Tag Archive: US

Teen Shot Geocaching

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An American news report brings up a raft of issues that we need to consider in the geocaching community. A 13-year-old boy from Simi Valley got shot in the leg by a property owner in Oro Grande while the victim was participating in a high-tech treasure hunting game called geocaching. Lawyers made opening statements on …

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GPS + GLONASS – A Reason To Wait Before Buying That New GPS Unit?

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PCMAG.com have an interesting article out on the combining of the US GPS system and Russia’s GLONASS system in smartphones. Silently and invisibly, the 22 satellites of Russia’s GLONASS system partner our GPS, and starting next year smartphones based on Qualcomm chipsets will be able to boost their prowess with GLONASS signals. “It’s like dual-core …

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Multi Satellite System Units Are Here…

A report from the BBC on the new Russian smartphone that can access both the US GPS and Russian GLONASS systems has suggested the price is currently too high and there may not be great consumer interest in it. When the MTS Glonass 945 Android device hit the stores earlier this month it was dubbed …

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New Zealand to get own GPS Satellite system; PM says nuclear weapons and world domination are next

Okay, it’s not true. New Zealand is NOT getting it’s own GPS satellite system and even if we did some freak would likely slash it in the name of freedom rendering it useless and getting away with it in the process. And we’re not getting nuclear weapons either, however a country that already has them …

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