How Google can find your cell phone
You may never lose your cell phone again, thanks to an experiment by Google Maps enthusiast Tim Hibbard. Hibbard shipped a GPS-enabled cell phone to Mike Pegg, editor of GoogleMapsMania, cleverly leaving the cell phone turned on. Thanks to a program that links the phone's Global Positioning System data with Google Maps, Web surfers are now monitoring the progress of the phone as it travels across the country.

Cell-phone providers like Disney Mobile have marketed GPS-enabled cellphones as a way for parents to keep track of their kids, but linking up Google Maps with new phones' GPS features could make the tracking function useful for just about everyone who's ever misplaced a cell phone. "I've always wanted to be able to track my phone using the built-in GPS," commented one loss-prone Digg reader.
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