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LinuxDevCenter: Rediscovering Bluetooth

Sep 26, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guylhem Aznar)

"Presenting Bluetooth in 2006 is hard. By all accounts, it should have emerged much sooner to be omnipresent by now. Yet it did not succeed as planned and therefore carries a bad reputation. Bluetooth is popular, but not as popular as WiFi. However, you can do a lot more with Bluetooth, especially with casual hacking.

"Do you know Bluetooth? You may already be familiar with it, and even use it, perhaps with your cellphone and wireless headset. If so, you may wonder what more Bluetooth can do for you, especially if you have read only technical literature about its theoretical aspects--full of overused buzzwords such as 'piconets' or 'scatternets,' but devoid of any real-world application or implementation..."

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