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Wi-Fi Direct Coming, Could Wipe Out Bluetooth

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October 14, 2009 10:33:11 PM

Cool... Pirating without torrenting ;D
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October 14, 2009 10:43:56 PM

This would be awesome. Bluetooth is really convenient and all, but Wi-Fi is that much more so.
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October 14, 2009 10:45:09 PM

mmmm, good point.
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October 14, 2009 10:52:17 PM

this would be nice and sounds exactly like what intel is already planning with their upcoming wi-fi stuff for the calpella platform
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October 14, 2009 10:56:44 PM

Jesus, think POSITIVE people! Not DEMONIC! Wait, most of you are Atheist's, who am I kidding. That means be criminals! Right?
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October 14, 2009 11:18:45 PM

mlopinto2k1Jesus, think POSITIVE people! Not DEMONIC! Wait, most of you are Atheist's, who am I kidding. That means be criminals! Right?


... What the?

Meh. I don't use Bluetooth anyway, haven't found a use for it yet.
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October 14, 2009 11:33:27 PM

It's good to see technologies unified, Wi-Fi Direct, Open Physics in new-gen graphics, Intel Light-Peak.
Bluetooth is useful, but one technology for all purposes is good.
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October 14, 2009 11:35:16 PM

Only thing I'm worrying about is interference.
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October 14, 2009 11:38:18 PM

Topic is >here< you --------------------> X
If you are lost on the Internets please head to google.com to orientate yourself again. Have a nice day.
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October 14, 2009 11:39:15 PM

Um that was for mlopinto2k1 by the way. I thought the comment would go below his.
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October 14, 2009 11:58:20 PM

hopefully it wont take 6 or 7 years to make it the official version. :) 
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October 15, 2009 12:36:49 AM

It should kill off Bluetooth (even though I like Bluetooth as is except for high royalty causing devices to be expensive) because creating Wi-Fi devices should be cheaper.

Also, hopefully it'll use the 5 GHz spectrum as the 2.4 GHz spectrum is way too crowded.
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October 15, 2009 1:44:08 AM

My first thought is how will this affect battery life in portable devices? My experience has been that batteries drain like there is no tomorrow when wifi is enabled.... Bluetooth not so much.
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October 15, 2009 6:15:00 AM

dont wash my mug hon, it's downloading house s06e05 from the coffee maker
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October 15, 2009 6:16:03 AM

dont wash my mug hon, it's downloading house s06e05 from the coffee maker
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October 15, 2009 6:35:36 AM

I wonder how this will force Bluetooth to improve?
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October 15, 2009 6:56:33 AM

No need to wait 2010, www.goomeo.com a mobile social network, use the same technology : file, contact, mp3 sharing between wifi mobile.
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October 15, 2009 8:57:41 AM

koomNo need to wait 2010, www.goomeo.com a mobile social network, use the same technology : file, contact, mp3 sharing between wifi mobile.

www.goomeo.com is already next on the chopping block for the RIAA.
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October 15, 2009 1:39:25 PM

I'm not against wifi-direct but I do have one concern about it. With that more many devices using wifi such as keyboards, mouse etc, won't there be to many signals in an area? Causing a slow down in data transfers?
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October 15, 2009 2:13:06 PM

mlopinto2k1Jesus, think POSITIVE people! Not DEMONIC! Wait, most of you are Atheist's, who am I kidding. That means be criminals! Right?


This seems sort of off topic bud. Last time I checked though, religion had nothing to do with people doing evil things. Nutjobs come in all flavors and nothing inhibits immorality aside from choices the person makes.

\back on topic\

Any-way, I'd like to see the white papers in the near future and a chance to look over the preliminary testing.
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October 15, 2009 2:13:07 PM

Does this mean it would be possible for me to roam a 35,000sqft office with a wifi "headset" and still be able to get my phone calls? This would be AWSOME!My bluetooth headset has a very limited range and the entire office is "wired" for wifi.
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October 15, 2009 2:13:28 PM

Its about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! w00t!
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October 15, 2009 2:29:33 PM

WiFi will never take BT's place unless this new specification uses less or equal amount of energy than BT. We already have issues keeping our BT devices alive longer periods, so energy efficiency should be concern nr 1.

My opinion anyway.
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October 15, 2009 3:16:33 PM

sh*t, just bought a bluetooth usb device. is that the WiFi-draft-kb (kill bluetooth) specification? I'm still waiting for USB 3.0 It's supposed to be super fast, except for the implementation.
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October 15, 2009 4:01:04 PM

Ehhh...I'm not convinced that this will be any good. They will have to sacrifice range for power efficiency, which puts the wireless accessories back into Bluetooth territory (either that or we'll be recharging our mice and keyboards several times per day). Wireless USB will be the way to go if it ever gets standardized and makes its way to the market.
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October 15, 2009 4:25:22 PM

I don't get why wifi chips can't just enable bluetooth. Doesn't bluetooth run on a small range of radio frequency that wifi could handle (2.4GHz)?

Oh yeah, patents and licensing...
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October 15, 2009 5:31:30 PM

I was never a big fan of bluetooth. Something about taking 30 minutes to send a 6 mb file just doesn't feel exciting.
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October 15, 2009 6:58:02 PM

Excellent news and sounds as if cheaper to also be implemented :) 
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October 15, 2009 7:13:09 PM

Yeah, having the bandwidth, distance and single protocol advantages of WiFi over Bluetooth definitely make this a no-brainer.
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