ALK details CoPilot GPS launch plans
ALK has gone beyond its earlier preview to detail its free offline GPS app. Now called CoPilot GPS, it gives overhead driving and walking directions without having to search online in most cases. The map data includes points of interest, as well, which aren't always included in other offline-capable mapping tools.
Dell Mini 10 to get GPS
Dell on Tuesday announced it will add mapping features to its Inspiron Mini 10 netbooks starting next week. The Wireless 700 add-on combines both an internal GPS card from Broadcom and Wi-Fi triangulation technology from Skyhook Wireless to find its own location, which allows it to operate both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, Wi-Fi access points are used to determine the location via their respective and mapped hardware addresses. Outdoors, or when the line of sight to a satellite is available, it reverts to the assisted GPS chipset for a more accurate, network-independent view.