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Wi-Fi vs. G.hn vs. MoCA: The Battle Of Home Networking Technologies Heats Up

With smart home applications becoming ever-more popular, and with households making heavy use of streaming multimedia services, the growing demand for reliable, high-capacity home networking technology shows no sign of slowing down. As a result, Wi-Fi, which has been the dominant player in the home network market for years, may be facing some competition.   ...

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The Robots Are Coming ... To Your Warehouse

At the end of last year, just 4,000 warehouses were equipped with commercial robots. However, that number is about to explode. According to our intelligent supply chain research, more than 4 million commercial robots will be installed across 50,000 warehouses by 2025 – a staggering increase that is set to transform the supply ...

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Fingerprint Scanners vs. Facial Recognition: Which Tech Is Winning The War With Consumers?

If you have purchased a new mobile phone in recent years, chances are it features either a fingerprint sensor or some combination of face and iris recognition – if not both. These technologies, which were first introduced in consumer-facing phones earlier this decade, have grown tremendously in terms of popularity and adoption.

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How Will 5G Usher In The Era Of Commercial Robots?

As the 5G network continues to be built, optimized, and, inevitably, commercialized, another technology is poised to benefit as a result — commercial robotics. In fact, shipments of 5G robots are expected to reach 570,000 by 2027, largely deployed in mission critical and business critical settings.

 

Breaking Down Broadband Barriers

Traditionally, high-speed broadband ...

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have an impact on the use of machine learning that may have far-reaching effects. The regulations came into force on 25 May 2018, effectively replacing the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 with the aim to harmonize data privacy laws across EU member states.

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The News:

Qualcomm has created a breakthrough for 5G NR with the announcement of a new batch of radio frequency (RF) solutions for both mmWave and sub-6GHz designed for smartphones and other mobile devices. By pairing Qualcomm’s latest RF modules with its Snapdragon X50 modem, the company intends to offer OEMs an incredibly compact end-to-end ...

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Last week, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) met and officially froze the first 5G New Radio (NR) specification, including Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) network topologies in 3GPP Release 15 (R15). There is a lot more work being planned for Release 16 (R16). R16 will introduce more improvements and specifications for the Next Generation ...

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Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a subsidiary of Foxconn, had its IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on June 8, 2018, when its stock increased by 44%, making it the largest tech company in mainland China. Most of the world knows Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturer officially named Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., as the manufacturer of ...

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is finally here, coming into full force today, 25 May 2018, for all organizations (‘data controllers’) processing the personal data of natural persons (‘data subjects’) in the EU. The regulations are a big deal because they will have significant effect not just on controllers based in the ...

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The telco market is in development mode, discussing 5G technology, business models, and how to address enterprise verticals. This is normal activity in a technology refresh cycle, but as cellular generations progress, the discussion broadens: 5G is not just a technology evolution, but is also positioned as an end market enabler, contrary to 3G and ...

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