GPS & Maps
'Scuba Diving' from Your Computer

Scientists are learning to use specialized fisheye lenses underwater in the Florida Keys in hopes of applying "street view" mapping to research and management plans in marine sanctuaries nationwide.
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Google Starts Street View in Greece
After winning approval from the country's privacy authority, Google launched its Street View map service in Greece, which had blocked the ground-level map application five years ago.
Street View Exposes CAPTCHAs
The latest software Google uses for its Street View cars to read street numbers in images for Google Maps works so well that it also solves CAPTCHAs, those puzzles designed to defeat bots.
Working To Secure Payments Abroad
Since 50 percent to 80 percent of declined credit card transactions abroad are actually legitimate, MasterCard is working with Syniverse on a new solution to geo-verify identities for travelers.
Twitter Toys with Nearby Tweets
A new location-based service is being experimented with for Twitter's mobile app. The feature surfaces tweets from other people using Twitter in the same vicinity, even if you're not following them.
Warrant Required for GPS Tracking
U.S. Appeals Court rules it is a search.
Nokia HERE Drives Cloud to the Car
Better navigation via Connected Driving.
Waze Feature Appears in Google Maps
Crowd-sourced traffic now available.
Researchers Hijack Yacht Navigation
Fake GPS signal used to alter course.
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