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Horizon highlights – Higher standards edition

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Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web includes: A wireless connection that's way faster than Wi-Fi, Google's ties with Apple make Uncle Sam nervous, and will our kids have any idea what a VCR is? Let’s kick it off:

After Wi-Fi: WiGig tempts with high-speed wireless data transfer
"A new standard aims to offer gigabit-speed connectivity without the clutter of cables. 'What we are talking about here is the ability to download a 25 GB Blu-ray disc in under a minute,' says Mark Grodzinsky, chairman of the marketing workgroup at the Wireless Gigabit Alliance. 'It’s not something you can do with Wi-Fi or any other standard right now.' " [via Gadget Lab]

Rest in pieces: Five technologies our kids won’t even recognize
"Tech rolls in and out of fashion, and today the turnover is faster than ever. It won’t be long before many seemingly permanent gadgets disappear and become mere curiosities. Here are a few things that will seem as retro to the kids of tomorrow as the steam ship seems to us today." [via Wired]

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