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Bluetooth 4.0 technology set to be released this year

Bluetooth 4.0Last week during All Hands Meeting in Seattle, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced the upcoming Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0.

Expected to be launched in Q2, Bluetooth 4.0 technology will have a “powerful low energy mode designed to enable expansion of the technology in m-health, sports and fitness, security and home entertainment scenarios where button-cell battery devices proliferate”.

If classic Bluetooth offers a range of 10 metres, the new one will range 60 metres or more, that’s why this will be one of the innovations product of the year.

Bluetooth 4.0 enhances 3 technologies in 1: classic Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth low energy technology and Bluetooth high speed technology.

Bluetooth v4.0 throws open the doors to a host of new markets for Bluetooth manufacturers and products such as watches, remote controls, and a variety of medical and in-home sensors.  Many of these products run on button-cell batteries that must last for years versus hours and will also benefit from the longer range enabled by this new version of the Bluetooth specification. Specifically, Bluetooth v4.0 is cited to have significant impact on the fitness, healthcare and environmental control industries.

Samples of sensors using Bluetooth 4.0 technology will be available before June 30, 2010. It will equip electronic devices by the end of this year(2010) or beginning of the next one, 2011.


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PlayStation 3: A console for the future

PlayStation 3Today’s post is another premiere for our site and we would like to present to you a new category: Consoles.

PlayStation is a game console created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, which has reached three series through years. Since the launch of the first PlayStation model, in 1994, Sony reported a total of over 310 million sold units. PlayStation 3 was released worldwide in 2006 and competes against Microsoft Xbox or Nintendo Wii to win the Gaming Consoles market.

The PS3 console is connected to a TV device, through an AV cable, but it’s recommended to use HDMI one if you want to get the best gaming experience(@1080p).

A basic component on a PlayStation console is the controller, which has the following important features:

-two analog sticks.

-one D-pad.

-four main select buttons(“Triangle”, “Circle/O”, “Cross/X” and “Square”).

-two Left(L1 and L2) and two Right(R1 and R2) buttons situated at the top and of the bottom of the upper part of the controller.

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Bluetooth 3.0 review

bluetoothSpecifications about this new Bluetooth version just arrived these days, so I want to review and talk about them a little.

The first and the most important thing is the speed, 8 times faster than version 2, Bluetooth 3.0 promise data transfers at 24Mbps through his 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL). Another good thing is “no wires”. Why I say that? Is because this new device helps us very much to move large data files between our gadgets/devices, without the need of cables and wires.

Economy and stability are good words describing this version. Now you can use more time your mobile and you can move it through your pocket without the fear that the connection will drop as we were used to in previous versions.

We can use Bluetooth 3.00 in various situations such us: wireless sync between pc and music player or phone, transfer photos to printer or PC, transfer files from camera or phone to pc or television and much more.


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