LightSquared's plan to become a fifth major nationwide wireless carrier hit a major snag this week, after government regulators said they would continue to bar the company from launching its network.
The Supreme Court rules a search warrant is needed for GPS tracking. CNN's Wolf Blitzer has more.
Police erred by not obtaining an extended search warrant before attaching a tracking device to a drug suspect's car, the Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling Monday.
As the tough economy drags on, cost remains a leading consideration that people use to decide which mobile devices and wireless services they'll purchase.
A federal agency in charge of safety on the roads wants an outright ban on using mobile phones while driving. But what if we're just too hooked on our smartphones and other digital gadgets to care?
An NTSB spokeswoman compares cell phone use in the car to drinking and driving.
When the Supreme Court begins to wonder how evolving law enforcement policies will affect them personally, the government may want to start worrying. That concern was evident in a freewheeling case argued Tuesday over police surveillance.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will confront the profound impact of new location-tracking technologies on Americans' privacy. The case, U.S. v. Jones, presents the question of whether law enforcement needs a warrant before planting a GPS tracking device on a person's car. The answer to this question is important in its own right, but the case is likely to have broader implications.
The government promises to keep your GPS safe from potential interference that could be caused by a new broadband wireless system now under review by federal regulators.
The closing of a freeway in Los Angeles has incited a citizen uproar that's reverberating around the Web's social channels.
A traffic app incorporates social networking to provide up to minute conditions. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Antoine Jones was being watched. Police used a global positioning system to track his movements around the nation's capital. After a monthlong clandestine operation, Jones was arrested and charged with drug trafficking.
The reauthorization of the Patriot Act looks like a forgone conclusion.
Washington lawmakers are kicking around a new idea to help raise funds to fix our highways and infrastructure: a national driving tax charging motorists by the mile.
If you own an iPhone or an iPad your device may be tracking and storing every move you make. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
There's a droll car insurance commercial making the rounds lately. An actor plays a GPS navigator device that hasn't been updated for a while and is "just winging it." He directs his driver to turn the wrong way down a one-way street. "Recalculating!"
Ordinarily, you want a GPS navigation system to show you the quickest way to get where you're going. But with gas prices over $4 a gallon in some cities you might rather know the way that uses the least gasoline.
Will smartphones replace personal navigation devices?
That a cell phone can keep people perpetually connected and findable is no mystery. But such an always-on gadget can also be a valuable tool to help someone disappear.
A multi-national maritime piracy task force said Monday that the crew of a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship boarded, cleared and destroyed a suspected pirate vessel off the coast of Somalia, sending nine piracy suspects rowing back to shore.
Garmin is recalling 1.25 million GPS devices, most of which were sold in America, because their batteries could overheat and cause fires, the company said Thursday.
There are many reasons people fall for each other: Personality, looks, humor -- sax-playing ability. But a new class of GPS-enabled smartphone apps is trying to bring dating back to the pure, data-driven basics.
Texting while driving is not just dumb -- it's also an equal-opportunity mistake.
CNN's Kate Bolduan and digital expert Mario Armstrong talk about Ford tech that gives a car a constant link to the Web.
In this tech-saturated world, few things are more annoying than car navigation systems that yell at you for making a wrong turn.
Pioneer became the latest company to jump on the car-tech bandwagon on Wednesday when it unveiled a new car stereo unit that has maps with local searches, a "music sphere" and tunes from the Internet radio site Pandora.
Although Black Friday seemed to be missing the usual mayhem associated with it, the good news for merchants was that shoppers eagerly spent money on toys, cashmere sweaters, Snuggie blankets and gadgets at juicy discounts .
The Black Friday scene at a Best Buy in New Jersey was busy yet calm, despite a large young crowd, damp conditions and attempted doorbuster ticket scalping.
We're reviewing two $99 turn-by-turn navigation applications for the iPhone, TomTom and Navigon. Yes, that's right, a $99 application for your phone to take the place of a stand-alone device that doesn't cost much more than that.
CNN's Cody McCloy and Jarrett Bellini take two new high-end iPhone navigation applications for a lunchtime spin.
Last month, when Zack Ajmal was planning a vacation to Italy, he set out to find the first thing that a traveler would need in a foreign land: a map. But digital maps of Rome and Venice for his Garmin GPS device cost almost $100. So instead, Ajmal turned to OpenStreet Map, a community-driven maps database.
For years, Grant Opperman's tiny delivery company struggled to keep up with the giants of its industry.
Say hello to your latest personal navigation device: a netbook. Dell plans to introduce a GPS and Wi-Fi card that can be integrated into the company's netbooks to turn them into gizmos that can offer turn-by-turn direction as well as any Garmin or TomTom.
Cars have Global Positioning System devices to pinpoint where drivers are when they get lost, so why can't GPS be used to locate the exact position of planes when the worst happens?
A look at aviation disasters shows a daunting recovery task ahead with Air France Flight 447. Mary Snow reports
With its launch of iPhoto 09, Apple has begun showing some reasons why it's worth enduring the hassle of geotagging your photos.
Today's penny-pinching travelers actually benefit tourism entrepreneur Lee Little, founder and CEO of BarZ Adventures in Austin. Business is booming for his three-year-old company, which sells Palm-like GPS-enabled tour-guide devices. Called Rangers, they play audio and video keyed to points of interest at the user's location, such as a national park.
We've reviewed several of Navigon's portable navigation devices, and it always seems to be the same story: great features, affordable price, but always coming up short in performance.
Even when money is tight, gadgets are high on holiday wish lists. But instead of rushing to grab the latest gizmo, many folks are eyeing refurbished TVs and stripped-down purse-sized laptops under $600.
First announced at SEMA 2007, the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation system is finally hitting the streets.
Summer vacation means one thing to many families: road trip.
Eric Hanson's trial was among recent criminal cases around the country in which authorities used GPS navigation devices to help establish a defendant's whereabouts
It's the stuff crime movies are made of: Determined police officers shadowing their suspect as he drives around town, watching and waiting for his next move, always careful not to lose him.
Is it a high-tech crime fighting tool or Big Brother? CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on police use of GPS.
CNN.com producer Cody McCloy and co-pilot Brian Hardy set out on a two-week cross-country road trip in a 30-year-old truck, which they intended to fuel using only biodiesel.
Garmin's latest GPS device, the nuvi 880, says a lot about the state of the market for portable navigation devices. The gadget has it all: directions, MP3 player for listening to songs and books, a photo viewer - even an alarm clock.
Very soon, the most common phrase transiting through mobile phone networks will no longer be "Where are you?" but "I see you."
Review: Forget the rocky launch. Once you get the iPhone 3G up and running, it lives up to expectations
When it comes to in-car GPS, TomTom has always been of the philosophy that its products should be about navigation first.
No one knows better than the police which tricks criminals are using to prey on unsuspecting tourists.
Dashboard GPS devices are thieves' hot new target. But the irony is that your tracking device can't be tracked once it's lost. Why not?
Eclipse delivers an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, upgrade to its all-in-one in-car navigation and multimedia lineup with the AVN6620.
I've never owned a GPS unit or (prior to this test) even used one, so I thought it might be a good idea to test a bunch of them right out of the box. The kind folks over at Garmin, Magellan and Mio agreed to let this newbie review some of their great products.
Not long ago, investors couldn't get enough of Garmin and its hugely popular line of GPS devices.
With the pending merger of GPS device maker TomTom and No.2 digital mapping supplier Tele Atlas under review by the European Commission, shares of rival Navteq are trading almost $10 below the $78 per share all-cash merger offer from Nokia.
Dear FSB: What is the best GPS unit available for my small package-delivery business? I would like to use it in the car and am looking for something Bluetooth-capable.
Sometimes less is more, and that seems to be the approach Pharos is taking with its Pharos Drive GPS 250. The entry-level in-car GPS offers simplicity and ease of use with a minimalist design and interface, and all the basic navigation features are there, with the bonus of text-to-speech functionality.
The number of portable navigation systems coming out these days is pretty astonishing, but the thing is, we're finding that when it comes to the core navigation functions, they pretty much all offer the same thing--text- and voice-guided directions, extensive POI databases, automatic route recalculation, and so forth.
Quick: If you had a magic box in your car that could tell you anything you wanted to know about your daily commute, what would you command? If you answered either "help me avoid traffic" or "find the cheapest gas," congratulations: Your magic box will be in stores starting July 2008 - as long as you're prepared to put down $500, plus $15 a month.
Online retailers were set to break one-day records for traffic and sales, as consumers hunted down Cyber Monday bargains.
Carol Van Cleef, from the law firm Brian Cave, discusses how criminals use pre-paid gift cards to launder money.
When Nokia made its $8.1 billion offer for digital mapmaker Navteq in early October, the first question batted around by investors was, Why pay so much? The question they should have asked was, How do I get in? Not on Navteq -- too late for that -- but on the technology trend to which Nokia just gave a multibillion-dollar vote of confidence: location-based services.
Jensen is no stranger to aftermarket car tech, but we've mostly looked at its in-car stereo units rather than the company's portable navigation systems, so we were pretty anxious to take the Jensen NVX225 out for a test drive when it arrived at our office.
Nokia's $8.1 billion acquisition of digital maps provider Navteq marks a sea change in the mobile industry as software and services become as important as the phones themselves.
A group of taxi drivers launched a two-day strike Wednesday, right in the middle of the New York Fashion Week and the U.S. Open tennis tournament, to protest a city plan to require GPS tracking in cabs.
A former NASA astronaut accused of assaulting a romantic rival at a Florida airport can take off her electronic tracking bracelet while she awaits trial, a judge ruled Thursday.
From waterproof iPods to geo-tagging cameras to LED flashlights, the editors at PopSci take a look at some lust-worthy goods and hottest technology. Here is a sampling of their discoveries.
The latest receivers for your car move with you in a whole new way. All the key features for easy navigationâ€”touch-screen controls, spoken directions, and street maps for the entire lower 48â€”come packaged in pocket-size models that easily transfer between cars or slide into a suitcase. But the best add superior ergonomics and features that really take them (and you) the extra mile.
One shopping expert says that most gifts for Father's Day will fit in one of four categories.
In this day and age, buying a standalone GPS device isn't the only way to get navigation help.
The U.N. Security Council has expressed concern for 15 British marines and sailors being held in Iran and appealed for the early release of the detainees.
Mechanical failure was not the cause of the plane crash that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor, according to the final report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB released on Monday the results of the investigation into the October 11 crash into a high-rise apartment building in New York.
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