It looks like the space technology wars between the US and China are continuing to heat up. China has announced that their GPS alternative is now available to the public. The system, known as Beidou (named for the "Big Dipper" constellation) Compass, has been in development for over a decade.
The system would use a Bluetooth connection and the car stero to determine smartphone position (Credit: Stevens Institute of Technology) Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a method of limiting the driver's use of a smartphone in a vehicle while not affecting that of the passengers. The
Smartphones have taken over the mobile phone market, and their explosive growth continues to astound almost as fast as their capabilities have grown. But no matter how powerful the mobile device, the all too real Achilles heel for our modern powerful devices is battery power. Even the smartest of phones