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What is geocaching?

Geocaching is search with help from a GPS

Geocaching is actually the ancient treasure hunting, but here you go out of the GPS coordinates to find the treasure. It seems to have been invented in 2000 by Dave Ulmer, who had put a bucket of goodies in the forest. He mentioned the coordinates on a website about satellite navigation and invited people to search for the bucket. There was also the idea of getting something out of the bucket and stopping something new (and updating the log). After that it went fast and there are many geocaches hiding on the whole world. With websites to find the data of the geocache or even complete routes along different geocaches. The real fanatic has its own GPS device, but for the people who want to try it, it is also possible to use your mobile phone (often not as accurate as a real GPS) or you can rent a GPS at the local tourist office. The principle has not changed: you are looking for the treasure (geocache) and if you have found it, you will update the log and submit a new treasure. Meanwhile there are geocaches for the novice but also for the expert, where the treasure for the expert is often small, and which for the beginner is larger and easier to find. Read More

What does LBS mean

LBS means Location Based Services

With LBS, it is about services that provide information about a user's current location. Often it is a smartphone with GPS that transmits its location (whether or not at the user's request), but often it also goes through the position of the GSM Zend Master. The idea is that a user himself indicates where he is (see also Foursquare) and thus gets information that is of interest to him at that time. Especially marketing people see a lot of added value here because they can try to get customers into the store.

What is a gadget?

A gadget is a thing

A gadget (a thing, Gizmo) is an article that is innovative and often cleverly designed. Often a gadget is a consumer electronics product (but it doesn't have to be). The technology or design is innovative, so a trendsetter likes to buy it. Often a gadget is also purchased as a status symbol. A gadget is especially interesting at the beginning (and even then it is more frequent for the entertainment purchased, and not so much for its functionality), later there are too many people who have it too, and it is not interesting anymore to have (or to show off). A gadget is often purchased online, in a special gadget or gift shop.