Sure, most smartphones offer free GPS navigation these days. But unless you have a smartphone mount on your dashboard, looking down at your phone for navigation can be awkward — and potentially dangerous — while driving.
With Gran Turismo 6′s upcoming companion app, you can turn your GPS data into an in-game track.
Navigating and biking at the same time can be challenging and unsafe, which is the problem Hammerhead is trying to solve. Its device mounts on your handlebars and gives you turn-by-turn directions using LED lights.
There’s still a good argument for having a dedicated navigation system inside your car.
What’s a GPS-maker to do when we’re all relying on our smartphones for directions?
Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with the perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.
This app is a kindness for those who are doomed to wander aimlessly through some of the world’s biggest and most confusing buildings.
The end goal, the companies said, is a combination of the two entities’ areas of expertise: physical location and online retail.
Usually the Mounties get their man. And usually when we hear about unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, they are being used to kill suspected terrorists or enemy combatants.
After spending $1 billion on Instagram last year to keep pace with the mobile photo explosion, Facebook is now reportedly jumping into entirely new territory by spending a similar amount on the popular social driving app Waze.
We’ll drive 2.8 miles for just the right sandwich, but 7.1 miles for a great Italian restaurant.
BikeSpike’s GPS tracking device works together with your smartphone to prevent theft, detect crashes, and give law enforcement help tracking down stolen bikes.
As if Apple’s push to get all your data into the cloud weren’t enough, the company now wants to find out exactly where you are while indoors, according to its latest acquisition.
What if you could instantly change car navigation maps for other drivers whenever you encountered a closed road?
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?
Waze has been on a roll with its free crowdsourced GPS navigation apps, but today the company is getting even more social with an update that could change the way you drive forever.
Smartphones and apps sometimes separate us from the physical world even as we walk through it. But Google has created a virtual tool to help us appreciate the wonder of reality.
Yesterday Google Research pulled the shroud off Spanner, Google’s “scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database,” claiming to have created “the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions.”
In the race to bring indoor location technology to market, an eight-person startup is taking on big name players Google, Qualcomm and Samsung, and has the potential to win.
A billion people worldwide have tuned in to the Olympic games. It seems people everywhere are captivated by feats of the human body, mind, and spirit and never tire of watching.
Wifarer launched its indoor mapping mobile app in major venues across the US and Canada today to make maneuvering through interior environments as easy as the game of Life.
High-risk drivers cost insurance firms 250 percent more than low-risk drivers. Now, tracking technology is helping insurance firm Progressive identify degrees of driver riskiness that can help the company personalize fees … potentially reducing your costs by $150/year.
Just in time for the Summer driving season, driving app Waze is today embarking on bold new territory: crowdsourcing the best gas prices.
Editor's Pick Advanced positioning technology company Trimble has acquired mobile GPS company Spime, VentureBeat has learned.
Guest Post The South by Southwest (SXSW) conferences have given geeks a lot of social inroads over the last few years. They brought us blogging, then microblogging; they were a launchpad for Twitter and Foursquare. Thanks to those web services, meeting at SXSW IRL (In Real Life) turned the geeks hiding behind glowing screens into “friends”.
A new location tracking app for Android and iOS called Flockthere has just announced the launch of its public beta.
After spending the better part of 2011 fighting regulators, the wholesale wireless company Lightsquared suffered a killer blow from the FCC today that could squash its 4G LTE network plans.
In an effort to cut driving distractions even further, the crowdsourced driving app Waze today has added the ability for fully hands-free voice control to report traffic situations — bringing Siri-like functionality to the free app before Apple has released its own Siri API.
It looks like the law has caught up with technological change. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that a search warrant is required if law enforcement agencies want to track a vehicle through the global positioning system (GPS).
Mobile broadband startup LightSquared’s GPS interference troubles aren’t over yet. The company’s LTE network has been found to disrupt 75 percent of GPS devices in a government test, Bloomberg reports.
Thanks to its popular crowdsourced navigation app, Waze is sitting on a pile of valuable traffic data. Today the company announced an intriguing use for that data goldmine: powering your local TV station’s traffic reports.
Google Maps for Android has just launched a new update that tackles some of the toughest navigation challenges around: the interior world.
There’s no stopping Waze, the crowdsourced app that offers free GPS navigation. The company announced today that it has raised another $30 million in growth funding, led by Horizon Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Mobile broadband startup LightSquared is blaming the GPS industry for the interference problems between GPS enabled-services and its LTE high-speed wireless network, the company stated Thursday in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission.