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WatchLock – the first padlock with GPS

Do you think you know everything about GPS gadgets? You are wrong! Starcom systems – Israeli company has recently launched their latest product called WatchLock – the first padlock with GPS and GSM module… How does it work? The product is equipped with accelerometer – the one that allows you to play need for speed by moving your iPhone. When it detects the movement it launches the GPS and sends text message to predefined number.

I believe that it’s targeted mostly to the business clients however I can imagine to have my bike locked with this kind of gadgets gadget. I would have to be however very expensive bike because retail price of Watchlock will be probably much over $300 + monthly subscription for the web platform and GSM services.

One thing is sure: it’s definitely good quality – gsm and gps modules are provided by Swiss manufacturer u-blox.

Anyway, if the price does not scare you, you can still watch the video below.

source: Starcom Systems, U-blox

 

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Bing Maps Adds 215 TB Of Bird Eye Imagery

Just over three weeks ago Bing Maps has updated their satellite images with 165 TB of new data putting pressure on Google to do something do something with pretty outdated images in Google Maps and Earth products. This week Microsoft is trying to embarrass Google again by publishing another 215TB of new Bird Eye view images that spans across the United States and features certain areas in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Tokyo. The total coverage of this publication is 230,004 square kilometres. Not bad at all. I must admit that I was never a heavy user of Microsoft mapping service but if Google stays passive maybe I’ll switch to Bing. Probably Google in couple of weeks Google will release something big . Lets wait…

 

source: Bing, Microsoft News,

 

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