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Apple Maps may get boost from extra-precise GPS

Apple buys a GPS company, gaining new location-tracking powers. Meanwhile, a cybersecurity researcher raises concerns of airplane hacking, and Google is said to add a "buy" button to search results.

Apple Maps may soon be able to tell where you are on a map with more precise detail than standard GPS technology. Apple purchased GPS firm Coherent Navigation, which uses low-orbit communication satellites to track location within inches -- rather than feet.

Watch CNET Update to learn how Apple Maps may evolve next. Also, get the details on the drama surrounding a cybersecurity researcher claiming to hack an airplane from the in-flight entertainment system at his seat:

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Apple Maps may get boost from extra-precise GPS