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    Bluetooth was invented and initially marketed with the intent to replace our wires with miniature radios. What's more, the technology was touted as a way to create a "personal area network" of your devices. Unlike a Local Area Network (or "LAN"), a PAN was supposed to connect all of the devices you'd normally use, all without wires getting in the way. This Bluetooth PAN was supposed to help you sync your PDA to your computer, let you beam data back and forth with others, print stuff, talk on the phone just like Uhura from Star Trek, and even surf the web using your fancy cellular phone's ...

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    We seem to get caught up debating which OS is better, or which manufacturer makes the best hardware. Doing so hides the fact that today's personal electronic devices are wondrous things. We can literally reach out across the globe to communicate with friends, family, and even complete strangers in real-time. We can surf the web. We can watch TV and movies. We can read books. We can listen to music. On the surface it looks like we have it all. We don't. Our smartphones and tablets do a lot, but they're quickly shedding (or not adopting) features and functionality in lieu of other devices ...

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