Here are two news stories from yesterday and today concerning GPS that I think you might find interesting.
First, in yesterday’s news.
Some GPS devices unable to acquire satellite signal
It is being reported today that certain GPS devices stopped working on Saturday and were unable to connect to satellites.
This serious problem appears to be an isolated problem and is associated with a few minor brands, like Omnitech, that were sold in Staples stores.
Without a signal, people relying on their GPS are unable to navigate. The reason for this glitch is unclear but the fault may lie with a change to the U.S. run satellite system also made on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry →