New Wi-Fi Technology To Boost Data Speeds

NEW YORK (AP) — The industry group that supports Wi-Fi is adopting a new technology that should boost data speeds more than 10 times at short distances. That could replace video cables in the home entertainment center.

The Wi-Fi Alliance is announcing that it is joining up with the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, or WiGig, which has technology that exploits a frequency band for fast data transfer between devices in the same room.

The technology may show up first in Blu-ray players that can send their high-definition video signal wirelessly to compatible TV sets.