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Estimote uses their new mesh network of BLE beacons to decorate a yuletide tree

Everyone knows the holiday season means three things: family, friends and interconnected low-energy Bluetooth devices connected using a simple mesh network. Estimote, a beacon company, has given us th

Airspace Systems’ ‘Interceptor’ can catch high-speed drones all by itself

San Leandro-based Airspace Systems is making a business out of solving the toughest problems facing the emerging drone industry. The company designed a drone of its own, jam-packed with sensors a

The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project

Of all the things in this great green world which we desire, the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us TinyLab, these cle

Silvair raises $12 million Series A to light up your (retail) life

When we last left Polish smart lighting company Silvair they were working on a way to create a Bluetooth mesh network between you, your kettle, your lightbulbs, and countless other devices in the home

Convergence crosses the pond

Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don't worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limi

Hofstra bans private Wi-Fi, charges $200 for network connectivity during debate

In an exciting bit of pre-debate frisson, journalists covering the presidential debate at Hofstra University are now Tweet they have to pay $200 for Wi-Fi access on site and, more importantly, the one

Snapchat joins the Bluetooth SIG, fueling hardware speculation

Snapchat has given observers another reason to suspect it might be working on hardware – the social network company joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) according to the Financial Times

‘MegaMIMO 2.0’ wireless routers work together to triple bandwidth and double range

Wireless interference is one of those things that we tend to not think about, because, well, we can't see it. But routers are all over the place, sometimes several in a room when you're in an office,

Devices could recycle radio waves instead of transmitting them with new ‘interscatter’ technique

If we're ever to have things like smart contact lenses and permanent brain implants, one of the things we need to figure out is the power problem. Those devices need energy for collecting, processing

Flock is building a risk assessment platform for drone flights

Engineering problems can sometimes appear simple beside the amorphous challenges of regulating and managing cutting edge technology use within existing societal structures. But early stage startup Flo

Google’s Project Fi subscribers now get high-speed wireless data when traveling internationally

Google’s Project Fi wireless service has long allowed its subscribers to take their phones to more than 135 countries without having to worry about getting a huge bill for international data

Facebook’s OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas

Facebook is clearly very serious about its mission to connect the world and in the process, it has launched solar-powered drones that use lasers to connect to each other and the ground, and more pros

The Vortex 250 is the Lamborghini of racing drones

Having spent a good deal of time flying UAVs like DJI’s Inspire 1 and Phantom 4, I like to consider myself experienced with drones. So when I came across Horizon Hobby’s Vortex 250 Pro r

DARPA kicks off $2m Grand Challenge focused on intelligently splitting up radio spectrum

DARPA has a new Grand Challenge underway, but it's not an automation moonshot like the self-driving car challenges of the early 2000s or the recent Robotics Challenge. The Defense Department's R&D

Review: Master & Dynamic’s MW60 makes wireless headphones look cool again

Master & Dynamic is known in the audiophile space as the "newbies" -- but they've made a name for themselves. The headphones seen here are the company's latest offering, but also their first Bluet

Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation

Google Now Allowing Project Fi Customers To Check Their Invite Status

Early adopters who signed up for <a target="_blank" href="https://fi.google.com/">Project Fi</a>, Google’s<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/04/22/google-launches-its-own-wireless-service-pr

Sonos Kills The Bridge And Goes Almost Totally Wireless

Wireless speaker company Sonos has updated its entire streaming system to allow for nearly wireless speaker connectivity. Until today, the only way to connect an entire home to the same speaker networ

Flutter Is A Wireless Platform For Arduino-Based Projects To Network Over Wi-Fi-Busting Distances

Getting Arduino-powered devices to talk to each other over long distances is going to get cheaper and easier if this Kickstarter project flies. Flutter is a wireless development platform for Arduino w

This NFC Ring Puts Wireless Transfer Tech On Your Finger So You Can Fist-Bump Phones

The tech world may be hoping for Apple to unbox some wearable technology in the near future but who cares about the iWatch when an NFC ring is a thing? NFC fans hankering for the convenience of having
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