Why does Bluetooth still suck?

Grant Eizikowitz, provided by Published 1:43 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018 Bluetooth has been around for more than 20 years, but it's still plagued with issues. Devices may not connect, they may randomly disconnect, or you can run into interference from other devices. Here's why the technology has so many problems, and what you can do to fix it. Following is a transcript of the video. Has this ever happened to you? You're not alone. Apple, Google and other companies have gotten rid of the headphone jack from their phones. This is pushing people towards wireless headphones, which means they'll have to rely on that Bluetooth connection. But Bluetooth is still so unreliable. Its got a short range, devices disconnect randomly and it uses up battery life. Even thought it's been around for 20 years, Why does Bluetooth still suck? Bluetooth is a wireless standard used all around the world. Wireless printers, keyboards, game controllers, speakers and headphones all use it. It was created by a group of engineers in the mid-'90's as a secure way to exchange data between devices. The Bluetooth name and logo come from 10th century Viking king Harald Gormsson who, similar to Bluetooth's purpose, unified two separate entities, Denmark and Norway. King Harald's nickname was Blatand, which translates from Danish to Bluetooth. The logo comes from the initials of King Harald Blatand. It is a combination of the runic letters H and B. Recommended Video: Now Playing: The current, familiar, and hugely popular Suzuki Swift has been around for nearly seven years. So it’s high time for a replacement, and that’s what Suzuki have provided. With a new lightweight platform, which is shared with the Baleno and Ignis, the new Swift offers more technology, new engines and with the weight loss from the previous, this model should be more nimble than ever. There are four models of Swift currently available, starting with the $19,990 GL Manual and $21,990 GL Auto Continue Reading

100 ways to survive 100-degree heat in Arizona

This version of this story is no longer being updated. Please find a current, interactive version here.Once the temperature tops 100 degrees, it's hard to find a reason to leave the air-conditioned house. Here are 100 ways to actually enjoy the heat this summer.The museum is ranked nationally as a top destination for families, and it's easy to hear why. The museum offers interactive exhibits that allow kids to play, hear and experience music in new ways. Kids will love wearing headphones, walking through exhibits, and hearing world music. They'll also like the Experience Gallery, where they can try instruments and make their own music.Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Saturdays. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. $20; $15 for ages 13-19; $10 for ages 4-12; free for age 3 or younger. 480-478-6000, mim.org.Water attractions include a wave pool, slides, rapids experiences and extreme rides like the Tornado, Maximum Velocity and the Constrictor. Or, enjoy floating on the not-so-lazy Crazy Cactus Roaring River, complete with waves and waterfalls. Wet 'n' Wild Jr. offers fun for little visitors.Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays until Aug. 9, after which it will only be open on weekends. 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale. $34.99 on weekends and $31.99 on weekdays; $32.99 on weekends and $29.99 on weekdays for age 62 or older and children shorter than 42 inches; free for age 2 or younger. 623-201-2000, wetnwildphoenix.com. RELATED: Guide to valley water parksCentral Phoenix has its own Sweet Republic branch, on 16th Street just north of Bethany Home Road. The hardest part is choosing from 20-plus delicious flavors, from coconut sorbet to salted butter caramel.Details: Noon-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; noon-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Two locations: 9160 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale. 480-248-6979. 6054 N. 16th St., Phoenix. 602-535-5990, sweetrepublic.com. Can also be found in Whole Foods Markets and at the Phoenix Continue Reading