GLONASS support to become standard on GPS Chipsets

Navigators and other equipment supporting both GPS and GLONASS are not expected to be subjected to the customs duties, according to Russian news agency Prime-Tass, Sergei Ivanov (Russian Deputy Prime Minister) said customs duties on GPS hardware not supporting Glonass might be introduced starting from January 1, 2012. The tax cut will push semiconductor makers…

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Is internet changing our memory?

Psychology experiments showed that people presented with difficult questions began to think of computers. When participants knew that facts would be available on a computer later, they had poor recall of answers but enhanced recall of where they were stored. The researchers say the internet acts as a “transactive memory” that we depend upon to…

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MapmyIndia Gets TTS from Nuance

Indian maps and navigation provider MapmyIndia and Nuance Communications announced a seven year strategic partnership to offer street level turn-by-turn voice navigation on new MapmyIndia devices. For the first time in India, Personal Navigation Devices will give voice guidance with accurate pronunciation of Indian street and road names. Under the alliance, MapmyIndia’s new navigation devices…

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