Wireless

Wireless charging is coming to your tablet, computer

Wireless charging is coming to your tablet, computer

Wireless charging is an exciting frontier, but few have ventured to make it available. We’ve not really seen it roll out on a large scale, either, as competing charging standards battle for supremacy. Freescale has introduced a new wireless charging system that breaks tradition. Rather than trying to charge your smartphone, their 15-watt wireless charging pad will take aim at your tablet, and possibly even laptop (someday, of course). Their products are also expected to hit in the first quarter of 2015.

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VivaLnk’s digital tattoos are becoming thermometers

VivaLnk’s digital tattoos are becoming thermometers

Digital tattoos are cool tech in a geeky way, certainly, but there are more practical uses for skin-adhesive wireless sensors than unlocking your smartphone, VivaLnk is suggesting. The upcoming VivaLnk eSkin Thermometer sticks to your arm, just as with the Digital Tattoo from the firm we reviewed back in August, but rather than working simply as a unique identifier, it passes body temperature information to a companion smartphone app.

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SkyBell v2.0 gets better eyesight for your WiFi door

SkyBell v2.0 gets better eyesight for your WiFi door

WiFi-enabled doorbell SkyBell has been upgraded, with version 2.0 of the wireless ringer getting better eyesight and stronger connectivity. The doorbell, which hooks up to a WiFi network and beams video and two-way audio to a smartphone or tablet, has been revamped with a new wireless chipset that, so SkyBell claims, will add up to smoother video and faster reconnections to the network. Meanwhile, there are Dropcam-style cloud DVR features in the pipeline.

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EE installs first micro network site in rural UK

EE installs first micro network site in rural UK

One of the biggest challenges for firms looking to roll out internet connectivity around the world is getting adequate coverage in rural areas. The cost of running the required cabling and installing other parts of the infrastructure in rural areas can be prohibitive leaving some smaller cities without internet coverage. In the UK EE, the largest mobile network provider in the country, is working on a new system that will provide connectivity in rural areas wirelessly.

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HTC chops Re in half for Black Friday

HTC chops Re in half for Black Friday

Could a lower price leave the HTC Re making more sense? The periscope-shaped camera has only been out a few weeks, but that hasn't stopped HTC from putting it at the top of its Black Friday list. Variously maligned or misunderstood, the Re's odd combination of preview-free photography and wireless connectivity - not to mention its unusual form factor - hasn't exactly seen it set the camera world alight, though that's not to say it doesn't have potential. To drum up some business, HTC is hoping a price cut gets things moving.

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AOptix’s laser-radio tech could be Internet’s future

AOptix’s laser-radio tech could be Internet’s future

The ubiquity of mobile devices is starting to push the limits of the Internet's infrastructure to the breaking point. Add that to the fact that a lot more regions don't have quality connections or don't have Internet at all, and you have a scenario where service providers are scrambling to add more and more cables, especially fiber optic ones, on land and on sea. But such installations cost time, money, and, in some cases, political will. AOptix's solution is cheaper as it uses a combination of laser and radio waves to bring the Internet anywhere.

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IOGEAR Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix Review

IOGEAR Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix Review

Five HD sources of media with HDMI cords out, one box in, two sources out. This is what the IOGEAR Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix (GWHDMS52) is all about. You've got a bunch of different TV boxes, gaming units, and media center units in your home, but they're all relegated to the living room. What if you want to watch TV with one box in one location and play games in another? You're not going to take one of those boxes and haul it back and forth every time this situation arises, are you?

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Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20 Review

Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20 Review

The team at Creative have made something special in the Sound Blaster Roar SR20. This isn't just a Bluetooth speaker. It's not just an alarm clock. It's not just a collection of wireless and wired sound-centric features in a single package. It's part of the future - one in which multiple abilities doesn't mean lower quality in any one of those abilities. The Creative team have made a masterpiece of personal, portable sound. Multiple connections, multiple uses - a real do-everything-well machine.

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Selfie toys post baby’s photo automatically

Selfie toys post baby’s photo automatically

Without the express permission of your child, are you allowed to post photos of your children on Facebook? Of course you do. But designer Laura Cornet wants you to ask - and wants you to discuss - whether or not permission is something you should attain from everyone, even your infant. To do this, she's created a set of toys that activate automatic shares of photos, sounds, and movements of the child that touches them. Automatically, and without the parents' permission.

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