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GPS glitch could confuse navigation devices on April 6

by Jack Stewart Mar 18, 2019
Older equipment may lose its grip on space and time when its clocks roll over.
A taxi driver uses a navigator while driving in Tokyo.
TARO KARIBE/AFP/Getty Images
Marketplace Tech Blogs

Yes, lots of people are still playing "Pokemon Go"

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Danielle Chiriguayo Jul 12, 2018
The popular mobile phone game is making a comeback.
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Beacons help Waze users navigate Pittsburgh's tricky tunnel exits

by Erika Beras Apr 17, 2017
The $30 gadgets are meant to solve 'tunnel blindness' and prevent accidents.
The Waze app indicates a tunnel is on the route and prompts you to use Bluetooth so the app continues working.  
Erika Beras

Why aren't railroad crossings on your map app?

by Jed Kim Feb 6, 2017
About 200 people are killed at track crossings each year.
Many signs indicate the danger at the site of a deadly 2015 accident in Oxnard, California, where a truck driver turned his vehicle onto railroad tracks.
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Final Note

Waze is doing away with the crazy left turns

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 17, 2016
Playing it safe.
They finally got it right.
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Train-hopping in the digital age

by Molly Wood Jul 2, 2014
A father-son duo recount how technology changed clandestine freight train travel.

The GPS trade-off: Get lost less often, but lose privacy

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 10, 2014
Hiawatha Bray explains the hidden costs of your Google Maps app.

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When Apple and Google get into your car

by Molly Wood Jan 13, 2014
At the Detroit Auto Show, it's clear that cars are becoming the biggest mobile device we own.

The smartphone killed the camera. Is the GPS unit next?

by Sally Herships Jul 31, 2013
Garmin and other GPS companies are struggling to sell consumer GPS units in an iPhone world.
BBC World Service

Caught in the cross fire? Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 13, 2013
The government of the Yunnan province in Western China is going after Coca-Cola. Officials say the company has been illegally mapping the province with GPS devices.