6. Bluetooth Communications
“The Bluetooth communications protocol in [computers, mobile phones, etc.] is named after [king Harald ‘Bluetooth’ Gormsson, 935-985/6] because he unified Denmark and Norway much like the technology whose goal was to unify computers and cellular phones.”
Bluetooth is the wireless communications protocol that computers and other devices use to transfer data over short ranges to other Bluetooth-equipped devices. Bluetooth uses only small amounts of power, which allows for its use in battery-powered devices such as cell phones, headsets, keyboards, mice, and numerous other machines that usually remain within a short distance from the computer they’re communicating ...