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New App Monitors Vitals via Bluetooth

New App Monitors Vitals via Bluetooth

By Mike Tuttle March 16, 2012

Researchers in New Zealand have developed a prototype Bluetooth-enabled medical monitoring device that can be connected wirelessly to your smart phone and keep track of various physiological parameters, such as body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and movements. The prototype …

25 Things I Learned on Google Trends

To give you a sense of its tremendous power for tapping into the world psyche, here are 25 things I learned on Google Trends. Someone should start a blog on this kind of stuff.

Bluetooth Enables British Cellphone Ad Invites

Users passing through London’s Heathrow Airport may get an invitation to view an ad on their cell phones.

Bluetooth Getting Speed Boost From UWB

Wireless developers are bringing together the two technologies and may finally spur Bluetooth growth.

Bluetooth Sinks In To UWB

For a while, Bluetooth Special Interest Group kept their support of Universal Wideband inside the conference room. But now, for the first time, Bluetooth has publicly declared an interest in cooperating with UWB to combine efforts with Bluetooth radio.

Bluetooth Now Poised To Fulfill Its Promise

No question about it, Bluetooth is very handy thanks to its improved integration with computers, cell phones and automobiles.

Sony Ericsson Introduces Bluetooth Camera

The CeBit conference appears to be rivaling E3 in terms of its “cool factor”. A number of technological companies have taken this opportunity to reveal upcoming gadgets and campaigns.

Mobile Virus Spreads Through Bluetooth and MMS
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There is a new mobile virus called Commwarrior that uses both Bluetooth and multimedia messaging services (MMS) to spread itself to other phones.

Mobile Phone Virus Uses Bluetooth and MMS

There is a new mobile virus called Commwarrior that uses both Bluetooth and multimedia messaging services (MMS) to spread itself to other phones.

Introduction to Bluetooth and J2ME Part 2
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In Part 1 we went over the basics of Bluetooth technology and some possible development opportunities Bluetooth gives us. Part 2 of this article goes into a little more detail how to create a Bluetooth server and client.

Introduction to Bluetooth and J2ME
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This article goes through the introduction of what is Bluetooth and what you can do with Bluetooth. Both technical aspects of Bluetooth and development tools will be briefly introduced to you; however we will not go into great detail or specifically how to develop a Bluetooth application.

Broadcom Supplies Bluetooth Functionality in Acer Notebooks

Broadcom today announced it is supplying chips and software that enable Bluetooth wireless functionality in notebook computers from Acer.

Electronic currency using SIM Access Profile

You might remember an ad campaign in which a woman approaches a soft drink vending machine alongside a young male executive. The executive rummages through his pants pocket to find, to his dismay, that he has no change to purchase a cool drink on a hot afternoon. The woman then pulls out her cell phone, presses a few buttons, and a soda can drops down from the vending machine. The ad was meant to show a future of a seamless, interactive world. The SIM Access Profile, released by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), makes such transactions a reality, allowing a consumer to use a cellular device to obtain, for example, a 50-cent soft drink without spending 25 cents on a cell phone airtime charge.

Bluetooth’s Future? It’s Chips Ahoy!

Bluetooth may be slow to hit the shelves, but behind the scenes, the technology is moving ahead rapidly. That’s the word from Frost & Sullivan, which in a report released this week painted a rosy picture for the future of the short-range wireless technology.

Point & Shoot: The Future of Wireless Payment Technologies

We are entering a new era of payment technologies that could have you reaching for your mobile phone instead of your wallet at the checkout counter. The Mobile electronic Wallet (MeW) application will enable your mobile phone, PDA, Smartphone (combination PDA and mobile phone) to store and use financial tools (i.e. electronic credit cards, cash, checks, and receipts) at the point of sale, or Local Transactions (LTs). To initiate an electronic payment you simply press a button on your mobile device. Within seconds your transaction is completed and an electronic receipt is stored within your device.