Apple Computer cofounder Stephen Wozniak has developed a new technology--WozNet--that promises an end to lost pets and children, and a dramatic reduction in car and property crime. The New York Times calls WozNet: "Wireless location-monitoring technology," and says the devices will help people track their animals, children, or property.
The technology is being developed by Wozniak's secretive Wheels of Zeus company, which has struck production deals with two manufacturers of consumer electronics devices to produce commercial systems based on the technology. The first products should ship next year, according to The New York Times. The service consists of a radio signal and a GPS-based wireless network capable of tracking locator tags within a two-mile radius. At the center of the network is a home-base station that can track hundreds of tags. The network can also be set up to notify owners when certain events happen, such as a child arriving at school, or a car leaving its parking space.
News source: PCWorld