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OpenCaching Survey Results: It’s A Knockout!

Three weeks ago, we produced Get In The Ring 2, Round 2 – our follow-up poll on Garmin’s new OpenCaching.com. Those results are now in and it seems Round 2 is a knockout to Signal and the crew at Groundspeak. More than 150 people responded to our survey, so here’s a breakdown of that match punch by punch …

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Agent 99, turn on the…shoe GPS?

We all remember Agent 86 and his shoe phone in Get Smart but a report from TopNews.in suggests that shoe GPS could be a future development. The invasion of GPS technology in everything – fromcars to cell phones – has ensured that we never get lost, but what if your GPS stops working? North Carolina State …

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Geocaching.com has Opencaching.com, soon GPS will have Beidou

Opencaching.com has become a recent alternative to Geocaching.com and it looks like the US may soon have their own competition as China are progressing with plans for their own independent satellite navigation and positioning network. They have launched the 7th satellite of the Beidou (Compass System) network that will eventually have 30 satellites. China started building …

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YouTube: Use It To Help You Buy Your Next GPSr

My long-suffering geocaching widow wife was recently gracious enough to suggest I could get anew GPSr for Christmas. I immediately got all excited and started looking over all the specs and prices of the better GPSr models about. Before going further I should point out that I have been pretty impressed with my Blackberry Bold …

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Another cryptic Opencaching.com slogan

Clearly in response to the high level of chatter across the net about the possible intentions of Garmin and opencaching.com site there is, again, a new slogan on the opencaching.com website. They have replaced “As free as the great outdoors” with: your caches, your devices, your community So, we can assume the original slogan still …

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Get In The Ring

In the red corner … is geocaching’s  heavyweight and everybody’s favourite, Groundspeak. And in the blue corner … brash contender Garmin, seeming out to topple the sporting veteran’s undefeated reign. There’s supposedly been bad blood between them since Groundspeak picked one of Garmin’s competitors to produce a cheap, family-friendly GPSr, the Geomate Junior. In round 2, Garmin struck back with the …

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Opencaching are watching…

and responding to some of the conversations happening around the net by putting up a slogan on the still very bland homepage at opencaching.com. The slogan is… As free and open as the great outdoors… Does this mean they will be following the enjoyed, rated and reviewed by you approach of the other, independent, opencaching sites? The …

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