Happy holidays! Here is our present for you: over an hour of audio content material devoted to Bluetooth.

If you’re fortunate this vacation season, you might be given a brand-new telephone, pill, or gadget outfitted with the short-range wi-fi normal we’ve handled for many years. Though it has improved considerably since its introduction in 1998, it nonetheless has a lot of room to develop. Will Bluetooth get higher subsequent 12 months? That’s the impetus for as we speak’s Vergecast.

Naturally, we begin the present with a sport. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Chris Welch sit in for a spherical of Bluetooth Jeopardy! — hosted by senior editor Sean Hollister. We’ll refresh your thoughts on the fundamentals of Bluetooth and maybe educate you a couple of attention-grabbing information too. How properly are you aware the tech? We’ve even set up an online game board so you can play along with the show.

The Jeopardy Labs board we used to play this sport.
Screenshot of Jeopardy Labs

Later within the episode, the crew will get again collectively to debate the state of Bluetooth, the way forward for the usual, and a few threats that face it within the years to return. It appears that Bluetooth has maxed out its bandwidth lately, with corporations including their very own codecs atop it to assist better-quality audio. How rather more can or not it’s improved?

For the ultimate section, Nilay, Alex, and Chris are joined by Dr. Michael Foley, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) government director from 2004 to 2012, to debate the previous, current, and way forward for Bluetooth. Dr. Foley shares the small print of his position within the evolution of Bluetooth and the challenges of getting corporations to undertake the usual earlier than it turned ubiquitous in each gadget.

We had a whole lot of enjoyable making this episode, so we hope you get pleasure from it. Thank you a lot to everybody who listened to the present this 12 months. We actually admire it. Have a cheerful, secure, and Bluetooth-enabled vacation. We’ll see you in 2023!

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