We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Intel launches Bluetooth-killer

Link your mouse to a PC using a Wi-Fi network

Intel plans to challenge Bluetooth short-range wireless spec with a new wireless technology called Wi-Fi PAN.

The technology, which was developed by Ozmo Devices, will allow peripherals including wireless headsets, keyboards and mice to be connected to laptops and mobile phones through a standard Wi-Fi network, removing the need for a separate Bluetooth antenna.

Ozmo Devices said Wi-Fi PAN operates at a similar nine-metre range to Bluetooth but claims data transfer rates are three times faster 9Mb per sec.

Wi-Fi PAN is expected to be made available to consumers next year.


IDG UK Sites

Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

IDG UK Sites

The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

IDG UK Sites

How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

IDG UK Sites

How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...