Inbuilt navigation systems are so bad
Russian fighter pilots are so fed up with the GPS devices that come with their super expensive jets that there are bringing their own to work and sticking them to the plane dashboards.
In Tsar Putin’s Ukraine you will use GLONASS to target Tsar Putin
Jammers from Russian forces besieging the country are targeting global positioning system (GPS) satellite signals that are used for navigation, mapping, and other purposes.
Parent paranoia might be a self-fulling prophecy
Parents who think it is a wizard wheeze to tag their children with GPS-enabled smartwatches might be turning over their kids’ location to paedophiles.
Security researchers from Czech cyber-security outfit Avast have found more than 600,000 GPS trackers manufactured by a Chinese company using the same default password of 123456.
Small numbers might go down
Older GPS gear might suffer from a mini Y2K programming bug from April 6.
Military exercise embarrassment
Russian spooks showed how they could shut down the entire US war machine by jamming GPS during a major NATO military exercise in Norway leaving them with the equivalent of Apple Maps.
Good tracking for €38.57
Makibes is not a big established brand in the bushel of smart fitness trackers but the company managed to make an affordable, connected, GPS smart band and price it for under 40 Euro / $44 USD.
Former newspaper delivery agent led the DoD project
The IEEE has announced that the father of GPS Bradford Parkinson, a retired Air Force colonel who spent his life between maps and navigation systems, will be awarded the 2018 IEEE Medal of Honour “For fundamental contributions to and leadership in developing the design and driving the early applications of the Global Positioning System.”
It was only towards the end of her life that film star Hedy Lamarr was acknowledged as being the co-inventor of technology that underlies technologies including GPS, wi-fi and Bluetooth.
Broadcom said it is sampling the first mass-market chip that can take advantage of new global navigation satellite signals and will give the next generation of smartphones 30-centimetre's accuracy instead of five metres.