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When you sail off on a vacation cruise and leave your car behind at a paid parking lot, you expect your ride to be in the same condition when you get back. Just make sure you don’t hand over the keys to anyone at Premier Parking Spot in Cocoa, Florida — particularly Premier’s owner, Jay Nieves.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in support of this important cause, BrickHouse Security has teamed up with Army of Angels’ Kross Kountry-4-Kids event, a two-week, round-trip convoy traveling from California to Washington, DC and back.

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A strong solar storm hit the Earth’s atmosphere this Thursday morning, March 8th. The radioactive particles that were launched from the sun are currently battling our planet’s electromagnetic field and don’t appear to be causing any major problems. However, NASA warns that this solar outburst will last until about Friday morning and that at any time, power grids or GPS service might be temporarily compromised.

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On December 27, China flipped the switch on its new national GPS service. Dubbed “Beidou,” the system promises best-in-class performance and will likely make the Asian economic superpower a global leader in GPS.  With the launch of its 10th satellite earlier this month,  Beidou currently provides location data only to China and its surrounding regions, but the plan is for all of Asia to be covered by 2012. Full global coverage is expected by 2020, when a total of 35 satellites are scheduled to be launched and operational.  

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Lockheed Martin is about to start ground-testing the next generation of GPS Satellites. When the new birds launch in a couple of years, they’re likely to bring much joy to millions of users who’ve become increasingly dependent on their GPS tracking devices and vehicle navigation systems.  The $5.5 billion project is poised to upgrade every aspect of the Global Positioning System, promising improved accuracy, reliability and resistance to signal-jamming.

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GPS accuracy and lock-on speed depends on how many GPS satellites have a clear view of your device at any moment of the day, however, what most people aren’t aware of is that there are plenty of non-GPS satellites oribiting Earth that are capable of doing the exact same job of providing location. It only makes sense that U.S. cell providers would eventually tap into these additional satellites.  

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