One of the two competing implementations of Ultra-Wide Band, the wireless technology that is expected to replace USB and possibly FireWire, has been approved by the FCC. The article is mostly some smack talking between the two competing camps, but it suggests some of the potential. In a few years, you may not need wires between your computer and the display and any external hard drives and other peripherals. Additionally, the wires between your DVD player and TV will go away, too. Neither of the implementations have yet been approved as a standard by the IEEE, but they seem to both intend to bring products to market anyway. It’s not certain which one will win out at this point so only really early adopters will join in on the fun right away.