Apple iBeacon Lures Shoppers To Buy
Warrant Required for GPS Tracking
SpaceX Launches Canadian Satellite
MLB To Use iBeacon for Stadiums
Drones Stir Excitement, But Worries Too
GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're in, whether to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones.
Police surreptitiously placing a GPS tracking device on a suspect's vehicle is equivalent to a search and as such requires a court-issued search warrant, a U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled.
A satellite dubbed Cassiope was launched aboard a SpaceX rocket, carrying instruments to study space storms in the upper atmosphere and their potential effects on GPS and radio communications.
As good as GPS is at helping smartphones guide you, the technology isn't very precise. Apple is trying to improve that with a new iBeacon system, and Major League Baseball is getting in on the act.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, will soon fill our airspace. Their potential is vast, but so are the privacy and safety concerns. The FAA has until 2015 to develop regulations.