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David Jones
Newly Revealed Flaw Could Subject IoT Devices to Airborne Attacks
11/17/17 2:12 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 728 Words

Hackers could exploit BlueBorne to mount an airborne attack, using Bluetooth to spread malware and access critical data, including sensitive personal information.

More than 20 million Amazon Echo and Google Home digital assistant speakers could have been impacted by the flaws, but...

Richard Adhikari
Noon Home Debuts New Way to Light Up Your Life
10/26/17 2:47 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 679 Words

It consists of a Room Director switch and companion Extension Switches, which communicate via Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

The Room Director, which has a glass touchscreen OLED display, clips into the Noon Base at the light switch. It lets users adjust...

David Jones
Amazon to Let Delivery Drivers Open Your Front Door
10/26/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1097 Words

The August smart locks use secure Bluetooth technology, with a layer of encryption on top, plus a third level of security that has been subjected to a white hat security audit to guard the systems against potential intrusion.

Just last month,...

David Jones
Screen Burn-In, Piercing Sounds Beset Google's Pixel 2s
10/24/17 3:21 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 597 Words

Consumers reported the new OS led to battery drainage issues, slow speeds, and problems with WiFi and Bluetooth . ...

David Jones
Retailers Slowly Embracing In-Store Tech Tools
10/16/17 12:21 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 617 Words

Eighty-two percent of participants said they used mobile devices and tablets, 76 percent used kiosks, 41 percent used mobile point-of-sale devices, 26 percent used Bluetooth low-energy beacon technologies, and 19 percent used near-field communication.

However, 64 percent of retailers felt they...

Peter Suciu
Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini
10/12/17 3:07 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1055 Words

It supports HE-AAC and LC-AAC+ audio formats, and it supports WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It runs on the Android operating system.

Among its capabilities, the Home Mini can provide reports on weather, traffic, news, sports and more. Like the original Google Home,...

John P. Mello Jr.
New Kindle Oasis E-Reader Can Take a Dunking
10/12/17 11:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 798 Words

Users can switch between print and voice, and it supports Bluetooth technology.

Oasis comes in two configurations: The 8-GB model is priced at $249.99, and the 32-GB version sells for $279.99.

Declining E-Reader Sales
The addition of more ways...

David Jones
iOS Users May Regret Going to 11
10/03/17 2:13 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 776 Words

However, iPhone users have reported a host of problems with the new operating system, including a high rate of battery drainage, installation problems, slow speeds, and problems with WiFi and Bluetooth . The issues are so prevalent that many users reportedly have...

David Jones
Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Head
09/21/17 12:34 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 671 Words

Wearable technology has become an increasingly important segment of the smart devices category, as technology firms increasingly have developed smartwatches, fitness bands, headsets, smart glasses and other devices to do everything from serving as a Bluetooth phone extension to measuring fitness and...

Pam Baker
The Second Coming of Bluetooth
05/17/10 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1334 Words

That's about to change. Bluetooth has grown into a disruptive wave that's beginning to crest over the top of more than one industry. "It's the perfect storm: The technology has matured, the prices have plummeted, and the battery life is long enough to...

Brian R. Hook
Bluetooth Wireless for the Holidays
12/06/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 846 Words

... insiders think it's going to be a big holiday season for Bluetooth wireless technology -- which is showing up in a wide range of gadgets, from mobile phones to audio players to personal digital assistants to personal computer keyboards and even cars.

Patrick Nelson
Bluetooth Is Not Just for Headsets
03/01/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 807 Words

... cable-and-wire spaghetti proliferating in and around our homes and offices, threatening to consume our devices and us in the end, it may be time to take a look at Bluetooth wireless technology , which is great if you can get it to...

Walaika Haskins
Wibree Joins Bluetooth's Kingdom
06/12/07 1:28 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 663 Words

... Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), an 8,000-member trade association, announced Tuesday it will make Wibree, a low-power, short-range wireless technology developed by Nokia, the foundation for a new form of Bluetooth. Wibree could be used to connect devices like heart monitors and...

Richard Adhikari
Bluetooth SIG Brushes Up Version 3.0
04/10/09 12:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 565 Words

... Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has confirmed that an update to the wireless technology will be unveiled later this month. "Bluetooth 3.0, aka 'Seattle,' will be unveiled at the All Hands Meeting in Tokyo," Bluetooth SIG spokesperson Starr Baker told TechNewsWorld.

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Gene J. Koprowski
Bluetooth to Proliferate in Vehicles
07/22/06 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 691 Words

... are rapidly incorporating wireless Bluetooth technology into their new vehicles, moving at such a pace that nearly a third of all new cars will feature the equipment within five years. That's a dramatic increase, up from 3 percent last year, according to...

Jay Lyman
UWB Spec Should Boost Bluetooth Speed, Capability
03/29/06 12:02 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 415 Words

... of Bluetooth wireless technology this week announced their selection of the WiMedia Alliance ultra-wideband specification, which promises to increase the speed and capability of the close-in wireless solution. The move will not only extend Bluetooth capabilities for current low-power uses such as...

Jennifer LeClaire
Ford 'Syncs' With Microsoft's Bluetooth-Based System
12/29/06 11:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 556 Words

Ford is jumping on the Bluetooth bandwagon, and it is betting on Microsoft to help it gain momentum. The companies have reached a deal to put the software giant's technology into some Ford cars, according to a Wall Street Journal report . Microsoft's...

Jay Lyman
Bluetooth, Ultra-Wideband Groups Cooperating on Future Direction
05/04/05 11:05 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 580 Words

... a wireless technology of today with the higher data rates and reach of tomorrow's wireless , the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and Ultra-wideband (UWB) group announced plans to collaborate and combine their technologies for the betterment of both. The wireless groups...

Paul Korzeniowski
Bluetooth Security Threat Starting To Spread
02/02/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 845 Words

... advisor Kaspersky Lab reported last week that Russia had earned the dubious distinction of becoming the ninth country with a confirmed infection of a virus targeted at Bluetooth devices. The Cabir.a virus had already stricken handhelds in the Philippines, Singapore, the United...

Jennifer LeClaire
Bluetooth Seeks To Smooth Market Snags
11/08/04 1:59 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 514 Words

... Bluetooth just got faster and its lobbyists are claiming the technology is moving full speed ahead with a new three-year road map. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate...

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