Researchers develop processor that uses light to transmit data; Twitter gets drone patent

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Researchers have created what they say is the first full-fledged processor to transmit data using light instead of electricity. Engadget article

> The much-anticipated 5G mobile standard won't be finished until 2020, but the people who'll make it happen were busy throughout 2015 trying to define it. Network World article

> If early reports prove true, Ford and Google will announce the development of a self-driving car initiative at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next month, a mutually beneficial partnership that could provide a blueprint for the next shift in the transportation industry. The Verge article

> Twitter envisions drones that are controlled by tweets. CNET article

> Vodafone brings Wi-Fi calling to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Engadget article

> Boingo Wireless is launching faster Wi-Fi service for Internet users traveling through several major airports nationwide, including Boston's Logan Airport. Boston Business Journal article

And finally… Because competition doesn't take a holiday, Google and Microsoft are renewing their annual Santa Tracker rivalry. Article