Wi-Fi & Networking.
World record in terrestrial radio transmission: Multi-Gigabit wireless communication
Transmitting the contents of a conventional DVD in under ten seconds by radio transmission is incredibly fast -- and a new world record in wireless data transmission. With a data rate of 6 Gigabit per second over a distance of 37 kilometers, the project exceeded the state of the art by a factor (...)
[Science daily] World's first wireless satellite
A satellite whose components are not connected through electric cables but miniaturized radio modules: This innovation has earned two computer scientists the first place in the INNOspace Masters competition.
[Science daily] Distance wireless charging enhanced by magnetic metamaterials
Researchers have developed a system which efficiently transfers electrical energy between two separate circuits. The system, made with a shell of metamaterials which concentrates the magnetic field, could transmit energy efficiently enough to charge mobile devices without having to place them (...)
[Science daily] Sonos Play:5 review: one of the best wireless speakers money can buy
Big, full and rounded sound akin to a full-sized Hi-Fi - with a price to match - but squeezed into a box that can stream almost all app-controlled music services The new Play:5 is Sonos’s latest speaker – a revamp of its biggest and most powerful wireless system – and it hopes to be all the Hi-Fi (...)
[The Guardian] With simple process, engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor
One secret to creating the world's fastest silicon-based flexible transistors: a very, very tiny knife. Engineers have now pioneered a unique method that could allow manufacturers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors with wireless capabilities on huge rolls of (...)
[Science daily] Skullcandy Grind Wireless: if they didn't hurt they'd be great
Good sound, nice design, Bluetooth freedom with a 12-hour battery life without breaking the bank. If only they don’t pinch your ears Skullcandy has made a habit out of producing pretty good sounding and attractive headphones that don’t cost the earth. The new Grind wireless headphones continue (...)
[The Guardian] Wireless communication between vehicles in a 5G world
Researchers have devised and configured a new 5G radio access system for intervehicular communication. The system is intended to improve road safety in a future scenario where 5G technologies are the norm.
[Science daily] Future devices to transmit data 10 times faster: Graphene ensures data fidelity for future wireless devices
Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation. A microchip that filters out unwanted radiation with the help of graphene has been developed and tested. The invention could be used in future devices to transmit wireless data ten times (...)
[Science daily] Sony h.ear on Wireless NC headphones review: just shy of really great
Latest wireless noise cancelling headphones from Sony last ages between charges, sound decent and feel great, only let down by a few small niggles Sony has a history of making great, long-lasting headphones and its h.ear on Wireless NC headphones are no exception. The company’s big push in the (...)
[The Guardian] Logitech Harmony Elite review: easy to use remote that takes charge of your home
From home entertainment and wireless speakers to lights, thermostats, sensors, alarms and more, this is the one remote to rule them all – for a pretty price The Logitech Harmony Elite is the one remote to rule them all, from TV, set-top box and console to lights, thermostat, wireless speakers (...)
[The Guardian] Custom Home Theaters Require More Than Advanced Electronics
With the ever-expanding options in wide-screen TVs and home stereo equipment, many Atlanta homeowners require home theater installation for their advanced electronics. Whether placed in a designated home theater, or used for daily TV and entertainment, professional setup is required. Wireless (...)
[WebWire Consumer electronics] Wireless-powered network gets its fair share
Calculations reveal how sensors must take turns to harvest power efficiently from a data hub.