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10-Gigabit Wi-Fi Is Promised By 2015

Think your 802.11ac Wi-Fi is fast? Think again: Quantenna Communications has announced that it’s working on a chipset due 2015 that will supports speeds of up to a staggering 10Gbps.


Google Might Become A Mobile Service Provider In The US

Google bosses are dreaming about adding a mobile service to the search giant’s menu of offerings. A couple of unnamed sources, “who have discussed the matter with Google”, told Amir Efrati at The Information that it would roll out the service in the same areas where Google Fiber is offered. In other words, Google wants it all.


New Gesture-Recognition Tech Lets You Control Your Phone In Your Pocket

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could skip to the next track without taking your phone out of your pocket — or without touching anything at all? Or if you could adjust the thermostat with the flick of a wrist? You may soon be able to thanks to new gesture-recognition technology. It doesn’t even require batteries!


Report: Apple's Smartwatch Could Use Wireless Charging And Solar Power

The New York Times reports that Apple is researching new technologies to charge its products — and it could see its smartwatch come equipped with solar charging capabilities. Some day.


Gridded 'Superlens' Brings Wireless Power Transmission A Step Closer

Above is a close-up of what developers call a “superlens,” a device that can focus low-energy magnetic waves over a distance. The result? Wireless power generation over nearly one foot of air between transmitter and receiver.


Hands On Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound Essence: A Light-Switch For Music

We can all be a little OCD about our music sometimes. We want to listen to just the right thing, and we’re happy to go search through our phones or computers to find it, then connect it to our stereo, and play it. Other times, we simply want to put some music on. Something we like, and if it’s not easy, we’re not going to do it. The BeoSound Essence from Bang and Olufsen is all about the second scenario.


AT&T Brings Global LTE Connectivity To The Car

AT&T is joining the connected car fray with AT&T Drive. Announced today at CES, it gives automakers a global data platform for things like voice-controlled apps and in-car entertainment, similar to plans by Google and Apple.


Sony Xperia Z1S: This Thing Could Be Really, Really Good

In what is certainly the most enticing phone we’ve seen at CES thus far, Sony’s Xperia Z1S is here, and it looks like an absolute powerhouse (as does its little buddy, for those who like smaller phones). Where to begin?


Liquid Image Ego LS Action Camera Has 4G For Instant Bragging Rights

Liquid Image has a new action cam coming out in June. It looks very not-unlike a GoPro. It shoots 1080p video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Nothing so outstanding there. What’s unique, though, is that it will attach to a 4G module. In other words you can instantly stream video from anywhere. That means your friends can watch you faceplant in realtime. Fantastic!


LaCie's Fuel Tank Is Filled With 1TB Of Wireless Storage, Not Petrol

Even if you’ve splurged on the most capacious smartphone or tablet you can find, at one point you’re still going to run out of storage space. And in lieu of constantly swapping tiny memory cards, LaCie’s new Fuel offers a full terabyte of storage that’s available to your mobile devices via a direct wireless connection.