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GPS inventor: We need to fix GPS’s jamming problem

December 12, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Almost half a century ago, the US Department of Defense started working on an experimental project to launch a series of satellites into space to make it possible to pinpoint any location on Earth. Fast-forward 47 years, and the Global […]


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Europe’s GPS alternative has been offline since Friday

July 15, 2019

Via: The Verge

Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, has been suffering a major outage since Friday, reports BBC News. The system’s status page currently lists all 22 of its satellites as either “Not Usable” or “Testing,” as part of an incident that […]


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The best GPS communicator to buy for your next adventure

April 12, 2019

Via: The Verge

The number one rule for off-the-grid adventures is “Come back alive.” That’s a very good rule, but there are other important ones, too, including “Don’t make your friends and family worry about you,” “Don’t get lost,” and other well-roasted chestnuts. […]