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The ultimate way to stay in contact with your friends while in the wilderness? This Garmin Rino 650T allows you to track each other's positions and communicate by voice or text, outside mobile service. It's a GPS tracker and trail guide that also lets you talk with your friends over 5km away.

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Any kind of individual geotracking may sound unnerving at first, but if you can control who is able to see your location and when, it can be a convenient way of keeping an eye on the kids, making sure everyone meets at the same bar, or working out how long it will be before your better half gets home from work. Here are six apps specifically for the job.

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Ever thought your GPS system said you'd gone further than you expected? A new study dives into the statistics behind the satellite-based positioning service — and finds that overestimates in distance are inevitable based on the way measurements are currently made.

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Ever contemplated going to war with America but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That's potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it's improving the quality of location data on your phone and in your car.

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This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate somewhere else. But, in the age of GPS and Google Maps, many people have forgotten how to use one. Here's how to never get lost again.

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There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to filter tweets based on a location — from breaking news to travel tips — and new Android app Castround makes the process much simpler than it is on the Web. Here's how to use it and several alternative approaches you can try.

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Do you own an Android device? Is it less than three years old? If so, then when your phone's screen is off and it's not connected to a Wi-Fi network, there's a high risk that it is broadcasting your location history to anyone within Wi-Fi range that wants to listen.

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Potential buzzkill alert: you're at a concert, and your section runs out of beer. But magically, your phone gets a message that says you should head one section over where there's plenty of Buds to be had. Thanks to a developing Wi-Fi tech that knows exactly where you're sitting, that might soon be a reality.