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Android’s been found to track users even with location services disabled and no SIM card

Android phones have been collecting and sending encrypted location data back to Google without permission, even when location services are disabled, Quartz discovered Tuesday.... Read the rest of this post here


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LTE Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 with a new Midnight Fog sport band launches tomorrow

Nike announced Monday that the special edition Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 with a new Midnight Fog sport loop will be available to purchase starting Tuesday, November 14.... Read the rest of this post here


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New iPhones better serve you in different parts of the world with support for Galileo and QZSS satellites

Like we said before in our video overview of the top 15 features of new iPhones, and as noted on Apple’s own official technical specifications for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, the latest handsets from Cupertino have picked up global support for Galileo satellites named after the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, as well as the QZSS constellation in Japan only.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple Watch Series 3 tech specs

The Apple Watch Series 3 is almost what everyone has been waiting for in an Apple Watch since the beginning: the ultimate luxury of cellular connectivity such that an iPhone isn’t required to use the device.

Although both cellular + GPS and -only models are available, and we go over the tech specs of both in this piece, so you’re aware of what’s under the hood on the latest Apple Watch models.... Read the rest of this post here


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Radio navigation set to make global return as GPS backup, because cyber

Enlarge / This is the way we used to find our way around. (credit: National Air and Space Museum)

Way back in the 1980s, when I was a young naval officer, the Global Positioning System was still in its experimental stage. If you were in the middle of the ocean on a cloudy night, there was pretty much only one reliable way to know where you were: Loran-C, the hyperbolic low-frequency radio navigation system. Using a global network of terrestrial radio beacons, Loran-C gave navigators aboard ships and aircraft the ability to get a fix on their location within a few hundred feet by using the difference in the timing of two or more beacon signals.

An evolution of World War II technology (LORAN was an acronym for long-range navigation), Loran-C was considered obsolete by many once GPS was widely available. In 2010, after the US Coast Guard declared that it was no longer required, the US and Canada shut down their Loran-C beacons. Between 2010 and 2015, nearly everyone else shut down their radio beacons, too. The trial of an enhanced Loran service called eLoran that was accurate within 20 meters (65 feet) also wrapped up during this time.

But now there's increasing concern about over-reliance in the navigational realm on GPS. Since GPS signals from satellites are relatively weak, they are prone to interference, accidental or deliberate. And GPS can be jammed or spoofed—portable equipment can easily drown them out or broadcast fake signals that can make GPS receivers give incorrect position data. The same is true of the Russian-built GLONASS system.

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