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8 billion Bluetooth devices at risk of attack

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in Bluetooth that leaves almost every Bluetooth-enabled device vulnerable. It gives the attacker the ability to run malicious code. It's an example of what could go wrong with the Internet of Things.

Bluetooth sensors used to monitor traffic flow in Danish city

A Danish city is using Bluetooth sensors to detect signals from phones and connected devices inside cars. The information is used to record traffic flow in real-time, enabling officials to identify problem areas in the absence of actual connected cars.

Bluetooth steps up fight against Wi-Fi by adding Mesh Networking

Bluetooth SIG, the organisation behind the Bluetooth standard, has announced the technology now supports mesh networking. The system enables large-scale networks of devices to be set up, letting Bluetooth drive masses of connected "smart" products.

London's 'smart street' uses new technologies and data science

London - Imagine a world where city sidewalks can generate enough energy to power streetlights, along with additional technologies, like BlueTooth and benches that clean the air. Welcome to London's Bird Street.

Bluetooth 5 will make your connected devices much faster

Bluetooth 5's key features and capabilities have officially been approved, allowing device manufacturers to begin developing products using the technology. It comes with significant performance improvements and enhanced support for smart products.

Review: Inateck BR1003 — bring Bluetooth to any device with a 3.5mm jack

The Inateck BR1003 is a compact Bluetooth adapter that lets any device transmit and receive audio wirelessly. With mobile devices increasingly emphasising Bluetooth accessories, the BR1003 lets you bring incompatible products into the wireless ecosystem.

Review: Inateck BP1109 — a robust budget speaker for group listening

Inateck's BP1109 is a distinctive Bluetooth speaker that has a stylish circular design. The speaker projects outwards into the environment, making it ideal for group listening. It's a compact sound system that suits outdoor use at high volumes.

Train seat alert for pregnant women trialed

Busan - A bespoke bluetooth app, designed to alert underground train users to give up designated seats for pregnant travelers is been trialed in South Korea.

Review: Inateck BH1001 Bluetooth headset: Wireless with a magnetic touch

Wireless headphones are the way to go when you want to listen to music in private but a cable gets in the way. With no wire dangling to your phone, Bluetooth headsets like the Inateck BH1001 can provide a low-cost route to a more enjoyable experience.

Review: Inateck's stylish, tough, go-anywhere MercuryBox speaker

The Inateck MercuryBox is a rugged, go-anywhere Bluetooth speaker that packs a stylish construction and extraordinary sound quality into a tiny metal form factor, making it a great option to consider for any usage whether indoors or out and wet or dry.

12.9-inch iPad Pro has a stylus, Force Touch, A9 chip and NFC

There have been rumours of an under-development iPad "Pro" for some time now. Over the weekend, new leaks have emerged that not only confirm the existence of the device but also reveal it to have an official stylus — just like Microsoft's Surface.

Review: Inateck BTSP-10 Plus is an all-purpose Bluetooth speaker

The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker is a high-performance, portable wireless speaker for audiophiles listening to music while at home and on the move. It gives good sound quality while still being small enough to take out with you.

Review: The Inateck BK1003E Bluetooth keyboard makes mobile typing easy

The Inateck BK1003E Bluetooth keyboard is a sleek and stylish portable keyboard for use with your mobile devices when on the go. It can be slung into a bag and makes typing on the move much easier.

Review: The Inateck BR1001 lets you stream music to any speakers

The Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth audio receiver lets you play music wirelessly from a mobile device through any set of speakers. It is a useful addition to the home of any tech-lover and can also be used while on the move.

Review: The iClever IC-BTS02 is a loud, ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker

The iClever IC-BTS02 is an ultra-portable, high-quality Bluetooth speaker that is small enough to sling into a bag while still delivering an enjoyable sound experience. It can also be used to take calls with its built-in mic.

Bluetooth yoga mat doubles as yoga teacher

SmartMat, a blue-toothed equipped, sensor-heavy yoga mat, can teach and correct your postures, besides being just a standard mat.

'True Love Tester' bra unhooks only for true love

A new innovative bra designed in Japan uses Bluetooth to only unhook itself for the "true love" in your life, according to the claim of its manufacturer.

Researchers discover key antibiotic power of honey bee bacteria

Lund - A budding discovery courtesy of research teams at Lund University in Sweeden may open the door to defeating deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Meet Om/One, the levitating Bluetooth speaker

Tired of those speakers that just sit around like cylinders? Well then, get yourself the Om/One, a gravity-defying gadget that will play your music while it levitates in the air.

App combines beer with free movies

Developer Aleksandr Semenov has created a way to get free movies for buying beer. Bluetooth technology reads information on the bottle and unlocks movies on your computer. You only need to tap it on a sensor to make it work.

Op-Ed: Taking drivers out of the loop makes driving safer

Westlake Village - A recent report from industry analyst J.D. Power suggests that buyers are questioning the benefits of increasing technology in vehicles.

Bracelet adds sound effects to your life

Tokyo - Have you ever wished that you could go through life like a movie character, with all the sound effects support to let people know exactly what was going on in your life? Well, a Japanese start-up company may bring your fantasies to reality.

Video: ION glasses 'link your moments', made in Spain

Elche - Two Spanish entrepreneurs have come up with a Google Glass-style technology, with a "hipster fashion sensibility." The Bluetooth-driven ION glasses will interact with your smartphone or tablet and keep you up to date, wherever you are.

Remembering passwords could be a thing of the past

Berkley - Forgetting your passwords, or having them stolen, could soon become a thing of the past; soon you’ll just have to store them in your thoughts.

Op-Ed: 2013 tech yawn — More tech toys, no productivity

Sydney - The new offerings for 2013 are looking like the last few years- More toys, more novelty, more hardware, and nothing at all for work-related productivity. For the easily impressed, these may buy a childish wow moment, but so what?

Talk to the hand, literally

Bluetooth surprises the public again with the development of an interestingly weird device known as the glove. That's right, Bluetooth integrated with a glove.

Mind-controlled drones for the handicapped (video)

Chinese researchers at Zhejiang University have developed a system, called FlyingBuddy2 that allows users to control drones with their thoughts. Sound too much like SciFi? Read on.

Op-Ed: Getting ROI metrics from mobile marketing technology

As marketers continue to explore new ways to gain ROI through social media and technology, older forms of online marketing are even less effective.

Essential Digital Gear of the Year: High-tech for the office Special

In part 1 of 3 in Digital Journal's Essential Digital Gear from the past year, discover the hot gadgets perfect for your work space, whether you need a powerful colour printer or a GPS device for finding clients on road trips.

Archaeologists find Viking monarch Harald Bluetooth's palace

Aarhus - Danish archaeologists have discovered the royal residence of the Danish Viking-era king known as Harald Bluetooth, said to have united Denmark into one kingdom, introducing Christianity and whose name inspired the technology of the same name.
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Traffic visualisations in Aarhus, by Blip Systems
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Inateck BP1109 wireless speaker
Inateck BP1109 wireless speaker
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South Korea is trying to help pregnant women find seats on train carriages  using pink lights. The p...
South Korea is trying to help pregnant women find seats on train carriages, using pink lights. The pink light over the seat is activated wirelessly by a pregnant woman.
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The iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker
The iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker
Bluetooth 5 delivers significant speed and range improvements
Bluetooth 5 delivers significant speed and range improvements
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The next generation vehicles will not only have the ability to connect to the web but will also be able to communicate between themselves, with other road users and with road infrastructure.
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The Inateck BP2101 MercuryBox Bluetooth speaker
The Inateck BP2101 MercuryBox Bluetooth speaker
The Inateck BK1003E ultra-slim universal Bluetooth keyboard
The Inateck BK1003E ultra-slim universal Bluetooth keyboard
The Inateck BK1003E ultra-slim universal Bluetooth keyboard
The Inateck BK1003E ultra-slim universal Bluetooth keyboard
The Inateck BK1003E ultra-slim universal Bluetooth keyboard
The Inateck BK1003E ultra-slim universal Bluetooth keyboard
The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker
The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker
The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker
The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker
The Inateck BR1001 audio receiver
The Inateck BR1001 audio receiver
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An audiologist takes an accurate impression of Alaina Baker's ear canal.
The Inateck BP2101 MercuryBox Bluetooth speaker
The Inateck BP2101 MercuryBox Bluetooth speaker
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Hands-free driving.
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Marketing shot of the Inateck BH1001 Bluetooth headset
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Inateck BR1003 Bluetooth audio adapter
Inateck BR1003 Bluetooth audio adapter
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Bluetooth Mesh Networking
Bluetooth Mesh Networking
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Bluetooth Mesh Networking will aid the Internet of Things
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