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Comment Re:The vapor cloud (Score 1) 511

You know, OnLive reminds me of Sony's Remote Play. The difference is that when I play a game over Remote Play on my PSP is that I still own the game either in downloadable form or on physical media and if I can't play the game right now because of network conditions (that's been my only experience so far), I can always play it without any network issues at home when I get there. I think this is the best compromise that we're going to see on this type of technology for a long while. While it may reduce development costs, I just don't see it performing well enough to get anyone to actually use it.

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Submission + - Bluetooth & Wi-Fi co-existence

Shakrai writes: "A question for those with more experience with Bluetooth then I have: Has anybody noted/worked-around/been-able to solve co-existence problems with bluetooth and 802.11b/g WLANs? I'm playing around with the T-Mobile T-Mobile HotSpot @ Home service at the office for our directors and while the service works great, the heavy network traffic on the wireless lan renders bluetooth headsets unusable. Short pops of static occur about ten times a second. The WLAN itself doesn't even seem to notice.

Given that Bluetooth's design purposefully uses the entire range of unlicensed channels on 2.4Ghz I'd given up on trying to get it to co-exist with WLANs. But I've noted that Bluetooth 1.2 includes support for "Adaptive frequency-hopping spread spectrum", which theoretically will remove crowded channels from the hopping sequence. Given that a single 802.11b/g access point only uses a portion (roughly 1/3) of the band available to Bluetooth, wouldn't it stand to reason that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can be made to peacefully co-exist?

Perhaps the problem lies with the cheap headsets that my company is providing us? Does anybody have any experience with particular models of Bluetooth headsets used in a heavy wi-fi environment? Or any experience with the actual HotSpot service and the phones that T-Mobile offers? Does any model of phone or headset stand out as being better at co-existing then the others?"

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