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Bug robots, NASA-class baby onesies launched on hardware-only crowdfunding site

Dragon Innovation's new crowd-funding site is now live, specializing in hardware only. Seven new awesome projects have launched (plus a special-edition Pebble smartwatch). Here they are.

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5 ways your smartphone's ‘smarts’ have become more important than the ‘phone’

People live and die by their smartphones, but placing phone calls is not the primary function of a “smartphone”.

Spoofed! Fake GPS signals lead yacht astray

Researchers in the U.S. have managed to spoof GPS (Global Positioning System) signals to send a yacht hundreds of meters off course, while fooling the crew into thinking the yacht was remaining perfectly on course.

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Secure location sharing with Glympse for smartphones

Running late for a meet up with friends or an appointment? Share a location securely and for a limited time period with smartphone application Glympse. It's a free download for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Tech Tip: Share real-time location with Glympse

Available for all mobile platforms, Glympse lets users share their location via email or text.

India launches first satellite of regional navigation system

India launched the first of seven navigation satellites intended to deliver a regional positioning system on Tuesday. The system will be similar to the Global Positioning System owned by the U.S.

My car, my office: Essential gadgets for the road warrior

Discover how to stay productive when you spend more time behind a steering wheel than behind a desk.

Location-based and notification APIs highlight new Google Play services

At Wednesday's keynote, Google announced Google Play services, a collection of the company's own APIs that will now be available for developers.

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TomTom ditches Nike for new GPS sport watches

After partnering with Nike to produce the Nike+ SportWatch GPS, TomTom has decided to produce its own range of sport watches without any additional help. The Dutch company announced two new GPS watches overnight, the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport.

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Apple buys indoor mapping app startup WiFiSlam

Apple has acquired mapping startup WiFiSlam, which is developing an indoor location service for smartphones, Apple said Monday.

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Researcher: Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data

Hackers can influence real-time traffic-flow-analysis systems to make people drive into traffic jams or to keep roads clear in areas where a lot of people use Google or Waze navigation systems, a German researcher demonstrated at BlackHat Europe.