Australia: Attempt to Keep Loggerhead Sea Turtles Safe from Predators with GPS

Australia: Attempt to Keep Loggerhead Sea Turtles Safe from Predators with GPS

Managing wildlife populations is a tricky venture. You want to help endangered species fight for their survival  in order to build up their numbers, but you don’t want to disrupt an entire ecosystem. In Australia, on the Queensland coast at Wreck Rock Beach, loggerhead sea turtles are one of those endangered species whose nests are threatened by goannas, a kind of Australian monitor lizard. These pesky lizards have devoured thousands of eggs and hatchlings, so researchers are trying everything they can to reverse this. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia reports that there are more than 70 female loggerheads thatRead More

These Sneakers Track Your Child’s Movements

These Sneakers Track Your Child’s Movements

How do you find out where your kids are at all times? GPS trackers help. But most kids will remove a tracker that’s placed on a necklace or bracelet, and may not always wear that watch or backpack. If there’s one thing that kids love, though, it’s colorful sneakers, and that’s what two companies are banking on with a new line of smart shoes – that’s right, smart shoes. What are smart shoes? Shoes that include a GPS tracker, of course! Sports giant 361 Degrees and Chinese company Baidu have teamed up to create colorful sneakers that kids will likeRead More

SFO to Use GPS Tracking to Collect Fees

SFO to Use GPS Tracking to Collect Fees

Airports collect fees from limousine and taxi companies that pick up and drop off on their premises, but up until this point airports like SFO had no way of tracking rides from services like Uber and Lyft. San Francisco International Airport has recently created a GPS tracking platform that will do just that – allow the airport to track and collect fees from services like Uber and Lyft. Further, SFO will be selling this same technology to other airports in the near future. Here’s what it’s all about. Easy Way to Collect Fees When a new form of transportation showsRead More

The HTC Grip Finally Hits the Market

The HTC Grip Finally Hits the Market

Back in January, HTC and Under Armour announced that the two companies would be collaborating to create a fitness band unlike any other. The HTC Grip is the result of that partnership, has been announced. What sets this fitness band apart from the rest? The addition of a GPS tracking device. The Problem With Most Fitness Bands If you’re an avid runner or other sports enthusiast, you probably know how important it is to track your progress. This is why many runners and other athletes use fitness bands. The problem with most bands, though, is that you still have toRead More

FitBit Adds Bike Tracking Via GPS

FitBit Adds Bike Tracking Via GPS

FitBit is easily one of the most popular exercise tracking devices on the market right now. The FitBit Surge is at the top of the FitBit list. The Surge is easy to use and comes with a lot of great features, and now FitBit has added a major update that includes bicycle tracking with the help of GPS technology. FitBit’s Bike Tracking Tech The new Bike Tracking feature included as part of the FitBit Surge tracks vitals like distance, duration, speed, heart rate, and calories burned while you bike. All of these details will help you become a better, orRead More

Swans Tracked Using GPS Trackers

A swan.

Every year, a number of Bewick swans make the move from the UK to a breeding ground in Arctic Russia. This year, some of those swans are being tracked using GPS tracking technology, so that researchers can better understand the bird’s migratory patterns. A Population Problem In the UK, the Bewick swan is the rarest swan that can be found, but for some reason the number of Bewick swans in the UK is drastically declining. Researchers aren’t sure why this is happening, but it’s important they find out. If something is eating the swans or if the swans are justRead More

Tesla to Sell Cars in New Jersey Without Dealerships

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Nearly a year ago, the state of New Jersey banned Tesla from selling its cars direct to the public. Today, Governor Chris Christie reversed that ban by signing a bill into law that allows the car company to sell directly to the public without the help or interference of any car dealerships. This is a major step forward for Tesla, since New Jersey is one of the states with the highest luxury car sales. The company has been banned from selling directly to the public in a number of other states including Texas, Michigan, Virginia, and Arizona. Tesla’s CEO ElonRead More

Vanderbilt Next Team to Track Football Players’ Performance

A bunch of fans rooting for football

College football teams seek out the best of the best to recruit to their teams, hoping the men they assemble on the playing field each week lead their team to a championship. They practice endlessly, perfecting their plays, and hoping that injuries don’t occur. When technology intersects with sports, all kinds of amazing things happen. We’ve brought you stories of the wearable tracking devices used by teams–-not just football-–all over the world, designed to bring data to the coaches that allow their teams to play at an optimum performance level. The latest team to give the technology a try: Vanderbilt.Read More

Apple’s Upcoming Electric Car

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According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently making an electric car. This news might not surprise many tech-savvy readers, since tech, in general, is largely headed in the connected car direction, so why wouldn’t one of the world’s biggest tech leaders (Apple) get in on this fast sailing ship? Apple tends to keep all projects that the company is working on top secret, which is why we never hear much about any new Apple product before an official launch date. But, WSJ has some speculative secrets about the new Apple car. If you think that youRead More

Ways to Prevent Fuel Card Fraud

Person swiping their credit card at a gas pump.

Keeping a close eye on fuel costs is vital to any fleet business. That’s why a lot of drivers now carry fuel cards, and use those cards to pay for fuel. Unlike cash and other forms of payment, transactions made with a fuel card can be tracked, and are more secure than most other ways to pay. That said, though, there has been a major hike in fuel card fraud over the past few years. Most credit card fraud that happens occurs in the United States, though this is not a US-centric problem. Card fraud is a global issue thatRead More