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Wireless data transfer speeds hit a record high at 6 Gbps

Researchers in Germany have successfully set a new world record for the speed of wireless data transmission. A transfer rate of 6 Gigabits per second, far beyond that of current fibre networks, was observed experimentally over a distance of 37 kilometres.

Germany eyes free wi-fi in public spaces, finally

Berlin - Try looking for a free wi-fi connection in the cafe down the street in Germany and, more likely than not, there isn't one.Forget about looking for open connections in parks or at key monuments. They just don't exist.

Engineers unveil Wi-Fi that uses 10,000 times less power

A team of U.S. engineers have developed a Wi-Fi system that uses 10,000 times less power than traditional Wi-Fi. Unlike other futuristic wireless technologies, "Passive Wi-Fi" could be commercialized soon and works immediately with current products.

'Over half' of all wireless mice vulnerable to 'Mousejack' attack

A warning has been issued after security researchers discovered many wireless mice are vulnerable to attacks that could give hackers control of a computer. Wireless mice usually work over unencrypted connections, putting them at risk of attack.

Google's X lab chief sees Internet reaching billions

Vancouver - The "captain of moonshots" at Google parent company Alphabet sees widespread, world-changing wireless Internet on the horizon.

Medical devices begin to harness wireless technology

Medical devices are becoming the latest equipment to utilize the Internet to collect data and to send alerts. Here ‘smart inhalers’ are leading the way, with the first commercial units expected within a year. We take a look at the latest developments.

ViaSat announces 1Tbps satellite to rival Facebook and Google

U.S. satellite company ViaSat has developed a plan to deliver blazingly fast Internet to remote regions by beaming it from space. It is working with Boeing to launch three satellites capable of delivering 1Tbps bandwidth for ultrafast speeds.

Wi-Fi pushed to the limit with new 100Gbps transmitter, THz waves

A team of Japanese researchers have developed a Wi-Fi transmitter capable of sustaining a 100 gigabit per second connection speed. The breakthrough, using very short waves, lets mobile devices download an HD film in under a second.

Apple building long-range wireless charging for future iPhones

Apple is developing next-generation proprietary wireless charging technology to use in future versions of the iPhone, according to a report today. Apple wants to do away with the wireless charging pads of today and create a longer-range system.

iOS source reveals Apple is working to add Li-Fi to the iPhone

References to Li-Fi in the source code of the latest versions of iOS have provided a strong hint that Apple is working on integrating the next-generation wireless tech into future iPhones. Li-Fi uses light to transmit data 100x faster than Wi-Fi.

New Wi-Fi standard hopes to connect the Internet of Things

Wi-Fi has evolved several times over the years to offer improved connection speeds and range. A new version of the standard currently under development now looks to take the technology to the Internet of Things by offering low-power connectivity.

'Christmas lights can slow your Wi-Fi', claims Ofcom

Over the next few weeks, millions of fairy lights will be installed in homes worldwide. They may appear harmless but Ofcom, the UK telecoms watchdog, thinks otherwise. It has warned that Christmas lights can slow down Wi-Fi, prompting a mass debate.

'Li-Fi' could be coming soon — Wireless 100x faster than Wi-Fi

Developments in wireless networking over the past few years have seen Wi-Fi become faster and more reliable than ever. It's still far from perfect though, and now new tech known as 'Li-Fi' threatens to supersede it, boasting 100 times greater performance.

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.

Wi-Fi router's 'pregnancy setting' creates controversy in China

A Chinese technology company has launched a wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women. It says that the setting can help to reduce potentially dangerous radiation emitted by the router but other companies have accused it of scaremongering.

Microsoft launches a 1TB Xbox One with a revised controller

Microsoft has launched an updated version of the Xbox One which now includes 1TB of internal storage. A refreshed controller has also been revealed which features a full-size 3.5mm headphone jack for use with gaming headsets.

Contactless payments to be accepted in 'every' EU store by 2020

Mastercard's head of emerging payment products has said that contactless payments with cards and phones will be accepted at every store in the UK and Europe before 2020, sparking a debate on whether this will actually be possible.

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced Tuesday it will be acquiring AOL in a landmark $4.4 billion deal.

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.

Google's wireless service 'Project Fi' revealed in leaked app

Google's plans to create a subscription-based wireless mobile service controlled entirely through an app have been fully revealed in the best possible way - a leaked version of the under-development app called Tycho.

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.

Wirelessly charge your phone on your desk with new IKEA furniture

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea has announced that it is launching a new range of household furniture items with wireless charging functionality built in, making it easy to add power to your devices.

Woman powers robotic arm wirelessly

Pittsburgh - A paralyzed woman has used her brain to move a robotic arm wirelessly. This is said to be the most dexterous movement yet accomplished via a brain-machine interface.

Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016

The Swedish city of Södertälje is to begin testing of a new wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus system on its roads in 2016 as part of efforts to reduce fuel consumption and pollution in the country.

New York City hit by 'Invasion of the Data Snatchers'

New York - After a news report this week, New York City says about 500 advertising beacons will be uninstalled from Manhattan phone booths.

LifeCHARGE equips wireless charging to iPhone 5/5S Battery Case

Wireless charging and battery packs often come at the expense of one another. For example, having a battery pack integrated in your smartphone's case, wireless charging capabilities will be non-existent.

Apple most likely working on wireless charging for peripherals

Wireless charging hasn't taken off with tremendous popularity. Well, not yet anyways, but the race to go wireless will be on very soon.

Rescue drone can plow through forests and wreckage with shield

A new drone uses a cage-like device as a shield to smash through intervening trees and disaster area wreckage in order to rescue victims. This new "dronernaut" (Juggerdrone?) may be our next real-life action hero.

Starbucks begins rollout of wireless rechargers in stores Special

San Jose - Not getting enough charge from your morning Starbucks? Have no fear! Now, your wireless devices can get charged, too! The world's largest chain of coffeehouses has begun offering wireless device recharging stations in its stores.
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