TED talks: How to fool a GPS


I found today this interesting TED talk by Todd Humphreys – the director of the University of Texas at Austin’s Radionavigation Laboratory. He forecasts the near-future of geolocation when millimeter-accurate GPS “dots” will enable you to find pin-point locations, index-search your physical possessions … or to track people without their knowledge. Todd discusses two basic ways to fool the GPS signal from satellites: Wave Bubble and GPS spoofing.

Watch it, it’s really cool:

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source: TED

I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.


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