Tag: Wi-Fi

FCC chairman wants C-V2X cellular cars to share 5.9GHz band with Wi-Fi

In the foreseeable future, cars will be able to wirelessly communicate with one another and traffic infrastructures — a concept known in the mobile and automotive industries as “cellular vehicle-to-everything” (C-V2X) communications. Today, the United States government started the process of allocating radio spectrum for this purpose with a proposal from FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who […]

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Nest Mini vs Nest Wifi Point: What you need to know about the dedicated ML chip

At its annual hardware event last month, Google unveiled the Nest Mini as well as the Nest Wifi Router and Nest Wifi Point. The former went on sale for $49 on October 22 while the latter goes on sale today starting at $269 for a two-pack and $349 for a three-pack. Unlike their predecessors, Google […]

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Air France and Oledcomm partner on first commercial flight with Li-Fi

The Li-Fi standard took a big step forward this week when Air France deployed the light-based wireless internet system on a commercial flight for the first time. The demonstration was the result of a partnership announced earlier this year between the airline Latécoère Group, which makes airplane components, and Oledcomm, the Paris-based startup that has […]

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Google unveils Nest Wifi Router and Nest Wifi Point with Google Assistant

If you’re in the market for a new router, good news: Google just announced a replacement for its long-in-the-tooth Google Wifi. The new Nest Wifi Router and Nest Wifi Point, which debuted at an event in New York City this morning, are a mesh-capable wireless router and beacon set meant to compete with Amazon’s Eero, […]

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Pico and ZeroLight demo Boundless XR, untethered VR streaming from PCs

In the very near future, virtual reality headsets will increasingly ditch their cables in favor of next-generation wireless alternatives that stream low-latency, high-bandwidth visuals to their screens. Today, Pico Interactive and ZeroLight are publicly demonstrating Qualcomm’s wireless enabling technology Boundless XR, which will soon “untether” PCs using either Wi-Fi or 5G. Similar to Intel’s WiGig […]

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5G is the future, but what about Wi-Fi?

Presented by Ericsson North America The telecommunications industry is approaching an inflection point. Deployment of 4G technology has brought cellular performance to unparalleled levels of data speed, coverage, mobility, and security. With the advent of 5G, the next evolution in mobile wireless technology, this will accelerate even further. Ericsson’s recent ConsumerLab study revealed that a third […]

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Apple Watch patent application reveals millimeter wave 5G and Wi-Fi design

Smartphone makers have struggled over the past year to squeeze millimeter wave 5G antennas into devices with smaller than 6-inch screens and 8mm thick bodies. But Apple is already working on future versions of the Apple Watch with millimeter wave hardware, which it suggests will be capable of supporting either 5G cellular networks or a […]

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Siggraph 2019 showed why wireless VR all but demands 5G or Wi-Fi 6

Virtual reality headsets have come a long way over the last five years, and in the next five years, they’ll take even bigger steps forward thanks to advances in computer graphics and display technologies. But as I saw at this year’s Siggraph conference in Los Angeles, next-generation wireless technologies are the missing link for the […]

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Why Europe just boosted 5G over Wi-Fi for connected cars

Depending on your perspective, the future of transportation just became either a lot clearer or a little more complicated, as European Union member states yesterday rejected (via Reuters) an effort to mandate Wi-Fi as the standard for future car-to-car communications. Twenty-one EU countries voted against a European Commission plan that would have shut out 5G cellular […]

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