LightSquared, currently seeking final FCC approval to build a nationwide 4G wireless wholesale network, is complaining that tests which appear to show its service interferes with GPS signals were rigged.
California company GTX is now shipping shoes with built-in GPS, designed to monitor the whereabouts of Alzheimer's patients.
The European Space Agency has launched the first two Galileo satellites which will give Europe its own satellite navigation system for the first time.
In what must surely be regarded as quite a coup, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has won the support of the inventor of GPS, Roger L Easton, in an attempt to prevent the government using GPS tracking without a warrrant.
After heavy pressure, OnStar has reversed its policy on GPS tracking and says it will no longer track ex-subscribers to its navigation and support system.
High-tech techniques such as GPS could be behind the appearance of crop circles, says physicist Richard Taylor of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon.
Garmin, a leader in GPS device manufacturing, has just purchased a navigation software specialist called Navigon.
Nepal's to carry out its own calculation of the height of Mount Everest, aiming to settle a long-running disagreement with China.
The use of hidden GPS equipment to track (allegedly) cheating spouses is quite controversial. Of course, the strongest argument against this practice is the obvious invasion of privacy.
If you thought Angry Birds was the simplest of all games, think again. Rovio, the software company behind the Angry Birds franchise, is hoping to take the game to the next level with new location-based functionality.
Government tests have shown that LightSquared's proposed mobile broadband network does indeed disrupt GPS devices in the area.
At this week's Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) meeting, American researchers will unveil a new tool for detecting illegal nuclear explosions: the Earth’s global positioning system (GPS).
Wireless communication has shifted over the years, from widespread radio access to limited range WiFi and cell coverage.
Apparently the Wi-Fi-only version of the iPad 2 is able to suck out the iPhone's GPS capabilities when the two devices are tethered.
In London, it's compulsory for black cab drivers to pass 'the knowledge' - an exam designed to demonstrate that they know every single street in the capital and can navigate from any one to any other.
A hot topic in the United States is the issue of technology and privacy. Whether it’s Facebook, location-based check-ins, or sharing GPS information, privacy is a much debated topic.
4G networks - a good thing, right? A super-fast data connection, access to anything, anywhere. But maybe not so great, says GPS manufacturer Garmin, if you want to know exactly where you are.
Cutting class used to be all about dodging the hall monitor, but nowadays if students ditch too many times they will be asked to carry a GPS tracker in Anaheim, California. The GPS technology not only tells school officials where exactly the kids are, but asks them to enter a code at critical times in the day like lunch or a break, where they might be tempted to ditch.
Technology enthusiasts know that getting lost has almost become a thing of the past thanks to global positioning systems (GPS). But if GPS fails you, what can you do? A shoe-embedded radar system could soon be a useable backup option that may help you find your way.
Air crew and frequent fliers could run health risks from space weather, according to a report from insurers Lloyds.