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Definition in demand

Consumer interest in 4K continues to increase and by the end of 2018 4K TV shipments are expected to have passed 100million units, according to market analysts Futuresource and they expect double digit growth through to the end of 2022.

Where next in 2019?

From the first autonomous vehicles to 5G and the realisation of mobile AR devices, here’s what to look out for in the year ahead.

Hackers aims for the jackpot

Early in 2018, a crime surfaced in the US that earned the name ATM ”jackpotting”. Perpetrators would target older cash machines and switch their hard drives. The malware they store simply hands over cash to thieves armed with the right codes. It is just one of a range of hardware-level attacks that are now coming to the fore.

Robotics in social care

Robots and autonomous systems, together with artificial intelligence, connected data and digital infrastructure could have the potential to revolutionise the way in which social and medical care for the elderly is delivered.

Testing the 5G waters

Since the introduction of 2G, there has been a rising demand for data. 5G has been hailed the answer to the ever-growing pressure on network capacity as the demand for better and quicker devices continues to increase and we start to see more ‘things’ become connected.

A postal network for the digital century

The world’s postal and delivery services have been undergoing profound change over the past few years, whether that’s having to scale up to meet increased demand or expanding and modernising their networks.

Data : the commuter's friend?

Most of us own a mobile phone and many rarely leave home without it. The thought of being ‘unconnected’ is becoming increasingly inconceivable and, whether we like it or not, mobile connectivity is part of modern life.

Distinguishing signal from noise

Capacitive touchscreens are constructed using an orthogonal grid of transmitter and receiver (or ‘drive’ and ‘sense’) electrodes which are usually formed on either side of a transparent substrate and behind a transparent touch surface such as glass.

Thinking machines

Today, artificial neural networks underpin much of the research into artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Growth continues, for now

At the last Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, held in Papua New Guinea earlier this month, the US and China again locked horns and far from reducing tension around the prospect of a trade war, proceeded to ratchet up the rhetoric.

Voice recognition - from consumer to B2B

Digital assistants, such as Alexa from Amazon or Microsoft’s Cortana, have established themselves as key components when it comes to gadgets, smartphones or managing the smart home and, with the prospect of artificial intelligence being embedded into more devices, more voice enabled devices are set to come to market.

How accurate are the claims that the commercialisation of 5G is imminent??

Last month saw over 2500 people from over 70 countries gather at a 4G/5G Summit organised in Hong Kong by Qualcomm. It was a chance for carriers, equipment providers, OEMs and software providers to come together to discuss how the industry was working to make 5G a reality and, despite accusations of hype, it appears that they are nearer to realising 5G than was previously the case – even just a few months ago.

The blockchain buzz

Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrency, but many have suggested it as a new way to approach security. Bethan Grylls looks at whether there’s any substance behind the hype.

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