Thursday, February 09, 2006

Mushrooms, windshields and a new GPS phone

People keep finding new uses for GPS receivers, like these guys who were tracking mushroom patchs with GPS to make some good money with them. And it worked for a while.

San Jose Mercury News says that you shouldn't place GPS devices on the windshield according to the law, and use an external antenna instead. This will cause some trouble.

Benefon is launching Twig, a new line of mobile phones equipped with GPS and maps provided by Navteq featuring 2D and 3D turn-by-turn navigation. These are dual-band GSM phones available in Europe.

Plus, case you haven't noticed U.S. Naval Observatory just added an extra second to the world clocks. But this doesn't affect GPS receivers as mentioned in a previous post.

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