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‘Passive Wi-Fi’ uses 10,000 times less power than normal to save your phone battery

February 24, 2016 - Uncategorized

Passive wi-fi
Your smart devices are always virtually hopping around trying to connect to Wi-Fi, which is great for when you want to surf the Web but it hammers your battery. Now a team of researchers from the University of Washington has created what they’re calling a Passive Wi-Fi system that uses almost no power at all by transferring typically power-consuming analog activity to a single hub plugged into the wall. They say the system uses 10,000 times less energy than conventional methods, but still offers transfer speeds of up to 11 megabits per second and has been shown to work at distances of 100…

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