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If you've ever found yourself fiddling around with various forms of connectivity such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Powerline to try find the best connection (I have), then Qualcomm hopes to remove such troubles through its Hy-Fi technology.
Hy-Fi is a plug-and-play device (the white plug-like thing you see above) running a software layer that effectively chooses the best connection at any given time and switches accordingly, without interrupting whatever was going on over that connection.
According to Qualcomm, it takes care of Wi-Fi channel management, AP settings and Powerline settings, with the user not having to do anything but pressing a button to secure the network.
There's no word on its release date, but Qualcomm representative Alauze Guy suggested it would be made available to consumers "soon" through one of the company's partners.
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