS device called the GLO portable GPS and GLONASS receiver. The GLO GPS is way more steadfast and can be used with any location-based applications like Google Maps or navigators…

Samsung’s Latest Firmware Leaked

Samsung was working on two new Firmwares for their two Galaxy S smartphones: Epic 4G and Galaxy S 4G. But to Samsung’s disappointment, the new Firmwares were leaked even before Samsung announced them. A tech website SamFirmware has been able to get hands on the new firmware updates.

The Epic 4G is currently bonded with Sprint’s 4G network and the Galaxy S 4G with T-Mobile. These firmware updates bring some serious improvements in the overall user experience. The update for the Epic 4G is named EG22 while the update for Galaxy S 4G is codenamed KG4. The current version of Android running on the machines is 2.3.4, Gingerbread.

Play In Your Streets With Location Based Gaming

Tired of playing Call of Duty on the same maps? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could play games from your consoles, based on the streets you grew up in? That’s the idea behind location based gaming.

The games developed in this fashion, progress depending upon the location of the player using satellite positioning and other recent techniques. The point is that games like this bring reality as close to us as they possibly can, and with the increase in the demand of reality based titles these type of games might take over the gaming world.

Google Maps live traffic signals now in Europe!

Google Maps live traffic signals now in Europe! 13 privileged European countries within this week will experience the live traffic signals via Google maps through the Google maps websites as well as the Google Maps app that’s supplied on various phones.

It mainly uses the information that the traffic message channel service to several GPS units, the company mainly collects the data from various sources like the cameras, road plates and traffic lights operated by state road agencies.

New Toshiba Thrive With Android 3.0

It looks like Toshiba just hopped on the Android tablet bandwagon with its new Toshiba Thrive. The Thrive is a 10.1″ tablet from Toshiba that was shown at CES 2011 and features an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and will carry 1GB of memory for true computing.

The Toshiba Thrive uses Adaptive Display Technology to automatically adjust the screen’s brightness based on how much light is present in the real-world, and whether it is day or night. With 1080p video decoding and built-in GPS, you can be certain that this will be a purchase well spent.

QuadCore Snapdragon, Due Early Next Year

Qualcomm spilled the beans on its next-generation Snapdragon chips at the Taiwan computer show, Computex 2011. The company itself, said that consumers can expect to see dual-core Snapdragon chips for Windows on ARM-based platforms first (mainly tablets), and eventually will be introduced to the 3G/LTE hybrid dual-core MSM8930, capable of clock speeds of up to 2.5GHz.

Now here’s where the QuadCore news comes in, the four-core APQ8064 chipset is due in the first half 2012 and will feature up to 2.5GHz *per core,

Verizon Announces 75MB Data Plan For $10/Month

Verizon has announced a new value pack, offering 75MB of data for only $10 a month. Before you go crazy on the price, realize that this deal was meant for basic phones, knowing that 75MB isn’t a whole lot of data. 75MB will allow you to send a few e-mails each day without going over, but won’t let you listen to Pandora (an online radio service).

Not only does the $10 offer you 75MB data, but it also provides monthly subscriptions to Mobile email, VZ Navigator, Verizon Wireless’ audible GPS navigation, and Ringback Tones.

Meet Sharp’s Aquos 3D Phone

Sharp released a gorgeous looking phone earlier today, and I must say, it looks rather sharp! The new Android phone is called the Aquos Phone SH-12C (pictured top) and has a beautiful 4.2″ QHD (540 x 960 pixel) screen, offering a dual 8MP cameras for 3D photos and videos. The Android version is of course the most recent Gingerbread and the SH-12C comes loaded with HSDPA 14Mbps connectivity for super fast downloads. The phone also has a built-in GPS application, Bluetooth, and runs on a powerful 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor.

Introducing The Motorola XPRT

Sprint has announced today that it will be adding a new Motorola Android phone designed for business professionals. The Motorola XPRT (pictured left) will be Sprint’s first Android world phone (yay) designed for working professionals. The phone’s display is a 3.1-inch HVGA display. The device has a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a full QWERTY keyboard (BlackBerry/Droid Pro-Style) and has enterprise-class security and data encryption.