PUBLISHED: 12:04 18 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:04 18 March 2019 Ross Bentley The latest in mixed reality headsets ay CES 2019 Pictures: CES media library 2018 What are the latest consumer technology innovations heading our way? A product demo at CES 2019Widely regarded as the largest technology event in the world, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), took place in Las Vegas in January. Mark Thomas, chief executive of Suffolk software development company Coderus attended to hear first-hand about the latest innovations. Artificial intelligence and home devicesOne keynote presentation that grabbed our attention came from David Vanderwaal, the senior vice president of marketing at international electronics company LG.LG’s artificial intelligence platform (AI), called ThinQ, provides functionality that not only allows individual devices to react to commands, but also incorporates data about a person’s habits and preferences (so-called lifestyle data) … [Read more...] about What are the latest consumer technology innovations?
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By Drew FitzGerald The Wall Street Journal Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 What’s 5G wireless service? On this, companies can agree: It’s what comes after 4G. Asking for a more specific definition of the wireless industry’s brand new thing invites controversy. U.S. telecom companies have started slapping the 5G label on a smorgasbord of technologies, sowing confusion in an industry not known for its simplicity. AT&T Inc. gained attention in recent days for putting “5GE” labels atop some customers’ Android smartphone screens. The E stands for “evolution,” a sign of the added bandwidth those phones can access as the company lays the groundwork for full-fledged 5G service. In a December blog post, AT&T Wireless executive Kevin Petersen referred to the upgrades as “an important set of technologies that AT&T is rolling out” while the company also installs fully-compliant 5G wireless infrastructure in a dozen … [Read more...] about Beware the 5G hype: Wireless rivals fuel confusion
By Michael Lewis Business Reporter Thu., Jan. 3, 2019 The world is getting an early taste of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks, but the promise of much faster internet speeds comes at a price, a Deloitte Global report says. Based on research, including interviews with industry executives and analysts, Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2019 report says 25 carriers will have launched 5G service in at least part of their territory by the end of the year, with another 26 to follow in 2020. Some U.S. providers have already completed rollout of the 5G infrastructure on a limited basis focused on a few major cities and Canadian carriers are expected to do so in 2020 and 2021, said Duncan Stewart, director of research at Deloitte Canada’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications group. Stewart puts Canada “about in the middle of the pack” in terms of the pace of its transformation to the latest technology … [Read more...] about Rollout of 5G wireless technology promises sweeping change for industry
James Brooks Associated Press Published 5:08 PM EST Dec 21, 2018 Rovaniemi, Finland – Rudolph and friends no longer need to rely on the famous reindeer’s red nose to avoid getting lost. Now they have wireless technology. To keep track of their animals in Lapland, Northern Finland’s vast and remote snow-covered forests, reindeer herders are turning to technology by fitting them with internet-connected collars. Herders who previously spent weeks searching for their reindeer in sub-zero wilderness can now instantly see where they are on a mobile app that receives up-to-date location data. “In all sectors of society, this (tech) efficiency is playing a big role. It’s the same in reindeer husbandry,” said Seppo Koivisto, whose hundreds of reindeer roam Lapland’s 1,500-square-mile Palojarvi District. Lapland’s reindeer are the main source of livelihood for about 1,500 herders, so there’s high interest in technology that can help … [Read more...] about Wireless collars now point way to reindeer
WASHINGTON — The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The White House is hosting what it calls a listening session to hear from tech leaders including the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm. The Thursday lunch meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence, wireless technology and quantum computing and how that will affect jobs and the economy. The gathering comes amid strained tensions between President Donald Trump and the tech industry over the U.S.-China trade war and other topics. The president isn't likely to attend but his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, is organizing it. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Gini Rometty, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz and Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf are among the expected attendees. Also attending are former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and academic leaders. ___ 12:05 a.m. Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, … [Read more...] about The Latest: White House hosts tech execs Thursday