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Bluetooth 5 offers significant upgrade in speed, range

Bluetooth 5 is due to make its debut today, promising a significant upgrade in speed and range.

Berg Insight: Smartphone navigation app users grow; stand-alone device shipments fall

Berg Insight revealed the sector of personal navigation is rapidly becoming a mobile play, as the number of personal navigation devices (PNDs) shipped fell in 2013 while the number of people utilising mobile navigation apps grew.

Nokia boosts HERE with second acquisition in 2 weeks

Nokia said it plans to buy U.S.-based Medio Systems to boost its HERE navigation, location and mapping division in what is the Finnish company's second acquisition for the business unit in two weeks.

Wireless body area networks could be used for indoor navigation

France's CEA-Leti is coordinating a multi-partner project called Cormoran that aims to use wireless body area networks (WBANs) to coordinate the navigation of groups in buildings or large-scale motion capture for gaming, sports and healthcare.

Why apps shouldn't always reflect the physical world

Press the button. Flick the switch. Open the file folder. They're all terms we immediately know, but the context is a lot more complicated in a software-centric world. When you hear them, do you think first of handling objects in the physical world or using an app? Your answer will say a lot about how you will respond to interface design. More developers need to think about how their target market will react to this question.

Senator Franken targets indoor-positioning firm Euclid's privacy practices

Indoor-positioning technologies that can be used by retail establishments and other businesses to track and market to consumers are attracting growing scrutiny, as evidenced by a letter sent from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to Euclid, which markets Wi-Fi-generated shopper analytics.

Report: Is TomTom being stalked by Apple?

Shares in TomTom have risen sharply after an analyst at Rabobank International said Apple could be preparing a takeover bid. The thinking is that Apple could bid for TomTom to quickly improve its maligned Apple Maps service.

EC moots copper price cuts; Facebook links to porn

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Nokia teams with Yahoo to bridge gap to rivals

Nokia and Yahoo have agreed a deal that sees Yahoo take control of Nokia’s Ovi messaging services, and Nokia provide mapping services for Yahoo!   The deal, unvei

News In Brief: ZTE, Bell Labs, Google, Voxbone, AT&T

ZTE has launched a low-cost handset with digital TV functionality in Brazil.