Wi-Fi & Networking.
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] The WiFi on planes makes a convincing argument for the in-flight novel
In-flight wireless Internet connections are almost universally available. They're also almost universally unreliable, slow and expensive.Just ask Priscilla York, who tries, but often fails, to connect when she travels. On one (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - travel] 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.
[Science daily] New world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency
New research by engineers has demonstrated how a massive antenna system can offer a 12-fold increase in spectrum efficiency compared with current 4G cellular technology.