News tagged with gps location

Microsoft Research does Cloud-Offloaded GPS

(Phys.org)—GPS reduces battery life in a smartphone or tablet, a problem that has challenged a team led by principal researcher Jie Liu at Microsoft Research. Liu has said in the past that sensing and energy are emerging ...

dateDec 25, 2012 in Engineering weblog
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Tracking pedestrians indoors using their smart phones

The next generation of smart phone could combine the data from its gyroscopes with a built-in compass to allow you to track your movements when indoors even without GPS. Such a system could be useful for shopping mall managers, ...

dateMar 09, 2012 in Software
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Speeding algorithms by shrinking data

In computer science, the buzzword of the day is "big data." The proliferation of cheap, Internet-connected sensors—such as the GPS receivers, accelerometers and cameras in smartphones—has meant an explosion of information ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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UK police to track dementia patients using GPS

(AP)—A British police force is hoping to save time and money by giving a few dementia patients GPS tracking devices, a technique already used by health and welfare agencies but condemned by some campaigners as "barbaric."

dateMay 01, 2013 in Other
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Device can track your stray pet

For owners of lost pets, the frantic search for Fido does not always end happily. Now one company is betting that even in a recession, pet owners will pay $250 for some peace of mind.

dateApr 15, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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New mobile app to keep us safe

Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Design academics have devised a new smartphone app that can be used by teenagers to let parents know they are safe, and also by adults to let family, friends and emergency workers ...

dateDec 18, 2012 in Software
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