There’s no point in buying a GPS sensor for your desktop or a laptop if you rarely move it or have only rarely need that feature, but for free you can install Geosense, a free driver and app that integrates with the API in Windows 7 to provide GPS data to all the apps which use that API. They compute your location from wifi, cell tower, and IP information. Don’t expect to get updating turn by turn directions from your netbook as you cruise along in your car, but very likely perfect for checking directions or doing local searches from a parked car or a cafe. Download it at Geosense.
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