Sunday, March 18, 2012

Connected Garmin nuvi 2598FL clears the FCC

Well this isn’t what I expected to wake up to on Independence Day, but here it is; a Garmin nuvi 2598FL has cleared the FCC. And I would say that the model number is just a place holder, but the documents clearly state that it’s the marketing name and describe it as a connected personal navigation device. read more

FCC warns 20 online sellers of GPS jammers

illegal-gps-jammerEarlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced stepped up enforcement of anti-jamming laws, with the intention of removing cell phone, police radar, WiFi and GPS jammers from the market. Now they’ve gone a step further, calling out twenty online sellers of GPS jammers (PDF). Basically, it comes down to this…

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Biggest GPS jammer ever, courtesy the FCC

gps_satellite_altThere’s been a spate of stories recently about how we’re over-reliant on GPS, and while some threats are overblown, GPS jamming can be more serious, especially on the scale tentatively approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Wha? Read on my friend…

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