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FollowUs unveils GPS Watch in UK

FollowUs unveils GPS Watch in UK

When I was a kid I had one of those huge Casio watches with the tiny calculator built-in. It was high-tech enough back in the day that I used it to pass more than one math test without my teacher's knowledge. A new GPS Watch has been unveiled by a UK firm called FollowUs that reminds me a lot of that boxy (and ugly) calculator watch from my youth.

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Ekahau T301W GPS wristband lets big brother keep an eye on you

Ekahau T301W GPS wristband lets big brother keep an eye on you

Most of us probably don’t like the idea of employers or other people being able to track our every move by GPS location. We want our privacy, plus we don't want anyone knowing when we are out of the office so they can sneak in and steal our Cheetos stash, or maybe that's just me. A company called Ekahau has announced a new GPS wristband called the T301W that is designed to pin point the location of people in all sorts of settings.

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Open GPS Tracker based on cheap prepaid phone

Open GPS Tracker based on cheap prepaid phone

In our experience there's a lot of interest in GPS trackers, like the BlackLine GPS Snitch we reviewed last year, but most people can't justify being locked into long-term, often expensive service plans.  That's where the Open GPS Tracker project steps in: it aims to take cheap, prepaid cellphones and fit a simple GPS adapter for a low-cost alternative.

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Lightning GPS Spark Nano: stealthy location tracking

Lightning GPS Spark Nano: stealthy location tracking

Lightning GPS have announced their latest GPS tracker, the super-small Spark Nano.  Roughly the size of a 9V battery, the Spark Nano claims to bring military-grade GPS tracking to the consumer market; it also has a panic button, in case of emergencies. 

 

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No monthly subscription needed for Xact’s personal GPS tracker

No monthly subscription needed for Xact’s personal GPS tracker

Many personal GPS tracking options hit you with two costs - the cost of the device and then the additional cost of a monthly subscription. Xact Technology hopes that, by doing away with the subscription cost, you'll give the XACT | TRAX a go.

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Blackline GPS Snitch Review

Blackline GPS Snitch Review

You don't have to be obsessive or a control-freak to want GPS tracking for your car: anybody with vaguely decent wheels who worries about theft has a vested interest in knowing that it's stayed where they left it. Those, too, with teenage children could be excused for wanting to keep an eye on where they're going and when. To those people, and more, Blackline offer the GPS Snitch, a compact, battery-powered tracking unit that allows remote monitoring through an online interface. SlashGear borrowed the car without asking our Mom first to see how well it works.

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Comcast Stands By Internet Filtering, What’s Your Take?

The cable giant, Comcast Corp has formally admitted to FCC with the uses of Managed Internet Traffic to slow down customers’ file-sharing application, intentionally. They blamed peer-to-peer services like BitTorrent as the main culprit of network congestion and said a managed network is a necessity to prevent heavy users with similar application for media sharing like video, movie and music, etc.

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Loc8tor Lite helps you find your Sh*t

Just like its predecessor, the Loc8tor, the Loc8tor light does the same thing, but in a much smaller, specifically thinner package. It has a 122 meter radius and can guide you to whatever you’ve lost within an inch of it.

It all works off of RFID and each Loc8tor comes with a few miniature RFID homing tags that you put on or in whatever you don’t want to lose. Some recommendations would be your wallet, cell phone, or other high end electronics that you take with you on the go.

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Super PocketTrack Covert GPS Tracker – An expensive way to spy on people

I really want to give the person who buys this the benefit of a doubt. Unfortunately, I can’t come up with a single idea as to how someone would use this that doesn’t involve spying/snooping of some sort. I guess that’s why they put ‘covert’ right in the title.

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Apple tracking iPhones through weather and stock applications

Recent strings found in the Weather and Stock applications on the iPhone, and the iPod Touch indicate that Apple is tracking where you are and what stocks you’re looking up. Whenever you access the Stock or Weather application the data is sent to an Apple.com URL along with your IMEI (the fingerprint of any GSM cell phone).

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