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TechBits: GPS 3 (3.6.13)

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GPS is a significant part of many people's lives- used in everything form their cars to their phones to their cameras.  The huge worldwide system has a few flaws that are getting fixed.

Testing will begin soon on a group of GPS 3 satellites.  The new system will improve accuracy from about ten feet to about three feet.  It will also strengthen the power of GPS signals.  That will help people pick up the signal in tree cover, or even indoors.

If the testing goes well, the new GPS 3 features could go online in 2014.  Current GPS devices will not be able to use the new features.

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