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GPS Technology Helping Texas Police Capture Criminals

Tracking criminals without having to chase them… it’s a concept that may seem farfetched, but at least one Texas police department is using new specialized GPS technology to do just that.

CBS 11–08/21/2013

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UT Researchers Use GPS ‘Spoofing’ To Divert $80M Yacht

University of Texas researchers have found a way to divert an $80 million yacht from its course using a custom-made GPS device in an experiment highlighting the potential threat to maritime travel.

07/30/2013

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App That Would Guide Users Away From High-Crime Areas Proves Controversial

An in-development Microsoft smart phone app designed to help drivers and pedestrians avoid unsafe neighborhoods is proving controversial among some minority rights groups that find the software potentially discriminatory.

01/17/2012

A man uses the new iPhone 4S. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

iPhone Tracking Software Leads Owner, Police To Stolen Device

In a time when phones aren’t attached to anything, it can lead to that annoying problem of having to find them. Just ask Dee Probst: She called her phone 39 times when it disappeared Friday in a Weatherford store. When it didn’t turn up, she didn’t give up.

01/03/2012

Grocery store coupons. (credit: AP)

Coupon Clipping – The Smartphone Way

There’s a new secret to saving money and getting free stuff in your everyday life. It almost sounded too good and too simple to be true. Our investigative team went undercover to check it out, and you can do it, too.

11/16/2011