News tagged with global positioning system receiver

Explainer: what is GPS?

It's a device used widely in cars, on smartphones and in fitness devices. But what exactly is GPS, and how is it able to pinpoint our exact location anywhere on Earth?

Mar 08, 2013
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US reconnaissance plane under jamming attack: aide

A US military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, an aide to a lawmaker said Friday.

Sep 09, 2011
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Air Force: Tests didn't include troubled GPS unit

(AP) -- The Air Force says it performed no advance testing on the specific type of military GPS receiver that had problems picking up locator signals after a change in ground-control software.

May 17, 2010
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Smartphone app illuminates power consumption

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new application for the Android smartphone shows users and software developers how much power their applications are consuming. PowerTutor was developed by doctoral students and professors ...

Nov 20, 2009
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