The ultra-low latency of 5G communications allows these football players to make quick decisions based on the images projected by cameras connected via 5G in this field test setup by Verizon.
5G latency cuts response time to 1 ~ 2 milliseconds, which is an order of magnitude faster than 4G latency average of 50 milliseconds.
5G will open a new universe for competitive online gamers and streaming VR content.
In the global race for pioneering 5G technology that will allow smart cities, self-driving cars, agriculture, smartphones, and healthcare wearables a breakthrough in communications, there are already some countries becoming front-runners: U.S.A., U.K., and Italy already confirmed several 5G projects. In agriculture U.K. will test the use of 5G for drones and autonomous farm vehicles; also the access to the Internet via 5G in rural areas.
In Italy, Bari and Matera will be the first 5G cities in Europe using 5G for mobile communications. Vodafone, TIM, Fastweb, and Huawei, are testing the new technology.
In the U.S.A. the city of Sacramento will be the first to test this year the Verizon 5G residential broadband service. And AT&T will start 5G mobile deployment in Atlanta, Dallas, and Waco Texas.
Digital economies depend on connectivity and growth will be affected by the level of 5G deployment.
#Innovation – 5G is about speed not only in wireless communications but also in the global race between countries competing to launch 5G first.
Due to EU regulations, Europe is lagging behind the U.S. and South Korea. Discussions at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona among regulators and telecom executives are trying to address the issue as it has an impact on future investments and technological leadership.
AT&T will deploy 5G mobile services in twelve cities in the U.S. by the end of 2018, Atlanta and Dallas are among them. 5G can handle one million communications per square kilometer and will enable the expansion of Internet of Things (IoT). Also, its lower latency (to about 1 millisecond) makes it possible the service in time-critical applications in health care, utilities, and others.
5G can handle one million communications per square kilometer and will enable the expansion of Internet of Things (IoT). Also, its lower latency (to about 1 millisecond) makes it possible the service in time-critical applications in health care, utilities, and others.
The genome contains the hereditary information of all living cells in an organism and that includes the potential diseases inherited from previous generations. The Human Genome Project (HGP) started as an international project and in 2003 it came up with the human genome map.
More recently Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies and Artificial Intelligence software are making possible a new era of personalized genome sequencing and predictive medicine that estimates the risk of disease even decades before it exists, providing individuals with a recommended medicine and lifestyle to prevent the occurrence of the disease. It allowed, for instance, the early detection of the BRCA1 gene variant to a movie star as it increased the probability of breast cancer to 87%.
Also, the cost per genome has decreased exponentially for the last 10 years and predictive medicine has become a health service affordable to individuals.
A University at Buffalo (UB) research team shows that due to microscopic imperfections in the manufacturing process of the smartphones built-in cameras, no two smartphones are identical.
The photos taken with a smartphone contain their camera flaws and the images can be traced back to the smartphone allowing the owner to claim the copyright if the photos are posted in any social media or e-magazine without their consent.
The research team will also introduce in February at the 2018 Network and Distributed Systems Security Conference in California a new technology that demonstrates the smartphone built-in camera can be used in the authentication process like PIN numbers or passwords.
Until now if you were interested in listening to a podcast or news of some particular topic or speaker, you may Google it and wait for a list of links based on the tags associated to those files.
A new search engine developed by AUDIOBURST allows searching for audio clips, podcasts, and news as soon as they are available in the Cloud.
An artificial intelligence system “listening to” millions of audio files on the Internet automatically assigns them a tag based on their content, after being “listened to” during a burst (one to three minutes time).
Click on search.audioburst.com/
an enter for instance the words: bitcoin Kodak
AUDIOBURST will immediately play in sequence the news available online for the subject matter and you may listen to them on your computer or smartphone.
This company manufactures high-speed cameras able to observe a lightning striking a rod on the top of a building. The CMOS sensor allows 40K (forty thousand!) frames per second (fps) at 512 x 256 resolution. The results show the lightning flash speed at 60 miles (96 km) per second and two connecting leaders: One from the storm clouds down to the rod and another from the rod up to the clouds. This explains why people that have not been struck directly still may be hurt by the upward currents from their heads or shoulders trying to connect with the charge coming down.
click image to read more
Building trust in the digital age is now possible thanks to the protection against tampering as every transaction generated in a blockchain network builds on the previous transaction. A transaction cannot be changed. It should be reversed with another transaction and both will be made evident to other users, as they all share the distributed ledger.
Blockchain the underlying technology for Bitcoin digital currency is now being used to build trustworthy networks no longer related to buy and sell digital currency.
Sony and Sony Global Education (SGE) have recently announced a system for authentication of students’ records, transcripts, and work experience using IBM blockchain technology powered by Hyperledger Fabric 1.0
click image to read more
This type of blockchain network is permissioned (users can specify what data other users are allowed to view) and no actor is anonymous as opposed to the permissionless blockchain used in Bitcoin.
A permissioned blockchain will require new actors to present identification and access to the network may be restricted.
It is intended to be used by academic institutions, students, and organizations as it will preclude forging the academic curricula of the candidate applying for a new job or to admission in any college across the globe if the institution is part of the network..
A patent is already available at:
Publication # WO/2017/153495 ; date: 14.09.2017
International Application #PCT/EP2017/055486 ; International Filing Date: 08.03.2017
Applicants: APPII PTY LTD
Bitcoin was launched in 2009 as the first world decentralized digital currency. It is a natural evolution of money from coins, to paper money and now to digital money.
Its underlying technology is blockchain a cryptographically secured ledger that no single user can control, thus preventing forgery. Also, bitcoin has a cap of 21000000 that cannot be modified, what is considered by many a safety net against inflation.
The value of bitcoin is based on the fact that many people buy and sell bitcoins so it can be used as an investment and also for buying products and services from companies that accept bitcoins. The CME Group announced last Dec 1 that bitcoin futures contracts will be available on Dec 18, 2017
Bitcoin can easily cross borders facilitating international trade.
Some prominent businessmen have warned on the risk of investing in bitcoin, due to a potential bubble effect because of its exponential price increase in 2017
click image to read more
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is bringing together digital, physical, and biological systems.
click image to watch video