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2014 Connected Device Production to Hit 6 Billion

February 13, 2014 9:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

More and more devices in production will include internet connectivity, according to a new report from IHS iSuppli. The research firm forecasts the connected device market to surpass 6 billion in 2014. IHS estimates worldwide production of connected equipment will amount to 6.18 billion units this year, up 6 percent from 5.82 billion in 2013.

Wallet Failure at Register 9 and Other Empty Promises of NFC

December 3, 2013 4:37 pm | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

The mobile wallet: It's not there yet, it's not there yet, it's not there yet. Let me repeat:...

Bluetooth SIG Adds 2 New Board Members

June 21, 2011 3:49 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) managed to get something not everybody gets these days:...

Bluetooth Maker Jawbone Announces Thoughts

December 9, 2010 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Bluetooth maker Jawbone has launched its first app for the iPhone on the iTunes App Store.

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Bluetooth SIG Targets Smart Grid

October 18, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is looking to bring Bluetooth technology to the smart grid efforts with new strategy papers.

Review: BlueAnt Makes Good on Hands-Free with S4

July 23, 2010 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

As we found in a past review, "hands-free" Bluetooth units have not typically been entirely "hands-free." Most units involve pressing a button or turning a dial to navigate menus and trigger the device.

Bluetooth SIG Formally Adopts 4.0

July 6, 2010 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the formal adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0...

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Bluetooth Goes High Class

June 24, 2010 9:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While Bluetooth headsets and earpieces have come a long way in terms of style, few companies have attempted to get the technology into a woman's jewelry box.

Ash or No Ash, Bluetooth 4.0 On Its Way

April 20, 2010 8:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Volcanic ashes may have stranded a lot of Europeans trying to make it to a Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting in Seattle this week...

WirelessWERX Dials Bluetooth for 911

January 20, 2010 7:02 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The technology that has become ubiquitous in today's mobile phones also can be used to pinpoint 911 callers when they're inside homes, apartment buildings or skyscrapers.

Palm webOS 1.3.5.2 Launches Bluetooth Tethering in Europe

January 13, 2010 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Palm's Europe-only 1.3.5.2 update for its webOS operating system has enabled tethering using the Pre's Bluetooth connection.

Bluetooth Wins Wireless in Healthcare

September 30, 2009 3:45 pm | by Michael Foley, Bluetooth SIG | Articles | Comments

Earlier this year, the upcoming Bluetooth low energy wireless technology specification was chosen by healthcare industry coalition Continua as its choice for wireless technology in the next version of its product design guidelines.

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Not Brad Pitt? Here’s TheFirstOne

July 28, 2009 8:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The current copy of Wired magazine shows Brad Pitt with a Bluetooth headset and carries a warning: “Ditch the headset

FirstNews - January 14, 2009

January 14, 2009 7:50 am | News | Comments

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Bluetooth SIG Announces CES Winners

January 13, 2009 7:49 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) this week announced the winners of its best-of-CES contest.

Bluetooth 2.2 Due in Mid-2009

December 5, 2008 7:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Bluetooth 2.2 is expected as a new specification in mid-2009 and will be available in versions for Wi-Fi and ultrawideband (UWB) antennas.

Laird Introduces Bluetooth Modules for Embedded Designs

October 28, 2008 8:15 am | by Wireless Week staff | News | Comments

St. Louis, Mo.-based Laird Technologies has added four new Bluetooth modules to its line.

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BlueAnt Headsets Become Good Listeners

August 26, 2008 8:02 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

BlueAnt today announced a voice-controlled Bluetooth headset using speech recognition chips from Sensory.

In-Vehicle Bluetooth May Drive Past Calling

August 12, 2008 8:37 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Industry-wide success in the Bluetooth automotive telephony market may not necessarily translate into success for other Bluetooth vehicle applications.

Bluetooth Updates Test Suite

August 5, 2008 8:05 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has filled out its test suite for device manufacturers that want to test their products with Bluetooth profiles using simulation software.

Where Bluetooth is Headed

July 31, 2008 9:57 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

One of the signs that a technology has entered the public consciousness is when it starts getting mentioned in the movies, theatrical plays and other cultural venues.

Web Exclusive: A2DP - A Geek’s Luxury

May 14, 2008 6:47 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Articles | Comments

Six years after its development began, the Bluetooth SIG’s Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) is just beginning to find its way into wireless devices.

Speech Output Coming to Bluetooth Devices

May 9, 2008 8:26 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Sensory will announce a small-footprint speech synthesis chip for Bluetooth devices next week.

Running on Low Power

March 13, 2008 3:40 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

Technology companies envision the mobile phone becoming the center of the consumer's universe, even more so than it already is.

Bluetooth Finds High-Speed

February 12, 2008 7:53 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The wireless personal area networking technology Bluetooth has been in search of a high-speed path for several years.

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