GPS

I Cheat at Foursquare

I Cheat at Foursquare

My name is Philip Berne, and I cheat at Foursquare. I’m unrepentant and I have no remorse for my behavior. I will not stop, even now that my secret is out. What are you going to do about it?

I check into places I have not been. Sometimes, those places are far away from where I’m sitting. Before I ever visited Good 2 Go Taco, I checked in there on Foursquare. I was more than 10 miles away at the time. I did it to needle my boss, who was mayor of the joint at the time. I was threatening to steal all of his mayorships from him, and I knew that Good 2 Go was his most prized mayoral possession.

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Ban moving maps to protect idiots says NHTSA

Ban moving maps to protect idiots says NHTSA

You really can't fix stupid. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has announced new voluntary distracted driving guidelines for automakers and others. The new recommendations call for the elimination of moving maps inside a vehicle. Apparently, some idiots behind the wheel are simply too stupid to have a moving map and drive at the same time without staring at the map instead of the road.

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Nokia Transport Beta: Get it here

Nokia Transport Beta: Get it here

Nokia's Transport Beta was one of the many announcements the company had back at Mobile World Congress, a free app for Lumia owners that delivers local public transportation directions. It's arrived in the Windows Phone Marketplace today, though not publicly, but we've been tipped off to the download link which you can find - along with our first-impressions - after the cut.

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GPS leads tourists into Australian bay

GPS leads tourists into Australian bay

Three Japanese tourists are leaving Australia without the vacation they wanted and $1500 poorer than they expected, and sticking a rental car company with the arduous task of retrieving a vehicle from a muddy Australian bay. The culprit? A GPS system that apparently didn't have very accurate maps. It's a very valuable lesson in the over-reliance on technology.

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Chicago’s $171K airport GPS system was a waste of money

Chicago’s $171K airport GPS system was a waste of money

Chicago's Inspector General Joe Ferguson has concluded that a massive GPS technology contract that was supposed to make airport operations smoother and less prone to mistakes has essentially been a huge waste of money. Even though the infrastructure was sophisticated and capable of doing its job, the Inspector General said, people didn't bother to use it.

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Parks Canada to track grizzly bears with GPS

Parks Canada to track grizzly bears with GPS

If Yogi and BooBoo were to relocate from Jellystone to Banff or Yoho National Park in Canada, the ranger would be able to see exactly where ther picnic-pilfering adventures took them. In the real world, the parks department in Canada has announced it plans to tag grizzly bears with GPS collars. The organization has cited safety concerns.

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Sony Handycam GW55VE staves off water and obsolescence

Sony Handycam GW55VE staves off water and obsolescence

Sony has outed a new digital camcorder, the Handycam GW55VE, offering waterproofing for up to 5m submersion along with Full HD video recording for those not entirely wedded to their 1080p-capable smartphones. The GW55VE pairs a 20.4-megapixel capable Exmor R sensor with optical image stabilization and a 10x optical zoom, plus a 3-inch touchscreen and integrated GPS for geotagging your photos and video.

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