As more of us download more multimedia to our mobile devices, spectrum crowding ensues. Instead of acquiring more spectrum, the father of the cellphone says we just need to use current spectrum more efficiently.
Engineers create new wireless communication technique that relies on existing radio waves and doesn't require batteries.
Finally, a simple way to beam virtually any online video from a laptop, tablet or smartphone over to the big screen.
While you'd think that improving smartphone battery life would mean slight tweaks to different components while adding bigger and fancier batteries, smartphones use 60% of their power to drive signal power amplifiers that are only 30% efficient. This ginormous battery suck is about to get fixed.
New Orleans, LA — There are Bluetooth stereo earbuds, such as a favorite of mine, the Plantronics BackBeat Go. Then, there are noise canceling headphones, which I'm not a big fan of — earbuds that fit securely cancel ambient noise and have no need for a battery to run. But, since Bluetooth stereo earbuds require batteries to begin with, why not combine the wireless connectivity and noise canceling?
Here in the U.S., we're used to getting continually screwed over by our wireless providers. High cost for minimum performance and features is just the name of the game, take it or leave it. A new wireless provider in France has started offering an alternative, in the form of a "dumb pipe" that gives you everything you're getting now and more for just $25 a month.
UPDATE: Verizon says it will not charge the $2 fee anymore. Talk about embarrassing.
Computers are fast. What isn't as fast is miles and miles of wiring, and when you've got a huge data center with hundred or thousands of computers all trying to talk to each other, it's usually the connections between them that's the slowest part of the system. Solution? Go wireless, and bounce it off the ceiling instead.
Yes, I know, you're feeling all constrained by that paltry 300 mbps of bandwidth offered by 802.11n wireless routers. The next wireless standard, called 802.11ac, will offer three times the throughput for multiple HD video streams and more, and it's coming next year.
Tired of your Wi-Fi cutting out every time you take your laptop into the bathroom with you? IEEE (also known as the Institute of electronics geeks) has just released a new, official standard for 802.22 Wi-Fi, and this bad boy can cover 12,000 square miles with just one single base station.