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If bike thievery is an issue in your town, you can ride and rest easy with the Connected Cycle pedal. It has GPRS and GPS built-in to phone home your bike's location whenever it moves, so it can track your fitness, and send a push notification if someone suddenly jumps on your bike. The pedal is a...

January 4th 2015 at 7:21pm 0 Comments
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Hawaiian company GPNE claims to hold patents on GPRS data transfer, and according to AppleInsider it's named Apple, RIM, Nokia, Sony, and Amazon in an infringement lawsuit. GPRS is a (much) slower form of data transfer available on all of Apple's iDevices; if you live in the U.S., chances are y...

July 13th 2011 at 6:44pm 0 Comments
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It's hard to believe nowadays, but in a simpler time, cellphones really were called "cell phones," not dumbphones, smartphones, feature phones, or superphones. They bulged in your pocket -- if they fit in your pocket at all, that is -- and they made calls. That's it. None of this social networking,...

January 17th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Sure, you're still waiting for your Nüvifone, but in the meantime it looks like the kids at Garmin have taken all that hard-won knowledge and applied it to their latest PND. The nüvi 1690, which recently popped up at the FCC, features GSM, GPRS, and EDGE connectivity. The unit won't suppo...

August 3rd 2009 at 11:34am 0 Comments
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Okay, so if you thought the CATSeye matchbox-sized tracking device was a bit too big or cumbersome, the gang is back with something decidedly smaller and more discrete. Introducing the CATS.i, also known as CATSeye Mk2. It's got all the same functionality as its predecessor -- GPS, GSM/GPRS, RF, in...

June 22nd 2009 at 2:07am 0 Comments
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We're unfortunately light on details here, but The Unwired is reporting that HTC's Hero has been approved by the Global Certification Forum, listed here as "HERO100," with support for quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 1800/2100 MHz. With the company's touted London event just...

June 21st 2009 at 3:28pm 0 Comments