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Old 08-08-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Forget WiFi, Connect to the Internet Through Lightbulbs - Technology - GOOD

how sweet would this be?

although, I am getting kinda annoyed how all these new technologies keep coming out, and they keep saying - "it will be commercially viable in 3 or 4 years..."



Today Da^^it!
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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Not going to hold my breath on this one....

LOS connection to the Internet?????

That's going to go over big.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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So my next car will have a plug in the dash for a light bulb?
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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So my next car will have a plug in the dash for a light bulb?
You car will be broadcasting your speed, etc. through its headlights and taillights to receptors on every street lamp, and your tickets for traffic violations will be emailed to your smartphone, and fines deducted from your checking automatically.
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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Then I'll join the millions that I see driving at night with no headlights!!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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Better check the infrared spectrum
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Few issues I see with this (although the article didn't really elaborate on the details..so I'm only going by what's in the article):

- You're going to need line of sight for this to work. Which puts it at a disadvantage to WiFi.

- "And security would be a snap—if you can’t see the light, you can’t access the data." - that's a pretty dumb statement. I can't see wifi signals either.... but I have no problem picking it up.

- "...faster than 10mbps..." How much faster? It may be faster than the average broadband connection... but the bottleneck with wifi as they stated isn't on the broadband side...its actually attaching to the LAN.

Not saying this is useless. You always have to applaud new thinking.... but to me this seems like almost a step back. How different is this from an upgraded infrared network....?
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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So did Nikola Tesla return and come up with this idea? Haha.
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