News tagged with location services

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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Lone wolf crosses into California

A gray wolf was confirmed to be roaming California for the first time in 87 years when a young male migrating in search of a mate crossed over the state line from Oregon on Wednesday.

dateJan 02, 2012 in Ecology
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Explainer: What is geoblocking?

So you sit down in front of your computer to catch the latest episode of Doctor Who directly from BBC's iPlayer, and you are greeted by an error message informing you that the program will play only in the ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Other
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Air Force warns troops about Facebook feature

(AP) -- The Air Force is warning its troops to be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where U.S. forces are located in war ...

dateNov 18, 2010 in Internet
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No forwarding address? Find it on RISER

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mobility is good. But it has created a logistical nightmare when people leave no forwarding address. A European project has risen to the challenge with a one-stop shop for finding Europeans on the move.

dateJan 19, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Google jumps into location check-in game

Google on Tuesday began letting smartphone users check into spots on the go as the Internet star jumped into the hot location-based services arena with Facebook, Foursquare and Gowalla.

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Internet
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