GPS

A GPS-Equipped Falcon Could Keep Birds From Flying Into Wind Turbines

Birds have a bad habit of flying directly into big machines, like planes or wind turbines. This phenomenon, dubbed “birdstrike“, usually ends, well… badly for our feathered friends. But the key to saving these doomed birds could be another bird.


Garmin's New All-In-One Dashcam-Navigator Helps You Stay On The Road

The days of standalone car GPS units have been numbered ever since Google Maps started turn-by-turn directions, but Garmin is still keeping them relevant by packing in smarts. The latest nuviCam LMTHD not only features a dashcam, but it can use that same lens to prevent you from crashing.


Smartphones Could Fill The Gaps In An Earthquake Early Warning Network

An early warning system for earthquakes can’t come soon enough for the US, which is lagging behind other seismically active countries like Mexico and Japan. But for an early warning system to be effective it needs lots of sensors, which can be expensive to install and maintain. A new study says we might not need to invest in all that many sensors: New smartphones work just as well.


This ARM-Powered Chip Could Work For Decades On A Single Battery Charge

As everything around us, from phones and fridges to bicycles and trash cans, begins to connect to the Internet, there’s an increasing desire for low-power chips. Like this one, which can last for over 10 years on a single battery charge.


US Supreme Court Rules Government GPS Trackers Can Break Fourth Amendment

The Supreme Court has confirmed in a ruling that if the government places a GPS tracker on someone’s person or their belongings, the act counts as a search — something that remains protected by the Fourth Amendment.


That Time Activists Tried To Destroy GPS With An Axe In The 90s 

If you had heard of GPS in 1992, you likely heard about it because of the Gulf War. For the first time, GPS was used to precisely guide missiles to Iraqi targets. With this context in mind, it perhaps makes more sense why two activists would want to hack a GPS satellite to pieces.


Suunto Ambit2 (HR) Review: The Smartwatch For Badasses

The Suunto Ambit2 (HR) won’t read you your email and doesn’t know Will.i.am’s phone number. But, it will tell you your precise location anywhere on earth and powerfully monitors your physical exertion. How many beers did that climb burn? http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/achieving-hima…


How Your Smartphone's GPS Uses Quantum Mechanics To Locate You

I keep watching this video and it keeps blowing my mind.


Garmin's Epix Puts A Rugged Touchscreen GPS Navigator On Your Wrist

A hike deep into the woods or unexplored territory is only fun if you know you can find your way back out. And to ensure that adventurers can safely get to or from their destinations without a pack weighed down with gadgets, Garmin’s new epix watch straps a full GPS navigator to your wrist, complete with touchscreen controls, so your hands are always free.


Researchers Use GPS To Track Antarctica's Ice Migration In Real Time

Antarctica’s melting ice sheets have been a major contributor to global sea level increases over the last decade, and the losses are expected to accelerate over the next two centuries. But researchers attempting to study the rate at which these sheets move and melt have been hamstrung by conventional monitoring methods. That’s why a team from the UBL’s Laboratoire de Glaciologie has gone ahead and connected one such ice sheet to the Internet of Things.