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.
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.
It's not just the new EOS 5D Mark III that Canon has today, the photography company has also outed a range of new accessories for the DSLR including the first wireless-enabled pro Speedlite. The Sppedlite Transmitter 600EX-RT uses Canon's new radio-based wireless flash tech, and can control up to five flash groups from up to 30m away. Meanwhile, there's a new battery grip for the Mark III, a WiFi file transmitter, GPS puck and more.
Bill Ford Jr, head of Ford Motor Company, thinks over the next decade, there'll be fleets of autopilot cars cruising the highways around the world. That would be no surprise considering the work going into making autonomous vehicles already. Google is already operating autonomous cars that use GPS and a host of sensors to navigate freely from point to point with no human interaction.
Nokia's Lumia 900 HSPA edition doesn't break many new boundaries - we saw the LTE model at CES after all - aside from its DC-HSPA, but the new Nokia Transport app certainly promises to be useful. Another free preload in the fashion of Nokia Music and Nokia Drive, the app pulls in timetable directions for walking, trams, buses, metro services and more, all with an easily navigable UI.
Nokia has updated Nokia Drive and launched a new Nokia Reading app for its Windows Phone handsets. The new Nokia Drive app supports full offline routing, as well as the ability to reactivate routes from saved destinations. Nokia Reading reformats webpages and news to suit the Windows Phone screen.
You could soon be able to see where your friends and, how much farther you have to go until you reach the building for your job interview, and other important information just by walking around. That may sound like the kind of stuff you can get by taking out your smartphone and opening a couple apps, but Google wants it to happen right in front of your face. Yeah, the company is planning on releasing its own brand of futuristing glasses with heads-up displays by the end of the year.
Epson may be known more for its printers, but it's now taking a stab at watches and not just any old timepiece---it's debuting the world's lightest GPS sports watch. Well, Epson is a subsidiary of Seiko, so it's still not too far of a stretch.
LightSquared has accused the FCC of "the height of bureaucratic irresponsibility" and of being the puppet of scheming politicians, as the company sees its 4G aspirations rapidly fade. Responding officially to the FCC ruling against the LightSquared's LTE plans earlier this week, the injured company argued that US government toadying to the GPS lobby damaged not only its own business but harmed "the American public."