The next-gen Whistle dog tracker will be among the first products to tap into an emerging low-power cellular network. Image: Whistle Wi-Fi blankets our homes; speedy cell networks keep us connected everywhere else. Bluetooth Low Energy is poised to bring an unprecedented degree of locational awareness to our devices. Still, no single technology will be adequate for powering the whole of the internet of things. Tomorrow’s smart devices will need to be wirelessly multilingual, able to communicate not just many different networks but many different kinds of networks. They’ll need to be selective in their connectivity, tapping different technologies for different tasks to balance performance and battery life. In other words, they’ll need to be as clever as this doggie activity…

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A Dog-Tracking Gizmo With a Novel Networking Technology


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