13 Apr '12, 2pm

Ultra-Accurate Microchip for Cell Phones Knows Your Location Within Centimeters

Mark, Vicki, Ellaura and Mason /CC BY 2.0 Broadcom has rolled out a new microchip for smart phones that may make some people a little uncomfortable. It can determine your location within centimeters, both vertically and horizontally, so it can know which chair in which room on which floor of which building you're sitting in right now. As long as you have your cell phone on you, of course. Okay, that's creepy. But it doesn't have to be. While it can track cell phone users since we have our phones in our pockets, the fact is it is tracking the location of whatever device in which it is installed, and this technological improvement could be a good thing for environmental science. MIT reports , "The unprecedented accuracy of the Broadcom 4752 chip results from the sheer breadth of sensors from which it can process information. It can receive signals from global navigation sate...

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