07/29/2013, We heard last week that Nokia was developing a host of new Bluetooth enabled accessories. Today we get the first indication of one such accessory, which according to The Verge, is going to be called ‘Treasure Tag.’ It uses both Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC to track lost items from a Windows Phone device. The Tag itself will pair with the device through NFC and will have a loop strap through […]
07/16/2013, Hot on the heels of last week’s rumor regarding Nokia possibly bringing Bluetooth Low Energy support to certain Lumia smartphones, The Verge claims to have heard from sources that Nokia is developing a software update that will enable Bluetooth 4.0 on select Lumia devices. These devices already have the hardware components necessary for Bluetooth 4.0, they just need to be activated through a software update. All current major smartphones such […]
02/08/2013, After the USPS announced it will be ceasing the delivery of mail on Saturdays this summer. we were relived to hear that only meant letters and not packages. We have a feeling there are going to be a few unhappy USPS employees who may accidentally drop your box on their foot as they’re attempting to kick a soccer ball at the same time, which could result in some serious damage […]
12/30/2011, It looks like Casio is making some technological advances with its upcoming G-SHOCK watches. The G-SHOCK GB-6900 series that will be released Q1 next year will feature Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) connectivity that will make it compatible with the upcoming NEC Medias LTE N-04D and NEC Medias PP N-01D Android phones.
11/30/2011, So Google Maps recently received an update that brought it up to version 6.0. With this update came with the ability for Google Maps to work indoors by bringing indoor maps to the user, allowing them to navigate within a shopping mall. Not to be outdone, it appears that Nokia has something similar in the works except instead of a floor layout, their maps will be in 3D.
10/25/2011, If you play sports often, and you’re looking for a way to improve your backhand in tennis, or your swing during a game of golf, Mosoro has the answer for you in the form of the Bluetooth LE 3D-Sport accessory.
10/05/2011, The iPhone 4S was announced yesterday, and introduced quite a number of impressive features to the device, but one of the phone’s features that were overlooked and overshadowed during the announcement is its support for Bluetooth 4.0. The latest version of the wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances might not be a big deal at this point in time, but it will matter in the future. What […]
06/09/2011, The Nordic µBlue nRF8001 chip will be at the heart of this Bluetooth low energy heart rate monitor belt, where it is touted to be the first of its kind in the world, although we are not too sure just how valid that claim is. Being ready to go into volume production, this product ought to allow anyone with a smartphone that is equipped with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 version […]
04/27/2011, BlueRadios has just announced the existence of their self-contained BlueBridge BR-LE4.0-D2A Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode low energy module that will see the Texas Instruments CC2564 base band chip see action within – not to mention having it accompanied by an integrated antenna, radio, MSP430 microcontroller, and fully-integrated Bluetopia software stack – all right into an 11.8mm x 17.6mm x1.9mm package. Not only that, BlueRadios will be introducing a pin-for-pin compatible […]
03/23/2011, Casio has just revealed their very first Bluetooth G-Shock watch. Normally such watches are pretty much useless as watches due to the fact that their Bluetooth connection requires the watches to be recharged frequently. However, Casio’s G-Shock watch won’t have such problems. Designed to be compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 – which is touted to use very little power, the Casio G-Shock Bluetooth watch will run for 2 years with a […]
07/06/2010, Hmmm, Bluetooth 3.0 was just launched over a year ago, but the Bluetooth SIG has already announced a formal adoption of the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0. One of the hallmark feature of Bluetooth 4.0 would be the low energy technology which will allow devices requiring low cost and low power wireless connectivity to make use of the new Bluetooth standard, and we can expect to see Bluetooth 4.0 encroach […]
04/25/2010, The Bluetooth SIG has just announced that its 4.0 update to the Bluetooth protocol will be finalized and delivered to manufacturers before June 2010 is over. Just a simple case of revision here – Bluetooth 4.0 is touted to offer ultra-low power consumption that could theoretically be powered for years by a coin-celled battery, apart from rudimentary upgrades to data transfer rates as well as an increased range which could […]
04/20/2010, The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has just finalized the core specification for Bluetooth 4.0, where it will bring together all the previous wireless standards while focusing mainly on low-power use – after all, devices that require a miniscule amount of data (take a pedometer, for example), is able to run for months on end on a single battery charge whenever it engages the low energy profile. Expect the full […]
03/05/2010, As with any updated specification for a standard, Bluetooth 4.0 is no different as it sports a couple of notable improvements including the ability to be used in low-power devices such as watches and pedometers that are powered by coin-cell batteries. This is a definite step forward since its predecessors could only handle triple-A or larger-capacity batteries at best. Apart from that, Bluetooth 4.0 will adopt low-energy specification (Ble) for […]