WIRELESS

  • 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...
  • 83 per cent fall in mobile call charges in the last 9 years May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The average cost of mobile phone call has declined by a sharp 83 per cent to 47 paise in the last nine years, the government claimed today. Wireless subscriber base on the other hand has expanded about 25fold to over 86 crore, it said. ...
  • Google to bankroll, build wireless networks across Africa: Report May 25, 2013

    Washington: Google Inc intends to finance, build and help operate wireless networks from subSaharan Africa to Southeast Asia, hoping to connect a billion or so people in emerging countries to the Internet, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Internet search giant which has for years espoused universal Web...
  • Transmitter found near China border no threat: Police May 19, 2013

    Shimla: Ending over five months of speculation after the recovery of a wireless transmitter close to IndiaChina border in Himachal Pradesh, the state police on Saturday said it was used by trekkers for communication and posed no security threat. "The equipment found December 4 near Jangi vilage in Kinnaur district by...
  • US Cellular embraces iPhone after rejecting it May 5, 2013

    New York: US Cellular, the only major US wireless carrier to resist the iPhone, says it's going to start selling it this year. CEO Mary Dillon announced the reversal Friday on a call with investors and analysts. She didn't specify exactly when the company would start selling Apple's phone, or what...
  • Vodafone investors want full takeover by Verizon April 27, 2013

    London: Six major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its US joint venture with Verizon Communications, and urged the latter to come up with an offer of at least $120 billion. Their comments followed a Reuters report on Wednesday that Verizon had hired...
  • Watch: Woman speaking on a 'mobile phone' in 1938 April 3, 2013

    London: A video running viral on Youtube which reportedly shows a woman speaking on a wireless device in a 1938 film could be the proof of the world's first mobile phone. The short video clip, which is believed to have attracted over 342,000 views on YouTube, features a woman named...