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Sure, exact coordinates are useful if you're treasure hunting, but if you're just trying to find something in a part of the world where addresses are uncommon or nonexistent, they're way too long. Google proposed a fix earlier this year with the rollout of free to use Open Location Codes, aka Plus...

August 12th 2015 at 10:36pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, I want to set Siri geofenced reminders for my kids' bus stop and a few other locations. The problem is that I live in a rural area, and these places don't have street addresses. What can I do? I want to be able to remind my wife to pick up milk and butter after she's done pickin...

December 13th 2011 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Apple had to do some explaining recently -- after a House of Representatives probe into the company's privacy policy came up, the company sent a twelve-page letter to the members of Congress, going into detail on what all of the legalese in the company's privacy policy actually means. The biggest ta...

July 20th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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We've heard this argument before, and every time Blizzard makes a change to help players complete quests more quickly, it comes up again. And with the recent announcement that Blizzard will actually be adding quest targets to the ingame maps (again replicating another function of the popular Questhe...

June 25th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Tired of blaming GPS on petty mishaps like the destruction of cars, a demolition crew in Georgia has managed to accidentally destroy an entirely wrong house based on GPS coordinates. Oddly enough, it wasn't even the first time they'd been by: the man who cuts the grass noticed that the power box wa...

June 13th 2009 at 3:38pm 0 Comments
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While we've got both GPS receivers and RFID tags handling very important duties around the world, Fujitsu has gone and unveiled a GPS unit with built-in RFID capabilities to provide the best of both worlds. The Tag Locator V2 sports the locating abilities we've come to know and love, promising accur...

December 27th 2006 at 2:04am 0 Comments