A NEW Version of Bluetooth Is Soon Coming

September 9, 2016

Bluetooth, the wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances, is about to make a major transformation that will allow you to make data exchanges, in a clear line of sight, up to 400 meters (1312.34 ft.). This new transformation will be found in Bluetooth 5 that is slated to be finalized by the end of this year or early next year.

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Upgrade To Bluetooth 5 To Be Announced

June 13, 2016

According to the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group), a formal announcement will be made, on June 16, 2016, in regards to the next version of Bluetooth. It will be marketed as Bluetooth 5.

“On the technical side, Bluetooth 5 has a lot to offer. As previously announced, it will double the range and quadruple the speed of low energy Bluetooth transmissions. But there’s more. Bluetooth 5 will also provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation. By adding significantly more capacity to advertising transmissions, Bluetooth 5 will further propel the adoption and deployment of beacons and location-based services to users around the world. It’s a great story and one we’re looking forward to telling from our upcoming media event in London on 16 Junedd”…. READ MORE

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What is bluetooth? 

Have you ever paired your smartphone (or cell phone) with your car’s stereo in order receive or make calls?; or, Paired your music device with headphones?; or, Paired a keyboard with a tablet?  If so, you was using bluetooth wireless technology to make the connection possible (over short ranges and distances). With this weeks coming announcement of Bluetooth 5, the range will be doubled and the speed will be quadrupled.

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz[4]) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs). Invented by telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables. It can connect several devices, overcoming problems of synchronization.

Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which has more than 25,000 member companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics. The IEEE standardized Bluetooth as IEEE 802.15.1, but no longer maintains the standard. The Bluetooth SIG oversees development of the specification, manages the qualification program, and protects the trademarks. A manufacturer must make a device meet Bluetooth SIG standards to market it as a Bluetooth device. A network of patents apply to the technology, which are licensed to individual qualifying devices… Source: Wikipedia


Geek Squeaks #2015-13 @ What’s On My PC (Featuring: Rdio Announces FREE Access To Live Broadcast Radio — and MORE STUFF)

August 15, 2015

Rdio Announces FREE Access To Live Broadcast Radio – What this means is that you can search for your favorite stations (by name, call letters or frequency) and listen to them live. To visit Rdio — click here

Rdio is an online music service that offers ad-supported free streaming and ad-free subscription streaming services in 85 countries.[4] It is available as a website and also has applications for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone mobile devices, which can stream music from its servers or download music for offline playback. — source: Wikipedia

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Did you know your smartphone is loaded with more fecal coliform than a toilet seat? – After you read this article at Forbes, “5 Gadgets With More Germs Than Your Toilet Seat” you may think twice about using someone elses’ phone (and even your own)… As a matter of fact there is more bacteria being harbored on our devices than a toilet seat.

 Bacterial growth from phone imprints.

SanDisk Connect 32GB Wireless Flash Drive – Wirelessly store, share, stream movies, photos, music, and documents across your smartphones, tablets and computers with the SanDisk Connect 32GB Wireless Flash Drive. You can simultaneously can connect and access data on up to 8 devices via Wi-Fi. Works on all Wi-Fi enabled devices (no internet connection, cables or router required.

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Some Good Movies At Crackle This MonthCrackle is an online movie and tv site where you can watch movies and tv shows for FREE. It is actually pretty good and they change their venue on a regular basis.

21 (2008)

Barney’s Version (2010)

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (2011)

Detention (2011)

District 9 (2009)

Exorcism of Emily Rose, The (2005)

The Eye (2008)

Fisher King, The (1991)

Guess Who (2005)

Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)

I Spy (2002)

Jawbreaker (1999)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Leprechaun (1993)

Leprechaun II (1994)

Leprechaun III (1995)

Leprechaun IV: In Space (1996)

Leprechaun V: In the Hood (2000)

Leprechaun VI: Back 2 tha Hood (2003)

Lockout (2012)

Mr. Baseball (1992)

The Net (1995)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)

Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

The Rum Diary (2011)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Skulls, The (2000)

Skulls 2, The (2002)

Skulls 3, The (2004)

Steamboy (2004)

Toy Soldiers (1991)

Vantage Point (2008)

Year One (2009)

You Got Served (2004)

You Got Served: Beat the World (2011)

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Nice Deal On Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

July 13, 2015

Another deal I came across at Amazon features the Urge Basics Cuatro Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Bass+ Technology – (Includes Carrying Case and Charging Cable; Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and Mp3 Players with Bluetooth Capability, Black)…

I don’t know how long this deal (at $20) will last, but is worth a look see…

Urge Basics Bluetooth Speaker

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Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones (Clearance Deal)

July 11, 2015

If you are really into listening to music, you may want to take a look at these Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones. When I post tech deals I see at Amazon I always look at the customer reviews as a gauge to get a feel on the whether a product is good or not. These Photive BTH3 headphones have been reviewed over 2,200 times and is carrying a strong 4 star rating. Appears that the stock is being cleared out; nonetheless, good opportunity to get your hands on an excellent headphone set.

Photive BTH3 Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Headphones
with Built-in Mic and 12 Hour Battery. Includes Hard Travel Case. 2014 New Release

Photoive Headphones

Listen to your favorite tunes with the Photive PH-BT3 wireless headphones designed with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology. This multifunctional pair of headphones will deliver amazing sound quality and lasting comfort. Featuring a lithium ion battery that will give you up to 12 hours of uninterrupted playtime, and charges completely in only 3 hours. The lightweight, slim design of the PH-BTH3 headphones also makes it an excellent travel companion. The headphones come with their own hard travel case.

• Bluetooth 4.0- Advanced CSR Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Stream your music wirelessly up to 33ft.

• Premium sound- Uncompromising sound quality. 40 mm drivers for excellent bass, precise treble and clear mid tones. You’ll hear every satisfying note of your music at its best.

• 12 Hour Lithium-ion rechargeable battery- Enjoy hours of uninterrupted music, podcasts, phone calls and movies before the next charge.

• On Board Controls- Control your music quickly and easily with controls located on the headphone.

• Easy Pairing- Pairs easily, no code required

• 3.5mm Aux input- Includes and a 3.5mm stereo cord for quick and easy connections to devices without Bluetooth.

Included Accessories

USB charging cable

Hard Travel Case

3.5mm Audio Cable

User’s guide

Warranty

1 Year Parts and Labor

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FEATURED TECH TOY – A Bluetooth Speaker That Drops Sound In All Directions

December 18, 2014

There are bluetooth speakers, then there are bluetooth speakers. If you are going to spend the money to make the most out of your listening to music, via bluetooth technology, go all out with the Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. The customer reviews on this particular speaker, that comes in a variety of color combinations, says it all (portable, durable, long battery life – up to 15 hrs, option of external power,standard 3.5mm input, 360 degree sound ).

 

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – August 24, 2013

August 24, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1: If you are a Scrabble fan and a Windows 8 user, then you will love this Windows app called AlphaJax (see below);

Squeak #2: Another great Windows program that I came across where you can easily hide files and folders on your computer and USB flash drive (see below);

Squeak #3: With Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer retiring, I think you will enjoy this short video of Steve’s four craziest moments. Sort of reminds me of today’s infomercials (see below); AND,

Squeak #4: Wireless printers are the thing.  Today I share with you a printer from Espon that is wireless, all-in-one and only takes up a small footprint on your desk (see below).

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AlphaJax – A FREE Scrabble Like Game

(for Windows 8)

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AlphaJax is an award-winning, must-have free word game that allows you to compete against friends and strangers alike, all you need is a love of words and some “interwebs”… GET IT HERE


Wise Folder Hider – FREE – It Costs $0

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Wise Folder Hider is a freeware used to hide your personal folder(s) or file(s) to somewhere else in your PC or in removable devices, in which way you can protect your privacy with passwords by following easy steps. It is recommended for home and personal use instead of hiding commercial/confidential information which may need further strict encryption… GET IT HERE


Steve Ballmer’s Four Craziest Moments

@ Bloomberg

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As Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces his plans to resign, Bloomberg takes a look back at his memorable moments. (Source: Bloomberg)… SEE THE VIDEO HERE


Small On Your Desk – Big On Printing

Epson Expression Premium Photo XP-800 Small-in-One Wireless Color Inkjet Printer

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Print from any room in the house. You can even print from your smartphone, iPad or tablet with EPSON Connect. And, the XP-800 includes Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support… SEE HERE


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