Sony have announced their close proximity wireless transfer concept dubbed TransferJet. The system is designed to be embedded into digital cameras, media players and mobile phones and can send data at speeds of up to 560Mbps over a range of 3cm. Still very much in its development stage, Sony envision this technology being placed in billboards that deliver content to portable devices or the built into computers for easy transfer of files. Simplicity is the name of the game and so no pairing is required between devices with no privacy issues due to its low range. At their booth Sony are demoing the technology sending photos from a camera to a TV. Personally I can't wait for the death of the wire and wholeheartedly embrace our wireless overlords.
First Apple, and now Samsung. Get used to it now, because Samsung won't have a headphone jack on the galaxy S8.
by Brian Tong
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