Sony's new GPS gives you photos that know where they were taken

You just got home from a two-month backpacking trip across Europe, purportedly to "find yourself" but really to "avoid work," and you've got tons of photos to show off. You can identify the landmarks, like Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower, but some of these shots from Amsterdam — who knows exactly where those were taken? Luckily you were smart enough to use Sony's new GPS-CS1, a little GPS receiver that stamps your photos with the location they were snapped, a much easier method than carrying around a GPS receiver and pencil. Then when you get home and finally take a damn shower, your photos can be placed across a map with "virtual pushpins" via Sony's Picture Motion Browser. That way you can tell your parents exactly where that sweet beach was in the south of France without coming across like the drug-addled, directionless mooch you really are. Since this is a Sony product, of course it will only work with one of the company's Cybershot cameras and its Picture Motion software. As Engadget observes, one has to hope that someone will figure out how to decode the GPS stamping so people can do Flickr-Google Maps mashups, which is obviously where this would be best used. Come on Interweb, don't let me down! The GPS-CS1 will be available next month for $150.

Sony, via Engadget