Wireless Telephony

Wireless electronic technology has opened up a whole new world for consumers and businesses. Learn about everything from municipal WiFi networks to DSL.


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How Bluetooth Works

You know how you can program your smartphone to connect through your car speakers so you can talk hands-free? That's Bluetooth technology in action. Bluetooth allows electronic equipment to connect without wires. So how does it work?

How 5G Works

Ever been to a concert and not been able to get a signal on your smartphone? 5G promises to take care of that but it could be years before we see results.

What is Android Beam?

Just tap your smartphone or mobile device against your pal's and you can share digital information instantly? Sounds like science fiction! (Android) Beam me up, Google.

5 Ways NFC Technology Could Rock Your World

Wait, this tiny little chip could rock your world? Yep. Puny as it might seem, this up-and-coming technology has the potential to streamline aspects of your daily life, from purchases to passwords.

What's an NFC Tag?

NFC tags are smart little chips that allow you to snag digital information with your smartphone at short range. Get the details on this tag technology in this article.

How 4G Works

These days, more people are glued to their mobile devices -- and increasingly impatient about slow download speeds. 4G networks promise to deliver all the speedy data we could wish for, but do they?

5 Ways 4G Will Change Your Life

Call it 4G insanity. We're being bombarded by promises of what this newest wireless network can deliver, but is it all hype?

What's the difference between RFID and NFC?

RFID, NFC ... If these wireless technology acronyms are starting to look like alphabet soup to you, have no fear. We'll help you spot the differences between these communications cousins.

What is Google Wallet?

Regular wallets are sooooo 2012. Could their digital doppelgangers be just around the corner?

What are some security risks of having a Bluetooth?

Operating a Bluetooth could lead to other people intercepting your data or sending you viruses. Find out some security risks of having a Bluetooth from this article.

How is PCS wireless different than cellular service?

PCS and digital cellular operate in a similar way, but PCS also offers additional services. Learn how PCS wireless is different than cellular service in this article.

How Fixed Mobile Convergence Works

Between your home phone, cell phone and your work phone, do you ever feel like you have too many phone numbers? Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply have one phone that worked everywhere?

Bluetooth Pictures

Bluetooth technology has taken hands-free to the next level. Take a look at cool Bluetooth headphones, sunglasses, electronics and more with this image gallery.

What is bluejacking?

Have you ever been the victim of a bluejacking? It happens every day to people just like you. So the question is this: Did you bluejack them right back?

How Bluetooth Surveillance Works

Is anyone watching you now? If you have Bluetooth enabled on your smart phone, someone might know exactly where you are.

Can wireless technology help fight crime?

With wireless technology like cell phones, GPS receivers and SMS messages, authorities can be notified instantly of crimes. But is the technology helping or just alerting?

Top 5 Bluetooth Gadgets

There are a number of Bluetooth gadget and gizmos. Find out about the top 5 Bluetooth gadgets to make your communication easier.

Do you suffer from 'ringxiety'?

Ringxiety refers to when you confuse the ringing of your cell phone with a similar sound. Learn more about ringxiety and find out what causes ringxiety.

Is Wibree going to rival Bluetooth?

Nokia announced a new short-range wireless technology, Wibree, in October 2006.

How WiFi Phones Work

Explore WiFi phones and their abilities, as well as the pros and cons of using them. We'll start with a quick review of VoIP and WiFi.