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.
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.
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.
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’
Answering the eternal question - where is my kid?
MediaTek LinkIt developer board has enabled the creation of a rather interesting product, wearable connected shoes.