Windows 10 effortless Bluetooth pairing, soon to come
Microsoft has started testing a quicker and more convenient Bluetooth pairing on your Windows 10 for your devices. With just one click, you’ll be able to pair and connect your Bluetooth devices on your Microsoft computer.
This is expected to be available on their next major update. Windows 10 testers can try the easier Bluetooth pairing in the latest Windows 10 build 17093 released earlier this week. The first device in the market enabled with streamlined pairing is Microsoft’s own Surface Precision Mouse. That means Windows 10 will now produce a notification to quickly connect to the mouse and pair it.
It’s much better than finding the section to add a Bluetooth device in the settings. To some people that are new in using wireless and Bluetooth powered devices, this update is for you. And the good news here, it won’t just be supported by Surface devices. The company is now working with partners, which includes Logitech. This is to ensure that the streamlined Bluetooth pairing will also be available to a number of devices.
IOS and Android also support faster and more convenient pairing for Bluetooth devices.
But Microsoft says “only certain enabled peripherals can trigger this experience” as of now. “We are however looking to standardize this in the long term,” says a member of Microsoft’s Windows Bluetooth core team.
This actually can help a lot of us to be more productive in our day to day tasks. Than to just waste our time in digging and checking for tutorials on how to pair and connect our devices.
The newest Bluetooth support update is set to be released on Microsoft’s next major update this coming March or April.
The folks at Perfect Third wants to help you get a better sleep so they’ve created WakeMake – a Bluetooth wristband that measures the motion of your sleep patterns and circadian rhythms. It works with any cellular phone with Bluetooth capability.
So how does it work?
All you have to do is activate the WakeMate application and set a WakeMate-approved alarm before dozing off. Using actigraphy, a non-invasive method of monitoring human rest/activity cycles, the wristband uploads all the technical details (e.g. sleep patterns, etc.) to WakeMate’s servers.
When you wake up, you’ll be able to see how well you slept, and even data and facts about how much sleep you have been getting and how much you should be getting.
With continued use, the app will eventually rank your sleep performance using a faint praise or a subtle grumbling. The app will also give you advice how to get a better night’s sleep.
Today, the Dearborn, Michigan-based auto company announced that they will be releasing the second generation of its Sync in-car connectivity system which can turn the vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The first generation of the Sync is currently offered on 13 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles which supports Apple’s iPod and Microsoft’s Zune. It also allows Bluetooth-capable phones to sync with the car’s system.
The second generation of the Sync in-car connectivity system takes it a notch higher by offering internet connectivity via Wi-Fi to those who are within the vehicle. Passengers or the driver will have to insert their USB mobile broadband modem into a USB port. Standard WPA2 security protocols will require users to enter a random password, and will have to specifically allow a device to connect. This is to ensure that unauthorized users (say, your neighbor in that supermarket parking lot) to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.
No word yet as to the exact date of the release of the 2nd gen Sync. Ford also did not say how many models in 2010 will come with the new technology.
Yep, Steve Jobs may not have disclosed everything in the 9/9 Apple event.
Gadget teardown specialist iFixit dissected the new iPod Touch and found some “unexpected discoveries” which included a Broadcom BCM4329 chip (for those who have no idea that is, that’s a new and faster Wi-Fi hardware) and a layout that appears to leave just enough room for a camera.
“This is a big deal, as even the iPhone 3GS doesn’t support 802.11n,” Kyle Wiens of iFixit said. “We don’t know yet if 802.11n will be supported in the iPod Touch software, but at least the hardware’s there.”
The chip has also the capacity to support FM transmission and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR which opens up the possibility of streaming music directly to the car stereo, but as Wiens said, “that’s a lot of ifs”.
As to the camera space, Wiens said the 6x6x3-millimeter space between the Broadcom chip and the wireless antenna isn’t enough for an “iPhone-style autofocus still camera, but just enough room for the camera that Apple used in the fifth-generation iPod Nano.”
Oh well, let’s just wait what Apple cooks up. And for the meantime, keep those rumors coming yall! 😉