GPS and Navigation

Track your route or figure out where you're going with these applications.

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Raspberry Pi in the sky: How to build this awesome $115 airplane tracker

This homemade device delivers information about a plane's altitude, speed, and destination directly to your smartphone or tablet.

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Weekend Project: We test our homemade ADS-B receiver

A recreational pilot puts our ADS-B receiver to the test, monitoring plane traffic mid-flight.


Weekend Project: Build an ADS-B receiver for less than $120

Find out information about what planes are flying around you with this homemade device


Mapping firm invites auto industry to improve spec for sharing vehicle sensor data

A key specification for exchanging sensor data between vehicles has found a new home, in a move that may help future drivers avoid dangers before they see them.

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Streets 3 review: Google Street View panoramas, now on your Apple Watch

Fills the street-view void in Apple Maps on all your iOS devices.


These smart shoes are your new navigation system

easyJet is developing "Sneakairs," shoes that pair with your smartphone, to make city navigation easier for tourists.


This autonomous boat is attempting to cross an ocean using only solar power

The "Seacharger" hopes to become the first unmanned vehicle to cross an ocean using only solar energy during its month-long voyage from California to Hawaii.

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GPS comes to Pebble Time smartwatches with Powerstrap Pal

Pebble's third-party smartstrap support allows for cool features like GPS.

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36% off GolfBuddy VS4 Talking Golf GPS - Deal Alert

The GolfBuddy VS4 is a simple GPS golf device that tells you the distance to the green with a simple push of a button. It is currently discounted by $65, making this unit available for just $114.55.

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Hands-on: iOS 9.3, CarPlay, and the Chevy Volt are firing on all cylinders

The 2016 Chevy Volt has the best CarPlay screen we've tried yet, and the new additions to Maps and Apple Music in iOS 9.3 are most welcome, even if a little overdue.

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50% Off Garmin fenix 2 GPS Watch - Deal Alert

Amazon is featuring a 50% discount on the highly rated GPS watch, while inventory lasts.


Iridium Go satellite hotspot review: More like ‘Iridium No’

The Iridium Go wants to be the future of off-the-grid communications, but its functionality is very much stuck in the past.

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Two different routes to crowdsourcing indoor location data at Mobile World Congress

Determining indoor location based on Wi-Fi signal strength is easy enough if you know precisely where the access points are located, but gathering that information across a wide area is time-consuming. What, though, if you could offer...

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Real Time Deals: Our Picks for Best Tech Discounts Happening Right Now

We scraped the internet for this real-time list of discounts at various online retailers. These are only good for a few days, so check the list right now.

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Snow in your forecast? Here's how GIS will help ease the pain

The eastern U.S. is no stranger to brutal winter storms such as the one expected to pummel the region this weekend, but coping with such weather is a far cry today from what it once was.

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Google Maps' secretive new Driving Mode wants to guess where you're going

Google just released a new version of Maps for Android with a hidden feature called Driving Mode that wants to figure out where you're going and feed you navigation tips during your trip.

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