The Best Explanations of the Year



We learned a lot this year; from the origins of liquimetal and toasted thighs to the technical reasoning of ISO and CDMA. Check out the best explanations Gizmodo had to offer in 2010. » 12/28/10 4:00pm 12/28/10 4:00pm

Giz Explains: Why Everything Wireless is 2.4GHz

You live your life at 2.4GHz. Your router, your cordless phone, your Bluetooth earpiece, your baby monitor and your garage opener all love and live on this radio frequency, and no others. Why? The answer is in your kitchen. » 9/07/10 1:00pm 9/07/10 1:00pm

Are Xbox 360s Interfering with 2.4GHz?

According to the IT staff at Morrisville State College, Microsoft's Xbox 360 console—without the use of a Wi-Fi adapter—seems to be interfering with 2.4GHz signals like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on campus. Aside from loads of anecdotal evidence of computers not connecting to the school's wireless LAN network and Bluetooth… » 12/16/07 1:25pm 12/16/07 1:25pm

Monster iSonicast Turns Your iPod Into a Wireless Remote

Sometime late this year, Monster (yes, that Monster) will roll out the iSonicast, a two-piece system that turns your iPod into a wireless remote control that streams music to the base station, located at your stereo. It's a simple system, and at $100, a pretty low price, especially for Monster. It uses 2.4GHz RF to… » 11/13/07 9:33pm 11/13/07 9:33pm

i-rocks RF-6570 Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Has 8,388,608 Channels and…

There are so many cordless devices hanging around these days, they can interfere with each other, but not the i-rocks RF-6570 Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse Combo. That's because it's using a 2.4GHz wireless link with four automatically-selected frequencies. Using FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum)… » 8/28/06 12:23pm 8/28/06 12:23pm