US Upgrades GPS Signal
Jan 25, 2006, 3:12 PM by (staff)
The federal government today announced an upgraded GPS signal that should benefit users of mobile phones and other portable devices. The L2C signal increases power output and accuracy coming from the satellites. This will allow mobile devices to obtain a more accurate location while using less power than before. It should also enable better positioning in urban canyons where GPS is normally weak. L2C was activated today, however chips and devices will need to be updated in order to take advantage of the new signals. There are no reports on whether current systems can take advantage of this with a software update or whether new hardware is required.
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Bush approved it? Hmmm...
That made me wanna cry...it is exactly what we don't need.
As far as your theory, I wouldn't doubt it.
Bush is damned if he does b/c it violates "privacy" (when really he isn't)
and he will be damned if he doesn't b/c Terrorists (who probably wld be stopped b/c of the tapping of phn lines) were allowed to mak...
It's very possible that there were other things on those satallites th...
So the Pentagon invented it, Bush subsequently jumps on... it's gotta be about more then improving signal and competing with Europe. Something tells me this ALSO allows for easier tapping of lines, easier to inv