GPS industry and LightSquared still squabbling

Aug 18, 2011
LightSquared is trying to get off the ground as a viable wireless carrier. It's struggling because it uses both ground towers and satellites. But,...

Fewer planes to smash into each other thanks to math

Jul 6, 2011
Good ol' math. MIT researchers have come up with an algorithm to reduce the number of mid air collisions. It's part of the Federal Aviation...

Lightsquared gets huge pile of money

Jul 5, 2011
$265 million to be exact from new and current investors. Lightsquared, of course, is the company trying to build a new wireless service based on a...

Lightsquared: "We can change! Just give us a chance!"

Jul 1, 2011
Lightsquared is the heavily backed company that's planning/hoping to build a new 4G network using both ground towers and satellite capability. It...

The report results are in: Lightsquared messes with GPS

Jun 15, 2011
In a report scheduled to be presented to the FCC on Wednesday, Lightsquared and a GPS industry group will tell the agency yes, Lightsquared will...

New tests show LightSquared might screw up GPS

Jun 10, 2011
LightSquared is a new network trying to get up and running. But, lots of folks - pilots, people in the military - have been complaining that the...

Company sells user data to cops; cops use that data to create speed traps

Apr 29, 2011
Amsterdam GPS company Tom Tom sold customer data to a handful of European governments. One of those governments gave data to its police force who...

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LightSquared still making people upset

Mar 31, 2011
I think I must write one of these items a week. There's more concern about the new wireless network. This time, it's the Pentagon. The Defense...

Can your boss track your every move?

Dec 6, 2010
Aren't those GPS locators a wonderful invention? Lose your way, and you can quickly find yourself again....

Do you know where your kids are? Wanna?

Aug 6, 2010
Wherescope launches today - it's an app that uses GPS to tell parents where their kids are.  Parents can set up geofences - like home, school -...