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MIT announces Bluetooth breakthrough in coronavirus-tracing app for Android and iOS – VentureBeat

MIT announces Bluetooth breakthrough in coronavirus-tracing app for Android and iOS – VentureBeat

MIT and makers of the app Private Kit: Safe Paths say they’ve overcome an Android and iOS interoperability issue that will make the COVID-19 contact tracking app able to track people in close proximity with others using Bluetooth. MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory says it accomplished the feat last week. Currently, Private Kit logs location history using…
This Jigglypuff Bluetooth speaker could be a sleeper hit

This Jigglypuff Bluetooth speaker could be a sleeper hit

Filings for a Bluetooth speaker that looks like Jigglypuff made by GameStop’s ThinkGeek brand have been published by the Federal Communications Commission. That means that if you’ve ever wanted a real-life Jigglypuff to sing you to sleep, you might be able to make that dream a reality sometime soon. Here’s what the speaker looks like,…
Bluetooth LE Audio will bring multi-stream audio to next generation of devices

Bluetooth LE Audio will bring multi-stream audio to next generation of devices

True Wireless Earbuds — The spec will adopt some features we've seen in Apple's proprietary solutions. Samuel Axon - Jan 9, 2020 10:29 pm UTC Enlarge / Google's Pixel Buds true wireless earphones, which use Bluetooth.Bluetooth SIG, the industry group that maintains the Bluetooth wireless communications standard used in numerous devices, announced a major update…
Bluetooth LE Audio FAQ: A new standard for headphones with better sound quality, longer battery life – Android Central

Bluetooth LE Audio FAQ: A new standard for headphones with better sound quality, longer...

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected…
Bluetooth Announces LE Audio to Fix Everything You Hate About Bluetooth – ExtremeTech

Bluetooth Announces LE Audio to Fix Everything You Hate About Bluetooth – ExtremeTech

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Bluetooth is getting a significant feature update with the new LE Audio standard announced by the Bluetooth SIG at CES this week. Bluetooth LE Audio is intended to fix a number of issues that make the feature less capable and…
CES 2020: Bluetooth SIG Announces LE Audio Standard: New Baseline For Next Decade – AnandTech

CES 2020: Bluetooth SIG Announces LE Audio Standard: New Baseline For Next Decade –...

Yesterday the Bluetooth SIG has announced and released the newest Bluetooth standard for audio playback: LE Audio. The new standard is a complete new redesign of the audio stack, building upon the years of learnings that we’ve seen with Bluetooth audio in the past. The new LE Audio standard expends the flexibility and functionality of…
Bluetooth headphones are about to get a lot more exciting – CNBC

Bluetooth headphones are about to get a lot more exciting – CNBC

Two people listening to music.urbazonSoon your whole family might be able to watch the same movie on a tablet, or listen to the same album on a phone, using Bluetooth headphones. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced Tuesday a new "LE Audio" standard that will add lots of fun new features to Bluetooth devices.Right…
Bluetooth just got its most important update in 20 years – CNN

Bluetooth just got its most important update in 20 years – CNN

New York (CNN Business)Bluetooth will soon roll out some of the technology's biggest improvements in its nearly 20-year history. The group of companies that sets the Bluetooth standard introduced Bluetooth LE Audio at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. LE, which stands for low energy, is an improvement of Bluetooth's current technology, called…
New Bluetooth audio standard promises better sound and music sharing – Engadget

New Bluetooth audio standard promises better sound and music sharing – Engadget

The advantages of the LE Audio format over traditional Bluetooth include native support for devices like hearing aids and the addition of features like audio sharing. Audio sharing is possible thanks to a new "broadcast audio" function that's part of the LE Audio standard. This will let people share what they're listening to (on their…
Bluetooth will support hearing aids, sharing, and a better audio codec

Bluetooth will support hearing aids, sharing, and a better audio codec

Now that most smartphones don’t have headphone jacks, there’s no shortage of complaints about Bluetooth. This year at CES, the industry group in charge of defining the standard, the Bluetooth SIG, is introducing new features that should address some of them. Later this year, it will finalize new support for Bluetooth LE Audio, which is…

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to keep track of what's real and what's not. There is a constant deluge of news from across the world, some of it is based on false assumptions or panicky reactions that fail to put data or science into the proper context. This week…

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