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


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.

Drone maker threatens its own users
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:34

Drone maker threatens its own users

Hand over private data or we will brick your toys

The maker of expensive drones, DJI is threatening to brick users gadgets if they don’t hand over their personal data. on its website.

Galileo takes off
Published in News
Monday, 19 December 2016 12:15

Galileo takes off

Beelzebub has a devil put aside already

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Galileo satellite service has begun operations and will be providing a rival to the US GPS system.

China using Beidou to track people
Published in News
Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:02

China using Beidou to track people

Taiwan government warns employees not to use it

The Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology is warning government employees to avoid using phones that use China's GPS system Beidou to prevent ‘targeted attacks’

Smart shoes: MediaTek Labs help track your kids
Published in Wearables

Answering the eternal question - where is my kid?

MediaTek LinkIt developer board has enabled the creation of a rather interesting product, wearable connected shoes. 

Germans invent shock nav
Published in News
Friday, 17 April 2015 10:42

Germans invent shock nav

Ve have vays of making you valk

German boffins from the University of Hannover have come up with a Sat Nav for walkers which delivers electric shocks to a leg muscle.

Monday, 25 November 2013 12:58

Motorists hate sat-nav

AA survey shows they prefer print

Monday, 02 July 2012 12:02

GPS drives woman into sand trap

y questionmark

Oh that 2D driving

Monday, 10 January 2011 11:32

Japan wants its own GPS system

Just can't trust the Yanks