Researchers have created a quantum "compass" that allows navigation without satellites. The instrument, technically called a standalone quantum accelerometer, is small enough to be transportable and has a very high level of accuracy.
Uber will begin hiding passengers' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history available to drivers. Rather than pinpointing where you are and where you're going, the app will show drivers a more general location.
In the not-so-distant future, you may be able to assure your friends and family that no terrible fate has befallen you simply because a terrible fate has befallen your phone (which is to say, it ran out of battery).
Foursquare isn't just helping you find new hot spots -- the company is also helping other companies find you. The location app has new platform called pilgrim that's geared toward mobile app developers.
Google wants you! Why? To help edit all the information on Maps, of course. The company has announced a number of new features aimed at making maps more accurate. Features include a suggest an edit button and an add a missing place button.
A U.S. Circuit Court has just ruled that law enforcement do not need a warrant to ask carriers for your phone's location. The precedent comes after the House of Representatives just voted down a bill that aimed to regulate the same issue.
A recent survey revealed that nearly half of the EU companies queried had no idea where their cloud data is physically stored on a geographical level. The news arrives in the wake of the EU's adoption of the General Data Protection…
The GoTenna is a rugged digital radio that ensures you can always stay in touch with your hiking partner, whether or not you have cell service. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and it allows you to chat one-on-one and share your…
According to research from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Leuven’s Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT, Facebook’s Internet tracking activities extend even to those who have not signed up to their service.
Facebook just introduced Nearby Friends, a new feature that would let your friends know whenever you're in their immediate area. Before you protest, be informed that you would have to turn on the feature yourself.
Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and this includes the dos and don'ts of check-ins and location apps.
Facebook is hell bent on monetizing for mobile, but this increasingly means its invading former privacy settings users have become accustomed to. Are our standards flexible, or will the typical outrage associated with new Facebook features…