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CNNMoney: FCC bans LightSquared over GPS interferenceupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 14:14:00

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.

Search warrant needed for GPS trackingupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 17:57:00

The Supreme Court rules a search warrant is needed for GPS tracking. CNN's Wolf Blitzer has more.

Justices rule against police, say GPS surveillance requires search warrantupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 17:57:00

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.

Analyst: iPads, Kindles, GPS units to be cheaper in 2012updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:05:00

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.

Are we too hooked on our phones for a driving ban?updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 06:09:00

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?

NTSB compares phone use to driving drunkupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 06:09:00

An NTSB spokeswoman compares cell phone use in the car to drinking and driving.

Justices to decide police use of GPS devices on suspects' carsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 14:34:00

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.

How GPS tracking threatens our privacy updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 17:59:00

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.

Federal regulators vow to protect GPS from potential interferenceupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 22:56:00

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.

Survive 'Carmageddon' with technologyupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:09:00

The closing of a freeway in Los Angeles has incited a citizen uproar that's reverberating around the Web's social channels.

App helps drivers avoid congestionupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:09:00

A traffic app incorporates social networking to provide up to minute conditions. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Justices to decide police use of GPS devices on suspects' carsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 13:53:00

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.

Bill would keep Big Brother's mitts off your GPS dataupdated: Fri May 27 2011 09:36:00

The reauthorization of the Patriot Act looks like a forgone conclusion.

CNNMoney: Forget the gas tax - a driving tax may be nextupdated: Wed May 18 2011 07:49:00

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.

iPhone tracking your movements?updated: Fri Apr 22 2011 12:35:00

If you own an iPhone or an iPad your device may be tracking and storing every move you make. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

Why your trusty GPS sometimes fails youupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 12:35:00

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!"

CNNMoney: GPS systems that save gasupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 15:18:00

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.

Do dedicated GPS devices have a future?updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 13:13:00

Will smartphones replace personal navigation devices?

You can use your cell phone to hide out, tooupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:20:00

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.

Vessel released from pirate control; suspected pirate ship destroyedupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 10:20:00

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.

CNNMoney: Garmin recalls 1.25 million GPS units for fire hazardupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 18:48:00

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.

With new GPS dating apps, it's love the one you're nearupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 08:32:00

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.

Mobile mapping while driving: Is it risky?updated: Sat Jul 24 2010 12:16:00

Texting while driving is not just dumb -- it's also an equal-opportunity mistake.

Don't text and drive, let the car do itupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 12:16:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan and digital expert Mario Armstrong talk about Ford tech that gives a car a constant link to the Web.

Why GPS voices are so condescendingupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:50:00

In this tech-saturated world, few things are more annoying than car navigation systems that yell at you for making a wrong turn.

Pioneer to launch high-tech car stereoupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 19:31:00

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.

CNNMoney: Black Friday crowds eager to spendupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 19:36:00

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 .

CNNMoney: Best Buy combats doorbuster scalpersupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 08:42:00

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.

Apps of the week: Getting there from hereupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 12:22:00

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.

Review: iPhone navigation appsupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 12:22:00

CNN's Cody McCloy and Jarrett Bellini take two new high-end iPhone navigation applications for a lunchtime spin.

GPS hackers blaze trails with crowdsourced mapsupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 10:23:00

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.

FSB: GPS phones help monitor staffupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 09:21:00

For years, Grant Opperman's tiny delivery company struggled to keep up with the giants of its industry.

Dell turns netbooks into navigation devicesupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 15:25:00

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.

Why satellites didn't find missing planeupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 10:56:00

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?

Air disaster recoveriesupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 10:56:00

A look at aviation disasters shows a daunting recovery task ahead with Air France Flight 447. Mary Snow reports

iPhoto update helps show merits of geotaggingupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 09:55:00

With its launch of iPhoto 09, Apple has begun showing some reasons why it's worth enduring the hassle of geotagging your photos.

FSB: New for '09: GPS tour guidesupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 04:39:00

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.

Review: Navigation device affordable but sluggishupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 13:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Cheaper gadgets in vogue this holidayupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 03:46:00

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.

Nokia GPS device gives good directions but still lags behindupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 13:29:00

First announced at SEMA 2007, the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation system is finally hitting the streets.

Road trip! What to do to prepareupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 09:53:00

Summer vacation means one thing to many families: road trip.

Time.com: GPS Helps Prosecute Criminals updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 10:00:00

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

Is GPS a high-tech crime-fighting tool or Big Brother?updated: Mon Aug 18 2008 18:11:00

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.

Police secret weapon: GPSupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 18:11:00

Is it a high-tech crime fighting tool or Big Brother? CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on police use of GPS.

Biofuel road trip caught on tapeupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:38:00

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.

Fortune: GPS makers battle the iPhoneupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 10:50:00

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.

GPS pokes new peepholes into mobile screensupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 02:59:00

Very soon, the most common phrase transiting through mobile phone networks will no longer be "Where are you?" but "I see you."

Time.com: The iPhone: Second Time's a Charmupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 00:00:00

Review: Forget the rocky launch. Once you get the iPhone 3G up and running, it lives up to expectations

TomTom GPS device a savvy navigatorupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 15:17:00

When it comes to in-car GPS, TomTom has always been of the philosophy that its products should be about navigation first.

Tips to avoid being victimized on vacationupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 09:38:00

No one knows better than the police which tricks criminals are using to prey on unsuspecting tourists.

Time.com: Why You Can't Track Your Stolen GPSupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 12:55:00

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?

Evolutionary new navigation systemupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 16:14:00

Eclipse delivers an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, upgrade to its all-in-one in-car navigation and multimedia lineup with the AVN6620.

Finding your way around GPS mazeupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 11:30:00

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.

Fortune: Garmin loses its wayupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 14:06:00

Not long ago, investors couldn't get enough of Garmin and its hugely popular line of GPS devices.

Fortune: GPS deals lose their bearingsupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 17:17:00

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.

FSB: Finding the right GPSupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 14:20:00

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.

Sluggish Pharos GPS gets you thereupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 13:00:00

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.

Review: Magellan Maestro a solid, accurate navigation deviceupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 08:18:00

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.

FSB: Dash Navigation looks ahead - far aheadupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 15:30:00

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.

CNNMoney: Online retail: 4.6M visitors a minuteupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 12:48:00

Online retailers were set to break one-day records for traffic and sales, as consumers hunted down Cyber Monday bargains.

Money laundered with gift cardupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 04:34:00

Carol Van Cleef, from the law firm Brian Cave, discusses how criminals use pre-paid gift cards to launder money.

Fortune: Are you lost? These 5 companies bet on itupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 05:55:00

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.

Review: Jensen NVX225 basic, but not best, GPS systemupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 12:09:00

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.

Fortune: Nokia's software solutionupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 11:33:00

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.

NYC taxi drivers' group strikes over GPS rulesupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 00:10:00

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.

Ex-astronaut can take off ankle braceletupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 07:56:00

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.

A roundup of new lust-worthy gadgetsupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 07:47:00

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.

Business 2.0: Our Picks for ... Portable GPS Devicesupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

The latest receivers for your car move with you in a whole new way. All the key features for easy navigation—touch-screen controls, spoken directions, and street maps for the entire lower 48—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.

Cooks, sports guys, gadget gurus will enjoy Father's Dayupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 09:44:00

One shopping expert says that most gifts for Father's Day will fit in one of four categories.

Review: Garmin Mobile 20 handy for smart phonesupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 12:41:00

In this day and age, buying a standalone GPS device isn't the only way to get navigation help.

Iran: Captured UK sailor calls for troops out of Iraqupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 06:14:00

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.

No mechanical failure in Yankee pitcher's fatal crashupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 12:42:00

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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