New Bluetooth Spec Boasts Pairing, Power Efficiency

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At the CTIA, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced a new version of its wireless specification, Version 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate. The new Bluetooth Core specification will make the initial connection of Bluetooth devices...

W3C to Develop New HTML Spec

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The World Wide Web Consortium has announced plans to create a new HTML standard and to enhance the XHTML specification. The W3C is issuing a call for participation in the working group that will oversee...

External PCI-Express Cabling Spec Now Official

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After many years of slow development and support for external PCI-Express device, the PCI Special Interests Group (PCI-SIG) announced this week the availability of the PCI-E external cable specification revision 1.0. Cables will be developed...

PCI-SIG releases the PCIe 2.0 spec

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The PCI-SIG announced today that the final version of the PCI Express Base 2.0 Specification is now out and available to members. PCIe 2.0 adds a number of enhancements including increased signaling speed (5GHz) which...

AMD Unveils Virtualization Spec for Developers

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Advanced Micro Devices announced the broad availability of its I/O virtualization technology specification. The specifications will allow software designers to take advantage of the new feature of the forthcoming AMD processors. AMD is...

Router Functions Dropped From PS3 Spec

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The PlayStation 3 will no longer act as a home network router, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi, who has revealed that the functionality has been dropped because it would have been too...

WLAN Security Spec Goes Open Source

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Wireless LAN (WLAN) chipset maker Atheros Communications has released one of its key security technologies to the open source community. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company submitted code for its JumpStart for Wireless security...

Wireless USB 1.0 spec to be finalized next month

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Version 1.0 of the Wireless USB (Universal Serial Bus) specification, which is being promoted as the successor to the USB data transfer method between electronics devices, should be approved by mid-May, Intel (Profile, Products, Articles)...

'Palladium' Echoes in New Handheld Security Spec

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Intel, IBM and NTT DoCoMo have released a specification to create a "trusted mobile platform," which appears to take the foundation of Microsoft's own trust initiative, "Palladium," into the mobile space. The three companies placed...

Wi-Fi Security Spec Ratified

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On Thursday, a new wireless standard was ratified. This new standard is called 802.11i, and is far more secure than its predecessors. This new standard is planned to be brought out officially in...

Bluetooth group preps 2.1Mbps spec

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A new version of Bluetooth is making its way to consumers (sooner or later). This new version dubbed Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) increases data transmission by compressing the data better. Bluetooth EDR...

Microsoft teams on Web services spec

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Microsoft, BEA Systems and Tibco Software on Wednesday published a specification designed to communicate events between Web services. The specification, called Web Services Eventing, is intended to simplify the development of applications...

Microsoft, IBM Team on Spec

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Led by Microsoft Corp. and IBM, a group of companies last week announced a new Web services specification for handling security in Web services environments. At Burton Group Inc.'s Catalyst conference in San...

Microsoft spec invites controversy

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A Web services security specification, introduced this week by IBM and Microsoft, could emerge as a rival to the existing Sun Microsystems-backed Liberty Alliance Project. A group of major players on the...

Wi-Fi spec approved, next under way

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The cycle of increasing throughput in the wireless-networking industry continued Thursday as a standards-governing body approved a new specification and began work on another spec that promises to lead to even higher data-transmission speeds. ...

Matrox Parhelia 512 Spec Sheet - Hoax?

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Warp2search, NVnews, and Tweakers.com.au have all passed on information to us regarding the Matrox Parhelia 512. A "fact" sheet has been released, and with it a wiff of "fakeness" - who knows. The...

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