Driverless Cars: Are You Ready?

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It seemed like a far-fetched concept – a car that can navigate city streets all by itself. Instead of plugging an address into your GPS tracking device to get directions, you plug in an address to be driven to your destination. Nissan says you should see an affordable driverless car by the year 2020. Google, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi are actually testing its driverless car prototypes after receiving permits to do so in California just a few days ago. These permits were only issued if the companies made sure there were controls available to the human inside the car in theRead More

Some Silly New Car Technology

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Forbes recently printed an article titled ‘Top 10 New Car Technology Blunders’ that brings to light some really funny car technology that’s mostly just not necessary – but exists anyway. Using a vehicle tracking system to make sure that your car or truck is safe is smart, but you may not need all of that new tech that a car company tries to sell to you. Here are some of the funnier technology mishaps from the aforementioned Forbes article. The Keyless Start Option: a lot of cars these days don’t require an actual key to start the car. Instead, aRead More

Sliver Cloud Personal Tracker

Silver Cloud Personal Tracker

Our Smart Tracker Plus GPS tracking system is accurate, dependable, and affordable. We also offer this GPS tracking device without any monthly fees. The Smart Tracker Plus is idea for vehicles, trailers, havy equipment, and generators – if you are looking for a way to make sure your valuables are safe at all times, the Smart Tracker Plus is one device you should consider. Features This small device (it measures 4.25” x 3.1” x 1.5” in size) can give you quick asset updates at any time of the day or night. As for battery life, its lithium-ion rechargeable battery willRead More

GM Has a New Self-Driving Cadillac

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General Motors Company is working on a new self-driving Cadillac that will debut in 2017 (if all goes according to plan, that is). The new Cadillac will include many self-driving components, but it will not be entirely void of human control. GM has told press that the car will still require some human interaction. Super Cruise Technology GM’s is developing something called “Super Cruise” technology, which lets drivers go hands-free while in a long traffic line, or while on a very long drive. Presumably, drivers can remove their hands from the wheel during these times, and the car will simplyRead More

GPS Tracking of NY Assemblyman Legal, But Acceptable?

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Politics can be a dirty game. Negative ads abound, and during voting season some politicians will stop at nothing to prove points. This was the case in NY when the state’s Assembly Republican Campaign Committee hired an investigator that placed a GPS tracking device on Democratic Assemblyman Edward Hennessey’s car. Why? To prove he didn’t live in the district he represented. Many, like Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, feel that this is taking things too far – Morelle went so far as to say that the GOP should be “embarrassed by it.” Others, like the GOP Chairman Ed Cox, feltRead More

The Tracking Key Pro

Tracker Key Pro

If you’re looking for a lightweight, portable GPS tracking solution, check out the Tracking Key Pro. This GPS tracking device is extremely small (approximately the same size as the two AA batteries that power it!), boasts up to 80 hours of usage before charging the battery, and provides crucial information for determining the whereabouts of your loved ones. What’s more, it is an excellent choice for businesses looking into GPS tracking systems fleet purposes. Features This little 3-inch long GPS tracking device is as rugged as it is powerful, and it can be affixed magnetically outside of a vehicle, and,Read More

A Short GPS Disruption Expected This Weekend

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This Saturday, you may look up in the sky and see something interesting, if you live away from city lights to the north, that is. There will be two solar eruptions surrounding earth around midday Saturday. The solar eruptions will impact the Earth’s magnetic field, and may cause a disruption to radio transmissions and to GPS tracking technology. While the storm is nothing to worry about, it might be worth it to head outside this weekend and look at the sky – or just know what’s happening with the Earth. The Details A smaller solar storm already struck the EarthRead More

Apple Chooses GPS Technology

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Apple announced a few new devices the on the 8th of September, and one of those devices was the Apple Watch (notice how it’s not called the “iWatch”). The Apple Watch will do all kinds of really interesting things, but it’s also equipped with GPS tracking abilities – much to the dismay of companies like Garmin that currently have watch on the market. While the crux of Apple’s watch isn’t based on GPS tracking, it is a feature that’s definitely part of the watch. In case you missed that portion of Apple’s presentation, here’s why the Apple Watch is aRead More

Chevrolet Introduces New University of Texas Silverado

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Chevrolet has introduced a new University of Texas special edition Silverado. This truck is decked out in custom paint colors, has the University of Texas symbol on the truck, and comes with chrome steps (there are also logos on both sides of the truck and on the tailgate). Chevrolet has previously introduced a different University of Texas Silverado, but this one adds a few more features to the mix. Why is Chevy bothering with all the University of Texas pride? For starters, the truck is really decked out. Secondly, University of Texas is home to more than 50,000 students (bothRead More

GPS Tracking the Celebrity Photo Hack

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Apple’s iCloud was recently targeted by hackers that stole some celebrity photos, and later shared and traded these photos online. Apple claims that its iCloud service is secure, and that the photos were taken through other means, including the possibility that hackers cracked email passwords. The strange thing about the stolen photos is, though, that some of the celebrities targeted claim the photos that were spread were actually deleted months ago. So, how can photos that were deleted a long time ago still exist? As it turns out, Apple’s iCloud stores photos for a long period of time, even afterRead More