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Garmin nuvi advanced is your new best (GPS) friend

Garmin nuvi advanced is your new best (GPS) friend

Your GPS can get you where you need to go, but what about when you don’t know where that is? Garmin’s nuvi GPS devices are already wonderful, and their newly introduced advanced series take it a step further. By tapping into Foursquare, and a new Direct Access feature, your Garmin can tell you where you should be heading, no matter what it is you want to do.

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Android Wear boost incoming: Bluetooth music, GPS, more

Android Wear boost incoming: Bluetooth music, GPS, more

Android Wear will get some new smartwatch hardware to play on this week, but Google is also planning a flood of software updates which it hopes will dramatically increase the appeal of its wearables platform. The first, due this week, will improve the voice control experience of the wrist-worn platform, as well as how navigation works on devices like the Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live, but according to the Android Wear team, that's just the start of things.

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Watch and listen: Sounds of Street View precedes Google’s next step

Watch and listen: Sounds of Street View precedes Google’s next step

You must assume that Google’s next update to Street View will be in the sound realm. Until they get enough mini-drones to travel the globe for us live, they’ll be relying on still images. But more than that - as proven here by hearing aid company Amplifon - they may well be moving to sound next.

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Galileo satellites launched into wrong orbit around Earth

Galileo satellites launched into wrong orbit around Earth

Woopsie - looks like you just launched a satellite into the wrong flight path. When you work for the ESA (European Space Agency) and you accidentally launch a satellite into the wrong orbit around the Earth, you report it, and you make a big deal about it. In this case, the team is "examining the implications."

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Following in your footsteps: SmartSoles bring GPS to heel

Following in your footsteps: SmartSoles bring GPS to heel

The tech world isn't short of ways to track you, but if you're yet to embrace wearables and don't have a smartphone, it's still possible to fall off the grid. GTX is targeting the elderly, young children, and potential kidnapping victims traveling to unstable countries with its GPS SmartSole, a waterproof insole that hides wireless tracking technology under your heel.

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goTenna brings messaging with you everywhere you go

goTenna brings messaging with you everywhere you go

Even when you go camping, you take your smartphone. For the drive up, or back down — maybe even for the compass app — a smartphone is still good out in the middle of nowhere. What it’s still poor at, however, is communicating. That’s where goTenna comes in.

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LG KizON wristband lets parents track whereabouts

LG KizON wristband lets parents track whereabouts

Wearables are handy little devices, and it was only a matter of time before manufacturers turned their focus towards children. LG is one such maker, having introduced this morning a new wristband called the KizON, giving parents a way to keep tabs on where their kid is at.

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Garmin Approach S6 golf watch helps perfect your swing

Garmin Approach S6 golf watch helps perfect your swing

Before smartwatches were hot, Garmin, more commonly associated with GPS devices than golf, has been making timepieces with a bit of brain in them. Of course, they're only useful if you play golf. The Approach S6, however, incorporates just enough features and smartphone integration that would might as well think that it is indeed a smartwatch, just that it comes with golf trainer inside.

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WhistleGPS tracks your pets on iOS and Android

WhistleGPS tracks your pets on iOS and Android

Last summer, the startup behind Whistle, a wearable for dogs, introduced its collar add-on for dog owners to bring their pets into the connected fold. Fast-forward nearly a year and the company has upgraded its device, officially introducing the GPS-harboring WhistleGPS.

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WhistleGPS dog tracker first to use SIGFOX IoT network

WhistleGPS dog tracker first to use SIGFOX IoT network

Digital dogs could be the first to benefit from the first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network in the US, with canine tracking collar WhistleGPS using startup SIGFOX's wireless system for low-power monitoring. The collar, an Oreo-sized disk, promises twice the battery life of traditional GPS pet tracking and a third of the bulk, thanks to SIGFOX's IoT-dedicated network that will light up first in parts of California.

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TomTom GO 40, 50, and 60 launch with lifetime maps

TomTom GO 40, 50, and 60 launch with lifetime maps

TomTom has launched three new devices, the TomTom GO 40, 50, and 60. With the navigational devices come TomTom Traffic, as well as Lifetime Maps, meaning the maps will always be updated for the device's lifetime. In addition, TomTom Traffic is now available across the entire TomTom GO series.

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Google Maps updates: Uber, departure time, Stars

Google Maps updates: Uber, departure time, Stars

If you’re working with Google Maps for driving - or for being driven - this week’s update is going to change the way you do so. An update has been released - and will continue to release in increments over the next week - which allows Uber interaction for Google Maps users. This speaks volumes about how connected to Google Uber really is.

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