It's May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you're thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning — and some insider tips — can save you a lot of money. Whether you're booking airfare, a car rental or a hotel room, there are questions you should ask fir Full story
Most seafaring vessels use an onboard device called an automatic identification system (AIS) receiver that store a wealth of information about the ship. And according to research from the security experts at Boston's Rapid7 Labs, AIS receivers are ridiculously insecure. Full story
When Tibia the house cat went missing from his comfortable San Francisco home in 2009, his doting owner Caroline Paul thought he was dead. Five weeks later Tibby came back, fat and content. "I think most people would be happy," Paul's partner Wendy McNaughton, who was brought up with small dogs, to Full story
Before satellites, getting from A to B without radio signals involved cumbersome inertial systems found only on advanced civilian and military aircraft. Those are still the best backup for GPS, and working with the University of Michigan, DARPA has found a way to reduce the once fridge-sized units Full story
Rachel Maddow notes that while map technology may have improved, GPS is not infallible.
A Georgia man is shot to death by the homeowner after the car's GPS leads him to the wrong house. WXIA's Duffie Dixon reports.
Some smartphones have GPS capability that many apps need in order to function, but if you forget that your location is turned on for social media apps like Twitter, you could be sharing your location with complete strangers. TODAY.com’s Kyle Michael Miller reports
“We can confirm the presents are all on board,” said TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe, who released images of Santa getting an early start Sunday morning. Wolfe confirmed the “naughty and nice” list was in Santa’s front pocket and his GPS was switched on and ready.
KNTV’s Bob Redell reports on the dwindling use of paper maps as more travelers turn to GPS technology.
REFILE ADDING BYLINEPermit holding hunter Rodney Irwin checks the GPS on his phone as he heads into the Everglades in search of Burmese pythons during a state-sponsored snake hunt, near Homestead, Florida January 15, 2013. Python Challenge 2013 is a month-long event sponsored by the Florida Fish
Permit holding hunter Rodney Irwin checks the GPS on his phone as he heads into the Everglades in search of Burmese pythons during a state-sponsored snake hunt, near Homestead, Florida January 15, 2013. Python Challenge 2013 is a month-long event sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservat
A GPS tracking device is seen on a falcon during the first day of the Abu Dhabi Falconry 400m competition in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, November 29, 2012. The competition, known as "Al Tilwah" requires the falcons to take off from a starting point and fly the distance of 400m to catch their prey, which i