It’s Wi-Fi, Only Direct

This sounds neat: The Wi-Fi Alliance is announcing Wi-Fi Direct, a new standard that will let Wi-Fi-enabled gizmos talk directly to each other, without a home network serving as middleman. Applications would include jobs like letting a camera send photos directly to a TV set, no cables required. And the capability could be added to gadgets that already have Wi-Fi, such as phones, cameras, and printers, via a firmware upgrade.

We’ll see if it actually takes off. Wireless USB sounded neat, too, but so far has failed to go much of anywhere…


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