Facebook Places : location awareness heading to the social network

Facebook have announced that they will be integrating location-aware features into their social network. Facebook Places will hit as a new iPhone app for US users from Thursday, rolling out to all 500 million worldwide users soon after. BlackBerry and…

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Gerald LynchFacebook Places : location awareness heading to the social network

Tikitag – your very own RFID kit

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RFID – or radio frequency identification – is a technology that allows identification and tracking of things. A small tag is placed on an object, and a reader can then recognise that tag as unique. For a while it’s been used by businesses for stock control, or by zoologists to track animals, but now a company called Tikitag is selling an RFID kit that you can use at home.

The Tikitag starter kit contains an RFID reader, which attaches to your PC via USB, and ten sticky tags which you can attach to things. The things, when placed on the reader, can then trigger certain actions on your PC. Examples include opening a specific web page or a software application.

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Duncan GeereTikitag – your very own RFID kit

Nokia will use Navteq technology for pedestrian navigation, tagging, photos and videos

Nokia has said that it plans to use the mapping technology from recently acquired company Navteq to develop the mapping applications it can offer to its handset users. An area it believes is "totally underdeveloped" is pedestrian location-based services. having…

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Andy MerrettNokia will use Navteq technology for pedestrian navigation, tagging, photos and videos