Brand new Wi-Fi standard reaches twice as far and uses less power

The show floor at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is packed with all sorts of flashy new consumer devices that are meant to grab people's attention, but one of the biggest announcements from this year's show isn't an HDTV, a drone or a hoverboard. It's also not a "smart" device, which will again be the focus of CES this year as we push closer toward a time when "Internet of Things" gadgets proliferate and infiltrate every corner of our homes and offices.
Instead, one of the most exciting announcements from CES 2016 so far concerns the means by which all of these new devices will communicate. On Monday morning, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a brand new Wi-Fi standard that represents a big step forward for wireless communications.
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