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The Morning Briefing: Navigation and tracking

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about navigation and tracking technology.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer on

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about navigation and tracking technology.

1.) Amid GPS boom, nostalgia finds a place for the road map. GPS devices and smartphones with map applications are making the folding paper map obsolete, although some travelers say they're the best way to find your way.

2.) Location tracking won't comprise users' details, claims expert. A Cisco manager claims that Big Brother-style location tracking technology won't compromise users' details -- despite tracking their every move.

3.) High-tech Murray River turtles get GPS. Freshwater turtles in the Murray River system have been fitted with GPS devices so Victorian researchers can track their movements.

4.) BAE Systems' Navsop navigation system rivals GPS. A new positioning system has been developed to complement or even replace current technologies such as GPS.

5.) Former missile tracking technology revolutionizing NBA stats. Stats are going to the next level now thanks to former missile tracking technology that can literally track a player’s every move on the court.

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