gps stories

GPS devices are great, but you always have to look at them and their screens to see where you should be headed. That's not the case with this pair of glasses created by the Nakajima Lab at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo.
 
We've long known about Arthur C. Clarke's prediction way back in 1945 that artificial satellites placed in a geostationary orbit could be used to relay radio signals around the world — but we had no idea that 11 years later, he revisited his famous essay "Extra-Terrestrial Relays — Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage?" to predict the GPS… and more.
 
We're getting mixed messages from Google this morning. Yesterday in London a Google rep said free turn-by-turn satellite navigation, already available on the company's Android platform, was coming to the iPhone. Not so fast, says a different Googler to PC...

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