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Russian fighter pilots bring their own GPS devices
Published in Transportation


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.

Russians jamming GPS
Published in Network
Friday, 15 April 2022 12:27

Russians jamming GPS


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.

Paedophiles can hack kids GPS enabled smartwatches
Published in IoT


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.

Avast finds 600,000 GPS trackers with basic password
Published in News


123456

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.

Old GPS devices face mini Y2K bug
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 04 April 2019 12:31

Old GPS devices face mini Y2K bug

Small numbers might go down

Older GPS gear might suffer from a mini Y2K programming bug from April 6.

Russians jammed US GPS
Published in News
Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:45

Russians jammed US GPS


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.

Makibes G03 Plus GPS smartband
Published in Reviews
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:07

Makibes G03 Plus GPS smartband


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.

Father of GPS honoured by IEEE
Published in News
Monday, 14 May 2018 11:18

Father of GPS honoured by IEEE


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.”

Hedy Lamarr, the mother of wi-fi, dissed by film industry
Published in Reviews


Review 

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 announces more accurate GPS chip
Published in News
Monday, 25 September 2017 11:55

Broadcom announces more accurate GPS chip


30-centimeter accuracy


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.