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Govt invites proposals for design, manufacture of 10 lakh NavIC chips

The Indian government has invited proposals for the manufacture of receiver chips that have GPS and NavIC, in an attempt to improve the overall signal availability of positioning systems, and increase the use of the indigenous positioning system. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has floated a request for proposal (RFP) for the manufacture of 10 lakh receiver chips. The government hopes to use the NavIC-integrated receivers for areas such as navigation on land, air a...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Russia, India, US, United States, Xiaomi, Gps, RFP, Qualcomm, ISRO, Kargil, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO, Delhi HC, IRNSS

The best early Black Friday Apple deals — pick up the AirPods Pro for $190, down from $250

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Black Friday is coming soon, but some Apple device deals are already popping up in early Black Friday deals. We're seeing early deals for iPhones, AirPods, iPads, Apple Watches, and even the latest Mac Mini running on Apple's new M1 chip.Most notable are the $250 AirPods Pro wireless noise cancelling earbuds, which can be had for a great deal now on Woot ($190) and will get an even better deal from Walmart closer to Black Friday ($169)Black Friday is close appr...
Tags: Reviews, Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Black Friday, Ipad, Mac, Trends, Walmart, Computers, Beats, Gps, Apple Watch, MacBook Air, Laptops, Amazon Walmart

The US Military Buys Commercial Location Data

Vice has a long article about how the US military buys commercial location data worldwide. The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following sto...
Tags: Uncategorized, US, Law Enforcement, Military, Gps, Data Collection, Bruce Schneier, USSOCOM, US Military Buys Commercial Location Data

Apple Black Friday deals on AirPods, Apple Watches, and more devices are available now ahead of November 27 — here are the best discounts

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple Black Friday is fast approaching, and retailers like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart are offering noteworthy deals on Apple products.Some of the best discounts include price drops on the Apple Watch Series 6, AirPods Pro, and among others.Read Insider Reviews' Black Friday 2020 deals and Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter f...
Tags: Reviews, Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Black Friday, Ipad, Verizon, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Intel, Smartphone, Smartphones, Tech Deals, Netflix, Headphones

Gladys West: the hidden figure who helped invent GPS

Growing up on a farm in Virginia during segregation, West knew education would be her means of escape. But she didn’t know her quiet work on a naval base would change lives around the worldGladys West knew from a young age that she didn’t want to be a farmer. But the mathematician, born in 1930 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, still had to help harvest crops on her family’s small farm. The hard work started before daybreak and lasted well into the blistering heat of the afternoon. She hated the di...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Virginia, Race, Women, Society, World news, Computing, Gps, Dinwiddie County Virginia, Gladys West

Astrobotic teams with Bosch and WiBotic to give its Moon rovers wireless charging and smarts to find power stations

Lunar exploration startup Astrobotic is working on developing ultra-fast wireless charging technology for its CubeRover shoebox-sized lunar robotic explorers. The project, which is funded by NASA’s Tipping Point program with a $5.8 million award, will tap Seattle-based wireless charging startup WiBotic for expertise in high-speed, short-range wireless power, and brings in Bosch to assist with developing the AI-based data analysis that will help the robots find their way to docking stations for a...
Tags: Energy, TC, Space, Tech, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Moon, Gps, Seattle, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Bosch, University of Washington, Outer Space, CMU, Astrobotic Technology

Covid vaccine: NHS England sets out plans for GP clinics

Plan for dedicated practices to run from 8am to 8pm seven days a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDedicated GP clinics are being set up to deliver coronavirus vaccines across England at a minimum of 975 doses per week each, according to new documents.NHS England has told the country’s 1,250 primary care networks to designate a single practice to administer vaccines in their area capable of delivering shots from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including on bank holida...
Tags: England, Science, Biology, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Gps, Vaccines and immunisation, NHS england, Coronavirus

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force live

SpaceX is set to launch the U.S. Space Force’s GPS III Space Vehicle 04 today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This launch was all set to take off back at the beginning of October, but was scrubbed in the final seconds. Today’s launch window spans 15 minutes, and opens at 6:24 PM EST (3:24 PM PST), with a backup opportunity tomorrow, Friday November 6 at 6:20 PM EST (3:20 PM PST). The launch today will use a Falcon 9 first-stage that hasn’t flown previously, and SpaceX ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Gps, Air Force, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Space, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

MIT develops a battery-free method for navigating underwater that could transform ocean exploration

MIT has developed a new navigation system designed for use underwater that could do for underwater wayfinding what GPS has done for travel on and above the surface. GPS doesn’t really penetrate underwater, because radio waves aren’t really water-friendly. It’s why you commonly see things like sonar employed on submarines, which emit sound waves and measure their reflection off of other underwater objects and surfaces. Typical sonar and other acoustic signalling methods are power-hungry, howev...
Tags: Travel, TC, Science, Smartphones, Mit, Gps, Ships, Sound, Navigation, Sonar, Submarine, Science and Technology, Acoustics, In-car Navigation, Navigation System

E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Three months on since the former founders of SoundCloud launched their e-bike subscription service, Dance they are today announcing the close of a $17.7 million (€15 million) Series A funding round led by one of the larger European VCs, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. Founded by Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss (ex-Soundcloud), Alexander Ljung (ex-Soundcloud) and Christian Springub (ex-Jimdo), Dance has ambitions to offer its all-inclusive service subscription package into expanded markets across Europe a...
Tags: Apple, TC, Europe, UK, Berlin, Cowboy, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Dance, Bicycles, United States, United Kingdom, Transport

GPs in England left waiting up to a month for flu vaccine supplies

Exclusive: Royal College of GPs is seeking assurances that enough doses are available Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGP surgeries are waiting up to a month for supplies of this winter’s flu vaccine amid unprecedented numbers of patients seeking jabs ahead of the second wave of Covid-19, family doctors have said.The Royal College of GPs (RCPG) has written to the health secretary, Matt Hancock, seeking assurances that they will have enough doses of the vaccine to cope ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Doctors, Health policy, Flu, Gps, Vaccines and immunisation, Royal College, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Royal College of GPs RCPG

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force live

SpaceX is set to launch a GPS-III satellite for the U.S. Space Force using a Falcon 9 rocket, with a target launch time of 9:43 PM EDT (6:43 PM PDT). That opens a 15-minute launch window, and so far weather is looking relatively good, which will hopefully help SpaceX end a recent string of launch scrubs, including one earlier this week for a reset Starlink mission. The Falcon 9 used for this launch is a rarity these days – a brand new vehicle, including a booster being used for the first t...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Gps, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Space, StarLink, Space Force, U.S. Space Force

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the US Space Force live

SpaceX is set to launch a GPS-III satellite for the U.S. Space Force using a Falcon 9 rocket, with a target launch time of 9:43 PM EDT (6:43 PM PDT). That opens a 15-minute launch window, and so far weather is looking relatively good, which will hopefully help SpaceX end a recent string of launch scrubs, including one earlier this week for a reset Starlink mission. The Falcon 9 used for this launch is a rarity these days — a brand new vehicle, including a booster being used for the first t...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Gps, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Space, StarLink, Space Force, U.S. Space Force, US Space Force

A broken screen looks like a city map / Ça me les brise!

THE ORIGINAL? Samsung – Smart Repair Service – 2019 Source : One Show Merit Agency : Cheil Worldwide (Germany) LESS ORIGINAL Movistar Screen Insurance – 2020 “No matter where it happens, we’ll replace it” Agency : Publicis (Ecuador) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Maps, Advertising, Smartphone, Screen, Gps, Google Maps, Plans, Crack, Ecran, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Broken, Casse, Brise, Broken screen, Communication Services

Watch SpaceX launch its 12th Starlink satellite internet mission live

SpaceX is about to hit an even dozen for its Starlink launches, which carry the company’s own broadband internet satellites to low Earth orbit. This flight carries a full 60-satellite complement of the Starlink spacecraft, after the last couple of these have reserved a little space for client payloads. The launch is set to take off at 8:46 AM EDT (5:46 AM PDT) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and there’s a backup opportunity tomorrow morning should it need to be scrubbed for any reaso...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Broadband, Canada, United States, Gps, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Falcon

This Garmin GPS aims to improve motorsport’s lap times and more

Garmin today is announcing a $999 GPS unit designed specifically for motorsports. Called the Garmin Catalyst the unit aims to be a motorsports coach of sorts, helping drivers improve lap times, and more. It’s the latest example of Garmin testing different markets now that GPS units are built-into most vehicles. Like standard GPS units, the Catalyst mounts on the windshield and provides detailed maps for the driver. However, since this is for racing around tracks, instead of providing drivi...
Tags: TC, Technology, Bluetooth, Electronics, Tech, Gps, Driver, Navigation, Garmin, Mobile Device, Global Positioning System, Product Manager, Adam Spence Garmin

11 great location-based games that aren’t Pokémon Go

The genre has a surprising amount of depth and offers games that are more than cheap clones or cash grabs.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Trends, Gps, Best Of

The New Garmin Montana 700 GPS Series Features SOS Function

Updated Garmin has some new GPS systems that are designed for hiking but can be easily used on motorcycles. The new Garmin Montana 700 GPS Series can be mounted to handlebars of basically any bike to help you navigate this wonderful world of ours on two wheels. The Montana 700 GPS Series features a five-inch, glove-friendly touchscreen. This makes it an easy system to use. There are three different versions of the Montanan 700. There’s the base 700 the mid-range 700i and the top-of-the-line 750...
Tags: Montana, Motorcycles, Gps, North America, Garmin, Motorcycle News, Garmin Montana, New Garmin Montana, Federal Public Lands

Watch SpaceX launch its tenth Starlink mission to build out its satellite internet constellation

SpaceX is getting ready for a third try at launching its tenth Starlink mission, after two prior attempts were scrubbed, first in June and then again in July. Meanwhile, SpaceX has accomplished a lot – including another launch of a GPS satellite, and returning astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth from the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon. This Starlink mission attempt is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 1:12 AM EDT (10:12 PM PDT on August 6) and will take off ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Earth, Broadband, Canada, United States, International Space Station, Satellite, Gps, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center

Land Rovers eyed by thieves in countryside crime spike during UK lockdown

Livestock, GPS equipment and quad bikes targeted as gangs took advantage of empty roads Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Farmers are counting the cost of a sharp increase in countryside crime ranging from livestock rustling to the theft of tractors, quad bikes, GPS equipment and Land Rovers.There was a spike in the theft of sheep during the lockdown as gangs took advantage of deserted communities, empty roads and concerns about food shortages during the early days of ...
Tags: UK, Crime, Animals, UK News, Farming, Rural affairs, Gps, Land Rovers, Coronavirus outbreak


Are you only scratching the surface of your golf potential? Perhaps course management is holding you back. It might be time to consider a golf GPS device that provides visuals of the course; another tool to gather information before every shot. Garmin has three variations of golf GPS watches in our top five but they certainly aren’t the only option. SkyCaddie and ShotScope are worth considering. Price can range from thousands of dollars to just under $200. Finding the right GPS can be overwhelmi...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Gps, Garmin, Casio, Bushnell, Skycaddie, Garmin Approach, Garmin Marq, Golf Buyer's Guides, Casio Pro Trek Smart Check Price, Garmin Marq Check Price

Factors that Impact a Pet’s GPS Battery & How to Make It Last Longer

We love our pets like our kids and siblings. They are cute and pure of heart, but we… The post Factors that Impact a Pet’s GPS Battery & How to Make It Last Longer appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Gps, Portable GPS Navigation, Portable GPS Navigation System

Buildots raises $16M to bring computer vision to construction management

Buildots, a Tel Aviv and London-based startup that is using computer vision to modernize the construction management industry, today announced that it has raised $16 million in total funding. This includes a $3 million seed round that was previously unreported and a $13 million Series A round, both led by TLV Partners. Other investors include Innogy Ventures, Tidhar Construction Group, Ziv Aviram ( co-founder of Mobileye & OrCam) , Magma Ventures head Zvika Limon , serial entreprene...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Japan, Technology, London, Enterprise, Medicine, Finance, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, United Kingdom, Agriculture, Cyber, Poland

Hype Meter: Garmin MARQ Golfer Watch ($1,850)

You’ve heard about them, maybe seen them too. Everyday products are being hyped in your Twitter and Instagram feeds. They’re sometimes endorsed by pros, celebrities, and influencers alike. But do they live up to the hype? We take a closer look. What are Golfers Talking About? Devices. It’s not only golfers looking for the latest and greatest way to document, track and record our every move. Do you know anyone without a FitBit or an Apple Watch? Do you play with any golfers that don’t use some ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Sport, Golf, Harry, Gps, Garmin, Don, Greg Norman, New Releases, Garmin Marq, Garmin Marq Golfer, Marq Golfer, Garmin Marq Limited Edition

Telcos to record bulk subscribers’ GPS locations: DoT order

The Department of Telecommunications on Monday ordered telecom operators to record the GPS coordinates of bulk subscribers who purchase ten or more connections simultaneously. This is on top of the half-yearly inspection of bulk subscribers required by DoT since 2012. For existing subscribers, the DoT order said, the GPS location has to be captured during these inspections. The order said that these new rules were based on feedback from security agencies. The department also told telcos to elimi...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Telecom, Gps, Madhya Pradesh, Cellular Operators Association of India, Airtel Vodafone, Department of Telecommunications, Matrix Cellular Services, Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal

Google Coronavirus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data

Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised that Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Germany, Switzerland, Merkel, Denmark, Gps, Latvia, Sap, Apple Inc, Computer Security, Global Positioning System, Princeton University, Google Inc, Angela

Space sector investment shows signs of strength in Q2 despite COVID-19 pandemic

The most recent quarterly report from specialist investor Space Capital shows that despite obvious impacts stemming from the current coronavirus pandemic, investment in general in space startups didn’t suffer as much as some predicted – and interest surged specifically in the ‘Applications’ category they track, which monitors companies building software on the data layer enabled by in-space observation and communication assets. Space Capital’s Q2 report did report an 85% decline quarter-over-...
Tags: TC, Space, Technology, Articles, Tech, Infrastructure, United States, Venture Capital, Gps, Aerospace, Science and Technology, Self-driving Car, Global Positioning System, Waymo, Space Capital

Astra completes Rocket 3.1 static test fire ahead of launch attempt

Another small rocket launcher is readying to demonstrate their ability to launch a vehicle to space, after a few setbacks exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Astra has just completed a second static test fire of its Rocket 3.1 orbital launch vehicle, and that means it’s now ready for a trip to Alaska where it’ll hopefully make its first trip to orbit from a spaceport in Kodiak. Astra originally started out as a company with the specific goal of answering the DARPA launch challenge,...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, California, Tech, Ceo, Telecommunications, Alaska, Darpa, Satellite, Gps, Spaceflight, Aerospace, TechCrunch, Spaceport, Kodiak

From ACM Tech News: Single-atom transistors, better capacitors, GPS tracking

Here are some interesting electronics and communications stories from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Tech News: Artist’s illustration of part of the method developed at NIST to make single-atom transistors. Credit: S. Kelley/NIST NIST Scientists Create New Recipe for Single-Atom Transistors NIST Ben P. Stein May 11, 2020 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have developed a step-by-step recipe to produce single-at...
Tags: Radio, Gps, University Of Maryland, Transistors, NIST, Kelley, NC State, Liwonde National Park, Association for Computing Machinery, Electronic Components, Doug Irving, Capacitors, Craig Reid, Ben P Stein, North Carolina State University NC State, Charles McLellan

SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle on behalf of the U.S. Space Force

SpaceX successfully launched a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force today. The Space Force took over the U.S. in-space GPS assets from the Air Force when it became its own dedicated wing of the U.S. armed forces. The launch employed a Falcon 9 rocket, the first stage of which was new and fresh from SpaceX’s factory floor. This launch did include a recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster, however, unlike the first GPS III launch that SpaceX launched in December 2018. SpaceX says that...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Satellite, Gps, Air Force, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, Space Force, U S Space Force, U S SpaceX