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An app designed to identify and record seizures as they happen, and warn of possible upcoming seizures too.
The new privacy features put control back into the hands of the consumer by making it difficult for eavesdroppers to track a device through its Bluetooth connection without permission.
What do we expect at 2015's first major tech show? A lot of companies striving to shore up against what's likely to be one of the biggest product launches of the year. That, and a bit of a waiting game, too.
The SIG points out that the increased privacy will be important as Bluetooth beacons and Apple’s iBeacon experience become standard place in public spaces.
The new Bluetooth 4.2 specification aims to assist small Bluetooth powered devices in easily connecting to the world wide web. This standard could usher in a new wave of cost effective, web ready Internet of Things devices.
Not such a bad rap for a technology named after a particularly bloodthirsty Viking!
They're making Bluetooth 4.2 so that it can make the Internet Of Things work.
As I write this article, there is one technology which is providing a constant link between my smartphone and my smartwatch. Bluetooth's Special Interest Group (SIG) has advanced the standard and its capabilities far-beyond what anyone could have imagined at its conception, but it's not finished yet...
Bluetooth is finally cutting out the middleman and letting devices connect directly to the Internet without the assistance of Wi-Fi or other technology.
The new privacy gimmicks set control back into the hands of the buyer by making it troublesome for busybodies to track a gadget through its Bluetooth connection without consent. For instance, when shopping in a retail location with beacons, unless you’ve allowed consent for the beacon to captivate with your gadget, you can’t be followe...
Bluetooth is kind of like Wi-Fi's smart but misunderstood cousin. The word "Bluetooth" conjures images of finance bros yelling into those obnoxious little earpieces more than what the technology actually does, which is connect devices together over short distances. Well, Bluetooth's upcoming 4.2 spec may prove too useful to ignore: Thi...
Why this matters: One of the big problems with home automation today is that each service sells its own proprietary hub for connecting smart light bulbs, switches and sensors. This adds to the cost and complexity of home automation, because users may need multiple hubs to connect all the devices they want. Bluetooth 4.2 should cut down...
With the rise of connected devices, smartwatches and more, Bluetooth 4.2 sounds like it ought to be a big improvement to the Bluetooth standard.
The addition of Internet connectivity makes Bluetooth more competitive with Wi-Fi, and allows its advantages to shine through.
Bluetooth is now in nearly every smartphone and tablet on the market, and with this new specification, the technology can expand before devices are even at the point at which developers have found use-cases.