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GPS Giants have hearts – who knew?

Posted on11. Apr, 2006 by .

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In the mobile technology news this week, stories have ranged from GPS systems trying to navigate people off cliffs, to donated units helping children with cancer. I thought I’d give you a run down of the best and worst that the world of GPS has to offer this week…

SmartNav LogoThe headline across the internet has been Smartnav’s navigation system, which has apparently been directing users in Crackpot, England (not a joke, actual place!) over a 100ft cliff as the fastest way through the village. No one has lacked the wit to actually drive over the cliff as yet, but local officials are seeking permission to install warning signs along the route. While a spokesman for Trafficmaster, the makers of Smartnav, told the BBC: “We believe our system would not have been responsible for taking motorists on unsuitable roads in the first place,” the company have removed the routing from their software - bit of a contradiction me thinks.

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This isn’t all I do y’know…

Posted on26. Jan, 2006 by .

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Just thought I’d reassure you…and my boss…that my little blog isn’t all that I do in a day. I’ve also been building up a Press Section for TotalPDA. I put all of the press releases and news articles from the big names in PDAs, GPS systems and Mobiles up there and update it a few times a day. So if you don’t find the information you’re looking for in Jill’s Corner, try the Newsroom.

Also, if you’re a budding reviewer and would like to see your work on the web, there is contact details and details of how you can get your work published for the world to see. If you’ve any questions, post here and ask or contact me through one of the emails on the site.

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Xploring the Magellan eXplorist 300

Posted on08. Dec, 2005 by .

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It might not be the ‘sleek, black/silver’ device that you’d be proud to display in your car…but the Magellan eXplorist 300 is great for what it is – a rugged, light, handheld GPS receiver. Bear in mind that my testing around the streets of Glasgow wasn’t exactly the wild outback that the device was made for, but I got to see what it could do.
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