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Researchers in Taiwan have created a network using common handheld lasers that rivals Wi-Fi and USB cables for transfer speed. At home it might not have a place (Wi-Fi and cables are more practical), but in hospitals, labs, and other areas where radio transmissions aren't allowed, this could be an extremely useful tool. It's not likely we'll be seeing laser-based networks going up any time soon, but this is a powerful demonstration of their practicality and cost-effectiveness.