WIRELESS

  • Google to soon sell data plans for smartphones, tablets; also working on 'Android Pay' mobile payment system Yesterday

    Barcelona: Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona,...
  • Photos: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung unveiled on Sunday its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, at the Unpacked event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S6 smartphone features a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal and is designed from scratch in an operation dubbed...
  • Samsung launches Galaxy S6 with a flat display, Galaxy S6 Edge with a dual-curved display; first Samsung phones to support wireless charging 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S6 smartphone featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the phone comes in two variants - the Galaxy S6 and...
  • Google planning to sell wireless Internet plans directly to consumers: Reports January 22, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk...
  • Microsoft HoloLens: Microsoft shows off a wearable 3D gadget that lets users view holograms January 22, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a holographic lens device that allows users to see three-dimensional renderings of computer-generated images. The device, called Microsoft HoloLens, has no wires and looks like a visor. The HoloLens is worn over the eyes like virtual reality headsets. While it's unclear when it might be available...
  • Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents. The iPhone maker said it has not infringed on the patents and does not owe royalties for them. Apple says that...
  • A wireless charging system for electric vehicles developed October 26, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018. The system allows for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug. TDK also says the system can even be placed on...
  • Motorola Deck Bluetooth speaker launched in India at Rs 8,990 October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After over a year of its release in the US, the Motorola Deck Bluetooth speaker has made its way to India. Available exclusively through Flipkart, the portable wireless speaker is available to purchase on the e-commerce site at a price of Rs 8,990. The Motorola Deck is claimed to...
  • Is the Apple Watch launch a defining moment for wireless charging? September 11, 2014

    Singapore: Apple Inc's embrace of wireless charging for its new Watch may be a defining moment for a technology that's languished for years amid competing standards and consumer confusion. Supporters of wireless charging see a future where people no longer worry about topping up their gadgets; are free from tangled power...
  • Nokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic July 31, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish wireless equipment maker Nokia says it has a preliminary agreement to acquire part of the wireless network business of Japan's Panasonic Corp. No financial value for the deal was given. Nokia said Thursday that the two companies aim to finalise the deal by September and close it by the end...
  • Maharashtra Government to deploy wireless cars June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government will deploy wireless cars in major cities across the state, mainly to ensure security of women. "A total of 500 wireless cars would be deployed in major cities across the state and these cars would be used specifically for the security of women," said senior NCP leader and...
  • Big Turtle Shell: A waterresistant wireless speaker that also charges your smartphones, tablets June 9, 2014

    New York: Speakers for listening some groovy music is fine but a speaker that can charge your gadgets like smartphone or iPad is something that would make your ears perk up. Los Angelesbased Outdoor Tech has designed "smart" speakers named "Big Turtle Shell" that charge other devices' batteries while you listen...
  • Nokia, NTT Docomo to research jointly on 5G technologies May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Finnish telecom giant Nokia and Japan's NTT Docomo are to work jointly on research in fifth generation (5G) technologies. "Nokia and NTT Docomo have agreed to collaborate on research and standardisation of 5G technologies and to work jointly on a 5G proof of concept (PoC) system," Networks or...
  • TRAI may soon set a 'minimum download speed' for mobile Internet April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Sick of dead slow internet connection on mobile? Relief is on the way as regulator TRAI will soon fix the minimum download speed the telecom operators will have to deliver for wireless data services. "The Authority (TRAI) has been receiving a number of complaints...
  • A wireless charging technology that can charge devices from 5 metres away April 19, 2014

    London: What if you are told you can charge your smartphone even if the power source is some distance away on a street or inside a restaurant? Taking the wireless technology one step ahead, researchers have removed the last remaining wires altogether by developing wireless power transfer technology. The result is Dipole...
  • Logitech X100 wireless speaker launched in India at Rs 2,995 April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Logitech India announced the latest addition to its range of Bluetooth audio products - Logitech X100 Wireless Speaker. It is said to deliver crystal-clear sound for its small size. It includes Bluetooth connectivity and has a batter backup of 5 hours. The built-in mic for handsfree phone calls...
  • Indian-origin engineers create a device for faster wireless technology March 9, 2014

    Washington: Using an inexpensive Rs 3,600 inkjet printer, two Indian-origin electrical engineers at the University of Utah have for the first time produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such micro-structures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components...
  • 5G network is going to be awesome. Here's why February 10, 2014

    As people across the world get used to the fourth generation (4G) mobile technology, companies have started working on the fifth generation (5G), which is likely to be available for use by 2020. Here is how fast the 5G network would be. ...
  • Apple's smartwatch may come with solar power, wireless charging capabilities: Report February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Longerlasting batteries are crucial for a new crop of wearable computers whose rise may upend Apple and Google's dominance of mobile devices. A new report from the New York Times said Apple is trying and experimenting with different technologies to make its products last longer. Reportedly, Apple may...
  • MTNL customers to get WiFi services at nonhome spots January 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Ailing stateowned telecom company MTNL plans to launch high speed WiFi services in Mumbai and Delhi, which will provide Internet services to customers at different locations, apart from their homes. MTNL will be tying up with malls, coffee chains and food courts to provide this unlimited WiFi service to its...
  • Wireless charger for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 priced at Rs 3,299, coming soon to India January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has announced the launch of the Nexus Wireless Charger for the Indian market. The device is listed as "Coming soon" on the Google India Play Store, and is priced at Rs 3,299. The universal Nexus Wireless Charger works with Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 5, and Nexus 4. With...
  • ViewSonic allows wireless sharing of content from projectors, displays November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display solutions, delivers the ultimate in wireless sharing, flexibility and connectivity with its new Miracast and Intel WiDi optimized ViewSync WPG370 gateway solution. Ideal for enterprise, SMB, and education environments as well as AV installers, the WPG370 provides advanced universal wireless...
  • Motorola looking to exit wireless LAN business: Sources October 20, 2013

    New York: Motorola Solutions Inc is exploring the sale of its underperforming wireless LAN business, which has grappled with declining share in a market dominated by rivals such as Cisco Systems Inc, people familiar with the matter said. An exit from the wireless LAN market would come as Motorola, the provider...
  • Ambani bets on 4G broadband in India, but risks abound June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multibillion dollar bet on cheap highspeed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they do banking to watching cricket. In a country where most people own a mobile phone yet lack basic Internet...
  • Audi launches carshaped wireless computer mouse at Rs 5,599 June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: German luxury car manufacturer Audi has announced the launch of a carshaped wireless computer mouse. It features 2.4 GHz technology with scroll wheel and highresolution 2000 dpi sensor with a minimum range of 6 meter. Audi computer mouse in a sculpted Audi car body is compatible with PC...