The term Bluetooth was officially coined in the year 1998. It is a global wireless communication standard that is used for connectivity and exchange of data over a limited distance. Over a time period of almost 20 years, this technology is not an option anymore. It’s a necessity for all mobile computing devices, such as smartphones, Laptops and Tablets. Bluetooth 1.0 specification was released in 1999, and in the very next year, the first v1.0 enabled mobile handset and headset was launched in the market.
After a long series of product integrations and new versions being rolled out almost every year, Bluetooth v5.0 was announced in 2016. By the next year, Apple, Samsung [...]
Google is trying hard to reduce the time it takes to pair bluetooth devices with Android phones. A new update is going to make pairing some Bluetooth devices much easier. Starting with Google Play Services 11.7 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher, users will be able to take advantage of the new Fast Pair feature. Fast Pair will make the process of pairing Bluetooth devices easier by scanning for nearby Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) broadcasts and prompting you to pair with them.
Once Fast Pair is enabled, Android will scan for BLE broadcasts close to the user’s device and discovers a Fast Pair packet. That packet is then in turn sent to Google’s servers to retrieve the [...]
The Wi-Fi Alliance, body that controls research, and advances of the Wi-Fi technology, yesterday at CES, 2016 announced its future plans for taking this already indispensable medium of communicating with the Internet forward.In a bid to expand the reach and adoption of the Wi-Fi technology when it comes to connectivity with the Internet of Things, ‘Wi-Fi HaLow’ was announced. This new Wi-Fi framework which will operate on the 900 Mhz range, promises to double the reach of the already existing 2.4, and 5 Ghz Wi-Fi baseband.
This switch to the new spectrum will also help conserve energy, making it the perfect platform for low-power, less data intensive devices like [...]
Bluetooth SIG has made some important announcements today regarding an upgrade in the upcoming year. The company is set on increasing the ‘Internet Of Things’ by including updates such as longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking. They also aim at taking a stride towards industries that deal with smart homes, industrial automation, locations-based services and smart infrastructure.
“There is significant demand from our members and the industry at large to enhance Bluetooth with the new capabilities we’re announcing today,” said Toby Nixon, chairman of the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors
Bluetooth has also further announced that apart from the above [...]
We are all aware how important emoticons are nowadays. Nobody wants to type ‘okay’ anymore, just a thumbs up emoticon will do. The process is supposed to save time, but we still have to press an extra key to open our emoji options. These troubles will however soon be in the past, because EmojiWorks has debuted its first hardware based emoji keyboard. So now, with the help of a built-in shortcut, you can immediately just type in your preferred emoji.
Design wise it looks like an Apple keyboard with emoji symbols and each key has an emoji along with a character. Just like [...]
Massive Audio Inc announced their new set of ‘Doctor Who’ Headphone Collection today, under license from BBC Worldwide North America. The company had previously released other products such as the TARDIS and Dalek Bluetooth speakers for Doctor Who fans too. So, this new collection of TARDIS and DW insignia Bluetooth and Wired Over-Ear Headphones will add to their line of tech merchandise.
These Bluetooth Headphones have built-in buttons for full control over tracks, volume, phone calls and a bass boost option. The device also has a built-in microphone for phone calls [...]
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has officially announced version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification. The most significant update since last year’s 4.1 version, this one promises greater speed and privacy.
According to SIG, the new update will increase the transfer rate between two devices connected over Bluetooth by 2.5 times. The recent development in the area of Bluetooth Smart Data packets lets it hold ten times as much data as before, hence the increased speed.
Also, Bluetooth 4.2 will improve the features of Bluetooth Low Energy which allows low-power IP [...]
Jabra launched its new portable speaker, the Jabra Solemate Mini is the latest edition the company’s Solemate line up of speaker and is priced at 4999 INR.
The Jabra Solemate Mini features front-facing speakers and provide wired as well as wireless playback mode options. The Solemate Mini Speakers can be used with Bluetooth and NFC for connectivity options and can also be wirelessly controlled. The speakers support Bluetooth version 3.0 and NFC based Perimeter Pairing. The speakers has a Digital Signal Processing (DSP), a technology that digitally optimizes voice and music and suppresses echoes. They also have an [...]
Explorer Edition of Google Glass is continuously being updated with new tricks, In a normal case scenario to use internet on the Glass, one needs smartphone tethering plans which adds more expense to the ownership of the Glass.
However, the latest update to the device shows a way to save this additional cost. With XE9 loaded onto the device, the Android app stores data to and from the hardware, overcoming the smartphone’s Bluetooth tethering settings and extra plan needed from some carriers.
Google Glass [...]
Apple has filed a new patent that will enable the use of next-generation cameras and invisible ink to negotiate digital handshakes.
Snap a picture of a cash register with a barcode and your iDevice will generate a unique ID to pair up. but in order to keep the technology secure, the codes would have to be painted on with “invisible” fluorescent coatings. Similarly to share information between 2 iPhones or iDevices, the screen of one will display the information while the camera from the other will simply click to transfer the info.
While the whole world is looking [...]
Jabra has launched the revision to their bluetooth headband the Halo. Dubbed the Halo 2 (thats original!) The bluetooth headset revises and ups to Bluetooth 3.0. Stay tuned for us to go hands on with a ton of accessories.
Key specifications of the Jabra HALO2 Bluetooth stereo headset:
Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technologyA2DP for wireless music streamingAM3D Virtual Surround Sound 2.0 and Power BassAVRCP for remote controls (skip track, pause, etc.)Noise Blackout™ technology with dual microphonesFoldable headbandTalk time – 8 hoursStandby time [...]