Microsoft Hires Ex-Apple Exec in Charge of Wireless for Hardware

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s former executive in charge of wireless technologies to work on mixed reality hardware and artificial intelligence technology. Caballero is working on hardware such as the HoloLens mixed-reality headset, according to […]. Microsoft Corp. hired Apple Inc.’s

Logitech launches compact wireless gaming keyboard with 16.8 million colors

Venture Beast

Logitech has unveiled the Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for gamers who like their lighting. Read More.

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Android gains support for hardware-accelerated PyTorch inference

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Apple Take Note: You Can Park Lenovo's New Cordless Mouse on a Wireless Charging Pad

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A better approach is what Lenovo has done with its new Go mouse , letting it rest atop a wireless charging pad… Read more.

WiBotic raises $5.7 million for wireless drone chargers

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WiBotic, a startup developing wireless charging systems for drones, has raised $5.7 million to expand its software and hardware offerings. Read More.

Keep All of Your Devices Alive With This Sale On Anker Wireless Chargers

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Intel launches more silicon and software for 5G wireless networks

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Intel made the case today that its silicon chips and software are accelerating 5G wireless networks at the edge. Read More.

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The Wireless Attack Toolkit

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By BryanHalfpap Wireless security is all about implementation. Unfortunately, wireless security is generally weak (unless we’re talking about a properly-deployed WPA2-PEAP setup, which we’ll go over in another post) because of the way network associations are performed in the protocol standard, the way networks are discovered, and the fact that management frames are not encrypted. It seems that Apple hardware is most susceptible to attacks of this nature.

Razer's Latest Wireless Earbuds Add Noise Cancelling and Keep the Incredible Bass

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Earlier this year, Razer, a brand synonymous with gaming accessories , proved its hardware isn’t just for gamers when it introduced its Opus wireless headphones that offered a Sony-like experience for just $200.

Ray Ozzie’s cellular IoT startup Blues Wireless raises $22M from Bill Gates and others

GeekWire

Blues Wireless , an IoT startup founded by former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie , has raised $22 million from investors including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Blues came out of stealth mode in February 2019 , announcing its Notecard device that runs on AT&T’s wireless network.

WiBotic wins European seals of approval for its wireless robot charging systems

GeekWire

Two of the wireless charging systems made by Seattle-based WiBotic have won safety approvals in Europe, marking what the startup’s CEO calls a major milestone. ” Science CE Mark Charging regulatory compliance WiBotic Wireless wireless charging

‘World’s lowest power wireless chip’: UW spinout Jeeva unveils new sensor data streaming tech

GeekWire

Jeeva’s Parsair wireless chip. The news: Jeeva , the Seattle startup founded by University of Washington researchers, has developed what it’s calling the world’s lowest power wireless chip for streaming real-time sensor data, the company announced this week.

The Real Reason You Shouldn't Rely on Wireless Charging

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Microsoft sets release date for ‘Halo Infinite,’ plus special-edition hardware to celebrate anniversary

GeekWire

Microsoft has announced the release date for its forthcoming first-person shooter Halo Infinite , as well as a lineup of special-edition Xbox hardware meant to celebrate the video game franchise’s 20 th anniversary. (Microsoft Image).

Marshall Mode II wireless earbuds review: Great sound and good looks, but little else

Mashable VR

Lots of wireless earbuds sound great, come with useful bonus features, and pack plenty of battery life into their little shells. As one of the biggest names in audio hardware for the past several decades, Marshall has only just now jumped into the crowded wireless earbuds space.

Qualcomm’s aptX Lossless promises CD-quality audio for wireless headphones

The Verge

But one of the main challenges confronting lossless audio is how to play it wirelessly (at full fidelity) on wireless headphones and earbuds. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Wireless Security | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

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Wireless security is not only a huge subject, but it’s also extremely important. Remember: Wireless signals are not contained to copper or fiber like a wired network — these signals leave your office and your building and travel a good distance. It’s very easy for someone to sit in a parking lot and practice some “wardriving” in an attempt to eavesdrop on your wireless communications. Six Tips for Upgrading Your Wireless Security.

Ericsson acquires 5G enterprise solution vendor Cradlepoint for $1.1 billion

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European cellular network hardware giant Ericsson is gobbling up one of the better-known U.S. makers of 5G-ready enterprise networking gear. Read More.

WiBotic raises $5.7M to boost wireless systems for charging up robots and drones

GeekWire

WiBotic’s system is designed to charge up robots wirelessly. million in fresh investment to ramp up development of its wireless charging and power optimization systems, five years after being spun out from the University of Washington.

Realme is the first to bring magnetic wireless charging to Android

The Verge

Realme has teased a new device called the Realme Flash, which it claims will be the first Android phone to use magnetic wireless charging. Realme has never included wireless charging in any of its phones before, though it does sell Qi wireless chargers that work with accessories like earbuds.

Here’s a closer look at Apple’s canceled AirPower wireless charger

The Verge

Apple’s AirPower wireless charger was supposed to arrive with the unique ability to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at the same time. In order for this AirPower prototype to work, it has to be paired with special prototype iPhone hardware to activate the coils. “It

This Is the Best WiFi 6E Router You Can Buy Right Now, If You Must

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HP launches laptops and monitors designed for work-from-home life

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HP is launching a whole slate of laptops, monitors, and accessories aimed at enabling people to work better from home. Read More.

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ZTE Blade 11 Prime review: wireless charging for under $200

The Verge

If you’re already invested in a wireless charging lifestyle, the Blade 11 Prime is a budget phone to match it The ZTE Blade 11 Prime offers one standout feature in a field of largely similar sub-$200 phones: wireless charging.

Nokia 5G software can upgrade 5 million 4G tower radios without climbs

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Realme’s bulky magnetic wireless charger is almost as fast as promised

The Verge

Earlier this month Realme launched MagDart , its MagSafe-a-like ecosystem of magnetic wireless charging products. The camera configuration has been reshuffled a little — for little reason, since the onboard software doesn’t even include a camera app — but the hardware is otherwise identical.

The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

The Verge

Whether you’re looking for an everyday pair or something for fitness, these are the best picks It’s a good time to buy a pair of true wireless earbuds. For general everyday listening, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are the best wireless earbuds. The best wireless earbuds in 2020.

Fast-Charge Your iPhone 12 with an Insanely Great Anker 20W Nano Charger at 15% Off

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Here are some of the best wireless routers you can buy

TechnoBezz

Today, almost all establishments use Wi-Fi for their Internet connection and rely on wireless routers to offer this access. True to its name, a wireless router performs the functions of both a router and a wireless access point. Best Wireless Routers.

Retro Chic: The IoT Means Hardware Engineers Are Cool Again

The Investing Edge

The IoT is often defined in consumer terms (see here ); Re/code’s Walt Mossberg said the broad idea “is that a whole constellation of inanimate objects is being designed with built-in wireless connectivity, so that they can be monitored, controlled and linked over the Internet via a mobile app.” Internet of Things Engineering Hardware innovation internet of things IoT Software Web In the beginning there were Military Engineers who built bridges and designed fortifications.

Qualcomm and MediaTek chase video and game fans with tweaked 5G chips

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MediaTek’s T750 chipset will power 5G broadband modems and hotspots

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Pixel 5 fails to live up to Google’s AI showcase device

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Microsoft extends Xbox Elite 2 controller warranty after hardware issues emerge

The Verge

Microsoft is extending the warranty on its Xbox Elite 2 controller following complaints over hardware issues. “We’ve We were concerned whether hardware issues would appear again on the Elite 2 during a review of the controller last year , and it’s now clear some are having problems

Sonos sues Google for infringing five more wireless audio patents

The Verge

Sonos has filed another patent lawsuit against Google, alleging that the search giant is infringing five wireless audio patents across the entire line of Nest and Chromecast products. Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge.

Geek of the Week: UW’s Vikram Iyer uses small insects to tackle big wireless computing problems

GeekWire

His research focuses on wireless technologies including the development of bio-inspired and bio-integrative wireless sensors. This led to developing a wireless sensing platform that could be deployed on bumblebees. Wireless power for phones. Wireless power for robots.

Apple patents point to using your MacBook to wirelessly charge your iPhone and Apple Watch

The Verge

Apple has been granted two patents that describe adding two-way wireless charging to its devices ( via 9to5Mac ). If this sounds familiar, it’s because many other phone makers have released devices with similar reverse wireless charging technology.

Razer’s Barracuda X wireless headset plays nicely with PS5, Switch, and more

The Verge

Razer has introduced the Barracuda X, a multiplatform wireless gaming headset that takes design cues from the company’s Opus noise-canceling headphones. The headset isn’t compatible with Xbox consoles due to the fact that they operate on Microsoft’s own wireless protocol, which is unsupported.

Apple’s iPhone 12 can wirelessly charge twice as fast, but only with a MagSafe charger

The Verge

Apple’s new iPhone 12 line will be able to access faster wireless charging speeds of 15W in line with the most up-to-date Qi standard, but there’s a catch: you’ll have to use Apple’s new MagSafe brand of charger or a MagSafe-compatible one from a third-party accessory maker. Image: Apple.

WiBotic joins Astrobotic’s team to build wireless charging system for moon rovers

GeekWire

Seattle-based WiBotic says it’s working on a wireless charging system and energy management software for moon rovers, in partnership with Astrobotic, Bosch and the University of Washington. Astrobotic’s CubeRover prototype wheels over a simulated lunar surface.

Apple’s iPhone 12 seems to have a secret reverse wireless charging feature

The Verge

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup has the ability to wirelessly charge an external accessory, according to a series of newly unveiled FCC filings that just went public yesterday. The maximum reverse wireless charging speed is listed as 5W , if we’re reading the documents correctly.

Linksys' New WiFi 6E Mesh Router Is Wildly Fast, but You Should Wait

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Oculus Quest 2 gets wireless PC connectivity and 120Hz support in update

Mashable VR

Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 is the best value in VR, thanks to hardware that eliminates the need for a powerful PC or wires. With Air Link, you can stream VR experiences directly between a PC and a Quest 2 wirelessly using a WiFi connection.