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Does Bluetooth Really Sound Worse?

Harald Bluetooth was a 10th-century king of Denmark. In 1997, an Intel engineer who’d been reading about Scandinavian history proposed borrowing Harald’s nickname for a short-range wireless standard that was then under development within the tech industry. Harald was picked because he is recorded as unifying Denmark and Norway, much as the Bluetooth technology was meant to unite the phone and personal-computer industries.
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