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Researchers find drones vulnerable to GPS spoofing

Researchers find drones vulnerable to GPS spoofing

Drones continue to see large rollouts in various industries across the world, and now there’s one more thing to worry about on top of privacy issues and potential death from above. A team at the University of Texas has managed to find a vulnerability in drones that allows an attacker to gain control of the unmanned vehicle and change its course. Professor Todd Humphreys and the team spoof GPS receivers in order to take control of the drones.

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Apple Maps spurs full Google Maps app

Apple Maps spurs full Google Maps app

Soon you'll be able to download your very own entirely Google-made version of Google Maps for iOS, this time not having Google on the back end of the Apple interface you've seen since the iPhone was launched. This new version will be released soon, with Google executive Jeff Huber speaking up this week on the subject with a simple "we look forward to providing amazing Google Maps experiences on iOS."

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Google Earth 3D Next Dimension update video wows

Google Earth 3D Next Dimension update video wows

This week the Google Maps team has shown off what they've been working on for some time with their brand new 3D enhancements to Google Earth, this part of "The Next Dimension" event they held earlier today. What we saw, and what you're about to see in video form, is how Google is hoping to keep the vast majority of the world spellbound by their technology with a level of realism we've not yet seen in a mapping program. Have a peek at what some are calling "The GTA of Maps" in the following clip.

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Watch Google Maps “Next Dimension” video feed here!

Watch Google Maps “Next Dimension” video feed here!

This morning it's time to take a look at what Google has in store for us for the "Next Dimension" of Google Maps, live via YouTube! We'll be checking out the event all morning long and reporting back to you with all the big hits, but meanwhile feel free to check out the sweetness as it gets dropped by Google live and in-person!

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Nokia City Lens drive suite hands-on (with bonus My Commute preview)

Nokia City Lens drive suite hands-on (with bonus My Commute preview)

This week we spoke with the VP of Nokia's map platform for location and commerce Christof Hellmis who has given us a full tour of what Windows Phone-laden Nokia devices have to offer the world in the maps environment. What he showed us during CTIA 2012 was several hands-on demonstrations of each of the apps that make Nokia's Windows Phone smartphones unique, starting with Nokia Maps, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Drive and moving on to the newest application to hit Nokia devices worldwide: Nokia City Lens.

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CoPilot GPS is free on iOS and Android

CoPilot GPS is free on iOS and Android

It’s hard to argue with free, especially when it comes to Google’s Navigation app for Android. The built in maps functionality will just about get the job done on iOS too, but CoPilot is throwing the gauntlet down with its latest news. CoPilot GPS will be made available for free on both iOS and Android, competing directly against Google, and sending a warning shot in TomTom’s general direction.

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RIM partners with TomTom for HD Traffic

RIM partners with TomTom for HD Traffic

RIM was at BlackBerry World last week trying to impress the world with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, and its not sitting still even coming off of that event. TomTom has announced a partnership with RIM that will see the Canadian company making use of the HD maps in BlackBerry Traffic, giving users access to accurate maps and precise traffic information.

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Telenav Scout’s ‘3 screens’ pushed as Web, Phone, and Car

Telenav Scout’s ‘3 screens’ pushed as Web, Phone, and Car

This week the folks at Telenav are speaking on Scout, their newest effort in the mobile space for a fully-integrated GPS-based experience. This application takes on everything Telenav has learned since their inception and makes it a reality on a smartphone - have a peek at the newest update to this app from this past week. In their talks about how the company is growing at a great rate year to year across the earth but especially here in the USA, Telenav touted their "Seamless 3-Screen User Experience", this including oh the phone, in the car, and on your computer at home.

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Telenav touts Scout for 2012 GPS market growth

Telenav touts Scout for 2012 GPS market growth

Today Telenav announced that they're doing quite well, hitting 27 million paid subscribers globally with free subscriptions numbering at 3.3 million as of this quarter. Telenav navigation has had its revenue grow from $12.5 million to $15 million to $35.5 million in the years 2009, 2010, and 2011 - a healthy set of jumps indeed. With a strategy to work with consumers "Everywhere Everyday" as well as to attack "Everything Local," Telenav is set to bring Scout (newly updated) and the rest of their GPS-based services to the USA and areas across the earth in an ever-expanding way through the future.

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