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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

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

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
19 December 2016

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

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

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.

25 November 2013

Motorists hate sat-nav

AA survey shows they prefer print

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Oh that 2D driving

Just can't trust the Yanks