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The most promising thing about NAVSOP is that it does not require a multi-billion dollar satellite cluster hovering over the sky. All the infrastructure required to run NAVSOP is already present in the form of various household and handheld equipment that emit identifiable waves.

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Good news Asus Transformer Prime owners! Asus will be giving a free GPS dongle to all Prime owners, because of the tablet’s poor GPS performance. The company will make an official announcement sometime in mid-April, and will start shipping the dongles around the same time.

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Last month, the United States Supreme Court had ordered FBI to turn off all GPS devices that was placed without a warrant. In accordance with that ruling, FBI has disabled around 3000 GPS devices across United States, reports Wall Street Journal.

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Sony has announced via a blog post on its Developer blog that the company is adding GLONASS support on upcoming Xperia handsets, as well as the current generation one.

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The Europe is poised to launch the Galileo satellites, its answer to the US controlled GPS facility.

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Nissan LEAF In-Car Computer Leaks Location Information

Privacy concerns around Nissan’s new LEAF CARWINGS system, sending out GPS co-ordinates and location information while driving without owner’s permission.

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Foursquare to update iOS and Android clients to 3.0 and bring a slew of new features for merchants and customers.

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RunKeeper is a very popular sports tracking application available for the iOS as well as the Android platform. The app has a free as well as a paid version ($9.99). Now, the company behind RunKeeper – FitnessKeeper – has decided to make RunKeeper Pro available as a free download throughout the month of January.

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Remember the GPS fix for the Samsung Vibrant which was pulled back from KIES for unknown reasons? As promised earlier by T-Mobile, they have released the firmware update via OTA (Over-The-Air).

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T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant

The AT&T Captivate got its promised GPS fix from Samsung last week. However, many people reported that the update only marginally improved the GPS performance of the device.

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Samsung and AT&T have just announced that they will be releasing a software update for the Samsung Captivate. Earlier today, Verizon had also announced a software update for the Samsung Vibrant.

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Galaxy S GPS Issues

Samsung has announced that it is working to fix the Galaxy S GPS issues and will release a patch in September.

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SleepBlaster is an iPhone app that allows you to set alarms for specific geographical locations.

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Boeing is manufacturing 12 new Block IIF satellites with twice the accuracy of current ones. Stationed in the next ten year, they will improve GPS data accuracy.

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How would you like to have a GPS built into your laptop – for free? This one’s not perfect, but it works. It also communicates with any location aware applications, such as maps, weather or social chat clients.

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