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Bluetooth to Get More Speed, Reach

Even if you’re not necessarily aware of it all the time, wireless signals are zooming around you every minute of every day. Though WiFi and cell signals have been in heavy use for a long time, most common applications of Bluetooth aren’t nearly as well-known. Bluetooth is much better than WiFi for short-range (less than 30 feet) communication, because it operates at a much lower power. Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released its 2016 roadmap. Many of these improvements relate to the Internet of Things (IoT), with a focus on bettering range, speeds, and networking. These will particularly benefit smart home and infrastructure projects and location-based services.

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