Smartphone shoppers are altering retail reality, reports Ericsson

Taking a look at the fast-changing reality of retail, Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab presents: Beyond smartphone shopping – the rise of smart assistants. This report describes how connectivity is driving two major shifts in how people shop.

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Your smartphone and the connected car

For many of us, our smartphone is our lifeline, providing us with constant access to communication, entertainment, news and shopping. It is, by far, says Marco Dallabora, senior director – Mobile Business Unit at Micron Semiconductor Italia, the most preferred digital device that we use every day.

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Ericsson predicts 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023

Ericsson forecasts there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report released. Expected to be deployed first in dense urban areas, 5G will cover over 20% of the world’s population by the end of 2023.

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Ericsson enables voice calls for wearables

Ericsson releases new network functionality to enable Multi-SIM for voice calls and is deploying it in more than 10 operator networks. Now anyone can make and receive calls on certain cellular smartwatches with a mobile phone number, and leave the smartphone behind.

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More than 40% of Apple users will spurn facial recognition, according to Juniper survey

A new survey conducted by Juniper Research has found that more than 40% of iOS users in the US consider themselves unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology. This suggests that a core use case for the iPhone X’s main security feature may struggle to gain traction amongst consumers.

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Rohde & Schwarz successfully demonstrates 1.2Gbps using Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC

Huawei and Rohde & Schwarz announced the successful demonstration of 1.2Gbps LTE-A-Pro downlink throughput, using Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, the industry’s first smartphone SoC to support Category 18(1.2Gbps).

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Consumer interest in the connected car continues to climb, finds Strategy Analytics

In keeping with current smartphone saturation, consumers are increasingly relying on connected apps for a variety of purposes in the car. Be it for straightforward connectivity or infotainment, use of these apps is having a negative impact on embedded solutions.

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The new reality of connected field service

Augmented reality (AR) enhances the way we see, hear and feel by bringing elements of the virtual world into the real world. Many people associate augmented and virtual reality with the gaming industry, but the technology offers far more than entertainment for a niche group.

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Beyond the smartphone: Turning data into sound

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we live, work and play to the point where we now rely on the ability of devices or machines to communicate in order to carry out many of our everyday tasks. However, we have only scratched the surface of connected communications to date.

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Wireless VR will strain data networks, creating an extra 21,000Pb of traffic by 2021, says Juniper

A new report from Juniper Research on Virtual Reality (VR) forecasts that wireless VR headsets (smartphone-based and standalone) data consumption will grow by over 650% over the next 4 years, from nearly 2,800PB (Petabytes) in 2017 to over 21,000PB in 2021.

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More than 120,000 NFC tags launched on Spanish wine bottles

Thin Film Electronics ASA, a provider in NFC (near field communication) mobile marketing and smart product solutions, announced that Spanish winemaker, Barbadillo, has launched a consumer-focused marketing campaign using Thinfilm’s SpeedTap™ tags and CNECT Brand Analytics SaaS Platform.

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When products talk: The expansion of the IoT to the Internet of Everything

The rise of the Internet of Things was just the beginning, says Dr. Davor Sutija, CEO of Thinfilm.

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Deutsche Telekom is making 1.2 million German households smart every year

​​​​​​​Nearly 13 million consumers trust in Deutsche Telekom‘s products and expertise for their telephony and Internet surfing. The German telecommunications service provider now wants to smooth the way for its customers into smart, connected homes – and is integrating Magenta SmartHome features in its Speedport Smart router.

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Wrong messages sent to the wrong people causes loss of opportunities, says Strategy Analytics

Smart home service companies are missing opportunities with the wrong messages sent to the wrong people, says Boston-based Strategy Analytics.

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Audio innovation turns regular consumer headphones into tinnitus clinical early warning system

An innovation by UK-based engineering and design consultancy Plextek could soon have a far-reaching impact on the early diagnosis and treatment of debilitating hearing conditions such as tinnitus. Tinnitus is an aural condition that currently affects more than 300 million people worldwide.

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Digital transformation of the automotive industry will pave the way to new revenue streams, says Frost

Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Intelligent Mobility’ event to discuss new growth opportunities as digital mobility services are expected to generate US$2 trillion globally by 2025

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