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EU sets short-range wireless standard for whole of Europe


While it may still not have achieved its goal of a single currency standard for the whole of Europe, it looks like the EU may have better luck getting its member countries to make wireless products that play nice with one another, with the AP reporting that the European Commission has established standard Europe-wide frequencies for short-range wireless products (including everything from cordless phones to medical implants). Apart from the added convenience, the Commission says the move will lead to increased demand for products and lower costs for manufacturers, in theory resulting in cheaper products for consumers. Also covered under the new standards is the wireless technology everybody loves to hate: RFID, which will now be able to be even more mass produced for your tracking (or hacking) pleasure.

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