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DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Do Drivers Depend On GPS Too Much?

Thanks to smartphones, more and more drivers have access to GPS units and turn-by-turn directions. A tourist from Arizona says his is partly to blame for a very close call.

He wound up driving his rental car onto a set of railroad tracks in Webster, after the GPS told him to turn down an alley. He says both the alley and the tracks were covered with snow.

02/21/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: GPS In Boston Police Cars

Some Boston Police officers are worried about GPS devices will soon be installed in cruisers.

According to the Boston Globe, department administrators say the system will mean faster response to calls. But some officers who spoke anonymously have concerns they’ll have to explain every move they make.

11/18/2013

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Does Tracking Technology Give You Peace Of Mind Or Make You Worry?

School districts around the country — including Boston — are adding GPS technology to buses allowing parents to know the exact location of their kids. Does the ability to track your children give you peace of mind or make you worry that others can do the same?

10/18/2013

Money, Withdrawl

Ways To Save From Our Listeners

I have pages of ideas on ways to save from our listeners but I am just going to highlight a few.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/13/2013

Donta Lewis (BPD Photo)

Second Suspect In Gunfight With Boston Police Was Wearing GPS Device

Boston Police say they’ve caught the second man suspected in a gunfight with officers in Dorchester earlier this week.

08/09/2013

The driver said her GPS led her onto these train tracks shortly before the crash. (Photo courtesy: Transit Police)

Driver Follows GPS Into Path Of Commuter Train In Belmont

Transit police say a woman followed her GPS right into the path of an oncoming train in Belmont.

06/20/2013

File Image (Credit: Lowell Police Dept)

Lowell City Council To Vote On Plan That Tracks Police With GPS

Lowell’s City Council will vote Tuesday night on a new police patrolmen’s contract that includes a controversial plan to track officers.

04/01/2013

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Boston Doctors Use ‘Medical GPS’ To Help In Heart Surgeries

WBZ-TV was there for a first-of-its-kind procedure that could make a common heart surgery a whole lot safer.

02/05/2013

The bus the day after the Soldiers Field Road crash in February.

Bus Driver May Have Been Distracted By GPS Before Soldiers Field Road Crash

The man behind the wheel of the tour bus that slammed into an overpass in Boston Saturday night may have been distracted.

02/04/2013

Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com

Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts; it is important to be prepared.

11/19/2012

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