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GiFi Transmits Data Wirelessly at 5 Gbps

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Gary Forsee

Feb 25, 2008, 10:28 AM

TiFi in 2014

Terabytes over the air, Its comming along with Mirco sd with 1TB

Feb 22, 2008, 11:50 AM

Did I read that right? 5 gigabytes/sec?

If that's right, that's so cool. I don't know exactly what it would be used for on mobile phones, save for near instant transmission of sound and video (assuming Verizon doesn't cripple it), but I could SO use it for my home theater. Imagine a truly (near) wireless home theater. Just power cords and maybe speaker cables. Put this chip in your DVD player and HD receiver, another in your stereo receiver/amp, and another in your TV, and put 5-10 GB of flash memory in your TV and stereo and in less than a second you can push the entire contents of a standard DVD to your TV in less than a second and with decent buffering it could easily handle blu-ray, downloadable content, or HDTV signals.
The Sydney Morning Herald ran the story with a reference to a 5 "gigabit" device; a bit more believable.
Little b... 5 GigaBITS per second. Still, not shabby, you'll just have to wait 8 seconds to get to 5 Gigabytes! ;)

Feb 22, 2008, 4:44 PM

How do you say GiFi?


Oh great, now we have the whole GIF debate again. This technology is doomed to failure because nobody knows how to pronounce it.
Yeah! Good point!

Feb 22, 2008, 1:38 PM

"transmits at 60GHz"

I wonder if anyone has any clue as to the health risks of close-up exposure to 60GHz radio waves - that's getting into uncharted territory.

brain cancer after 800 years of constant contact, versus 1200 years?
Yeah, good point! Probably the best application I can think of for this would be wireless beaming of 1080p HiDef from BluRay players, HD cable box DVRr, and HD camcorders to flat panel tvs on the wall to eliminate all the wires between everything, wit...

Feb 22, 2008, 2:43 PM

I think a good application would be. . .

Beaming HD content fron cable box DVRs' BluRay plays, and HD camcorders to flat panel HDTV. That way the only wire connecting to a flat panel would be the power cable.

Feb 22, 2008, 11:20 AM

that is effing awesome

i want one on my new phone one of these days.

Feb 22, 2008, 10:45 AM

top 5 international school?

man ... why the hell did i have to choose to study at Griffith Uni in Brisbane over UM?
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