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  • Producers/Hosts: Alan Sprague & Mike Joyce
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: animals on boats, gps hacking
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) various animals on boat stories, some by email
    b) Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show
    GPS hacking and alternatives
    d) Mike’s report from the field

    guests: Ben Ellison Marine Electronics tester and blogger panbo.com

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    What no Best of the Electronic cottage 2010 list form major news organizations? Well, we’ll just have to make our own then. In this episode from June 2010, we review the current accuracy of GPS devices, what’s on the horizon, and what new degrees of accuracy might mean in everyday life.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The first of a new generation of satellites that will provide more accurate GPS location services has just been a launched. When all 12 of these satellites are in place, GPS accuracy should include from today’s approximately 20 foot accuracy to about 2-3 foot accuracy. This will have big implications for everyday life – some obvious, some not so obvious.Let’s take a look.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    As part of WERU’s 20 years in 20 days celebration, we return to October of 2003 for an edition on GPS, or Global Positioning Systems, which were just beginning to gain broad adoption at the consumer level. GPS is a great tool, but like all technology, it has its positive and negative applications. We look at few of them today since the issues raised in 2003 are still alive today.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Today, a few items from the ever growing digital pile at the Electronic Cottage: a look at the “anomaly” of unauthorized access to people’s passport records which emerged during the presidential primaries and which turns out to be not such an anomaly at all; how a GPS tracking device installed by his parents in his car saved a teenager from a big speeding ticket; and a look at the Save Christian Radio web site which is outraged at the FCC’s proposals to increase localism in radio that might require stations to have a community advisory board, and even require that there be a live human being at a radio station when it is on the air!

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