Speed the key to next-gen Bluetooth

The next version of Bluetooth technology should mean lower power consumption, higher transfer speeds and wireless syncing of music and video libraries between computers and portable devices. The changes are part of Bluetooth 3.0, which effectively became official today when the industry’s Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) agreed to adopt the standard. It’s the last […]

Feature: Wait, did you say “Flamethrower”? – The Robogames Combat Robots

Combat robots aren’t exactly new – the first season of the Comedy Central show “Battlebots” aired in 2000 and the games had been going strong since 1997. What’s interesting, however, is how 11 years of robot evolution have affected the sport. Back in 2002, the spinners ruled the day. But today’s robots are meaner than […]

Seagate Unveils SATA3

Yesterday, Seagate unveiled the new SATA3 hard drive interface technology, which should offer transfer speeds of up to 6 Gb per second, about twice as fast as what SATA2 can currently achieve. The new technology will be retro-compatible with SATA and SATA2 interfaces and should be released before the end of the year. Unfortunately, SATA3 […]