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There’s quite a lot I don’t understand about technology.

I know I have a magic device in my car that can get me from my house to an obscure office tucked away in a large town in the north of the country, with the only errors down to the person who’s behind the wheel.

Satellites are involved and, with a bit of jiggery pokery, I can make the little car on the screen into the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean.

With all that technology available for my car, my mind is a bit boggled as to why those searching for the missing Malaysian plane can’t pinpoint exactly where it was when it disappeared.

Air traffic control was in touch with it, but radar only stretches so far. Perhaps it’s time aircraft are properly tracked by satellites.