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This Nevada man does not have your lost cellphone

A resident of North Las Vegas, Nev., says owners of lost cell phones repeatedly show up at his house demanding phones that they tracked via software to his location.


Magellan heads in a different direction with SmartGPS device

Shipping later this spring, the standalone GPS unit will pull data from Yelp and Foursqure to give you relevant location-based information. And it's part of a cloud-based approach that integrates your mobile device.

20 cars that drive themselves

Here are the self-driving prototypes that have helped the auto industry get to this point.

TomTom opens portal for rapid location-based app development

Navigation technology provider TomTom announced developer tools and a platform for location-based services (LBS) in the cloud to help in the rapid creation of apps for finding locations that are used by truck fleets and other businesses.

In a smartphone world, everything is an accessory

In the race to create slicker products, mobile phones are the new brains for hire. At Japan's largest electronics show, booths are packed with "smart products"--and smartphones are at the core of all of them.


Lawmakers: FCC may have rushed LightSquared decision

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission rushed to judgment in giving permission in early 2011 for startup LightSquared to offer LTE service in a band of wireless spectrum next to a band used by GPS devices, several U.S. lawmakers say.


6 Memorable Google Maps Mishaps

Google Maps is a great resource...when it's accurate. Here are some of the most memorable mistakes.

How to Buy a GPS Device

Navigating the GPS market can be tough but consumer advocate Amber Bouman can help you find your way to the perfect GPS device.


Google Maps Nav Will Not Kill Standalone GPS

Yesterday's introduction of the Google Maps Navigation service was seen by many as the death of standalone GPS. Rumors of the death have been greatly exaggerated.

Prototype Car Uses iPhone for Ignition

The iChange concept car doesn't need a key -- the motor is started and stopped by an iPhone.