This week in technology yielded incredible advances

by | Feb 23, 2016 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

Do you know what is happening this week in technology?

This week in technology there are some big developments around the globe. Here are a few of the headlines:

“5G Wireless” coming to a mobile device near you

The next generation of wireless is underway. The initiative is being led by Samsung and Fujitsu in the UK. The plan is to have the  so-called fifth-generation or 5G completed by 2018. Of course, the British project is hardly the only 5G effort underway. Wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon are also working on 5G projects, and Facebook is even heading a project to bring an open-source version of 5G to consumers. Looks like speedier WIFI is right around the corner. Just how fast are we talking? With  5G, carriers will most likely offer mobile Internet speeds of more than 10 gigabits per second, or roughly 100 times faster than current networks. That would allow you to download high-definition movies almost instantaneously, even if you’re on the go. 5G is expected to be a hot topic at the Mobile World Congress, a tech and telecom trade show that begins in Barcelona on Monday.

Samsung playground comes to NYC

This week, Samsung opened what it describes as a “consumer technology playground”. Samsung 837, at 837 Washington St. in the Meatpacking District, includes a café in partnership with Smorgasburg, the foodie marketplace, and Stand Coffee. Billed as a technology “social hub,” the futuristic retail space includes “the world’s largest mobile screen,” as Samsung describes it, along with a virtual reality tunnel, an editing bay, kitchen, a children’s playroom and a DJ studio. There’s also an event space for cultural and community events and workshops. The idea is to create a tourist destination that can also be used as a hub for locals exploring creativity with technology.

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Selfies may be sticking around thanks to MasterCard

MasterCard is launching new mobile technology that will replace  old-fashioned passwords with . . .SELFIES. The new technology would empower selfies to approve online purchases. Time to get a facial because the technology will be rolled out by big banks in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and some European countries over the next few months. Click for more information on the future of selfies and online shopping.

And, that is this week in technology. Stay in touch and stay connected.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!