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Router MAC address procuring for WPS positioning

Its known that either Skyhook or Google procured the wireless access points mac address while roaming around. I am curious how the MAC addresses were procured, as this does not seem to be easy to do! ...
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Google location services incorrectly identifies my location

Short version: I live in Iowa. My WiFi only Android tablet's AccuWeather.com weather app, and Google Maps, and Chrome on my laptop tell me I'm located Oklahoma City. Why? Commentary: From what I ...
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How to modify the language used by the Google Search Engine on IE 9.0?

I would like to know how we can modify the settings of the Google Search Engine used in Internet Explorer 9.0 to force to use a specific language. Our problem is the following: as it uses geolocation ...
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How does Google geo location service work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does google My Location work ? I dont use google maps much, but I was using it today and I clicked the "Show my location" button for the first time, then firefox ...
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How does precise GeoLocation in HTML5 work?

This is quite a long winded question, you can just skip to the last sentence if you don't care about the background info. I just tested out HTML5 geolocation using Firefox 3.5+, and it managed to ...
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How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language?

Google's interface and search results don't always appear in my preferred language, English. I'm located in Mexico City and, although I generally have no problem with Spanish, I would prefer search ...
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How does Google Gears geolocation work?

I'm quite impressed by the Google Gears geolocation demo. It usually has an accuracy under 50 meters and besides authorizing Google Gears, I haven't revealed any other information concerning my ...
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How does Google My Location work?

Google My Location in Google Maps is able to find your approximate position with good accuracy. Although it's clear that it makes use of GeoIP mapping, they need a more accurate strategy to pinpoint ...