Bluetooth 5 officially approved : 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed

Bluetooth is a wireless connectivity standard that is as normal in our devices today as a headphone jack, sometimes even in devices lacking a headphone jack. Although unlike the headphone jack, bluetooth has evolved a great deal since its inception and the latest version for a while has been Bluetooth 4.x.

That is about to change now as the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) finally announced the adoption of Bluetooth 5 as the new standard. Continue reading “Bluetooth 5 officially approved : 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed”

Why removal of headphone jack in the iPhone 7 is not “courage” but “greed”

There’s a growing trend among smartphone manufacturers to do away with the 3.5mm audio jack that has long been the standard connector for a huge range of audio equipment over the past century. Motorola’s new Moto Z doesn’t feature a 3.5mm audio connector, neither does LeEco’s latest range of smartphones, and Apple has finally done away with the socket this year too. Of course, when Apple did it, it created a much more angry reaction from fans and haters alike than when Moto or LeEco did it.

In fact I had something to say about the removal of headphone jack on the Moto Z and LeEco. And while I still believe that, I am seeing a trend now and all these big names are writing about how Apple did the right thing, how headphone jacks are a 100 year old technology and they should go.

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