Bluetooth 3.0 the new version of one of the world’s most popular short-range wireless technology is now official.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said Bluetooth 3.0 is much faster and has more reliable data transfers. It will speed up transfers at a rate of 24 Mbps by utilizing Wi-Fi via an 802.11 Protocol Adaption Layer. Bluetooth 3.0 will also feature Enhanced Power Control (EPC), which will help prevent accidental device disconnections. Consumer products with Bluetooth 3.0 are expected to come out in around 9 to 12 months.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said it would unveil the full details of a faster and more reliable data transfers Bluetooth 3.0 on April 21. It will speed up transfers is by utilizing Wi-Fi via an 802.11 Protocol Adaption Layer. Bluetooth 3.0 will also feature Enhanced Power Control (EPC), which will help prevent accidental device disconnections.
Softbank’s 1-Seg digital created an 80-gram (50 × 85 × 16mm) TV tuner which transmits TV signals through Wi-fi to the iPhone. The add in doubles as a battery extender when plugged into the iPhone 3G’s dock connector giving you three hours of TV time. Available mid December in Japan for around $100.
Do you watch explicit porn while having your airline meal? Maybe you can now, but American Airline flight attendants asked management to consider adding porn filters to its in-flight Wi-Fi access to prevent passengers from viewing porn while they are in the air. Could you imagine what would randy passengers do after watching porn on flight. Plane orgy? Do you think American Airlines should introduce porn filters on flight?
Apple finally revealed today the second generation iPod Touch which features thin contoured metal design, a 3.5-inch widescreen glass display, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi wireless networking, integrated volume control buttons, a built-in speaker for casual listening, a built-in accelerometer and other advanced sensors, and Multi-Touch user interface. The new iPod touch is available for $229 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32 GB model.
Source: Apple Introduces New iPod touch
Logitech has revealed the latest Squeezebox range – Squeezebox Boom which stream audio from a computer or internet radio station via WiFi. It features an integrated amplifier, high-performance speakers and a simplified setup. It will be available in September for $299.99. Read full press release after the jump.
IEEE has approved 802.11r (Fast Basic Service Set Transition) WiFi standard where devices can now roam between two access points quickly. This will improve performance of VoIP. Instead of 100ms from one access point to the next, WiFi roaming can do this in 50ms.
Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI™) technology operated in the 5GHz range can deliver uncompressed HD Video through wireless throughout your home from your TV, Blu-ray players, set top boxes, games consoles and more. The standard will be completed before 2009. Read full press release after the jump.
AT&T has removed its offer of free Wi-Fi services for iPhone users. AAT&T put a message on their site, “AT&T knows Wi-Fi is hot, and free Wi-Fi even hotter, which is why we are proud to offer iPhone customers free access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot network with more than 17,000 hotspots. It was posted in error and was removed shortly thereafter, so it should not have been up. We know how important Wi-Fi is and we intend to make it available to as many people as we can, but nothing can be announced today.”
You will find this iPhone App in the iTunes store now. It is free and it will let you control your iTunes on your regular iPhone/iPod Touch player. The remote control uses Wi-fi network to access your computer iTunes. You will need to download the latest iTunes 7.7 to get this feature.