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Bluetooth, Wi-Fi standards to eclipse proprietary wireless medical monitoring by 2018

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi standards to eclipse proprietary wireless medical monitoring by 2018

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other standardized wireless protocols are set to trump proprietary wireless protocols in mobile medical devices by 2018, says a new ABI report. This follows the proliferation of consumer smartphones, tablets, workout monitors, inhalers and other devices, reflecting the desire of consumers and health professionals to make it easier to integrate remote health reporting systems with familiar electronics.

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Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone, maker of the column-shaped portable Zipp speaker we reviewed last year, has unveiled another wool-covered speaker option: the Libratone Loop. With the latest speaker, users are again provided with a wireless connectivity option, but wall-mounting has been added into the mix, allowing the speaker to be fixed to a wall in addition to being placed on a flat surface.

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Apple TV one-tap setup from iPhone quietly capitalizes on Bluetooth LE

Apple TV one-tap setup from iPhone quietly capitalizes on Bluetooth LE

Apple has added one-tap instant setup to the Apple TV, using Bluetooth LE and an iOS 7 device to automatically load WiFi network and Apple ID information to the streaming set-top box. Quietly introduced today, the new feature appears to have been enabled in Apple TV OS 6.0 - re-released earlier this week - and helps new Apple TV owners to avoid punching in setup details such as complex WiFi passwords with the bundled remote.

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Marshall Stanmore speaker brings vintage looks and Bluetooth to your music system

Marshall Stanmore speaker brings vintage looks and Bluetooth to your music system

Marshall has launched a vintage-looking stereo speaker line called Stanmore that harkens back to "the golden days of rock n' roll", giving owners the best of both worlds with analog knobs and modern technology. The Stanmore speaker is being offered in both black and cream colors, with a metal grille across the front and large classic-esque logo across the face.

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Grace Digital Bluetooth receivers make ancient speakers usable again

Grace Digital Bluetooth receivers make ancient speakers usable again

This week there's a couple of new devices arriving from Grace Digital that may very well be the one thing that makes that ancient set of speakers you've been keeping in the garage worth the years of nagging from your significant other. Why don't you get rid of those old things? You're never going to use them, everything is wireless these days! Here's why: the GDI-BTAR122 (24 watt) and GDI-BTAR502 (100 watt) from Grace Digital work with Bluetooth 4.0 and connect to your old speakers - like the future attaching to the past, so to speak.

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Polar Loop fitness wearable understands housework is exhausting

Polar Loop fitness wearable understands housework is exhausting

Does the world need another fitness tracker? Polar believes so, and the Polar Loop is its offering, a wrist-worn "smart coaching" wearable that monitors both fitness and sleep. Reminiscent of Nike's Fuelband, complete with an LED display for giving real-time feedback, the Loop supports Bluetooth Smart for low-power connectivity to your smartphone, as well as being waterproof for use when swimming.

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