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While you still can, that is. Global positioning systems could make lost productivity a thing of the past.

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Satellites high above the earth are being used to route pedicabs, monitor high-value business assets in remote locations, and pinpoint millions of Fidos, Fluffies and endangered fish.

In-console global positioning system (GPS) navigation displays are the hot upgrade for the well-wheeled. But more drivers, boaters and walkers are choosing cheaper handheld navigators and PDA add-on cards-even GPS-enabled wristwatches. Directions and real-time traffic reports may soon be as common to cell phones as digital cameras.

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