Can’t find the keys — or the family dog? A new project can help track them and other easy-to-lose objects using Bluetooth-enabled buttons.
You might be interested in a new device which has been developed called the StickNFind, which has started its journey from concept to production over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the StickNFind project and see it in action.
Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2 is finally available for purchase online. Micromax started taking pre-orders for the phone couple of weeks back. The Dual SIM Android phone comes with a 5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) TFT capacitive touch screen IPS display and is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor. It has an 8 Megapixel camera with Dual LED Flash and a 0.3MP front-facing camera for video calling.
Apple introduced not only the iPhone 5 last night but it also announced the new generation iPod Touch and iPod Nano. Here’s a quick look at the features of the new iPod devices.
First up is a completely redesigned iPod Nano. It features the same new lightning connector found on the iPhone 5 and is incredibly thin, at just 5.4mm. That is 38% thinner than previous models. It also features a 16:9 rectangular 2.5 inch screen, making it look like a miniature iPhone.
You have your phone, your iPod, your headphones, and your wi-fi headset, in case you get a call. You have your sunglasses. Youre ready to goor are you? What if you could pull on your shades and have all of the above, in one cool package? Enter Tri-Specs. They come built-in Bluetooth wireless headphones for an MP3 Player or cell phone, retractable earbuds, built-in volume control, and even voice control. For $200, you can be the coolest kid on the block.
In recent years there has been rapid development in the wireless sector due to demand for wire free connectivity. Most of the development was focused on high data rate applications like file transfer etc with new standards like Bluetooth emerging.
During this time applications that required lower data rates but had some other special requirements were neglected in the sense that no open standard was available.
Either these applications we abandoned in the wireless arena or implemented using proprietary standards hurting the interoperability of the system.
ZigBee is a wireless standard that caters to this particular sector. Potential applications of ZigBee include Home Automation, Wireless Sensor Networks, Patient monitors etc. The key features of these applications and hence aims of ZigBee are
- Low Cost
- Low Power for increased battery life
- Low Range
- Low Complexity
- Low Data Rates
- Co-Existence with other long range Wireless Networks
The ZigBee standard is maintained by ZigBee Alliance is a spin off of the HomeRF group, an unsuccessful home automation related consortium.
It is built upon the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol which is intended for LR-WPAN (Low Rate – Wireless Personal Area Network).
Shiva Chaitanya(ECE 2/4) MGIT
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