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  • Wireless Gets Up Close

    Wireless transmissions that travel only a few centimeters may be just the ticket for embedding cell phones with smart-card technology.

  • Ultrawideband Takes on Wi-Fi

    Capable of zapping data many times faster than the common home networking technology, ultrawideband is moving closer to commercial reality. Now there’s just that pesky fight over standards to resolve.

  • ZigBee Takes It Easy

    Short-range wireless “ZigBee” networks are ready to unwire your house.

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  • Voice Over WiFi: the Great Disrupter

    People who seek anytime, anywhere Internet access face trade-offs between 3G service over cell phones and high-speed WiFi data “hot spots.” Could high-quality phone calls over wireless networks tip the scales in favor of WiFi?

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  • Got Those DVD Blues

    In a future world of video-on-demand, the stakes in the blue-laser DVD battle may not be as high as they now seem.

  • Bluetoothful Loser

    The announcement of a faster Bluetooth caps off a winning streak for the wireless transfer technology, but nagging compatibility issues mean that WiFi and ultrawideband still have the inside track.

  • Swimming Upstream with Uploads

    From P2P to VoIP, demand for upload capacity is surgingbut broadband providers have skimped on bandwidth. Will they finally get the message?

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