bluetooth technology

New Bluetooth 4.2 standard pushes for security and speed

Even with the advent of NFC technology, Bluetooth remains the go to wireless solution for quick and shorter range connectivity. And now that the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has ratified version 4.2 of the standard, it is poised to become prevalent even more, especially in the so called Internet of Things era. While Bluetooth 4.0 was most famous for bringing Low Energy to the table, 4.2 will perhaps be known for addressing privacy and security issues and answering the need for speed.

Vessyl smart cup shows when you’ve had too much to drink

There will come a time when during an intervention for a loved one who you think drinks too much, instead of a banner, you’ll be giving them a $200 smart cup. Vessyl’s polymer cup, designed by Yves Behar, can detect what kind of liquid you’re drinking and can even tell you what kind of liquids you should be drinking based on your physiological make-up.

Moto Stream social Bluetooth speaker lets anyone take over

If you already have a rocking sound system but want to add some wireless streaming into the mix, then Motorola might just have the solution for you. Moto Stream is a funky looking Bluetooth-enabled audio receiver that can effortlessly play your tunes streamed from almost any device, and at a price tag that won't cost you an arm, a leg, or any other body part.

LG Smart Lamp brings a little intelligence to bulbs

LG has just revealed one of its little incursions into the smart home territory. Unveiling what it simply calls the Smart Lamp, these Bluetooth-enabled bulbs are designed to give a touch of automation and tech savvy into homes without the need to replace existing bulb fixtures.
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