Saturday, November 25, 2006

Where am I?

I'm sure by now you've heard of those fancy cars with GPS systems giving its drivers directions based on where they are. Well, systems like those aren't limited to cars, cell phones, or people who can afford to buy those devices. You can actually get a virtual GPS tool for your computer that performs location based searches and it's called Loki. Best of all, IT'S FREE!

How does it work?
First, you download Loki.
(Note: only WiFi-equipped portable computers with a Microsoft Operating System can use this tool)

Now that the software is on your computer it uses the wireless signals from the WiFi wireless network system you are in and based on the signals, tells you where you are (in case you didn't know). It's like a mini global positioning system right from the comfort of your home, or wherever you are.

How can you use it?
  • Don't know where you are? You can pinpoint just where you stand on a map.
  • Use it to find the nearest location of anything you are looking for based on where you are.
  • Use it to get directions from where you are to anywhere.
  • Share your location with anyone - if you want to, that is.

In other words, Loki is an application that helps you find...you.

*Special Thanks to Josh G. for pointing out this cool, new technology*

3 Comments:

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does it work internationally?

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Yes, it does! Since it is a relatively new tool it does not have every single location - it only employs highly populated metropolitan areas. I suggest downloading it and seeing if the location you are looking for is offered.

 
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