07/27/08 – This Week In Geocaching

Posted in In The News on Jul 27, 2008

One of the biggest stories this week was the changes made to the GC.com website. In addition to quite a few bug fixes they also made some design changes and added new upgrade payment options. You can view a full list of changes here.

With the upcoming US release of The Smart Mirror looking back will never be the same! The Smart Mirror is a rearview mirror for your vehicle that has integrated GPS technology and Bluetooth! No kidding! Click here to see all the features.

Garmin released the Nuvi 500 this week. This new unit is a combination mobile and handheld device that includes Geocaching capabilities. For a great review of Garmin’s newest model visit this one here at GPS Magazine.

A teenager recently beat a speeding ticket by convincing the court that his GPS was more accurate than a police radar gun. This could possibly set a precedent on how police departments use speed traps. More here.

Last week we were shown how to Geocache with an iPhone without using a software app. This week we were made aware of the release of Geopher Lite for iPhone. Check it out here.

And finally, if you are in the Grant’s Pass area of Oregon on August 9th drop by Blazerfan’s Summer Geo-Bash. Jason Breedlove from Blazerfan’s Geocaching Adventures is hosting a BBQ at his home. Looks to be a great time!

These were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to make note of.

Keep on cachin’!

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2 Responses to “ 07/27/08 – This Week In Geocaching ”

  1. P.J. -

    I like the new geocaching.com look. Not sold on everything yet, but getting used to it now. The look is nice, but I need to get a feel for the site before I really like or dislike. So far, I dig it. I like the user account pages better for now, too. Either way, glad they are working hard at fixing things and hopefully making it better for cachers!

  2. go_man -

    The only thing we didn’t like was that less than 12 hours after we posted the How To Start Geocaching tutorial they changed their pages which put some of our screenshots out of date. :) We’ll wait to see if anymore changes are made before we update.

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